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8/27/07 at 11:28pm
I get routinely thrown under the proverbial bus for this, but I believe in everything in moderation when it comes to these crotch supporting devices. I would never, ever put a child in an exersaucer, jumper, or bjorn for any significant length of time because of the hip and spine issues, but 5 or 10 minutes once a week or something has not been shown by any study to do any harm, and some kids LOVE jumpers.
what if your baby is standing while in one? I put my son in an exer-saucer from time to time, and he completely stands up in it, while having the occasional support of the seat. His legs don't dangle at all. Is this harmful at all? I had no idea about the spinal development problems they could pose, but that does make sense.