The baby bungee jumper shown in FIG. 11 is similar to that shown in FIG. 8, except that the tubular base members 70 are connected between the upper leg members 66. The height adjusting mechanism is the same as that shown in FIGS. 8 and 10. As in the jumpers shown in FIGS. 1 and 3, the jumpers in FIGS. 8 and 11 have legs, bases, and seats molded from any rigid material such as synthetic plastic. Unlike the jumpers in FIGS. 1 and 3, the legs 64 of the jumpers in FIGS. 8 and 11 do not flex relative to the base.
An improved baby bungee jumper is characterized by the use of bungee cords to elastically suspend an infant seat above a base resting on a floor and by an adjustment mechanism for vertically adjusting the seat relative to the floor to accommodate infants of different size. The base includes a plurality of vertically extending legs and the bungee cords are connected between the seat and the upper ends of the legs. The adjustment mechanism is provided on the legs where the bungee cords are connected.
Referring first to FIGS. 1 and 2, the preferred embodiment of the baby bungee jumper 2 according to the invention will be described. The jumper includes a frame or base 4 having upwardly extending legs 6. More particularly, the base comprises a plurality of U-shaped tubular members having a lower horizontal portion 8 which is adapted for resting on a horizontal surface such as a floor and a pair of upwardly extending portions 10. The adjacent upwardly extending portions of the U-shaped members define the legs of the jumper and are connected by a sleeve 12 which fits over the upper ends of the portions 10. In FIG. 1, the base comprises three U-shaped members defining three legs, although it will be appreciated that a greater number of members defining a greater number of legs may be provided. The base tubular members are formed of any suitable durable material such as metal or synthetic plastic. As will be developed below, it is desirable that the material provide a slight degree of flexure between the legs 6 and the lower horizontal portions 8 of the members. The sleeve 12 can also be formed of metal or synthetic plastic.