Jolly Jumper

Susan Olivia Poole drew inspiration from Ojibwa elders, who would strap their babies to cradle boards to carry them as ‘papooses’, sometimes hanging the papoose on a tree limb and bouncing them to soothe the baby. Her prototype was made from a cloth diaper, a soft-action steel spring, and an axe handle. Mississauga, Ontario, produces a modernized version under its original name, Jolly Jumper.

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