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We bought this bouncer for our 5 month old as the one has was using had started to break where his brother kept sitting in it!
This is very appealing and captivating to a baby's eye. It's cheerful with lots of bright colours. It also has three different positions for the seat, which means that it grows with your child.
It has an arch bar that connects at the side and leans over the seat. The toys aren't removable, which we found annoying because our little one doesn't like too many things dangling in his face. The arch can also be a bit flimsy, with is regularly falling off. We don't use the arch anymore, purely for this reason.
The bouncer has a vibrate feature, which is very soothing and great for sending your little one to sleep. It also has two stands so you can either choose to have the bouncer stationary or let the stands down and gently rock your baby to sleep.
Overall, this is a great bouncer and really good value for money. It's sturdy, colourful and a great investment.
This is a great baby rocking seat with lights and a choice of rainforest sounds. It has a bar hanging over the seat with a parrot and monkey hanging down which the baby can bat and watch swing. My daughter happily sat looking at the lights and watching the frog moving up and down for quite some length at a time. The overhead hanging bar is removable (removing it also disconnects the battery) and the seat is easily wiped clean of food or dribbles! My only reservation is that the batteries go flat quite quickly - especially if left on by mistake. A much more entertaining seat than most that I have seen and the music/sounds on this one are less irritating than others. As far as I can tell, it doesn't go completely flat for transportation but as mentioned, the bar comes off for easier packing. Would highly recommend the seat and I understand from friends that they last for years. Well worth the money. Fisher Price do a whole range in the rainforest theme which is bright and colourful and features a number of jungle animals and sounds.
I brought this bouncer for my 2 month old as his original chair seemed to lack any interest. It was quite hard to find cheaply so I paid full price.
My first impressions was that it was great fun for a child. The loudly coloured seat captures their attention from the get go and it's full of animals too.
It comes with a vibrating function too, which my little boy just loved. You can turn on the vibrations and it gently jiggles him to sleep with no effort.
There is also a lighting up toy bar which is easily attatched to the chair. This offers a variety of lights, charming music, rainforest noise and two rainforest animal toys to keep you child occupied for hours. There are a variety of settings which mean you can select just music, just rainforest noise or both, and also the opportunity to make it only go on when triggered by babies playing, which is perfect for developing their hand eye co ordination.
All in all it's one of the best toys I've brought my son, and he loves every second in it
I purchased the Fisher Price Deluxe Rainforest Bouncer for my eldest son when he was a few weeks old. I saw some reviews on the Bouncer and it looked great but I did struggle to get hold of one and I think I ended up paying around £70 on Amazon. After a quick Google search, I notice that it still seems quite difficult to track this Bouncer down, it is currently unavailable on Amazon but can be bought at Argos for £59.99.
The Bouncer is suitable from birth and can be used until baby can sit unaided, up to a recommended weight of 9kg. The Bouncer requires 4 x D batteries (which are not included).
Upon delivery the Bouncer required some assembly, which I very easily carried out alone. The Bouncer consists of a metal frame, seat cover and a detachable toy arch.
The metal frame: the frame is the standard bouncy chair shape, with a wide base for stability and plenty of space to place your feet for bouncing baby. There are rubber non-slip feet on the base of the frame to stop the Bouncer sliding around while being bounced, these work well and hold the chair firmly in place. The frame is good quality and sturdy but also flexible and bounces well. There is a plastic box attached to the frame, which holds the batteries, you have to pull the seat cover up to access the battery compartment and you need a screwdriver to remove a couple of screws. The box also has a vibrating feature that gently vibrates the whole chair, there is an on/off switch for this feature on the front of the box. The vibrating feature is great, it definitely seems to sooth baby but does seem to be a big drain on the batteries.
The seat cover: the seat cover is brightly coloured in the standard bright blues and greens of the Fisher Price Rainforest range and has several images of animals, including a frog, tiger, parrot and giraffe. The seat is slightly padded and soft and comfortable for baby. The material is easy to keep clean by wiping down but the seat can also be removed to be washed if required. There is a harness attached to the seat to keep baby in securely, the straps are easily adjustable.
The toy arch: the toy arch is easily fitted on to the frame by just clicking it into place, one leg has a square fitting and the other a circle to stop you from fitting the arch the wrong way round. The arch can then be removed again by slightly pulling up on the clips at the sides, this is also very easy to do, even one handed. The toy arch is completely made of plastic and is therefore easy to keep clean. There are two plastic animals, a monkey and a bird, which hang down from the arch. The animals swing and twist around when hit by baby. There is a see-through blue plastic waterfall, which has spinning bits inside and lights up. There is a small plastic monkey and frog either side of he waterfall that move automatically and a little bird on a spring above the waterfall that moves when hit. There are three switches on the toy arch. One to control the three stage volume (off, quite, loud), the volume levels are good, not too quiet and not annoyingly loud either. Another switch gives you a choice between music or rainforest sounds and the third lets you choose between continuous music or movement activated sounds (the sounds are activated when baby hits the swinging animals). This third switch an also be set to off.
We have owned the Fisher Price Rainforest Deluxe Bouncer for two years now and have used it with both of our sons. It has lasted very well, it's great quality and still looks brand new. Both of my sons have enjoyed using the chair, especially my youngest who is currently 7 weeks old and settles very well in the chair, even when all else fails!
The only downside I can point out is that the battery life is quite short, we do seem to have to change the batteries every few weeks and this can get expensive, we do use the vibrate feature a lot at the moment as our son is so young and this does drain the batteries much quicker than when just the toy arch is in use.
Personally I think a Bouncer of some sort is a must buy (although I didn't realise this until my eldest son was a few weeks old), although we all love to cuddle our babies there are times when you need somewhere safe to put them down, especially when you also have a toddler stamping around the house! The Fisher Price Rainforest Bouncer is not just a safe place for baby but also an entertaining and stimulating one, I would definitely recommend this Bouncer to anyone with or expecting a baby.
Whilst I was pregnant I bought this fabulous Fisher Price Rainforest bouncer chair. Again it was an item off ebay and I paid £15 for this and a Mothercare Highchair from the same seller.
This had been boxed back up but I was show the fabric and it looked brand new, her baby was approx 4 months old and she explained that he had never liked being in the chair so it was hardly used. She was selling the highchair as her mum had bought her a nicer one!
So back to the bouncer, it is gorgeous, it's mainly green in colour with a few animals printed on, it sits on rubber feet so there's little chance of the chair sliding on the flooring if baby is bouncing away a little too vigiorously. Without the toy bar attached it just looks like a jazzy cute baby bouncer but when the bar is put on it looks so awesome. The little palm tree effect arms come up and hold a waterfall feature which lights up and twinkles in a bright blue tropical way. Hanging under the waterfall is a Monkey and a Parrot when these are hit by the baby they start off a musical tune or light show. On top of the water fall is a little Toucan on a spring and a little Monkey that slides up and down on the other side playing peek a boo!
It has soothing rainforest sounds to which my little one drifts off too.
On the front of the toy bar, 3 buttons/switches can be found enabling you to control how it works. You can use it on continuous play or for baby to activate it with a hit/kick of the little hanging toys. It's so lovely.
Another important feature is the vibrate motion that this bouncy chair offers, this is activated by simple pushing a switch on the unit on the front of the bouncy chair.
The batteries are added to the vibration unit and the toy bar then clips into two slots on the chair which power up this also so saves buying two loads of batteries for one chair.
The usual retail price for this bouncer is approx £60 - £65.
With this being my fourth baby I now realise that they don't stay babies for long and to spend massive amounts of money on one item is a bit silly, that is why I would highly recommend looking around for second hand bargains.
I paid £15 for this and a highchair so effectivly £7.50 each and I was and still am so pleased with this!
At the moment my little one is still very little so will be in the chair a while yet, but as they are out of them by 6/7 months I am so glad I didn't spend a fortune although it would be worth it for this item as it is fabulous.
I would like to add that this bouncer requires 4 D batteries which are inserted into the vibration unit on the frame, underneath the fabric of the seat, you will need a phillips screwdriver to undo the lid and then to do it back up x
Before having my son we discussed buying a bouncer but in my naivety thought I won't get one yet because I'm obviously going to spend all of my day with him cocooned up in my arms and will never want to put him down - whilst this is very true I forgot that occasionally I may need to nip to the loo or shove some washing in. Therefore my only regret with this product was not buying it sooner, we got it when he was about 6 weeks old and it was the best thing we could've done. At 6 weeks he loved staring at the waterfall which lights up and the vibrate option instantly sent him to sleep. Now he's a bit older he loves bashing away at the hanging toys to set off the lights and music himself and is as I type soundly asleep in it once again!
PS. I got it from Tesco direct so I could get some money off with my clubcard vouchers and get points too!
I bought this before I had my daughter because I wanted somewhere she could relax as I went about my business. I chose this because it could be used from newborn and also had a lovely vibrant jungle theme. It is made by fisher price so it is excellent quality. It was great for me because I didn't know if I was having a boy or girl and it is a very neutral buy as it's not too boyish or girly.
The bouncer itself has a strap that holds the child in the seat and a detachable bar goes across the seat. This can be easily taken off and I found it useful as my little girl grew and it became harder to just life her out from above it.
When turned on it plays soothing jungle themed music and the toy bar contains a waterfall that lights blue and flashes making it look like water is flowing. On the left and right also a monkey and frog move up and down. My daughter would stare at these for hours! There is a button which causes the seat to vibrate which calmed my daughter down as a newborn and often sent her into a deep sleep.
I have fond memories of peeking in the door at my daughter smiling ad laughing at the monkey and frog. First laugh I ever heard from her!
The material is easily removed for washing too and it doesn't take up too much room either. The bouncer is very stable and doesn't slide on the floor when used.
When I found out we were expecting our first baby we made the decision to find out the baby's gender so that we could adapt the nursery specifically for a little girl or a little boy, when we found out we were having a little boy we opted for a Jungle theme with bright vibrant colours and the Fisher Price Rainforest range for the basic items we believed to need.
The first purchase that we made was for the Fisher Price Rainforest Bouncer, it retails at around £59.99 but we managed to pick up an almost new one from ebay for just £11.00!
When the item is purchased brand new it will need to be assembled but we were fortunate enough to not need to do this as it had already been assembled by another parent.
The bouncer is a Z shaped frame covered with a rainforest themed fabric covering with a large plastic bar over the middle of the bouncer which I will go into more detail shortly.
The bouncer has a 3 point harness to keep the baby securely fastened into the chair, the straps are easily adjustable and considering we did not have the manual with us managed to figure this out without referring to the online instruction manual. There is a comfort pad to house the plastic clip fastening to ensure there is no discomfort to the baby. The plastic toy bar should be removed before placing the baby into the chair.
To the base of the chair is a vibrating panel, this simply slides to the right to turn on the vibrating function and back to the left to activate the vibration function. It is important to ensure the baby is secured properly into the chair when turning on the function.
The plastic toy bar can be removed and this is very easy as there are just two plastic clips on each side which unclip allowing the toy bar to be removed. I do find that this clip is a little flimsy and worry that it could snap off at any time but so far so good I am just extremely careful not to carry the bouncer by the toy bar or to be too rough with the clips.
The toy bar has 3 switches to power it up and keep baby entertained;
Switch 1:Mode Switch
The rattle image indicates that the baby mode is on so when the baby interacts with the swinging monkey or toucan then the waterfall will light up and music will begin to play along with rainforest sounds.
The circular arrow image indicates that the parent mode is on so this powers the lights and sounds for 10 minutes providing the baby with a llight show and through the songs.
The O image is to turn the power off.
Switch 2: Sounds
This switch powers the sounds or music.
THe leaf image indicates rainforest sounds and the music note indicates rainforest songs. You can select which option the baby prefers.
Switch 3: Volume
There are 3 options on this switch 0 is quite simply for off, a speaker followed by ) is low volume and a speaker followed by )) is for high volume.
The lights, sounds and vibrations are powered by batteries and this bouncer takes 4XD Batteries, so far I have only used one set of batteries and the bouncer is used every day but I tend to use the child activated mode unless I am trying to get him to sleep and I use the parent mode with the music to soothe him to sleep.
It depends on the quality of your batteries and how often you use the bouncer as to how long the batteries will last.
I think the toy bar is fantastic as the blue area lights up and twirls around to give a waterfall effect and a little monkey swings from the tree across the waterfall on both sides of the toy bar and a little tree frog pops up from a tree too, helping the baby to develop visual skills. There is also a bouncing toucan to the top of the toy bar as well which keeps baby smiling as he bounces up and down in the chair!!
When the lights begin to dim or the music becomes faint the batteries will need to be replaced, this needs to be done with a screwdriver as the batteries are contained in the base unit in the chair. It is important to ensure that when you replace the batteries that you tighten them up to prevent them falling out and becoming a choking hazard to baby.
The seat cover is machine washable which is a great option to have, I always wash in non bio, if there has been quite a spillage or the cover looks somewhat mucky, on a 40 degree wash this is ideal and the cover can be stretched back over the frame no problem and keeps it looking fresh and like new.
My baby loves this little chair as the calming vibrations and rainforest sounds really soothe him and when you need to put the baby somewhere safe to have a bath or just put the washing on the line yu have confidence that the baby is secure and happy for those few minutes.
I use the chair when I am in the bath to put him somewhere safe when my husband is out and I can still interact with him and keep an eye on him too.
THis chair has been a real lifesaver when we have struggled to get him to settle and he loves it!!
The bouncer is suitable from birth up to when the baby is sitting upright which can vary on your baby's development.
I would not be without this item and with it being Fisher Price you know you are getting a high quality brand.
This bouncer was a present for our second daughter, who loved it from the word go. She's now 6 months old and rapidly becoming too big for it, which is a shame as we'll definitely miss being able to use it!
It's very bright and colourful, and I can think of worse things to listen to while you're washing up than rainforest noises and chirpy tunes. There's a child-activated setting, where it makes a noise and lights up when the baby bashes the two animals (a bird and a monkey), or you can leave it to play continuously for ten minutes if the baby's too young to bash it yet!
The vibration setting was a fantastic way of restoring peace in our house in the first two/three months of our daughter's life, as it instantly calmed her down. It also requires minimum effort to bounce the chair with your foot, which is very handy if you have a very colicky baby who likes nothing but being jiggled!
Now she's older, our daughter bounces herself easily by bending her knees repeatedly, and she's always happy when she's sitting in it!
The only downside is that the batteries really don't last very long, particularly if you often use the 'vibrate' setting. Therefore I would recommend buying rechargeable batteries and a charger, which is what we did.
It's great fun and a great buy!
At the beginning of my pregnancy I wrote a very long list of things I wanted to buy for the future baby. One of the things I definitely wanted was a baby bouncer. Being a first time expectant mother, everything I was going to buy had to be 'just perfect' and I researched every item tirelessly on the internet. The Fisher Price Rainforest bouncer was one of the first I saw and I instantly loved it. But, in my search for perfection, I had to be sure by spending another month searching every inch of the internet and baby shops just in case there was a better one.
I didn't find one. So I bought my Rainforest bouncer from Mothercare for around £50. It might sound expensive considering there are simple bouncers available for just over £10, but I feel that it was money well spent.
The bouncer is very eye-catching. It is covered in bright green and blue fabric that shows a rainforest scene. I know some people prefer the more subtle cream coloured baby accessories as they fit their home deco more, but to me this is not what baby toys are meant for. A baby notices bright colours and is stimulated by them, so this bouncer will definitely do the job there! My son loved the little parrot image printed on the side of the bouncer and would try and twist himself so he could see it.
It has a harness that goes between the baby's legs and around their waist to secure them in.
* Toy bar
It has a removable toy bar infront of the baby. The fact that it is removable is vital as it makes it so much easier getting your baby in. I also used to remove it if I wanted my boy to have some calm time as he got so excited my the little animals!
Hanging from the toy bar are a little monkey toy with teether toys attached, as well as a spinning parrot sitting on a perch. The toys are at a good height from the baby. They are not so close that they hang right in their face, but they are close enough that baby can hit them with a little effort and is rewarded when they spin. The top of the toy bar has a fantastic waterfall effect that lights up and looks like flowing water. Near the waterfall are little monkey and frog creatures that move in and out playing peekaboo. Along the top is a little bird that slides back and forth. There is plenty for babies to look at and interact with on the toybar.
Vibration - at the foot of the bouncer is a control pad to turn the vibrations on and off. My son loved this and it was very effective at calming him when he was having one of his many unexplained screaming sessions. He often fell asleep once I put the vibration on.
On the toy bar there are 3 control switches:
The first lets you choose between rainforest sounds or music. It is nice to have this option as it adds a bit of variety and stops the noises becoming tedious for the parents!
The second lets you choose the mode - either child-activated or parent-activated. Child-activated means that all is quiet and still until baby touches one of the toys and then the music, lights and movement starts. it is a good way to teach babies about cause and effect and it encourages them to practise reaching thereby practising their hand-eye coordination.
Parent-activated is where you can set the music and lights to play for around 10 minutes without the baby having to do anything. There is also an off mode if you don' want any music.
The third switch is a volume control - always useful :)
This bouncer takes 4 D sized batteries. It does go through them quite quickly so I would make sure you have plenty in stock.
The Rainforest boucer is suitable from birth until baby is able to sit upright unassisted.
Weight Limit: 25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
As a new dad & not knowing what to expect, I went along with whatever the wife wanted to buy...one of the items was the Fisher Price Rainforest bouncer. I wasn't exactly overjoyed at the £50 price tag, but she seemed to think it would be a good idea, & boy was she right...!
In those first few weeks stuck with a newborn, with blind panic setting in...those crying fits that no-one could seemingly stop....this is where the bouncer came into it's own...
There is a button on the front of the bouncer which starts a 'vibrating' feature. This would instantly soothe our son when nothing else would. When he needed to go to sleep but was fighting it, this was the one thing to send him off to the land of nod.
There is also a toy bar which is removable. He became interested in this a bit later. The toy bar includes moving animals, a mock waterfall with lights, & either music or jungle sounds. There are 2 dangly toys which when pulled can activate he sounds/lights (when in baby-activated mode).
The seat pad is removable & machine washable, which is a great feature. The bouncer runs on 4 D-cell batteries. It can be very expensive to run, so I recommend buying rechargeable batteries as we did. The bouncer is recommended from birth until approx 6 months (when baby can sit up).
Overall, it is a very expensive product, but I don't think you can put a price on a bit of peace in those early weeks...as any new parent will tell you! There also seems to be a good resale market for such items, so I'm hoping to recoup a few quid when my son grows out of it.
I bought this at the same time I bought the matching rainforest swing. I did wonder if it was extravagant to buy both, but I am glad I did. My son loves to go in both his bouncer & the swing each day - he likes the variety. The bouncer is great in the early days with the toy bar off - my son liked the comfort of the soothing vibrations (some days it was the ONLY way we could get him to stop crying!). Once he got to about 6 weeks, we added the toy bar. He started to take note of the moving characters, graduating to hitting the hanging toys to activate the music/lights. Now, at 14 weeks old he loves to kick away at the hanging toys & loves making the bouncer really bounce! The accompanying lights & music can either be put on constant in whgich case they play for 15 mins before turning off, or on baby-activated, whereby baby can activate the lights/sound (be it all for a few seconds) by batting at the hanging parrot & monkey characters. It really helps develop their cause & effect skills. This bouncer is expensive compared to others on the market, but worth every penny for the peace it's given us. There's so much variety too - toybar on/off, lights & music on auto, or baby activated. It'll keep the little ones happy no matter what!
i know so many mummies who rave about this item. its worth the money definately. we bought this before our son was born. i like the rainforrest range and it was very "neutral" ideal for boy or girl. we liked the fact that it had a vibrate function although i was scared to use this at first in case it shocked my baby!! but it was the best thing for getting him to sleep. it also has a toy bar which is detachable with melodies and rain sounds and the infamous monkey and parrott asnd my son spent many happy times playing with these when he got old enough to activate them himself and they are good for hand and eye coordination. you can easliy see baby over/ under the bar. the headrest is cushioned also. this is ideal for when mum needs to get on with a few things. i have also just purchased the swing for my next baby but that will be saved for another review in due course!!
We looked at a few different bouncers but kept coming back to this one, we loved the fact it had more to it than just the bouncer!
There is a vibrate function on it which is really soothing for our daughter! There is a bar which goes over the bouncer, this has a waterfall on it which has a blue light in it. There are also a moving monkey and frog on either side of the waterfall which move up and down. There is also a bird on top of the bar on a spring. Two toys hang down - a parrot on a swing and a monkey with two removable teething rings.
This product is great for letting me cook a meal knowing she's happy and entertained! The bar can be removed, as can the cover which is also washable. The bouncer can be used from birth until the baby is 20lbs or sitting unaided. It needs 4 D size batteries. There are 14 different rainforest songs and effects, the songs are ok actually and dont get annoying even after listening to it daily for the last 3 months! At the moment we've set it to constant play but when she gets older it can be set so that the music activates as she bats the toys!
We love this range, would highly recommend this bouncer!
We purchased this rainforest bouncer chair from Toys R us for the price of £49.99, I really liked the look of it because it vibrates. The seat is a fun green colour with brightly coloured animals on the cover. There is a bar that goes across the top of the baby, this slots into 2 holes at each side of the chair, so easily comes off and can be used with or without. The bar plays either nursery rhymes or nature sounds and in the centre there is a waterfall that flashes blue as the music is playing. There is also a monkey and a frog at each side of the water fall that go up and down as the music plays! There are also 2 toys that hang down from the bar that the baby can play with, there is a parrot on a swing and a monkey that holds 2 teething toys, these can be removed for your baby to chew. When you baby is big enough there is also a switch so that you can set it to activate when your baby bats at the toys.
My son suffered terribly with colic, he is just getting over the worse of it now. On the most extreme nights where we couldn't settle him at all, this chair was a god send, we found that when we put him in this chair with the vibrate on it really helped to soothe him. We also use this chair for my son to sleep in through the day, he sleeps in it for hours on end as it is lovely and comfortable.
The Rainforest Bouncer requires 4 "D" alkaline batteries which aren't included and the weight limit for this chair is 25 lbs. (11.3 kg), you are also advised to stop using it when your baby can sit unaided.
This chair is used to promote comfort and security, as the calming vibrations and gentle bouncing actions soothes and calms your baby.
It encourages developing motor skills as your baby is reaching and grasping the colorful toys that hang down, therefore developing good hand eye coordination.
It stimulates senses, as the waterfall stimulates visual senses and the nursery rhymes and calming rainforest noises stimulate their hearing.
Baby can relax and fall to sleep to the soothing sounds of nature. The 2 toys overhead keep baby entertained and visually stimulated while snuggling into the soft, cosy pillow.