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B Is For Bounce
OBaby B is for Bear Vibrating Bouncer
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OBaby B is for Bear Vibrating Bouncer
Advantages: Suitable to be used from birth
Disadvantages: None at all
The Obaby B is for Bear Vibrating Bouncer came unassembled in a large cardboard box with the name of the product on it and a picture of the product, I cannot remember the exact details of the packaging as I got rid of this a while before Jayden was born, inside the box all of the pieces of the bouncer were wrapped in a clear polythene to help protect it. The bouncer comes in 4 pieces and was very easy to assemble, there is a leaflet telling you how to do this, the base part was made of 2 pieces these simply push together, there are 4 rubbery plastic pieces where the 2 parts join, these screw round to hold to 2 bits of the frame together. The hardest part of putting this together was sliding the cover over the small box at the front, this has a button on it which allows you to switch the vibrating mechanism on and off. Once the actual seat itself is constructed the final part is to clip the curved padded bar onto either side of the seat, this has 3 toys hanging from it for you baby to look at and play with, this can easily be taken on and off of the seat depending on whether you want to use it or not. When we were constructing the base part it didn't feel overly sturdy despite being made from metal, however once all of the separate parts were in place and secured to each other the whole thing did feel extremely stable and safe.
When we purchased the Obaby B is for Bear Bouncer there was only one colour to choose from and that was cream, we didn't mind this at all as it was suitable for a both boys and girls, we knew we were having a boy but were happy for the bouncer to be cream, however since then you can now purchase the exact same product in a further 3 colours, pink, blue and white. The metal frame is covered with a cream coloured paint effect, the actual seat and padded play bar is made from a hardwearing cream coloured fabric, the actual seat part has a beige and cream checked area in the middle of it, this is where you sit your baby. The fabric is slightly textured and feels very hardwearing and sturdy, but at the same time it is soft for you baby to touch and sit on. There is also a strap which comes up between the baby's legs and holds them in place with two small clips on either side of the chair, the strap has a picture of a white bear on the front of it, this has a slight fury feel to it. The strap is the same beige and cream checked material as the seating area on the main seat. The fabric of the chair can be removable to allow you to wash it, however I have not actually tried this so do not know how easy it would be, it may be easier to wash the seat down with it still attached to the frame.
As I have mentioned there is a cream padded play bar which goes across the seat, this has two white teddy bears attached to it and another toy consisting of two padded hearts attached to each other made from the same material as the bouncer, these toys are held in place by cream colour material and Velcro meaning that they can be detached from the play bar for cleaning. This bouncer is designed to allow your baby freedom and movement but at the same time keeps them safe. The bouncer is suitable from birth or when your baby can sit unaided up until around 6 months, the seat part of the bouncer is tilted back slightly so that you do not have to worry about your baby's head flopping forward, the weight recommendations for this product are between 2kg and 9kg. Although suitable from birth to start with we could not put Jayden in this as he was too small, weight wise he was fine but he is quite a small baby and tended to end up slumped in a little ball in it, however the last couple of weeks he has gained a bit more weight and has grown and can now happily sit in his bouncer, he is also able to support himself a little more which has also helped.
The Obaby B is for Bear Bouncer is very light to carry so can easily be moved from room to room, I have even taken ours over my parents house as it is so light to lift and carry to the car. The bouncers measures 47cm (H), 51cm (D) and 66cm (W), it weighs 1.6kg, this is of a decent size, plenty big enough so that you baby has enough room to move their arms and legs around without them going over the edge of the chair, yet it is not big and bulky, ours either sits in his bedroom or during the day in the corner of our lounge when it is not being used and it does not get in the way at all, personally I feel this is an ideal size making to practical for every day use. The bouncer also has a vibrating mechanism on it as well, this is operated by a single button on the front of the bouncer, there is a small green LED light to show whether it is on or off, to make this work you need one D sized battery, this is not included in the box and needs to be purchased separately.
As I have mentioned we purchased our Obaby Bouncer from Tesco online, the product cost us £34.92, we used our Tesco vouchers for this, however I do feel that this is a good price for this, it is of an excellent quality, hardwearing and sturdy and is much cheaper than some similar products I have seen for sale in various other shops. I'm not sure if you can purchase this product anywhere else as I have not seen it advertised anywhere, however Tesco have now increased their range of this product and as I have said now stock it in four colours rather than just one as when we purchased it.
Overall I am extremely pleased with my Obaby B is for Bear Vibrating Boucher and so is Jayden, it is an excellent product, it is sturdy and hardwearing and allows your baby to sit unaided safely and securely. I can sit Jayden in this whilst I am doing my housework and know that he is safe, he will sit happily for quite some time looking at the toys attached to the play bar and watching them move as he knocks them or moves around in the bouncer making it bounce. With the bouncer being so light I can carry it around the house so that I can keep an eye on what he is doing and also so that he can see me, we even take the bouncer out into the garden if we are out there and he can sit out there with us in the fresh air without someone having to hold him all the time, this has been handy in the recent hot weather as he does tend to get a bit too hot and grumpy with someone holding him all the time, this has allowed him to sit outside in the shade with us without having to be on someone's lap. This is definitely a product I would recommend to anyone with a baby and I would certainly consider Obaby products in the future.
Summary: A nice litle chair for my baby