“ Brand: Safety 1st / Type: Bouncers „
We've had this chair since our baby was born. Although it is said to be suitable from birth, the chair is quite upright and there is no headhugger; therefore her head tended to flop to one side, so we didn't start using it until she was about 2 months old. The vibrations of the chair made our baby sick, even on the lowest setting! This isn't the only thing which makes her sick, but needless to say we stopped using the vibrating option! The light and sound bar caused some concern to us. The lights are very bright and flicker very quickly, accompanied by loud sounds (apparantly supposed to be music!) They are activated by moving the middle toy on the bar, and continue for what seems like ages! The bar is very close to the baby's face, and we're not entirely sure that this can be good for the baby. Everyone we have shown this to has agreed with us. Even the health visitor seemed amazed, although she said that it must have met some safety regulations! Our baby did enjoy playing with the toys, with the lights and sounds switched off, for a short while. However, she quickly became strong enough to push the bar over, onto her legs, resulting in someone having to continually hold onto it. So we stopped using the toy bar altogether. We have found getting our baby into the chair quite difficult, as the harness only opens on one side, therefore you need to slide the baby into the side which does not open. An identical clip on the other side of the harness would be all that was needed to correct this. Having said all this, we have found the chair very useful. The blue teddy bear material is nice to look at and wipes clean easily. Even the straps, which are white, have had sick (and worse!) removed quite easily. The chair is very lightweight, and can therefore be carried from room to room at the same time as baby. Now that our baby is a bit older and can hold her head better, she is very happy in this chair and see ms more comfortable than in her car seat. We would advise anyone looking to purchase this chair to think carefully about whether the features (the vibrations, lights and sounds) are worth the extra money when compared with other bouncy chairs on the market, as we do not use any of them.
This is the best present anyone could have bought me. It has a battery powered unit which makes the rocker vibrate (which usually sends my baby to sleep within minutes), you can pick from 2 speeds. There is also an interative light and sound bar with hanging toys which your baby will be glued to for ages. It has got to be one of the best rockers ever made, which will keep your baby quite for long periods of time. It can be used until your baby weighs about 9kg, and the cover can be taken off to be washed if it gets dirty. The light/sound bar is optional as to whether you have it on or off the rocker. I would advise anyone looking at buying a rocker to take a look at this one.
Safety 1st - Gentle Vibration Bouncer is one of the best I have found. My son loved it, and I did it sent him to sleep everytime he was in it (what a godsend). It has a thick padded washable seat and also comes complete with a toy bar and battery (which lasts) and can be used from birth upto 25lbs. Only one problem, when the baby gets heavier the toy bar vibrates even more and is a bit loud. Small price to pay for peace and quiet - What more do you want for £20.00 ish.