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I was given this bouncer when I began looking after my niece a lot more, and was worried about keeping her somewhere secure when I needed to go off and do things. I wasn't sure about using it at first, as I look after children on a regular basis and the bouncers that some of them have are all more robust than this model. However, I was told it was reliable and comfortable for the baby, so I saw no problem in giving it a try.
The bouncer is a neutral colour - a pale yellow/beige, so is suitable for a boy or a girl. I feel that the colour appears a little washed out, and it is not one I would have chosen for myself. The pale colour also means that stains are more visible, and after the first spill I stopped feeding Ellie in it, as it began to look very grubby. Also, the texture of the material makes it difficult to scrub some substances, particularly the less viscous ones, off. The fabric is very soft however, and does not rub at the baby's skin even when she bounces in the seat with her skin exposed directly onto it.
The bouncer comes as a flat pack, and as I received it second hand I did not have to assemble it myself. I was very thankful for this, as I loathe flat pack furniture of any sort and find the instructions ludicrously complicated. However, as the bouncer is comprised of very few parts it doesn't look as though it would be overly complicated to assemble. Being lightweight the bouncer can be easily transported, which is fantastic as far as I am concerned, as I often move it into the living room from the kitchen and back again at least once a day when I am looking after my niece.
The bouncer is suitable for children as young as newborns. The padded area around the head keeps the child in a secure position, and is adjustable as they grow. This feature makes it very versatile, and means you can use it for a longer period of time. Another nice safety feature is that the bouncer does not sit too high off the ground, so if the baby falls out they will not tumble very far. The bouncer was also stronger than it first appeared, and while it is not as robust as some other bouncers, it surpassed my expectations in this regard.
For around £25 this is a bouncer that is simple yet secure. Its adaptability makes it ideal for very young children as they undergo fast periods of growth, and if you are purchasing the bouncer prior to a child being born you need not know whether it will be a boy or a girl, being as it is suitable for either sex. Ellie loves bouncing in the seat and laughs a lot as it moves about, and in the end it is her enjoyment of it that matters to me most. This is a nice, inexpensive bouncer that you will get considerable use out of.
I was bought this bouncer when I was in the later stages of my pregnancy and if I am honest, I didn't like it much. Although it fitted into my theme of Winnie the Pooh even though it was traditional Pooh bear rather than modern Pooh bear, I didn't like the design and the blandness of it. The bouncer is suitable from birth until your child is 15lbs. I do not know the price of this bouncer or where it came from as it was a gift.
The bouncer came flat packed in quite a slim, longish box with a picture of it on the front. I thought it looked bland in colour even though it is a neutral colour which most people would be pleased for because of not knowing the baby's sex but I knew my daughter was going to be a girl so it didn't really apply to us in that sense.
The bouncer was very basic once it was out of the box and all tightened together. There was just something about it I didn't like. Plus, it was very easy to wobble it about and make it look unsteady. After all this is supposed to be a bouncer for babies to bounce in and yet doing this action with just my hand made it look unsteady.
I did allow my daughter to use it. A grand total of 3 times until I could to purchase a different bouncer. Although the fabric was nice and soft and my daughter looked comfortable in it, I was just not happy with the unsteadiness of it. However, the seat isn't very well padded and does give off an air of cheapness. It did have a strap to go across your baby whilst they are sitting in it which can be adjusted and a little head rest for younger babies so that they have more support for their heads (it was the same beige colour as the rest of the bouncer) which are both good ideas but I just could not settle with it.
She used it once when she was around 5 weeks old and then furthermore when she was around 2 months. When she reached two months old, she was kicking her legs about and she did try to make this bounce herself and although she succeeded she did manage to unsteady it. If my husband had not been sat beside her, she would have gone over backwards. She never used it again after this.
I really do not recommend this bouncer unless you are going to sit at the side of your baby constantly whilst they use it. It is awful.
I was brought this baby bouncer as a present when I first found out I was pregnant, it came flat packed in a box with a picture on the front and first impressions were that it was a good choice as it looked quite nice and a neutral colour so would be good weather I had a boy or a girl which in the end turned out to be a girl.
This is a very basic bouncer, which was very easy to put together but looked very unsteady to me so I opted to buy a second bouncer quite hastily towards the end of my pregnancy that looked a lot more padded and sturdier.
This bouncer turned out to be a lot better than I had thought it would be, the soft material allows baby to sink into a comfortable position when sitting in the bouncer from a young age and we used it from around 5 weeks old with my daughter, the strap is very easy to adjust and adjusts to being very small, there is a head rest with this bouncer that you just slip behind babies head for extra comfort and support when they are still very young, my only dislike of this bouncer is the fact that it doesn't recline other than with babies weight as the baby gets older.
My daughter really liked this bouncer when she was very young and could get very comfortable in it, as she got older it was very easy for her to make it bounce on its own unlike the other bouncer we had just by kicking her feet which was great as we didn't have to keep rocking her, the material wore well and washed very well too.
I was pleasantly surprised by this bouncer and with it being around £30 cheaper than the more sturdy designs there is a good saving to be made here too.
We needed a bouncy chair for my in-laws and looked for the cheapest option around. This didn't disappoint at only £3.50! I wasn't expecting much but have found myself preferring this chair over my own one time and again.
It is a simple design with a soft fabric cover and a harness that is easy to open and close. The headrest is removable so is handy for placing it at the correct height for your baby.
What I love about this chair is that the weight of the baby makes it lie back and the baby then rests in a comfortable and natural position. I find that it gently bounces itself when the baby moves, which my other chair doesn't.
My daughter spent months in this chair and we sadly had to stop using it when she learned to sit up in it, but it's proving equally popular with my newborn son!
I wanted a simple wire frame bouncy chair for my son - I didn't want music, rocking, reclining or any of the other whistles and bells that seem to be added to this kind of product these days. Although I'm not keen on Winey the Pooh merchandise in general, the design is very subtle. The organic cotton cover is nice and soft and a beige/light brown colour so is pretty unisex. It can be used from birth until your baby weighs 9kg (around 6 months old).
The seat comes flat packed and has to be assembled following instructions included; this wasn't difficult and only took a few minutes. The harness is adjustable and can be opened at one side which makes putting the baby in or out easier. It also has a padded oak leaf "toy" attached to the harness. It comes with a head rest for smaller babies which you just put in position - it doesn't attach to the chair. I had thought it would move around because of this but it was never a problem. When he was small he preferred sitting in the bouncy chair to being laid down somewhere as he could see what was going on better. It took my baby a while to work out how to bounce the chair himself by kicking his legs up and down, but he enjoyed having the chair bounced for him until he learned how to do it himself. The chair would benefit from having some padding on the bar at the bottom as he often banged his heels on the bar when kicking his legs to bounce the chair. It didn't seem to bother him, but I thought it looked uncomfortable so I wrapped a muslin cloth around the bar to provide some padding and put my mind at rest!
In order to wash the fabric seat, you need to partly disassemble the wire frame so you can remove the fabric seat. You can then machine wash it at 40C. I would avoid doing this if possible as when I came to put the seat back together it was not quite aligned properly so now it doesn't sit quite flat on the floor.
We used the product on the hard floors in our house (wood and tiles) and have had no problems with the chair marking the floor, but it can "walk" a little if my son bounces it for very long.
All in all it was a good buy at £19.99 as we have had a lot of use out of it, it's not too bulky or garish and I will certainly use it again for baby number 2!
Includes head support cushion ideal for newborn baby. Suitable from birth to 7kg.