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We purchased this baby bouncer based entirely on price. We needed a bouncer in a hurry for a few days whilst staying with family so picked up this chair from our local Argos.
I'm really glad we did as we were very impressed with this bouncer considering we paid just over £20. When you shop around for these things you can easily fall into the trap of paying £50-100. As a parent you can sometimes feel that the more you pay for a product the better it must be and of course every parent wants the best for their child. I genuinely don't think this is the case with something like a bouncer/chair. For me the amount of time my child spends in the chair is minimal anyway. The chair was light weight and flat packed, very easy to assemble. You could assemble this on your own without a problem. The fabric stretches tightly across the frame to make a sturdy chair. The fabric has a cute pink alphabet print, the activity bar simply slides into designated holes either side of the chair making it simple to remove. There are 2 items on the activity bar-a mirror and rattle which is enough to keep the little one suitably entertained. The harness feels secure and most importantly baby appears comfortable. We didn't often use the vibrate function but it is there for smaller babies that may need some extra soothing.
Overall I think this item offers great value for money, in fact we bought an extra one to leave at grandmas which we found very useful when visiting.
We bought this bouncer in the asda baby event in 2010 whilst pregnant with our first daughter. I was attracted to the pretty pink design and the price as we were on a tight budget. We paid £15 for it and it was also available in a blue safari design for a boy. For £15 it was an absolute bargain and it served us well.
The bouncer comes flat packed in a box and takes some minimal assembly. It was fairly easy to assemble the hardest part is stretching the fabric seat over the metal frame, that part takes some patience! Its also quite a tight fit to get the box that vibrates into the slot under the seat but at least its all secure once its done.
The metal frame is white and fairly sturdy. It has two rubber feet on the front and back to stop any slippage on the floor which is good. The frame is a 'z' shape to allow the bouncer to bounce which it does easily. If you don't feel like sitting there bouncing it for baby you can switch on the vibrations which slowly vibrate the seat unit for you, my newborn loved this option and it always helped to soothe her. The vibration unit runs on aa batteries.
The seat has a safety harness which clicks in on either side and goes between baby's legs. In my opinion the harness could do with being slightly smaller as it drowned my 7lb 8oz newborn baby and went right up to her chin. The seat is a nice deep cradlr shape though so baby still looks nice and snuggly almost likes it hugging them.
Over the seat is a padded play bar with 2 dangly toys. We never really used this part until my daughter was older as the toys hung too long and would hit her face, we had to wait until she was heavy enough to push the seat farther down from the bar. Once she was big enough she loved the mirror and the rattle they would easily keep her entertained for a while. The bar easily clicks on and off to allow easy access to little one.
The seat is made from an easily wipeable material which came in real handy for when we started weaning and used the seat, it got messy! All baby items should be wipeable.
Overall it was a bargain buy and a pretty good one. There are a few flaws and I think the seat could be more padded but if you are after something cheap and cheerful or a spare for grandmas house this is ideal.
Features: Easy assembly. Adjustable. Soothing vibrations. Detachable toy bar. Includes 2 toys. Support strap. Non-slip feet. General information: Suitable from birth. Suitable for babies up to 9kg. Removable washable cover - machine washable. Batteries required 1 x C (not included). Size H42.2, W48.3, D53.4cm. Manufacturer's helpline number 01582 816080. EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 74451071650. WARNING(S): To be used under the direct supervision of an adult. Only for domestic use.