MY DAUGHTERS ROCKING CHAIR
I was lucky to receive a beautiful hand crafted baby swinging seat when I had my first baby but it is too bulky to have in the lounge at all times. My youngest daughter is 7 months old and has always preferred to be a bit upright instead of lying down so I had to buy her a chair because I have not got time to sit and hold her all day. I did not want anything other than basic because I do not like for her to spend very long periods in a chair. I bought a Tesco bouncing chair when she was very young and it is perfect for her.
The chair is very simple. It is pale blue and is just fabric stretched tight over an angled metal frame. It is only the weight of the baby that is making it chair shaped and it does not look very comfortable but my daughter likes to sit in it so it must be. The metal frame is smooth and covered with plastic so it is very safe, the frame is also long so even though my daughter is a lot bigger now she cannot tip it up on purpose or by accident. The harness is very simple and the clip is too strong for babies to release themselves, it is adjustable between my daughters legs but not by very much.
WHAT I THINK
My daughter is very happy to sit in this bouncing chair and it soothes her if she is upset but does not want to be fussed about with. It does not need batteries because it does not rock or vibrate, I like that it is very simple and you just have to push up and down on the top of the seat to rock the chair and that basic movement satisfies my daughter. She sleeps comfortable in it now but there's no support for very young babies so you shouldn't let them spend too much time in a chair like this.
The seat comes off for cleaning but it can not be washed in the washing machine. I rub any marks with a wet cloth and the blue is the right colour that it always looks clean and my chair still looks new even though my daughter sits in it for at least 20 minutes every day. There is no toy bar and no gap in the material to fit one, I think the chair is not low enough for a toy bar because it would be to close to the babys face or chest.
This chair cost £15.99 and it is a Tesco brand. It is suitable from birth but I do not think there is enough support until your baby is at least three months old. It is guaranteed for a year but I do not think there is very much that can go wrong.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I ABSOLUTELY recommend this bouncer to every parent with a small baby- for us it was a life saver. My son was quite the screamer as a baby, always wanting to be held and rocked, without which he would never fall asleep. Prior to this bouncer i had tried a rocker and another a bouncer from another brand and they were totaly rubbish compared to this. It bounces at the lightest of touch, is very comfortable and nicely padded for baby, and has straps to keep baby in place. The bouncer also comes with an attached blanket which wis a bonus and a removable toy bar with adorable little toys that attracts and entertains baby. There is also a vibration option but we've never had the need for it.
The maximum weight this bouncer can take is shown as 11 kg on the box HOWEVER, my son used it till he was well over 18 months! Yes his legs eventually started sticking out but he still loved to lie in it and often fell asleep in it. Also the bouncer is extremely light, making it easy to move around the house. The actual seat padding and blanket can easily be removed for washing and drying. Also once baby starts kicking his legs, the bouncer actually bounces at the movement, keeping baby very entertained!
There is only one downside to the bouncer and that is the straps, they are quite tiny and by 3 months they were much too tight for my son. However, having said that, we found the straps weren't really necessary and we've never had any accidents with him falling out or anything.
Overall, the best bouncer i have ever owned, loved by me and my husband as well as our baby!
About a week before my 1st child was due to be born I suddenly panicked. Looking around the nursery I thought "Where am I going to feed the baby in the middle of the night!" I didn't want to be traipsing up and down stairs at 4 in the morning. Nor did I want to have to perch on the edge of the bed and wake up my husband when he had to work the next morning.
So I quickly ordered a Babylo Glider chair, for the bargain price of £99.99 from Kiddisave.
The glider chair has been a fantastic investment. Firstly, it looked just as good as the ones you see in John Lewis and Mothercare for £300 plus. It looks like a modernised version of a traditional rocking chair. More sturdy and comfortable, as they now have the benefit of ergonomic design to ensure that you are in the best position for feeding (breast or bottle) your baby.
The chair has a soothing gliding action - it rocks gently backwards and forwards and if you're not careful it will send you to sleep - let alone baby!
The arm rests are perfectly positioned so that your baby can nestle in the crook of your arm, which for your comfort will be supported onthe armrest of the chair.
The glider chair has removable padding on the backrest, seat and arms. The padding cannot be machine washed, but can be wiped down easily for cleaning - luckily it hides milk stains well!
The padding on the arm rests hangs over the sides and has handy storage pockets. Perfect for keeping a couple of bibs and muslin cloths in.
The Babylo Glider comes with a matching foot stool which also has a rocking action. Although the whole system is extremely comfortable - feeding your baby in the chair with your feet up on the stool - I did find that the stool got used more as a place to put laundry!
When we first bought our chair I wasn't sure if it was just a panic impulse buy and something that wouldn't really get used. I'm pleased to say that we are now using it with our 3rd child and the chair has been used daily for over 4 years now. Even when no longer feeding babies at night, we have used it to cuddle sick children in, read to them etc. It's such a classic piece of furniture that I can't see us ever getting rid of it now.
A further compliment - on seeing our Glider chair, 3 different friends of mine went out and bought one to use with their own babies, they were so impressed with it.
If you have the room, treat yourself to a glider chair for you and your baby, it's a worthwhile investment.
This is another product that my mom has been on at me to review for ages "Mama's & Papa's Vibrating/Musical Chair" which she bought well a long time ago now as it was before Alfie was even born! Ive been putting the review off though just so I can make sure Ive got all the information and today is the day I thought Id give it a bash. My mom originally bought this as she heard that putting a baby in a vibrating chair will actually help them calm down before bed time which in turn meant she would get more much needed sleep but I dont think it works that way with Alfie! It makes him more awake and alert if its possible!
My mom cant remember exactly how much she paid for this chair but her best guess is £30-£40 which isnt exactly cheap considering it is only suitable for babies up until 6 months and premature (Alfie was only slightly premature about a month) babies simply cannot fit in it even with the safety clasps all on they still nearly topple out of it. It is a very nice little chair though and very unisex so it is perfect if you are buying this before you actually have your baby and dont know what the sex is yet as a girl or a boy could use this. The whole chair is beige and chocolate brown in design and although it is quite a large chair it is incredibly light so therefore it can be carried around really easily - not too sure about how easy it would be to transport as we have never taken it anywhere and I dont think it is collapsible. Im pretty certain that when we bought this it had a material bar over the top with 3 teddies hanging off it but I think Alfie has grown out of them now as they are no longer on the chair.
Appearance wise this looks like a great piece of furniture for a nursery and the neutral colours mean its great for either sex.
This chair is very safe and I dont think its possible that a baby can fall out of it when all the clasps are done up correctly. There is a small piece of material that goes between the babies legs and then clasps to the back of the chair on either side to hold them in - very easy to do and it make sure that your baby is totally safe even when the chair is vibrating and jolts around a bit! On the front there a small dials the one on the right being music which has three different tunes to choose from and the left hand dial being the one that controls the speed on vibration. There are only two speeds on that one which is basically slow speed and one very fast one and obviously an off switch. Alfie doesnt really like this music on this chair no matter what song you put on and he certainly does not like the faster vibration setting but I think the older the baby the more they will enjoy this chair as when Alfie was first born he screamed his head off everytime he was put in it and now he sits there and plays happily so definitely older children will prefer this I think.
These days we tend to use this for feeding Alfie as he sits up in it and eats his food properly something which he doesnt do when my mom tries to sit him up on the sofa. So this chair is actually quite good for children who arent quite old enough for a highchair yet as they will sit still and eat dinner in this one. But in turn that means that for us personally this chair does tend to stain very easily - my mom only washed it a few days ago and looking at it now I can see a big orange splodge. Dont worry though as the material can be wiped clean (if the stain is fresh) or the material can be removed from the chair and washed in the washing machine.
Alfie does enjoy this chair to an extent but I dont think Id recommend people rush out and buy this as its not something that you or your baby will use/enjoy long term and its quite expensive for something that will only be used for 3 or 4 months. It is a very attractive design and a really good idea to have loads of things on one chair but I think the price is too much for something like this so 3 out of 4 Dooyoo stars overall.
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i had the mamas and papas vibrating bouncer for my daughter in cream. it comes with a toy bar with teddies on it and a motor at the bottom of the chair that plays music or the sound of a heart beat. the motor also vibrates at different levels. this soothes baby and allows the bouncer to bouncwe by itself. the seat is not reclineable but suitable from birth until baby can sit up. the toy bar is removable and the leg rest folds up for storage or travel. the bouncer cost £29.99 and is still in lovely condition even thou we used it for 5 months every day. the batteries we put in the motor lasted the whole 5 months which is a bonus. the toy arm is removableand the bears on the arm can also be removed for baby to play with or to add to a car seat handle etc. a lovely item and would definetly recomend.
Ok … well …. It is 4:30 in the morning and our 5 week old boy just wont settle. Walking around the room, singing, the dummy, feeding, all of them have been tried and failed … the only thing left to try is the tumble dryer …. Strange?!! I have no idea how we came across the fact that Reuben would settle pretty much straight away when he was in his chair in front of the tumble dryer, but I am sure glad we did!! He was very unsettled for the first month or so of his life because of an undiagnosed dairy intolerance that meant that his stomach was very uncomfortable, especially after feeding. Once the tumble technique (as it became known to us!!) was found it was used pretty often. .....What am I talking about?! Anyway … what does that little bit of information have to do with the MOTHERCARE DELUXE VIBRATING CRADLE? Well, we had a family holiday booked in Wales for a week and I suddenly went into a panic when I realised that we would be without the tumble dryer!! Argh! What were we going to do? Whilst browsing around our local Mothercare world store I saw the vibrating cradle on display and saw a possible solution to the lack of tumble problem. As we already had a perfectly good baby rocker I was very uncertain about splashing out and buying another one … a bit extravagant! In the end .. the idea of going a week with Reuben getting so upset was so awful I would have given anything a try, so I splashed out and bought it. ..... So, what is it? The cradle is pretty easy to put up, and it folds flat again easily for convenient travel and storage. It comes in a really cool looking blue and green velvet colour that would be suitable for a boy or girl. It is lovely and soft and has a good head support cushion and a padded seat. The cradle also comes with a baby gym that can easily be attached and removed. The gym has three soft toys hanging from it that are differ
ent shapes and each, when moved or squeezed have different sounds to them. Suitable from birth up until around nine months, although I would say that nine months is probably pushing it a bit especially if the baby is a big one. Safety features include an anti-tip bar and a good harness to hold baby in. Now for the important part …. The vibrating bit!! Fitted at the front of the chair, underneath the seat is a small vibrating box. It needs one C battery, which surprisingly is included. The chair is turned on by one of two speed buttons at the front of the chair, and off with a third. Well … that is most of the information on it, other than the price which was a pretty steep £38, but worth it to me if it was going to work and settle Reuben! So did it? Yes! He really loves it. It gently vibrates which does seem to work. He will lay there happily for quite a while, a lot longer than in his other cradle ..(unless of course it was in front of the tumble dryer!!!) The padded seat and the head cushion keep him nice and cosy and gives him a sense of security. The big drawback however is the fact that the buttons that operate it are right on the front, and very easily knocked on, especially when you have a three year old leaning over to amuse his brother!! Once on the cradle will stay on until either it is turned off or the battery runs out. Not a good thing when there isn’t really any indication that the cradle is on. This I would say is the main downside of the product and definitely one that should be changed. After getting through 3 batteries in just over a week because of the chair being left on my husband fitted a small flashing light to the front that comes on at the same time as the vibrating. Why couldn’t they have fitted something like this already? So … the holiday came and we had a great time with Reuben settling just fine in his cool looking chair. Good job as there really w
asn’t any space for a tumble dryer in the caravan!!
My son was just so eager to bounce that I ended up totally exhausted from holding him upright all the time! I was a bit unsure about baby bouncers as I know that they have had some bad press in the past. I discussed them with a physiotherapist who told me that they were fine for 15 minute intervals. One evening I hit the shops desperate to find a bouncer as my arms could stand it no longer. I came across the Mothercare door bouncer. This bouncer is a very simple design and I admit that I did worry about how supportive it would be but with everything else out of stock I bought it. The bouncer came fully assembled which is alsways a bonus and can be suspended from most door frames. I am lucky in that I have double doors leading from my lounge to the dining room and so it made an ideal space for my son to bounce. Baby is fastened in using press studs which can be used to adjust the size of the bouncer as baby gains weight. The height is also easy to adjust and the clamp securing the bouncer to the top of the door feels very secure. It is really easy to clamp to the door too, you simply open the jaws of the clamp and put them around the door frame. The seat is dark blue with white animals on and cleans well with a sponge. The one real problem with this bouncer is that it is a two man job to put baby in. You have to navigate him between four ropes being careful not to bump his head on the bar above and then make an attempt to fasten him in with the press studs - not easy at all. This suited us fine as we used this in the evening when we were both at home but it would be no good for anyone who wants to use it when home alone. My son outgrew the bouncer at around 8 months old although he is exceptionally large! We did not get all that much use out of it although it was throughly enjoyed by him and we found it quite entertaining to watch too! Thanks for reading.
My daughter is 5 months old and loves being on her feet. So we decided to find her a door bouncer. My sister-in-law lent us her one and it is great.It's a Mama and Papas 'Bounce and Play' door bouncer and it is made very well.The clamp at the top fits most door ways an the straps are made of thick webbing and are adjustable. But the best thing is it has a big red tray attached with little moulded pockets at the side for small toys or food. The seat is very padded and made of vinyl so can easliy be cleaned. Iwould recommened this to all active babies and mum could do some ironing while watching you child have some fun. One thing, it's recommeded that you only let your child play in this for half to three quaters of an hour. Not sure about cost but if you can borrow one.
This is a car that sits on a stand that makes it rock, so it becomes a rocker. So two toys for the price of one. The car has a seat that lifts up, so you can hide things in it. The car has also a top that connects on to the back handle and to the steering wheel. It gives the child all round protection, so they can't fall out. But until they have got their balance you should supervise them at all times. It is red in colour and has toys on it to amuse the child while they are sitting on it. The front of the car has a green face on that pops up. It has four yellow big sturdy wheels. I bought this when my middle son was little and now he is five. It cost then £15.99 from Toys'R'us. I don't know if they still sell them though.