When my father in law asked me what my son wanted for christmas, I said straight away "a bubble bouncer!" They look fab!! As they were sold out nearly everywhere i thought "oooh they must be good if everyone is buying them!" I was wrong.... it looks really good until my son tried it. It's hardly even bouncy, my son tries to bounce on it but he might aswell be jumping on the floor. He likes standing on it to reach up higher and that's about it....
Also another one of it's selling points is that it easy folds up compact when the child has finished playing on it. The handle does easily come down and lays pretty flat on the base but it is still very big and bulky when the handle has folded down and not really much smaller than when it's up!
For the same price or less you can get a mini trampoline which I would definitely recommend over this. Save your money or get something better!
The house is now completely overtaken with toys and I have to say that my nephew is one lucky boy. As his birthday and Christmas are close together there has been a rapid rise in the number of toys that are scattered around the house. One of the presents that he really enjoys playing with is the Early Learning Centre Bubble Bouncer.
The Bubble Bouncer is a trampoline that is especially designed for younger children over 12 months old and is suitable for children up to the weight of 20kg. The great thing about this baby trampoline is that the handle for the child to hold onto is collapsible, which means that it is easy to pack away and takes up minimal space to store.
The Bubble Bouncer was a little scary at first as my nephew was a little reluctant to stand on it, when we placed him on it he jumped straight off, so we left it in the room for a few hours and before we knew it he was standing on it.
The bouncer is there to help your child to develop strength whilst working on their balance and co-ordination. They do not jump on it to start with as such, the vibrations make them feel like they are jumping and then as they progress and develop they start to gain more confidence and start creating a larger jump motion. This also keeps them fit and tires them out by the end of the day as it can be used inside or outside.
This bouncer is 50cm high by 20.5cm wide and 36cm deep, you do not have to worry about this damaging your floors as there are foam pads fitted to the base of the unit so that the floor is protected when baby is bouncing. As it is made of plastic this can easily be wiped over with a damp cloth.
This is a white and green plastic colour and the area where you child bounces is not like a normal trampoline it is more of a plastic than a fabric so although it has flexibility there is the right amount of movement for your young child to remain on control.
When you take it out of the box all you have to do is clip the handle into the slot and it is ready to use, to collapse it down again you just have to click the popper with your finger to release it.
I had to look online to see the price of this and was shocked to see that its recommended retail price was £39.95, but that it was on special for £29.95 which I find a more realistic price, although this is a mini trampoline I think that around the £40 mark is a little steep.
It can be taken wherever you go as it is collapsible, we take this to his Nan's house where there are only a few toys and it keeps him entertained for hours. If he is not jumping on the bouncer he likes to put his battery operated trains on it and watch then go around and around the edge of the bouncer, as there is a ribbed edge they do not fall off either as the when grips it perfectly.
Overall a great top, but due to the high price tag when at £40, I would only give it four out of the five stars, but for the fun it is given a great thumbs up.
"Exclusive to ELC from TP, the BubbleBouncer is a fantastic first trampoline. Bounce and play, then fold away.Fantastic first trampoline with foldaway feature- perfect for tidy storage under a bed or cot. With low access standing platform, robust handle to hold on to and fitted with soft, foam pads on the base to protect floors.Perfect for helping to develop strength, and improve balance and co-ordination skills whilst having lots of fun. Wipes clean easily and features easy foldaway handle is perfect for tidy storage under a bed or cot and it is lightweight. No assembly is required - ready to use straight out of the box.Quick facts:•Minimal assembly required – remove from box, slot in handle and start bouncing•Foldaway handle feature for easy, tidy storage, and it?s lightweight too – perfect for taking away for the weekend•Develops strength, balance and co-ordination skills whilst having funGreat for your child?s development:As children learn to walk this early bouncer develops strength, balance and motor skills. The robust handle provides support and confidence to children, who will enjoy bending their knees to achieve a bounce sensation, whilst maintaining their balance. Soon they will be jumping higher on their bubble bouncer, further developing gross motor and balancing skills. Because bouncing requires effort and energy, the Bouncycle makes children fitter too.What you need to know:•Minimal assembly is required – simply remove from box and slot in the handle•Bounce up and down to develop co-ordination and balance skills.•The easy foldaway handle is perfect for tidy storage under a bed or cot and it is lightweight, so it?s ideal for taking to Granny?s for the weekend!Size: Height 50cm x Width 20.5cm x Depth 36cm Maximum child weight: Maximum user weight 20kgSelf-assembly: Ready to use straight out of the box - no assembly is required.Safety warnings: Not suitable for children under 12 months.Brand information:TP has been making activity toys for more than 50 years, so we know what works, what?s safe and above all what?s fun. We know that children love to play and with TP toys they get active as well as having fun. Playing on TP Toys makes children fitter, healthier and ready for bed when the day?s adventures are over. Age range: From 12 months. depth: 47.5 cm width: 14.5 cm height: 47.5 cm"