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Our baby is so happy!
on 5 April 2014
Since birth our baby has been in a BabyBjorn "baby sitter" baby bouncer, and has been very happy in this. He is now 3 months old and starting to become more aware of his surroundings and needing more stimulation, so although our Health Visitor said she thinks the BabyBjorn bouncers are the best, we thought we would give this one a whirl.
First - setting it up - there are a few different rods and a few different screws - you will need:
- a x D cell battery (large round battery)
I did curse it slightly when setting up, but actually it didn't take too long. I'm just very impatient and like things ready to use straight from the box! There are two monkeys and you can hang them whichever way around you want. We think our baby is going to be left handed - we thought he preferred the blue monkey with the ball, but when we switched them over he started playing with the red monkey with the discs!
Once all set up we put our baby in, strapped him in (T bar, very easy to clip in) and added the entertainment bar. Well, I wasn't expecting much from him but he was just so happy I could have cried! He was smiling away, batting his hand at the monkeys, spinning the ball (as a result of batting at the monkey) and making it rattle. He sits there giggling to himself and I wish we'd got this one sooner!
The only negatives are:
- Need tools and battery (I really wish that products that require batteries actually came with them!!)
- The colour of the frame (sort of beigey cream) blends in with our flooring, the front of the "legs" protrude outside of the shape of the seat, and I have already tripped over it!
- Where the fabric of the seat meets where you insert the rods for the entertainment part, it's not very generous and sometimes I have to hold it out of the way to get the arms to click in as the fabric can get in the way of this
We don't leave the bouncer switched on (the unit at the front of the seat makes the bouncer vibrate) as he doesn't seem particularly fussed on this feature (he was in it before we went out and bought a battery for it and equally happy without it being switched on).
The bouncer isn't as "bouncy" as the BabyBjorn (he barely has to hiccup in that and it's bobbing away!) but the entertainment bar more than makes up for this.
One happy Mummy!