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What type of bouncer/rocker/seat is suitable for large baby that can't sit up on his own yet?

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Initial post: 10 Mar 2012, 20:26:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Mar 2012, 22:44:18 GMT
Cat says:
My grandson is 8months old, tall for his age and 20lbs and has outgrown his bouncing chair but is not quite ready to sit up on his own yet. He still tends to be a bit sick after his feed so it's not a good idea to lie him down flat immediately after a feed. We would like to get him some sort of chair which will still support him a bit , we tried a thing like a Bumbo but he managed to throw himself backwards off it. He also tried a Linkadoo but managed to tip that over too! Has anyone any suggestions?

Posted on 10 Mar 2012, 21:38:51 GMT
Hiya! we tried so many different bouncers for 2 collicy/refluxy babies and the only one worth every penny (a total godsend) was the Fisher Price Sensory Sensations Bouncer. It was so good, both babies had lactose intollerance so were very uncomfortable and even spent nights sleeping in it!! Its got a lot going on, including interactive rattles, music, mirror ball etc! I am now looking to sell it but want it to go to a good home as fisher price sadly do not make it anymore. my email is alphaspells@yahoo.com if interested and can collect

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2012, 21:52:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Mar 2012, 22:03:06 GMT
I work in a nursery and had to do a risk assessment on the bumbos. They're mainly for babies under a certain age, weight and/or size. Babies who can push themselves over with their feet cannot go in these, even with the play tray on the front, along with bouncers. We had the same problem with a baby being sick after their bottle so we sat them in our "Hop 'n' Pop" for 15-30 mins and it did the trick. You could put him in an inflatable play nest (Argos p1559 £24.99) so he can sit up and play with his own toys at the same time or even a "Doodle Bugs Around We Go" (Argos p1560) or something similar. Amazon may have similar items or even cheaper.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2012, 22:22:52 GMT
Cat says:
Thanks, sorry I misread his weight, he's actually 20lbs so is probably too big for this.

Posted on 11 Mar 2012, 19:20:57 GMT
Cat says:
Thank you for your suggestions, we have now bought him a Leapfrog Learn and Groove activity station which he seems to like, very excited when first put in it! Luckily it seems quite wipable as he was sick on it after less than a minute's use! Oh well, hopefully he'll start growing out of that soon!

Posted on 12 Mar 2012, 21:02:05 GMT
I use a Mothercare bouncer with a metal frame, its very long and fits children length up to 2 and a half years

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2012, 08:09:18 GMT
Cat says:
Is it Mothercare's own brand? I can't see it on their website.

Posted on 14 Mar 2012, 20:25:02 GMT
Susan Bolton says:
I have the blue fisher price infant to toddler rocker for my newborn now 7 weeks and 12lb 7oz. Fine for him and will fit him still when he is a toddler. Is just starting playing with the toys as they were a little far away at first! Worth every penny though

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2012, 18:41:58 GMT
Cat says:
Thanks everyone. We have now got him a Baby Bjorn one which goes from birth up to 2years. He seems to approve!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2012, 08:58:44 GMT
abi lu says:
I'm glad you got the Baby Bjorn. Its a bit expensive but worth every penny. I originally bought it for my two month old but my nearly two year old daughter loves using it so its quite safe. My 3 and half year old nephew thought it was a good idea to useit as well! And my kids and my sister in laws kids are quite big and tall compared to others

Posted on 22 Mar 2012, 17:34:21 GMT
sonia says:
i really don't recommend placing a child over 7months in a bouncer, they're awful for their posture and don't help them to learn to sit up, if you want to place him in something for a while, an activity station or walker would be the best solution which will also help him to find his feet and learn to stand, a child can be placed in a high chair from 6 months for feeding...

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012, 10:48:04 GMT
Cat says:
I think you missed the point that developmentally he's not yet quite ready to sit up on his own despite his actual age so we will have to wait a few weeks before he can be fed in a high chair. We have, as I said , bought an activity station but he can't go in that or lie down in a playpen immediately after feeding as he is still sick after his feeds. Hopefully he will grow out of this soon. He is getting better at supporting himself each day so it will just take time. They all develop at different rates and he is just big and long for his age.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2012, 10:16:47 BST
Last edited by the author on 26 Mar 2012, 10:17:59 BST
kirsty says:
I have. One of the fisher price infant rocker chair and my 1st one is now nearly 3 and my son who is nearly 1 has used it and continue too as chair. As u can wash cover still looks in very good condition and it's been washed many times!!! Fantastic buy

Posted on 11 Apr 2012, 21:58:39 BST
Mrs. J. Cole says:
I would agree that bouncers are best for under 7 months - I had an activity station for my daughter - they werent around when I had my sons - also you can get high chairs that recline and go into low chairs - to practice sitting I used a v pillow behind my babies and plenty of pillows or cushions - all babies develop at different speeds and if you have concerns spaeak to your doctor or health visitor and trust your own instincts and enjoy your babies they are all unique!!
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