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Rated 4 out of 5 by KirstyGB Worth it if you don't mind the extra expense
To be honest, this bouncer is quite considerably more expensive than others on the market and I did find myself wondering whether the extra expense was worthwhile. The good news is that everything about the quality, style & practicality is exceptional.
At 3 months old, our daughter has learned to bounce herself to self-soothe/entertain & will happily sit in the seat for quite some time between feeds & changes, with the occasional, short daytime nap. It may be worth noting that as with any bouncer, as a newborn, she needed some gentle encouragement to feel comfortable with it.
I believe the accompanying wooden toy bar (additional purchase) helps to keep her occupied for longer when she wants to play & is surprisingly
interesting for her (great for developing
colour, shape & eye movement awareness).
The cover is removeable & machine-washes easily, although I would consider buying a spare cover for 2 reasons. (1) The cover cannot be tumble-dried, so a spare would allow a quick change. (2) The dark colour shows up a lot of lint (rug fluff, hair etc)
In addition to this bouncer chair, we also have another which we received as a gift that plays music & vibrates. Between the 2, our daughter actually seems happier for longer in the Baby Bjorn & as her mother, I am happier to see her self-soothe/play in the Baby Bjorn, as she can look a little "switched-off" in the other.
27 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by tillyws Best baby product I bought
I bought this after a 2nd hand baby bouncer from another brand tipped over with my baby in it! I had read reviews about the baby bjorn being really sturdy and having a non-tip mechanism so feeling guilty about the tipping incident I splashed out on a brand new baby bjorn bouncer from JL. I really cant fault it. Its so sturdy, looks very comfy and is quite stylish. I have had it for almost a year now (My son is now almost 15 months!) He wont stay in it for longer than my shower anymore, but that is all I need it for now. I think this is the best baby product I bought, it has given me a shower everyday! I think my friends and family are pretty grateful for that too....
24 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by OwenCat81 Best baby buy
I wasn't going to buy this bouncer as it was so much more expensive than the rest but I'm so glad we did. It is amazing! Yes, we have to do the bouncing ourselves at the moment (our son is only 8 weeks old) but he seems to be so comfortable in it and can sit in it for up to an hour without grumbling - often falling asleep. It has been my salvation since my husband went back to work as it has allowed me to take a shower without wondering if he is ok or screaming in the other room - I just bring the chair into the bathroom and he remains entertained until I'm done!
The reason I have given this 4 stars instead of 5 is that as mentioned in other reviews, it picks up every piece of lint on the carpet or baby blanket so looks very scruffy very quickly!
31 March 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LittleDou Material picks up fluff
Functionality of bouncer is super (5*) - for the mere fact that it enabled me to have a hot meal even with a gorgeous but ever demanding 8 week old baby. However the material is like a magnet to fluff which for me was not good enough! I returned the bouncer (excellent service from JL), and purchased a mesh version of the bouncer elsewhere which is perfect!
06 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maman2012 Comfy and easy to wash
Our son is now 5 months old and has been using this since he was around 8 weeks old. He loves it now that he can kick his legs and bounce himself in it and he can sit relatively upright. It was also great when he was younger as it cocooned him and he was always happy in it.
I would say that the toy bar is essential which does make this quite an expensive chair - however the wooden toys are excellent quality and you can attach other toys on to the bar for a bit of variation.
One minor gripe is that the material tends to attract all sorts of fluff, but it's so easy to wash that it doesn't bother me too much.
23 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nichu Better than the others
We bought the previous version of this bouncer last year. I wanted something streamlined and elegant looking, instead of the usual plastic tat. This bouncer can be positioned so that it is much more upright than other bouncers, which was helpful for us as our baby didn't like to lie down. We also bought the toy bar. He still uses it now at eight months; I think it can be used without the strap for an older child. The cover is easily removable for washing. I'm really glad we bought this chair, it was worth the extra money.
13 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rainbowmum Brilliant product
Was unsure about the plain design but i bought the previous model (only difference is that this is said to have a softer fabric) for my newborn based on several positive reviews.
He looked a bit squashed up in it at 4-5weeks but he's loved it and looks quite content in it since about 7weeks. He's now almost 10weeks and it's the only thing he'll happily stay in during the day until he needs a feed or cuddle. Even then I tried to take him out of it for a feed today and he cried till I put him back. He has a redundant Moses basket and a crib with a lovely rotating toy. Redundant I think because both obstruct his view.
I've given this 4stars only because it's wasnt suitable from birth for me and wont be hands free till he's a bit older and can make it bounce himself. I like that for his development as per design but until then I occasionally have to bounce him in it for a while to settle him.
Must add, it washes brilliantly. I thought it might bleed and fade and being a canvass type material, it might be terribly wrinkled after a wash. I washed after a major leak on it and it came out clean and fresh. I hung it back on the frame to dry and it looked as good as new, excellent.
The design has certainly grown on us especially now we have a house full of coloured bits and bobs. I love the clean lines and because it's light weight its easy to carry anywhere around the house to seat him. Overall good value for money.
13 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incaseyouwondered Fantastic bouncer
Yes, its quite a pricey product but this bouncer is a godsend. My 8 month old still loves hers and has done pretty much from day one. From about 5 months she self bounces in it and manages to calm herself quickly. Its almost like magic!
The cover is so easy to remove and wash when needed. Couldn't be easier. I also love that the design is so simple, especially if you're sick of everything else for your baby being a jungle theme, and doesn't overstimulate the baby (which most other bouncers seem to do). It looks great in your lounge or nursery.
I'd also recommend the babybjorn wooden activity bar toy for this item for when your baby is a little older and they are looking for something to play with whilst in the bouncer.
Great item. Worth the extra cash.
25 February 2014