There is a crazy amount of baby gear on the market these days. Some things are a must have and some things you really don't need. A good bouncer is one of the items I've always placed on the must have list. Because there is only so much baby wearing you can do before you'll need to put your little bundle of joy down. When your baby gets old enough to hold her head up laying down flat is just going to upset them. I know my baby wants to be sitting up but she is still too little to sit up with pillows so the only other option is a bouncer.
Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer by Kids II features:
- Removable & sturdy, pivoting toy bar with 2 plush toys
- 8 melodies and 3 nature sounds
- 30 minutes of automatic bouncing that mimics Mom's natural movements
- Upright sitting design
- Ultra plush soft cushioning.
- Batteries last twice as long as traditional bouncers
- Cute designs and color variations
What I love about the Ingenuity Automatic bouncer is how far the seat sits upright. I took a picture from the side so that you could see how the baby fit into it. I love that she can sit upright but still have her head supported for when she falls asleep. It allows her to see around her without straining to get her head up. It doesn't take long for babies to gain good head support so they can look around and explore with their eyes.
My baby is the type that needs to be held to go to sleep. She likes the warmth, my movement and the sounds I make. But if I put her down too soon she wakes up and I have to start all over again. It ends up being a long evening. Being able to put her down in a bouncer that mimics my movements keeps her from waking up when I put her down. This bouncer has a very slight movement. It's almost too small because I believe I sway more when I'm walking. But I could see it as more of a sitting and resting movement (like sitting with your baby on the couch). It's a fantastic feature that most parents look for in a product. I can put my baby down and let her relax and play while I get things done around the house.
The toy bar that goes over the babies head is great because you can move it out of the way to pick the baby up and it's really sturdy. The little giraffe and elephant that come off are especially cute as well. This bouncer claims that the batteries will last twice as long as other bouncers which is a HUGE plus for me because I go through batteries like nobodies business. I contribute this to the 30 minute timer as well as the fact that it isn't vibrating like most bouncers. I believe vibration takes a lot more battery life then this gentle movement. The design you see here is the Coco Café design and is only available at Target stores. But you can also get the Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer at Amazon.com, Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby in many different color options. It retails at $49.99 and is worth the money for the features that it offers. It's much sturdier then the other bouncer I had.
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This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Kids II, Inc. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.