When it comes to baby bouncers, I am, most of the time clueless as to what a good baby bouncer should be. More often that not, I think the baby bouncers that are available in the market can be a complete rip-off in terms of prices and I cannot believe that people will pay such exhorbitant amount of money for it.
With the arrival of Squirt, however, we were presented with Bright Starts Ingenuity Automotic Baby Bouncer as a gift, courtesy of my team-mates from the office. While I thought it could be a useful gift, I did not think that we would have any use of it given that we already have 2 other bouncers at home – and so, did not really think much about it and had this bouncy thing tucked away.
For some reason though, the other 2 bouncers we had did not seem to work very well for Squirt, and Silver Bullet had it in him to assemble the Ingenuity and gave it a go.
After using it for more than 3 weeks now, I have to say though, that it is a pretty darn good bouncer!
There is something about this bouncer that I like – mainly the snugly soft fabric that cushions the baby, simple as well as the fact that it is automatic and seems to bounce ever so gently! Most importantly, Squirt seems to like it and he has, many a time, despite his silent refluxy condition, been able to sleep in it for a few hours straight.
Coming from a bunch of my direct subordinates, I thought the baby bouncer they bought for us was a little too extravagant; especially after I found out that it is retailing at almost 6000 THB here in Thailand!
The features of this bouncer are as follows:
Automatic bounce with 2 bounce speeds: low and moderate
Removable toy bar which pivots back and forth for easy acces to baby
Melodies and nature sounds to soothe baby
Removable head rest
Cushioned bolster system for comfort
Integrated, cushioned foot rest
Machine washable seat pad, bolster system and head rest
3 point harness
Light & portable
It really is a cool gift this – something which I would never have expected from my colleagues. In fact, I think it is a much superior make than the other 2 which we have – The Baby Bjorn Portable Bouncer as well as the Fisher & Price Bouncer-cum-Rocker Chair (review for another time) – that I just have to write a review about it.
The only downside about the Ingenuity for me is that the baby could outgrow this bouncer pretty quickly. Although the maximum recommended weight is at 11.4 kg (25 pounds), I reckon there is a high chance that Squirt would outgrow it within the next few months already.
But, I could be wrong!
Here’s Squirt enjoying his little automatic bouncee.