As a mom to four, the eldest being nine, our baby gear has seen its share of kiddos and wear and tear. The most used item in our baby ensemble is our bouncy seat (as we call it). We received it as a gift when Tween was born, and it has been through all four little ones’ kicks and giggles; however, the bouncy seat has seen better days – much better. The fabric on the bottom is sagging almost to the point that Clara’s bum almost touches the ground.
I have been searching for a great bouncer that would offer Clara a place to sit and see the world without being on Mommy’s lap! I just love the InGenuity Automatic Bouncer by Bright Starts.
When it arrived, I put Tween to the task of putting it together. It was so easy to assemble that even MES got in on the action! And then it was time for Clara’s debut bounce!
She loves the InGenuity Automatic Bouncer. The instant we put her in the bouncy seat, she curled around so she could slide her cheek against the plush headrest. I kid you not, she did! She loves the ultra-soft plush and padded seat that cradles and supports her. I love that the seat is easy to remove in case of a poopy blow-out or the more likely case with Clara – a spit up bonanza! It slips right off of the wire frame and pops into the wash.
I love that this bouncer sits higher than other bouncers. It is SO much easier to put Clara in and to take her out when she is done playing or resting. Gone are the days of having to sit on the floor to play with her in the previous seat. Now, I can sit on a chair and still bend over for eye-level. It is way more comfortable for me – my knees are definitely not what they used to be!
This bouncer is not only the ultimate in plush coziness and comfort, it’s also super cute and fun! The Java Jungle Fashion design is perfect for a boy or a girl and features the cutest little lion and giraffe on the seat as well as on the toy bar in the form of stuffed toys. The toy bar pivots out of the way for easy ins and outs, and it also can be pushed lower so that Baby can reach the toys and explore on her own. The toy bar can be removed altogether also if so desired.
I haven’t even told you the best part about the InGenuity Automatic Bouncer! Bright Starts has configured an automatic bouncing that mimics mom’s natural motion! With the push of a button, the bouncer begins soothing Baby by rocking up and down and will continue to bounce for thirty minutes or until the power button is pushed. The most wonderful part of the automatic bouncing is that there isn’t any NOISE! You know how other mechanical baby toys hum or click or make some terribly insane sound to work… not the InGenuity Automatic Bouncer! PERFECTLY SILENT! I love it! Unfortunately for me, my little chubster is a bit too heavy and the bouncer automatically shuts off with babies who are too active or too heavy; however, for a newborn and most normal four-month-old babies, this feature would be SO amazing.
I do have to say though that even though the mechanical bouncer doesn’t work, due to Clara’s weight, this bouncer is built in such a way that Clara can bounce herself with the smallest movements. The bouncing is very soothing for her, so even with bigger babies or more active babies, they can still enjoy the bouncy action of this bouncer. When she snoozes, my very gassy baby needs rocking; if she squirms because of a bubble, the bouncer very smoothly bounces her back to dreamland – perfect now that school is back in session and Mommy has become Teacher once again.
We do take advantage of the cute built-in melodies and the soothing nature sounds. Mostly MES just likes to push the buttons, but Clara has seemed to enjoy the tunes and they keep her very content.
I love that Bright Starts makes baby gear that is affordable and easily accessible for moms. The Java Jungle Fashion InGenuity bouncer retails for $49.99 and is sold in this fashion only at Target and on Target.com, while the InGenuity bouncer is also sold at Amazon.com, Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby in other fashions.
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