Compare my brother's seat to BG's over-the-top gizmo:
|Side view: Hello Mr. Toad!|
|Still loving it after 3 months|
|His view: Talk about your sensory overload...|
So what does this bouncer DO, you ask? I think the real question is: What doesn't it do?
It vibrates, plays rainforest sounds OR little musical ditties (that I don't find annoying, believe it or not), has a glowing waterfall that appears to be flowing, features two little critters—a toad and a monkey—that pop up and down (BG REALLY likes the toad), a blue bird that bobs back and forth on top if you pull back its spring, and a toucan and monkey hanging down that your little one can grab onto.
BG has actually fallen asleep with one hand gripped on each animal, like a steering wheel or something.
Here's a short video of him enjoying the bouncer's tunes:
Some of my friends' kids love bouncy seats like this one, whereas others seem partial to swings. We have both (I'll review the swing some day soon) and I think BG likes them both (but for different reasons). However, he's in the bouncy seat more. And before anyone hollers at me, by "more" I only mean for short spans of time—not hours and hours, and never unattended. Though on that note I should mention that there's a little belt that straps babies in and keep them from sliding down too much.
There's no way to know if your baby will like a bouncy seat until you try one out. And there are tons of different themes and designs, but I do know that this one we have is especially loved and highly rated by the likes of Baby Bargains.
It retails for around $60, but on Amazon right now it's going for $35.50.
The bottom line: BABA G highly recommends!