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01/08/2013 at 11:48
S has a FP Woodsy bouncer which he seems to like but I sat him in my friends swing chair thingy the other day and it seems more plush and comfy and he sat happily in it awake for an hour - he wouldn't do that in his chair. I was thinking of investing in one as now that he is more interactive and feeding a bit less I thought it would be good to have a bit more variety as he can't spend much time on his playmat due to his reflux. I also thought it would work well as another nap option.
however he's a big, tall baby at 10 weeks and the chairs seem to be 0-6 months, is that Accurate? I want to get some decent use out of it and don't want to be frivolous but am also keen to get one if he will enjoy it and give me a bit more hands free time!
did you get a lot of use out of yours or were they redundant after 6 months? And if so what did you do with baby then?!
01/08/2013 at 13:00
If he's a big baby, I wouldn't bother as you'll get very little use out of it before he's too heavy for it to swing properly. However. It could be more worth it if you can pick one up 2nd hand. S was too heavy for her bouncy chair well before the 6 month mark (it would sink to the ground) and she's prob just above average in weight. C was tiny so able to use it for longer, but had to be taken out of it as she was trying to sit up and they are dangerous after that point. Could you borrow one for a few weeks?
01/08/2013 at 13:38
I wouldn't personally bother either. Ella is big but fits in those up to toddler chairs but now she's on the move more won't physically sit. From about 16 weeks keeping her strapped into anything has been a nightmare.
01/08/2013 at 16:48
H loved his swing chair and it was a godsend to us. He used daily and although he's not too heavy he is long and loves sitting up but he was fine on it. We had him in it up to 5 months and he only stopped as we didn't have room for that and his jumperoo.
For the peace it gave me I would have paid thousands!
Also H was never bothered by his bouncy chair until about 4 months and he still enjoys being in it now. He's 6 months and almost 17lb if that helps x
02/08/2013 at 12:31
Thanks all, sorry just getting back.
Hmm well I'm getting him weighed next week but 3 weeks ago he was 13lb 5oz though I think that will slow down soonish. Perhaps it would be a waste, I'm not sure, though like you little monkey, if it gives me some hands free time it will be worth it! Have seen a second hand one on eBay, although kiddicare seem to have a good sale on so not sure if I'd be better buying new and selling on, or optimistically keeping in case we manage to have another.
Thank you - I will have a further ponder!
02/08/2013 at 13:59
Do you have any Tesco vouchers, they double up on baby stuff and means you don't have to part with any cash! I got a swing a few weeks ago and F loves it and it saves me carrying his bouncer up and down the stairs.
02/08/2013 at 17:37
F loves his swing and it sends him too sleep! We've got the same bouncer and i think F is having a fling with the owl as he talks to it constantly!
02/08/2013 at 20:05
Little monkey, TP and Jrj, which swings do your LOs have? Would be good to get a recommended one! I will check out club card points, thanks!
02/08/2013 at 20:57
We have the fisher price rainforest one. We borrowed ours from a friend who got it off eBay but as I saw we would have paid full price for the peace it gave us. Also, I think they do have good resale values if you get a new one then choose to sell later
02/08/2013 at 21:14
I used mine lots to begin with but now A is on the move she is not keen like LM said to be strapped down. A has quite bad reflux and could only tolerate a side to side swing rather than forwards backwards swing without being constantly sick in it.
02/08/2013 at 21:15
We have the bright stars playful pals swing and the loved so much bouncer which was a gift. The swing is fairly basic, no music but does have a timer which is handy. The bouncer seat looks more comfortable and is higher so easier to lift babynin and out of. Both have toy bars which are a pain tbh as you have to lift them off to get baby in and out. I have one or the other upstairs for while I shower and get ready etc the other downstairs. I would say don't get one of the really cheap manual bouncers as they look really uncomfortable. My mum bought one for her house and it ia barely used.
02/08/2013 at 23:02
I've got one from mama and papas, I think its the bedtime hugs one. Over priced for what it is I think (I didn't pick it) and I'm sure a cheaper one would be just as good. X
03/08/2013 at 03:29
Thanks both! I had seen the FP rainforest one on eBay which looked good so have just put a bid on. If I get it it will be really cheap so fine if he only gets even two months from it. I saw a nice FP one that lasts until toddler but it was £90 new! Definitely didn't seem worth it when others have said they're not really interested once on the move.
03/08/2013 at 11:13
Hooray I got the FP Swing for £10.50! Really pleased, thanks for your help! :)
03/08/2013 at 12:31
03/08/2013 at 13:41
Good stuff lamby. Hope he likes it!
03/08/2013 at 13:57
Perfect! Hope he enjoys it and you get some much needed hands free time :)
04/08/2013 at 02:21
Picking it up tomorrow so hope S is as keen as H about rainforests LM!
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