You may know Baba Bing for its very popular dad-inspired changing bag, the Day Tripper, which the company itself has labeled as “the world’s best paternity satchel.”
But this British brand also does a range of other parenting stuff, mainly accessories-oriented, backed up by a series of baby seating.
Part of the collection is the LoBo bouncer, which has just been updated to the LoBo2. This new version now offers two reclining positions, a toy bar and has a five-point harness safety system and like the original LoBo, it doesn’t need batteries.
What’s the difference between this version and the old one?
As mentioned earlier the new LoBo2 bouncer now comes with two recline positions, an upright and slightly laid-back angle.
The LoBo2 is also safer than the older one as it now has a 5-point safety harness, as opposed to the 3-point it used to have.
And price-wise it’s actually 30 quid cheaper than its predecessor, which is a nice touch!
Tell us more about the recline options.
There are two recline options, with about 45 degrees difference in the angles.
The lower level was ideal for my 3-month-old son Harvey when he wanted a nap (and would be perfect for newborns).
While the more upright position allowed him to watch the world go by, feed or play.
How comfortable is the Baba Bing! LoBo2?
Harvey found it really comfortable. He wasn’t able to bounce it extensively himself (perhaps he is a little young), but when I did it for him the movement was lovely and smooth.
What do you think of the 5-point harness?
It was easy to slip Harvey in and the 5-point harness is simple to use.
We kept the leg clasps fastened and didn’t use the shoulder ones as much; these will perhaps be more useful when he starts to roll.
Tell us about toy bar?
While the LoBo2 provided a safe place for Harvey and give me some much needed hands-free time, he tired quickly of the toys.
To be fair they were a little disappointing as they only did a weak rattle and squeak.
These are detachable though so you can add your own, and the toy bar itself is very simple to remove.
Does it take up much room?
No, it’s a minimalist bouncer with a small footprint when built, and it can be separated into two parts and stored (or transported) without taking up too much room.
That said, there are less cumbersome versions on the market, which are more suitable for those intending to travel a lot with their bouncer.
Is it good for newborns?
Yes, it is and toddlers too! The padded head-hugger would be good for supporting wobbly infant heads.
While we didn’t really use it for this, it doubled up nicely as a support for tummy time.
How easy is it to clean?
Very, all the materials are wipe-clean and the fabric is machine washable so it’s super user-friendly.
What about the LoBo 2’s style?
I loved the look of this bouncer – plush burgundy fabrics with cute monster motifs – and didn’t want to hide it away along with the other garish, plastic toys we’ve acquired since Harvey was born.
Is it value for money?
At £50, the LoBo2 is a little more expensive than some of its competitors but it certainly isn’t high-end like a Nuna Leaf (£160).
It’s robust and looks great and keeps my son comfy. However, with that budget it would be possible to get a rocker with more functions including music, automatic swinging and vibrating – those would definitely keep Harvey occupied for longer!
What’s in the box?
- Bouncer frame
- Padded material cover
- Removable toy bar
- Two detachable soft ‘monster’ toys
- Padded head-hugger
- Instructions (no need for batteries)
Any additional extras?
There are no additional extras to buy and once baby has outgrown it, it would be possible to sell it on.
This is a comfortable bouncer at the higher end of the market, which does the job in style.
I’d recommend it to those willing to spend a little more on such a product, however there are strong alternatives in this price range, such as battery operated rockers, which offer more features.