Fisher-Price Kick & Play Bouncer review

Our rating 
4.6 out of 5 star rating 4.6
User rating
£49.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

A superb bouncer, loved by loads of mums
Ease of use
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Comfort
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Ease of cleaning
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Design
3.5 out of 5 rating 3.5
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Sturdy and comfortable, lots of functions to entertain your baby, good value for money
Cons: Needs to be dismantled in order to be stored flat
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For many new mums, the Fisher-Price Kick & Play Bouncer really is one of those ‘can’t live without’ products. The only drawback for those with limited space is that it doesn’t fold down for easy storage.

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The Kick & Play Bouncer has been a best seller for Fisher-Price for five years now. With over 75 years of experience Fisher-Price is the world’s number one infant and pre-school manufacturer and has won numerous awards. Amongst these are ‘Best Toy Company’ in the Maternity and Infant Awards, three years in row, and Tommy’s ‘Most Parent Friendly Toy Company’ two years in a row.

Your baby will love activating rewards through his kicking action on the seat, or through batting at toys on the removable toy bar. When your baby is feeling lively, this bouncer is packed with fun to keep him entertained, or you can choose the calming vibrations mode to soothe him.

As a mum, you certainly need some hands-free time and this bouncer has been developed to provide a safe and entertaining spot for your baby.

What we love

I bought this chair just after my daughter was born, as I wanted somewhere safe I could put her whilst I showered. Isla just loved being in this bouncer and I felt really happy leaving her in it while I pottered around. It feels very stable and comfortable and is softly padded with that all-important removable, washable cover.

As a newborn, the simple bouncing action was sufficient to amuse Isla but then as she developed, she discovered the different functions of the chair. It stimulated her senses: touch, with the responsive kick-pads and different textured toys on the activity bar; sight, with the lights on the activity bar; and sound, with the 10 songs and six different sound effects triggered by the kick-pads.

A lot of mums have commented that they find this bouncer is the only thing that soothes their baby when all else fails…high praise indeed!

What to watch out for

If your baby adores the vibration mode, you can rattle through batteries pretty swiftly, but apart from that, the only other issue is that you need to take it apart to store it flat (the frame is formed of five pieces, plus the seat and activity bar).

I found that as a newborn, Isla pretty quickly got over-stimulated by the activity bar found on bouncers in general. So perhaps it’s best to just the Fisher-Price Kick & Play Bouncer in simple chair mode when your baby is very young.

Who is the Fisher-Price Kick & Play Bouncer best for?

Mums who need to know their baby’s safe and happy while they get things done (or take a shower).

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MadeForMums verdict

A fantastic bouncer, which is great value and also has lots of interesting functions for your baby. This bouncer can both soothe and amuse, and it frees you up to do jobs around the house. However, it does need to be dismantled in order to store it.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Fisher-Price
Model Kick & Play Bouncer
Price £49.99

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Up to 6 months

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions H:61cm W:53.5cm D:60cm

Features

Power supply Batteries
Washing instructions Machine washable
Features
  • Vibration mode
  • 10 songs
  • 6 sound effects
  • Flashing lights
  • Textured toys on activity bar
  • Baby-activated or continuous mode choice

Accessories

Toys/Toy bar included Yes
Head hugger No