Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Baby: Bright Starts Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer Review

As you may already know, I'm not big on baby entertaining devices - the exersaucers, bouncers, swings, jumpers, and the like. I don't think they are necessary for parenting - babies need more of us than these babysitters. But are these things nice to have? Can they even be sanity savers at times? Oh yes. I can attest to that. 

With our first baby we had a hand-me-down bouncer. It was a basic with vibration only and I usually bounced it with my foot. Imagine my surprise when our newborn wouldn't want to nap anywhere but in it. She refused the cradle and the crib, this was all she wanted! I couldn't complain, it gave me more sleep. This time I'm excited to try the Bright Starts Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer in Bella Vista that we received for review. This little invention actually bounces the baby gently, not vibrates, closely mimicking what a mother would naturally do. I think it will be especially helpful since I have a toddler to care for as well, inevitably there will be times when I need to get things done and the infant will need to be entertained for a few moments. 

There are a lot of things to love about the Ingenuity Automatic Bouncer. Besides mimicking a mom's natural motion, it has 10 melodies and nature sounds to soothe baby, a removable toy bar, machine washable seat pad, bolster, and head rest, and non-slip feet. Love the gender neutral colors, would love to see some even more modern ones. Room for improvement? Perhaps a bigger difference between the two bounce settings and somehow taking into consideration that the bounce is minimized with heavier babies (based on other parents' reviews). 

You may know that there is actually another bouncer on the market that moves more like a mother/human. It is however priced out of most people's price range at above $200. The Ingenuity Bouncer is under $50, more like most of us can afford! Right now it is on sale at Amazonfor only $46.98 with free shipping. 

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.


  1. This looks like a great bouncer!

  2. Great price and great features. I'm going to have to keep this one in mind.

    all natural katie
    allnaturalkatie at gmail dot com


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