Price Range: ££
At a glance
The Babymoov Bubble Bouncer is designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. It is great for travel or staying at home.
French company Babymoov offers its Babymoov Bubble Bouncer as their answer to flexibility and convenience. The bubble range is available in two different models. You have a choice between the basic, what Babymoov deem the ‘Simple’ model and the more advanced ‘Comprehensive model’.
The standard bouncer has 5 recline positions, comes with a play arch with toys and is available in two different colour schemes Almond/Taupe and Ivory/Taupe.
The key difference with the advanced ‘comprehensive’ model is that it has a canopy and a quilted seat for added comfort. This model is only available in one colour scheme which is the Almond/Taupe.
Both models have some great features most notable being that they can act as either a bouncer or a rocker by switching the leg positions. For the purpose of this review we concentrate on the standard ‘Simple’ model.
You can easily adjust the backrest to an angle that is best for the activity your baby is doing at the time. 5 different positions from full recline for sleeping through to more upright angles for interactive play. During playtime, you can add the adjustable arch providing (2 toys on the simple model and 3 toys on the comprehensive) and this can then be adjusted to 5 different positions.
An additional cushion insert is provided to provide extra padding and comfort for newborn babies.
A great bonus and a key selling point of babymoov bubble bouncer is its use as a travel bouncer. Due to it having an ultra compact shape (79 cm X 17 cm when folded) and carrying handles it’s extremely easy to transport when folded flat.
Providing that you register within 2 months of purchasing a Babymoov bouncer then you also get a lifetime warranty. You can register online at www.service-babymoov.com.
Pretty standard safety features, namely a three point safety harness secured with plastic pinch clips and non slip feet to keep the bouncer steady.
Ease of Cleaning
Unfortunately and disappointingly the Bubble Bouncer is not machine washable. The frame can be cleaned with soap and water and the removable protective cover and the removable cushioned liner are surface washable. Babymoov advise to use a damp cloth and soap so hand wash only.
Ease of Assembly
The bouncer comes ready to go in its transport state out of the box. The legs fold out and the cross piece clips into place with a spring button fitting. You can easily disassemble, to fold flat for storage, or transport again. The quilted cushion can easily be inserted and clipped into place.
Age Range and Usage
The babymoov bubble bouncer can be used from birth up to the age of 6 months which is roughly up to a maximum weight of 9 kg or 20 lbs. Assuming you buy for a newborn baby getting 6 months usage out of this bouncer is pretty much marked at the average usage in months compared to other bouncers on the market. See Baby Bouncer Comparison Table.
Value for Money
In looking at value for money, a great place to start is to consider the price you are paying against how long you will get usage out of the bouncer.
At the time of writing the cost of this bouncer coming in at almost £39.99 puts it in the lower end of the price range (££ on the comparison table) which is between £20 and £40’s. As indicated on the age range you should get at least 6 months usage out of the product and so, simply put, a cost of £39.99 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £6.66 which is a middling usage cost per month score.
Even though the bouncer comes out with a usage cost mid table the adaptability of the Babymoov bubble bouncer makes this a great buy.
- Bouncer and rocker in one
- Removable, adjustable toy bar
- Easy to travel with compact and carry straps
What to watch out for:
- People trying to pick the bouncer up by the toy bar due to it looking like a big handle
- Not machine washable
The Babymoov Bubble Bouncer is stylish functional and innovative. You should definitely give it consideration for best travel baby bouncer given its purposely designed carry straps and the ability to fold nicely compact. Even when staying at home being easily able to fold flat for storage is a great function. Babymoov themselves advertise the bouncer as ‘Comfortable, trendy and the best value for money bouncer on the market!’ Whether or not it is the best value for money baby bouncer on the market is debatable but you do get a great adaptable bouncer and it is good value for what you get. All In All this is a great buy especially with travel in mind.