Product Name: Parade of Pals Bouncer
Manufacturer: Bright Starts
Price Range: £
At a glance
The Bright Starts Parade of Pals Bouncer is a low cost, lightweight and brightly coloured fun little bouncer that provides great value for money.
Bright Starts specialise in providing functional baby products at great value for money. The Parade of Pals Bouncer is no exception. At a budget price of under £20 the bright and colourful no frills little bouncer provides your baby with a great place to rest and play.
Bright Starts Parade of Pals Bouncer provides some key baby bouncer features at a great price. The colourful bouncer is extremely lightweight and portable, consisting of a steel tubular frame covered with a machine washable polyester seat cover. Being extremely light it can easily be moved around the home. The extra springy steel frame provides great bouncy fun for your baby with no batteries required. It can cope with a maximum child weight of 9 kg or 20 lbs which is up to about 6 months old.
The bouncer has a recessed seat for supporting the baby’s form. Whilst not as padded as some of its competitors a hammock style material seat still appears to keep baby fairly comfortable. Coupled with the natural spring in the steel frame any bouncing motions from the baby will provide a gentle vibrating motion to keep your baby happy.
The bouncer has a three point safety harness to keep your little one nicely secured and non slip feet to hold the bouncer in place when baby is bouncing.
Ease of Cleaning
For easy cleaning you can easily detach the polyester seat pad from the steel frame and since it is machine washable cleaning is a very straightforward task.
Ease of Assembly
You can easily put this bouncer together straight out of the box. First you slot together the steel seat frame with push button style spring dowels and then you cover it with the polyester seat pad. You do not need any tools for assembly. For taking the bouncer apart however, you may need an implement such as a pen to push the spring dowels inwards in order to disassemble.
Age Range and Usage
Bright Starts Parade of Pals 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 new-born 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 is just under £20, putting it at the bottom end of the price range (£ on the comparison table). 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 £19.99 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £3.33 which is a low usage cost per month score. See Baby Bouncer Comparison Table.
This bouncer is cheap and cheerful and does exactly what it says on the tin. If you are looking for a no frills bouncer this is an excellent bargain buy.
- The low cost
- Lightweight and portable
- Machine washable seat cover
What to watch out for:
- Doesn’t fold flat
At the bottom end of the price range this bouncer punches far above its weight. For a fraction of the cost it still provides the same functionality as bouncers at the top end of the market. Bright Starts have set out to provide a low cost functional bouncer, that is good value for money. They have certainly achieved it. The Bright Starts Parade of Pals Bouncer provides excellent value for money and is a great buy.