Price Range: £££
At a glance
The Chicco Hoopla Bouncer is a plush sturdy looking bouncer which has a great additional feature in that it also duals as a baby rocker.
Chicco is a well known manufacturer of baby products, offering a wide range of rockers high chairs and bouncers. We have featured the Greenland bouncer version of the Chicco Hoopla range, but the bouncer is available in a wide range of different colours, as can be seen in the table below. With its ultra thick cushioned seat and solid frame design the Chicco Hoopla range visually offers comfort to a parent in that you are buying a quality bouncer for your little one.
A nice feature of the Hoopla bouncer is that you can angle the seat as required. The multi-position backrest is adjustable to three different positions so that baby can sleep, play or feed in the chair at a comfortable angle. You can use the Hoopla as a fixed bouncer but it also has a nice second function. Quite easily by switching the legs to their second setting the bouncer becomes a baby rocker. The bouncer comes with a Toy bar as standard with 3 removable toys. All versions of the Chicco Hoopla bouncer Can fold completely flat for storage or travel. An extremely useful feature in any busy household with children around.
Whilst thickly cushioned and ergonomically designed, the Chicco Hoopla has two additional removable seat pads that gives extra support for your baby. A bottom booster pad and an adjustable headrest cushion provide ultimate configurable comfort for your baby. Since it is modular by design you can remove the pads as required as your child grows.
The bouncer has a 3 point safety harness, secured with plastic pinch clips and is kept from moving with non-slip rubber feet.
Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning is very straight forward since the removable seat pads are machine washable.
Ease of Assembly
You can use the bouncer straight out of the box since it comes ready assembled.
Age Range and Usage
You can use the Chicco Hoopla Bouncer 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 £60 puts it in the middle of the price range (£££ on the comparison table) which is between £40 and £80’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 £59.99 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £9.99 which is a high usage cost per month score. See Baby Bouncer Comparison Table.
However you have to consider the quality, comfort of the seat and its play features and factoring all those things in against the price this bouncer still is a good value buy.
- You can use as a bouncer and rocker
- Folds flat for storage
- Removable booster pads for additional comfort
What to watch out for:
- The straps are fiddly and difficult to extend
- The bouncer is quite large and whilst it does fold flat it takes up a fair amount of space.
As you would expect from a quality brand such as Chicco this bouncer does really look the business. It looks and feels ultra comfy. Its solid construction gives you a sense of security that you are going to put your child into a quality bouncer. The Chicco Hoopla bouncer/rocker is an excellent product with some great features. Ultra comfortable, coming in at a mid-price range this is a good solid bouncer which offers decent value for money.