Product Name: Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Bouncer
Price Range: ££
At a glance
The Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Bouncer is a brightly coloured, comfortable little bouncer, with lots of nice activity features.
As is typical with Fisher-Price the Rainforest Friends Bouncer looks a colourful quality product.
The brightly coloured seat fabric is covered with friendly looking jungle animals to keep baby smiling and is bright and eye catching. You can easily move the bouncer around as required due to its study construction.
This bouncer has several play features. It has a soft removable toy bar, complete with spinning leaves for baby to tap and two take-along monkey toys, one with clacker beads and one with a roller ball, that can be clipped on and off as required. The monkeys can be used with other Fisher-Price Rainforest range products or just played with in their own right.
As well as bouncing from your baby’s movement the Rainforest Friends Bouncer features a great vibrate function that can be used to soothe your baby to sleep, for this it requires a 1 D battery.
A well cushioned seat provides plenty of comfort and soft head support. In comparison to some other bouncers on the market the seat padding is far thicker and provides baby that extra degree of comfort. In an ideal world there would be the additional head support pillow provided, as with the Fisher-Price Woodsy Friends Comfy Time Bouncer, but that is only a minor drawback. Overall the bouncer looks a very comfortable place for baby to sit.
Safety features include a three point safety harness and non-skid feet on the bouncer legs. The harness has two plastic pinch clips attached to nylon straps. For extra comfort, a padded fabric flap covers the nylon straps to keep baby snug and secure.
Ease of Cleaning
You can detach the entire seat pad so that it can be machine washed for easy cleaning. You remove the seat pad by un-clipping the toy bar and then slipping the cover off the bouncer frame. All in all this couldn’t be simpler.
Ease of Assembly
It is fairly simple to assemble with several different wires and tubes slotting together to form the frame of the bouncer. The vibrating soothing unit also doubles as the footrest and that is hooked into the frames base and screwed into place. The fabric seat pad then fits easily over the wire frame and finally you clip the toy bar into place, fastening it with a tab. You will need a Philips head screwdriver to assemble this bouncer and don’t forget the 1 D battery for the vibrate function to work.
Age Range and Usage
You can use the Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends 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 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, consider the price you are paying against length of usage.
The cost of the Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Bouncer on Amazon at the time of writing, is towards the lower end of the spectrum (££ on the comparison table) which is between £20 and £40’s. You should get at least 6 months usage out of the product so, a cost of £25.00 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £4.17 which is quite a good score. See Baby Bouncer Comparison Table.
In addition if you consider the quality, comfort and play features, all in all this bouncer is coming out as very good value for money.
- The fact that you can detach and machine wash the seat
- Baby powered bouncing and battery powered vibrate features gives you plenty of play options
- extra comfy cushioned seat
- Value for Money
What to watch out for:
- You cannot adjust the toy bar’s height.
- The toys tend to hang quite low which could become restrictive as your baby grows.
- The bouncer doesn’t fold flat which isn’t ideal for storage
At the lower end of the price range this fun colourful little bouncer is packed full of features. It offers an extra comfy machine washable seat, a detachable toy bar and a vibrate function for soothing your baby. As a result, this means that you have a bouncer that is great for rest and play. The Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Bouncer is a very good value for money buy.