Price range: £££
At a glance
The Joie dreamer is a high-end quality bouncer, come rocker, packed full of features. Compact and lightweight it offers great flexibility to soothe your baby at home or on the go.
Joie’s strap-line is ‘they are 100% committed to the highest standards of design engineering and safety.’ The Joie dreamer is no exception to this mantra. This dual purpose bouncer offers clever innovative design and is engineered to be flexible, for use at home, or while travelling.
You can buy the Joie dreamer in four colour schemes currently offered by the manufacturer. Khloe & Bert, Denim, Fox and Teak Trees.
Older designs such as Ollie owl or Hoot are still available from some suppliers.
Joie also go to great lengths to reduce their environmental impact. The Joie dreamer meets the Oeko-Tex® 100 standard for its fabrics so is also worth considering if you are looking for an Eco-friendly bouncer.
Looking at the Joie dreamer features, there are quite a few worthy of discussion.
First of all it is sensible to note the traits that make the dreamer deserving of being classed a travel ready bouncer. It is fairly lightweight coming in at 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs) and folds completely flat. The Joie dreamer is towards the heavier end in our comparison table, but it is sturdily built. This ultra slim and compact bouncer when folded is only 78.5 cm long by 10 cm high. Great for general storage and even better for travelling with space at a premium.
Soothing sounds are offered with 5 classical lullabies or if you prefer 5 nature sounds. It’s also great that the volume can be adjusted to suit accordingly. In addition to the lullabies a 2 speed vibration function can also help send your baby to sleep.
This is a dual purpose bouncer and by flipping the rock stop foot mechanism the bouncer becomes a rocker in one easy motion. The seat will rock or gently bounce through the movements of your baby or with a little push.
You can easily access your baby since there is no restrictive toy bar getting in the way. Instead a short rotating arm which is also detachable supports the two hanging soft toys. This is very neatly designed and extremely practical. The soft toys are very cute and vary from owls to bears to foxes depending on which model you decide to buy.
The seat comes with a detachable built in plush insert for supporting smaller babies. The seat itself is well padded and in conjunction with the insert gives a cosy supportive place for your baby to rest in.
The versatility offered in configuring the recline angle and the leg rest really allows you to make sure your baby is in a comfortable position.
A Soft Touch, 3-point harness with soft lower buckle cover keeps your baby safe secure and comfortable. The Joie dreamer has Oeko-Tex certified fabrics.
Approved to European safety standards EN 12790:2009 and BSEN62115:2005+A12:2015.
Ease of Cleaning
The seat pad and plush insert are detachable and fully machine washable so cleaning is a doddle.
Ease of Assembly
With the exception of erecting the toy arm the Joie dreamer is pretty much ready to go out of the box. The bouncer requires 3 x AA batteries (not included).
Age Range and Usage
The Joie dreamer 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, consider the price you are paying against usage of the bouncer.
At the time of writing this bouncer was almost £70, at the higher end of the mid-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, a cost of £69.99 for 6 months gives a usage cost per month of £11.66 which is a high usage cost per month score.
Whilst the usage cost is at the higher end you need to consider what you are getting for your money. A bouncer and a rocker that is packed full of features and flexible enough to easily travel with.
- Dual purpose bouncer/rocker
- Toy bar included
- Sound and vibration
- Ready for travel
What to watch out for:
- Accidentally hitting the recline button when moving the bouncer
Although the price point of the Joie dreamer is toward the higher end of the mid price range you are getting a high quality product. It really is packed full of features and has been thoughtfully designed for practical use. This dual purpose bouncer come rocker is also designed ready for travel so you are getting a lot of functionality for your money. Overall this is an excellent buy.