Product Name: Musical Melodies Bouncer
Manufacturer: New Baby World
Price Range: ££
At a glance
The Musical Melodies Bouncer from New Baby World is a colourful value bouncer with all the bells and whistles that your baby needs.
The Musical Melodies Bouncer from New Baby World is a low cost activity bouncer. Brightly coloured with a colourful monkey and jungle design on the upper half of the chair and an ocean design on the bottom half it’s certainly not going to blend easily into the background.
Considering its low price point, the Musical Melodies Bouncer has quite a few features to offer. There is a music and vibration unit included that can soothe your baby to sleep with a range of melodies and a gentle vibration. The toy bar offers three soft toys, a rattle, a mirror and a book that crinkles when scrunched. Very usefully the toy bar can also be moved up and down. The chair itself has three recline positions depending whether your baby is feeding, playing or relaxing. The volume control has three different settings and the music will cycle through 10 different tunes or melodies. Another nice feature is that the vibrate function also has three different settings so that you can adjust the intensity of vibration.
The seat pad is fairly well padded but the really nice comfort feature is that you can adjust the angle of the chair from sitting upright through to a relaxed reclined position.
The bouncer has a three point safety harness secured with plastic pinch clips in order to keep your baby secure and non slip feet to stop the bouncer moving.
Ease of Cleaning
The padded seat is removable and machine washable so cleaning is really not a problem. The fabric is also easily sponged clean for little clean ups.
Ease of Assembly
The bouncer comes flat packed and requires assembly. The steel tube frame slots together fairly easily and the seat pad slips over the frame. You can also disassemble the chair quite easily. The bouncer requires two C batteries for the music/vibration unit.
Age Range and Usage
The Musical Melodies 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 the cost of this bouncer coming in at almost £30 puts it in the low 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 £29.99 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £4.99 which is a fairly low usage cost per month score and giving you a good value for money bouncer.
- Value For Money
- Recline feature
- Adjustable music volume
- Adjustable vibration intensity
What to watch out for:
- Sturdiness of the chair itself
The Musical Melodies Bouncer is a lot of bouncer for the money you will pay. Whilst it doesn’t necessarily offer supreme quality it doesn’t pretend to either. For a best value bouncer it is certainly feature packed. It may not be the best bouncer on the market but if you want cheap and very cheerful this is certainly a good value buy.