Fisher-Price Itsy Bitsy Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Includes music featuring the sung nursery rhyme plus 5 other great songs, fun sound effects and calming vibrations
- Soft characters are based on the nursery rhyme and depict lots of cute little spiders
- The Itsy Bitsy Bouncer features a toy bar that is themed to fit the famous nursery rhyme
- Toy bar removes easily for mom to get baby in and out
- A 3 point restraint keeps baby safely in the seat.
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The kid-favorite nursery rhyme is now baby's favorite place to be.
From the Manufacturer
The Itsy Bitsy Bouncer features a toy bar that is themed to fit the famous nursery rhyme. The housing features an overhead scene based on a rooftop with rain spouts on either side. Two spiders with dangling legs hang from the rooftop and 'climb' up and down creating fun visual action for baby. In a window, a cat in a rocking chair also rocks back and forth for baby to watch and a mouse friend 'runs' across the scene, disappears, and pops up the chimney. Toy bar removes easily for mom to get baby in and out. Includes music featuring the sung nursery rhyme plus 5 other great songs, fun sound effects and calming vibrations. Soft goods are based on the nursery rhyme and depict lots of cute little spiders. A 3 point restraint keeps baby safely in the seat.
Top Customer Reviews
1. Doesn't come with small head pillow; therefore, it's not good for infants under 3 months (unless you use your own blankets to support the head)
2. The vibration is very strong for ifants under 2months.
3. The music part has stopped working on the bouncer after 6 months.
1. The music is very stimulating and soothing
2. My son really enjoyed it between 3-6 months.
3. It's light and easy to move from roon to room.
* Lightweight and easily moveable from one room to another
* Music is hummably good and not as annoying as music in other baby gadgets
* Chair really bounces well
Missing features which would have made purchase worthwhile:
* Five-point harness: I don't care if other parents think it is unnecessary and cumbersome to use; there would be less chances of the baby falling out of the chair or making it topple if the shoulders were restrained.
* A padded insert so you can wash it when (and not if) the baby messes the chair with various fluids.
* Two or more reclinable positions. Presently the chair is a bit high but not high enough for my girl to reach the spiders. When she is able to reach the spiders, I believe she will have outgrown the chair.
* Chair seems on the flimsy side if you have a larger-weighted baby. I would not feel good about a baby weighing more than 15 pounds seated on this bouncer for safety concerns. On the other hand, I know that the chair's design is to bounce and so it has to be on the flexible side. Still one can wish for stronger materials than these thin bars that form the base of the chair.
I would have paid more dinero for the bouncer if these features were built-in. The Baby Bjorn chair almost reeled me in, but because it is rather plain and doesn't have these cute-looking spiders or something highly colorful to amuse the baby, I opted for this one. I guess Fisher-Price wanted to keep this bouncer cheap.
To quickly compare the two: the spider bouncer seemed uncomfortable for our son until around 8 weeks old. It is much larger & sits very upright - which is great now for after feedings. It is also more substantial than the Safari one - and has less spring in the seat. Although he's still rather uninterested in the toy bar (I almost always leave it removed from seat) I'm sure he'll be intrigued by it soon enough. The music is really cute & not as annoying as most - even my husband agreed. The vibration is much stronger on this seat - it rattled all of the plastic parts until the baby was about 11 lbs and weighted it down better.
I've found that having both seats is handy. We keep one upstairs & the other down. If I had to pick just one for the early weeks of a newborn, the Safari sure helped our lil one sleep & take naps. The seat has plenty of "give" and that's just what was needed to gently rock our wriggling lil guy back to sleep when he stirred. The vibration is nice - although I never leave it on for more than 10 minutes or so at a time. The Safari seat also looks really nice in photos. I seem to take a lot of pics in the seats - and the neutral backdrop works great!