“ Brand: The First Years / Type: Bouncer „
When my baby got to six months and loved feeling his feet on the floor, I felt that it was time to get some new toys that would help him explore the world from this new found position. I had always been nervous about over the door bouncers and their safety (I know that they are perfectly safe, but am a neurotic first-time mummy!). When a friend of ours gave us their Tigger door bouncer, I was very grateful and gave my son a go in it.
The bouncer is really cute and looks just like tigger, being bright orange in colour. It is complete with a stuffed head on the front (which has a bell in it that tings when hit or when bouncing hard) and curly tail on the back - adding to the cuteness factor. The bouncer is supported with a purple belt and plastic attachment that helps the bouncer move up and down as baby jumps. The bouncer is attached to the top of the door frame with a giant metal pincer that clips and fastens over the top of the frame. This feels very secure and safe.
The bouncer should only be used once baby is able to support their own head well and cab be used up to a weight of 25lbs. Our baby is quite big, so he is getting towards the upper weight limit at 8 months, but with a lot of other babies this would have a much longer life span! Looking around online, this seems to price at between £20 and £25 which is about standard for this type of product.
My baby loves this bouncer and really enjoys bouncing about in it. It can be noisy when he does so as the attachment moves up and down. I find it difficult get baby into the bouncer as he has to be put in through the top when the bouncer is in place, and equally difficult to remove him afterwards as his feet get tangled up in the bouncer. That aside, it is a really great toy that is very enjoyable for baby and is also good for mummy as I know where he is and that he is safe. It is also great exercise for baby before they start to crawl as it encourages baby to use their legs. I usually leave baby in there for around 10 minutes as I don't want him to tire himself out too quickly, but it can be used several times in a day and he is always happy to go in there.
In my opinion, this is a great toy for baby to have when they are discovering their feet. It is good value for money and really well made, I would definitely recommend this.
My six month old son David is a miserable little sod, it's a shame really because he's so inquisitive and it's usually frustration at not being able to do/see/reach something that sets him off. He's not really old enough to play with toys yet and even for such a young baby there is only so much excitement to be had by banging a rattle about, I knew he needed *something* to keep him occupied - and I knew I wanted that *something* to be a door bouncer.
I paid £14 for this Tigger door bouncer brand new from Ebay, mine is actually branded as a Disney Store product but I have seen the exact same bouncer available under the First Years and Lindam brands too. I presume it's one of those products that is manufactured and then sold on to the various baby companies for them to pop their own label in and package to their liking.
The bouncer looks great; the seat is printed with tiger stripes and there is a decent sized cuddly Tigger head attached to the front, plus a long tiger tail at the back. The seat is very roomy, too roomy for David at the moment actually and I keep having to pull him upright again as he keels to one side every so often. To be fair, although he's quite a chunky babe he is only at the minimum recommended age for the bouncer so at least the large seat will provide him with plenty of growing room. Actually, as far as I know there is no specified minimum recommended age for this product and parents are simply advised to use it only when baby can hold their own head up without any floppiness. For David this was at around five months, and although he wasn't able to actually bounce by then it pleased him as sitting so upright in the bouncer gave him a different and more exciting perspective.
The bouncer attaches to the door frame by way of a large clamp, I find this clamp extremely tough to open and being short I usually have to ask Mark to put it up anyway. The clamp needs to be tough to hold the weight of your child without any risk of it becoming detached from the door frame - I do get frustrated that I can't put it in place myself, but as a safety mechanism it does work perfectly.
Over the last couple of days David has started to bounce himself, rather than just hanging there like a spare part. In the early days I used to gently swing him while he sat in the bouncer, I must point out that this is not recommended (in fact using the bouncer as a swing is forbidden in the bouncer's safety notes) but providing you've attached the clamp securely and are very careful about what you're doing there shouldn't be a problem.
As a bouncer (rather than a swing) this is a fab product. You can adjust the 'dangle length' to suit your baby's height, I like to have it so that David's feet are flat to the floor without too much bend in his knees as I find this position encourages him to use his (not insubstantial) weight to bounce. Talking of weight, there is a 25lb weight limit with this bouncer, although in all honesty I doubt your little one will want to be in such an immobile position (bouncing notwithstanding) once he starts crawling and/or walking anyway.
The seat is apparently washable, I say apparently as for the life of me I can't work out how to detach it from the main body of the bouncer so in my house it remains a wipe-clean only item.
I have a 8 month old son called jack and from an early age he would kinda push up and down on my lap imatating bouncy movements, due to him being in hospital alot of his little life we have had to find ways of entertaining him by his bedside and I just use to bounce him on my lap.
When he was just over 4 months old my sister in law brought over this tigger doorway bouncer for jack to use, I was a bit wary of them at first as I wasnt convinced of how safe they were.
So this product is tiggers head and even his tail at the back (which I think is quite sweet) and it has bouncy ropes that at the top there is like a big clamp type thingy that just clasps on the wall ledge over the top of the doorway.
This is structured where you just slip your baby into it like a seat and you can adjust the height of it so they can touch the floor with their feet and bounce away.
This is suitable from 4 months plus.
If I was to buy this it would of cost me about £25- £30 which I think is a reasonable price for what it offers.
Also the saddle bit the baby sits in can be removed for washing.
You can find this on amazon, ebay, tesco and other good retail sites.
I think this is a very attractive and creative product as it is very eye catching for the baby thats in it, and another plus note is that tigger is a favourite character, and as you would expect this is a bright orange tigger with black stripes.
Before you put your baby into the seat please make sure the clasps are in the centre of the doorway to avoid any accidents of them bashing into the door.
So when I first put jack into this he was 4 months old and looked at me kind of confused as if to say "what you doing mum" lol but once he was in and I adjusted the height so he could just touch the floor, he just started bouncing around, he absolutely loved it!!!
4 months on and hes still bouncing around in it like a nutter lol.
He bounces really high and loves it, the only negative is that he twists around and he can get a bit muddled up and stuck so you have to make sure they are never left unattended.
He also seems to get his arm stuck between the bouncy ropes. When he gets really excited he bounces really high.
Now this does seem to squeak an alwful lot when hes bouncing but that might be because it was used before and given to us, I think it needs a bit of wd40 lol
It is quite hard to get them in and out I find as when im trying to put jack in it it swings about and jack also moves his legs so its a bit of hit and miss. Getting him out is also a challenge as you lift him up by his arms and kind of hold him close and then pull the rest of his body out with one hand but although I have said quite a few negatives it shows its secure. Please dont let these bad points put you off because jack just loves this and it helps him use his strength of his legs and feet to bounce which I think is good for them.
The good thing is that jack likes to watch my 2 year old and 9 year old playing as they dart from room to room and with this bouncer he can just turn himself around into each room to continue watching them.
Of course there is no time limit on how long a baby should be left in here but I find after about 20 minutes of bouncing jack gets a bit bored of it so we do it little and often.
So all in all I would definatly reccomend this to parents with babies 4 months and over as they love it.
I will give this 4 stars because its great and it only lost a star for the few negatives I pointed out.
Most of us can remember contraptions such as this from days gone by and it is good to see that they are still going strong, albeit updated and of course, like everything thesedays....branded!
This particular model is striking in its appearance in that it comes in the form of Tigger, the well-known Disney character. We recently bought one for our first grandchild and he loves it to bits (I have heard that some tots are frightened of it)
It is suitable for babies who are capable of supporting their own head unaided - typically from about 4 - 6 months old. Such an item would not be allowed to be marketed and sold had it not passed stringent Health and Safety tests. It can safely support weights of up to 12 kgs and is safe and easy to fit and use.
It certainly doesn't take long for most kids to learn. From an initial dangle and with a little encouragement from Mum, they quickly move to a gentle bounce and this brings lots of happy burbles and smiles.
As Baby becomes more confident and bounces more energetically, you will want to make sure he stays safe so it is not somewhere to dump Baby whilst Mum gets a bit of time to herself.
However, we all know how stressful parenthood can be, so although it was not designed with this in mind, the physics would suggest that it ought to be possible to launch Baby from the back door straight into the vegetable patch should he/she start to play up.
The door bouncer is fully adjustable and is designed to fit in any standard doorway. It has a fully washable and supportive saddle into which you fasten Baby. The saddle is suspended from the Tigger character, made from strong plastic. This part of the item comes with a battery which powers Tigger's bouncy sound - The Boing Boing Boing drives you crazy after a while, so you will be thankful that there is an on/off switch for this.
We would certainly recommend this item, but since it is something that Baby will outgrow in a matter of months, it's worth looking for a second hand one. There are plenty available on ebay at or around a tenner, a very worthwhile saving on the price for a brand new item.
We purchased this door bouncer when my daughter was around 3 months old. She was strong for her age and held her head up well- but this product isn't recommended for children under 4 months. Children can go in it up to 25lb - but to be honest they will have outgrown it developmentally way before then.
The product looks and feels to be particularly good quality. The material, colour and design are all very good. The front is a tigger head that rattles and the back has a tail.
It states that it is suitable for most door frames, but attaches by resting a plastic circle bit (I know that's not very technical) on the ridge of the door frame. So do check that yours are wide enough for this. Even if they are and you can fit the product safely I would never have felt comfortable leaving my daughter in this- and I always sat with her while she used it.
She always really enjoyed it. It is easy to adjust as you child grows to ensure that only their toes are touching the floor (as that's how they get maximum bounce). It is annoying if you leave it in a doorway that is in constant use- so you do really have to packk it away every time. If you think your child might be using a bouncer a lot then it might be better to invets in a more expensive free standing one. They however, do take up a lot of room. For us this was perfect and only cost £20. Which is well sorth it for the enjoyment my daughter had from it.
When my son was around 2months old a friend was having a clear out and came across this tigger bouncer and asked if I would like it, so I though I may as well and see if my son liked it. As I got it from a friend I do not know the exact price which was paid for it but after searching the internet it seems to cost around £20 depending upon where it is bought.
When we first got it my son was still a bit young to go in it but when he was around 4/5months and fully capable of holding his head up by himself we thought we would try him in it to see if he liked it and he absolutely loved it. The bouncer fits onto most interior doorways which have a minimum of a 13mm thick door frame. It attaches by prising open the clip and placing it on the door way and when you let go it closes over and remains securely in place and can be removed just as easily for when you are finished using it. The seat is padded for extra comfort for your child and is machine washable. The height of the bouncer is adjustable so that it can be altered to suit so only your child's toes touch the floor. My son loved it when he was in the bouncer and we rolled a ball to him as he would try and kick it back and want to do this over and over again.
The seat is orange with tigger's head on the front which has a rattle inside it for added fun and his tail on sticking out the back which my son would always try and catch even tho he never could as every time he turned to get it obviously the rear would turn as well so it was like a dog chasing its tail! The recommended age is for 4months and up til a maximum weight of 11.3kg (25lbs). The only problem which we had with it was that when my son got a big bigger but still able to use the bouncer the straps which hold the seat on began to get in the way and rub on his face/head sometimes. But overall a great buy which occupies young baby's and helps them to balance on there feet.
From time to time my nephew comes to visit and when he does I have to be prepared with activites / things to do as he can get very restless! One of the things I bought to keep him occupied as a young baby (he was about 4 months) was this 'Firth Years Tigger Door Bouncer'.
I bought it from argos at a cost of £15.99 as it was on offer, which I thought was a very reasonable price and was more than happy to pay it, though I think the normal price may be around £19.99.
It is a door bouncer, so the idea of is to attatch it to the door frame and simply allow the baby to bounce in it, however, I think the baby should always be watched or to be somewhere you can see the baby out the corner of your eye.
I really like the design of this one, which is one of the reasons as to why I picked it, it is a dinsey tigger theme, which means it is nice and fun for babies - though I am sure that they don't really care!
It is a lovely vibrant orange, with thick black stripes and tiggers head at the front, though if the baby is not in the door bouncer I do suggest you tqake it down as my nephew seemed to be mesmorised by tiggers head and kept on pulling at it and I was terrified that the whole thing was just going to fall on him.
As soon as he was in this his little face would really light up though, when it was purchased, due to it being from 3 months, he couldn't walk so it is a very great way to strengthen their legs and to encourage their gross motor skills.
Their are 4 straps attached to the seat and they seem very strong and sturdy, however are ever so slightly stretchy, so do allow for the baby to 'bounce' in it.
The seat itself was quite padded and around the top had a thicker rim which was very padded to keep the baby safely in place and to provide support. The seat also tends to stretch with the baby, so when you first buy it isn't huge on the child, however when the child begins to grown it does sort of stretch with the child and provide a snugger fit.
I would definitley reccomend this as it does provide endless hours of entertainment for the little ones and is great for is you have jobs to do, such as cooking or cleaning up as you can attach it to the door frame closest to you so can keep an eye on the baby and know that they are safe!
When I was younger I'm told I loved my door bouncer as a baby. I used to sit and bounce in it daily and used to get ever so excited (apparently!) when it was brought out! Knowing I loved it so much, my father thought that it might be genetic and bought my little boy a Tigger Door Bouncer when he was very young to play on. He paid £18 for the bouncer from a supermarket, which I believe was on offer at the time. For that amount, and the amount of enjoyment my son had out of it, I think it was well worth what my dad paid.
The bouncer consists of a harness which is decorated with the face of Tigger which I think is very cute, and has an orange and black tiger stripe pattern. Attached to this are some tough elasticated bouncy straps, which are blue in colour. The orange and blue colours are suitable for boys and girls, as the blue is a very pale colour, so this was good as it meant I could reuse the bouncer later when my daughter was very young too.
The Tigger Door Bouncer is attached to the top of the door frame by clipping the hook clamps to the door's frame. The bouncer comes with full instructions for fitting, as they are clearer than my description! Either way, once the bouncer is attached to the door, it's very secure and a hard solid tug will not shift the bouncer.
The bouncer is designed for babies up to 25lbs in weight and over 3 months old, and as my son was well under that weight, and around 5 months at that time, he was of a great weight to try this out.
When we first put him in the bouncer, with his legs through each one of the holes in what is basically a bouncing pair of pants, he didn't really have much of a clue what to do at first. After bobbing him up and down a little bit though, he eventually figured out that bending his legs would power him to bounce up and down. As soon as he figured this out, he bounced up and down constantly for half an hour, giggled solidly for most of it and completely tired himself out. Getting him out of the bouncer was not a problem for me either.
The supports around his legs on the bouncer were nice and soft and didn't dig into his legs at all, meaning he had a comfortable bouncing experience, which he always thoroughly enjoyed.
I'm not sure how many months it was before he was too big for it, but after a while, I noticed that the belt didn't come as high up his waist as it used to, and he was bouncing a bit too vigorously by that point. It was then I'd decided he'd outgrown his much loved Tigger bouncer.
==Tigger Door Bouncer==
The Tigger door bouncer was given to me by one of my best friends as she had had great success with the thing for her two children and as they are a little bit older than Jack it was the perfect age for him once they had grown out of it.
The bouncer itself would have costs around the £25 to £30 region so I did offer her some money for it but being good friends she didn't want anything for it and was happy to see it go to a good home. I couldn't wait for Jack to go in it as it looked to be such a fun item, and I wasn't wrong.
The door bouncer is a simple yet great item which can be fixed easily to the top of any door frame by simply clipping the large set of hook type clamps on the upper part of the wall above the door. These then rest slightly on the frame and Jack being a rather large baby I was concerned about him pulling off the frame and landing in a heap. This didn't happen but the frame did appear slightly more wobbly after using it than it did before but I would always check it before, during and after use and it still seemed very secure and unlikely to break off.
The product is suitable for babies aged four months and over and the seat gives a good bit of support for the child's front and back making them safe and snug once you have actually gotten them in the thing which was a little tricky at first. Once I had gotten the hang of getting Jack in there after a few goes of it, it did become easier and faster to do. I found the best way was to get the door bouncer set up and in place and then pick Jack up and slot him in the bouncer as you would do a baby swing.
The Tigger bouncer looks as good as the actual use of the thing is as there is a large soft toy Tigger head and it even has a little tail sticking out of the back. The Tigger head makes a little jingle noise as there is a little bell of some sort inside it which also makes another area of interest for little minds to investigate. The bright orange colour is appealing for baby's and the soft material that the item is made from makes sure it is very comfortable to use and easy to clean.
When Jack was in it he seemed to have such fun bouncing around but on occasions did find it has to get the bouncing technique right. The bouncer seemed to swing one way more so than the other from time to time but this didn't stop him having a great time in it. You d have to still keep a watchful eye on the child and it is not like you can leave them there hanging about and bouncing without someone there to make sure they are safe and not getting all twisted up.
The fact that Jack had so much fun in the item, albeit for a relatively short period of time meant that I though this item was a great one and I would have been happy to have purchased it myself. I have kept this item along with only a few others in anticipation of the next child (when we have enough money to have another one) and I found it one of the few baby items that was actually rather good.
All in all I think a 4 star rating for this product is fair. The one minus mark is that it can get twisted up a little if the child tries to spin around in it and it may well have done a touch of damage to the top of the door frame (not that you would really notice this though).
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read
Following my Winnie The Pooh theme, my brother in law purchased this for my daughter when she was around 4 months old. I had mixed feelings about the door bouncer. I thought it would be fun for her but on the other hand I was worried about how safe it would be. After all, it hangs from the door frame and it has to support a childs full weight.
I got it out of the box to see this little Tigger style seat for your child to sit in with a 3D Tigger face on it and 3D tail sticking out the back and then the seat is covered in Tigger style colurs. The seat has two holes for your child to put their legs through. It has blue straps which connect to the spring bit which you clip over your door frame. You do not need to assemble this or put it together it is all already done for you. The bouncer is fully adjustable to different heights so you can find a height you and your baby are most comfortable with.
Please note before putting your child in this that they must be four months and able to hold their head up alone. If not, this item is not suitable. The bouncer can be used until your child weighs 25lbs which is the maximum weight this product can hold.
Once it was secured to the door frame by my husband, we put our daughter in it. I hated every second she was in it, terrified that it would come down with her in it. Luckily for me, my daughter was not very impressed with the bouncer and decided to cry everytime she was put in it! Instead of bouncing and screaming happily, she was screaming with dislike so we took her out of it for her to never use again.
Whilst it is very well made, stitched together nearly and sturdily. The straps appeared to be nice and strong too but I was still glad when my daughter didn't like it because I wouldn't have been able to fully settle in my mind with her being in it.
It costs around £22 from Amazon.co.uk and I do think it is down to the individual parent as to whether or not they would want their child to use it.
I got this Tigger door bouncer for my 4 month old son 2 weeks ago and I have to say it is the best thing I have got him so far. He is constantly wanting to be on his feet and those parents out there will know that having to hold a baby constantly when they want to stand up can be time consuming!
When I first got this I checked it all as soon as I got it out the box. Initially I thought that it looked very well made with no faults. It came in a compact box with a set of clear instructions.
This bouncer is very easy to put up and adjust using the adjustable strap for height. It is very secure and I have no worries about it at all. Once I put my son in this he absolutely loved it. The colours are lovely and bright with a face and tail on the body which makes it more fun for the child. My son has used this non stop since I got it. I like the freedom it gives him to feel independent whilst still being safe. i have not had to wash it yet so cannot comment on how easy it is to remove the fabric seating part to wash- I will keep you posted!
The only couple of problems i have found is that it does not fit easily on all my door frames, this may be due to the previous owners of my house putting sliding doors everywhere though! Also it can be difficult to get your child out again due to the plastic bouncer part in the middle- I find you have to lift out very strategically to ensure your child does not hit their head! Despite this though it was a great purchase and I have already had more than enough usage out of it to make it value for money.
We were given one of these as a hand me down, and to be honest, I'm glad we didn't pay for it, as I found it's life span to be quite limited. Either your little one is too small to sit in it comfortably for anything over 5 minutes or, after a few months, they are ready to walk and don't want to sit still in something that restricts their movements.
Sure, it is a fun product to have around, it looks cute and makes a slightly less annoying repetitive noise than most of the similar toys on the market (the whole turn down the volume till it is just a vaguely irritating background noise was a winner for me) and you can have minutes of hilarity watching their little face light up with the joy of bouncing- but trying to move it out of the way everytime you wanted to go out of the room was irksome.
All in all, a fun product that will last a few months and give you some laughs, but not something to invest in if you want a toy which will keep them entertained for more than 10 minutes.
My parents brought this for my daughter for christmas. I was really excited because I had one of these when I was younger and even more excited because it was tigger - my all time favorite Disney character.
I got it out of the box straight away and got my dad to hang it on the door so my daughter could have a go.
At 5 months old she wasn't that interested and didnt really know what she was supposed to be doing but she soon got the hang of it and was soon jumping up and down!!
I was quite concerened about her little feet as I wasnt really sure how high or low she was supposed to be hanging and how flat on the floor her feet should be as there was no guide but she seemed comfortable so I let her get on with it.
After watching my dad hang it up and I knew how to do it I found it really easy to get on and off the door and it seemed really sterdy and safe. I had no fear of her falling out or it coming unattached as it simply was not possible. I did fear that she would get a little too over excited and bang into the door frame but it seemed her little legs wernt strong enough to swing that hard anyway.
Although I was really pleased with the product I found it really hard to get her in and out of it and sometimes she got caught and it even became dangerous. As I lifted her up I would bang her head on the plastic bit that was holding it all together and I couldnt seem to get her feet out of the holes and we had all sorts of trouble. It was really hard and I soon stopped putting her in it if I didnt have an extra pair of hands to help me get her out of it!
The swing is really steardy and as I said before I cannot tell you how safe I felt when she was in there. It is very soft around the legs and baby always seemed really comfortable in it.
The bouncer can be brought in various places and many popular high street stores such as Tesco. It is around £20 but can be picked up cheaper.
The weight limit is 25lb but I would suggest 20lb max as my daughter is not 22lb and she is far too big for it. She could easily topple out of it now as the belt does not come up high enough and there is no way to harness the baby in completely. The straps can obviously be adjusted according to babies height meaning she can bounce as high as she likes. The suspension is not too much though so it wont become dangerous as baby gets more mobile.
The baby gets really tired using this bouncer which is an added bonus as when she comes out she wants to sleep. It has certainly made her little legs stronger and she gets very excited when she sees tigger coming out - or at least she did until she got too big for him :( recommended!!
My sister had one of these for her little girl and it was fab, i had to go out and get one for my little lady too and boy did she love it.
we bought this at around 6/7 months when she was learning to pull her self up so i figured that it would be good for her to use her feet a little more and get use to been stood up and bouncing.
she really loved it! it gives excellent support thanks to how it fits and the noise's encouraged her to move about and jump more and more,it was great to see.
we used it well over a year and passed it onto a friend when my little one had outgrown it and its back in use again for another baby to give even more enjoyment to someone else.
excellent value and lots of fun a great buy
I bought his item when i was about 8 months pregnant. It has a funky 'tigger' design and is bright in colour.
It says ont the box that it is suitable from 3 months upwards, but it all depends on your child, I would reccommend it to be used once your child can hole thier head up, and can sit supported.
The bouncer can be adjusted to different hieghts to siut your baby and your door frame.
There is a clamp wich snugly fits over the top of your door frame, the added bonus being that there is no assembly required. It can easily be put up and removed. the seat part fully supports your baby, and thier weight. Because of the deisgn it should not (when used correctly) cause any damage to your door frame. It can also be easily cleaned. The spirngs (for the bouncing effect) are encased in a sturdy plastic so your little ones will not hurt thier fingers. Because the bouncer is so light and compact it can be easily transported around (very handy for going to grandmas!).
The chair features a 3D head, (of Tigger) on the front and his tail on the reverse. Which will keep your child entertained, (though my son did try to eat his and lent forward, but he never fell out).
All in all this is a great product and will keep your child boucing and happy for a good couple of months before they outgrow it.
Secure and comfortable for the child 3 Months+.