As the days pass, Freddie is becoming more and more aware of the world around him and the days of him being asleep for the majority are long gone. So what do you do with a baby to stimulate their senses and keep them entertained whilst you cook the dinner or fold the washing? We’ve been testing out the Fisher Price Kick ‘n Play Musical Bouncer over the last week or so and so far, it’s a hit with baby Freddie.
The Fisher Price Kick ‘n Play Musical Bouncer is a portable baby chair for little ones suitable from birth. It has integrated soft piano keys where babies can rest their feet and has a removable toy bar with additional features.
The toy bar has three different coloured overhead lights which are triggered by the pressure on the piano keys. These are designed to help stimulate their visual and auditory senses. Freddie hasn’t yet worked out the link between the keys and the lights but I’m sure he will in time. However, the lights are fascinating to him. He loves to follow them as they light up and have kept him entertained this week.
The toy bar also features two hanging toys; a Tamborine and a shaker which are fixed to the toy bar. These are at arms length to encourage little ones to bat them, making sounds and watching them move. Freddie’s started to move his arms more this week and has caught his hand on the shaker (might have been a complete fluke or he’s very advanced!) which entertained him. These toys are said to assist in developing gross motor skills which is good to know as he’s having fun.
There are two musical settings; short play and long play. In short play, each key plays a note and lights up the matching colour on the toy bar. In long play, the musical melodies play and the lights dance across the toy bar in rhythm. there’s also a volume control which allows you to adjust the volume to suit.
The bouncer also has a vibrate feature which can be used in play or on its own. We used to love the vibrate feature on our previous Fisher Price bouncer that my now, 5 year old sat and played in, so I’m hoping that this feature will help calm and relax Freddie if he’s a bit grouchy!
The Fisher Price Kick ‘n Play Musical Bouncer is a safe place for baby to sit and relax in. It has a 3 point harness so you can strap the little one in and they can happily sit and play whilst you’re getting the household jobs done. It doesn’t have any recline features which I would have liked to see but it’s a great seat for little ones to use.
It took me around 20 minutes to assemble the bouncer and all you need is a Philips screwdriver and 3 x D (LR14) batteries which are not included.
Overall, I love the Fisher Price Bouncer. It’s appealing with its bright and colourful Fisher Price friends design, the seat pad is machine washable so it’s hugely practical, the toy bar is removable and is engaging when used with the musical feature of the bouncer. On it’s own, the bouncer allows parents to keep an eye on their little ones in a safe environment whilst they put the kettle on! Just yesterday, I managed to cook the dinner with Freddie in the bouncer in the kitchen with me and he was really happy and content. It’s a fantastic bouncer which is sure to keep him entertained for months to come!
The Fisher Price Kick ‘n Play Musical Bouncer has an RRP of £57.99.
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