- The Hoppy Days Bouncer is a cute frog themed bouncer with a head support for baby & 3 fun toys for play!
- It features a super sweet but very contemporary fashion, a soft removable toybar with 3 character friends to entertain and an upbeat tune for baby.
- A plush snail and turtle with ribbon ends are great for tactile fun and can be switched around.
- Moms #1 feature, soothing vibrations is featured.
- The seat is very deep, has 3 point restraint and is machine washable.
I bought this bouncy seat when my son was nearly two months old, and we have found that it fills the bill in every way. The price is reasonable. The seat is soft and shaped just right, and the headrest pad adjusts as he grows. The toys are cute and interesting but not overwhelming– there are no lights or moving things, but the snail and turtle have friendly smiles and the frog in the middle plays music when his handle is pulled. We have the Rainforest Gym, and my son was totally overwhelmed by all the colors and moving lights, so as cool as they look to me and my older kids, I chose not to get the Rainforest or Waterfall bouncy seats. This seat is light and compact, and the toy bar is not bulky, so it is easy for me to move around the house with one hand. The pattern is cute and colorful (and unisex) without being that loud/primary eyesore that I wanted to avoid. My son loves the vibrations, they make him happy when nothing else will, but I can imagine that a sensitive or very tiny baby might need to grow into them, as the other reviewer was saying. I am entirely happy with this seat and would recommend it to anyone with an infant.
Better for Infant not Newborn
The quality of this chair is good, no complaints. The print is cute and even though i think the toys look boring my five month old loves to play with them and proudly pulls the frog to hear the music. It allows me to take a shower while he plays! But he did not like this chair until about 3 months old. Before that it was uncomfortable, his head was bend forward in a weird way. We are definitely using it now, but i wish i would have gotten a bouncy that was more infant friendly so i could have used it longer..
The Fisher-Price Hoppy Days Bouncer is a good bouncer for the price. We have had this bouncer for nearly 6 months and it has held up well. Below is a list of what I like/dislike about the bouncer.Pros:1. Affordable2. Easy to clean (cover is machine washable)3. Portable & lightweight (easy to take from room to room)4. Nice motion (vibration or rocking with your foot)Cons:1. The toy bar is just okay (the song the frog plays gets annoying and the other toys don’t do anything).2. I wish the hard plastic at the base of the seat was at the side or covered with more padding (my son’s feet hit the plastic when he bounces himself).
we call it the “miracle chair”
My six-week-old daughter tends to get overtired and fussy and then has trouble settling down for a nap. She also has some mild reflux and gas issues after eating, so I’ve been trying to keep her more upright after her feedings. We registered for a swing, but she hasn’t taken to it; she prefers bouncing. Until I got this bouncer, I would hold her on my lap and bounce on an exercise ball. Great exercise for me, but my arms and back would get tired after 30 minutes. So I got this bouncy seat on Craigslist (it looks like it’s been replaced with a newer model with different patterns -Fisher-Price Bouncer, Mocha Butterfly) and she LOVES it. She naps in it at least twice a day. I put the vibrate feature on and I haven’t noticed that it’s as strong as other reviewers experienced, even with a new battery. I haven’t used the toy bar, but the little holes that the bar fits into have been very useful – I use a long-ish stick inserted in the hole to bounce the seat for her while I’m sitting in a chair or in bed so I don’t have to lean over. The seat is very responsive – I can bounce it with one finger while surfing the internet with the other hand. : It’s been great to help her calm down – once she’s asleep I stop bouncing it. I wish we’d gotten the seat sooner, but then again I might not have lost as much pregnancy weight as I did bouncing on that exercise ball! 🙂
A Hop to it Necessity for New Parents!
With a month old child in the house, I can tell you with certainty what items from my registry were worthwhile and which aren’t used much, or aren’t used yet. This bouncer is among the most used items we own for our son. This lightweight, easy to put together bouncer with an option for vibration and dangling toys is something I’d likely get for any mom-to-be. Especially one living in a small apartment with limited space.The bouncer is a soft green color, with machine washable covering (important!). It’s a nice neutral fit for the non-gender specific shower. The entire thing is easily put together out of the box, even for this all-thumbs parent. Once put together, it is sturdy, but lightweight enough to be easily carried from room to room or lifted up and transported. While the wider base can be a bit tricky to navigate at times, it’s much smaller than a baby swing and fits an apartment lifestyle where space is at a premium. The build of the bouncer allows it to bounce when the baby moves, or when an adult gently “bounces” it. It also has a battery operated vibrator that takes one D battery. The vibrations may be a bit strong for some newborns, but our son seems to enjoy them. The dangling toys include two soft toy animals attached with velcro and a plastic frog with a handle. When this is pulled, it plays some rather tinny music which I don’t care for all that much, but can overlook.The bouncer is equiped with a safety belt to keep a child in place (given that our little guy is a squirmer, this is fundamental!) And a baby can sit and watch the world around them, or sleep securely. Our son prefers to snooze in his bouncer than to sleep in his bassinet and often ends up spending the night tucked into the bouncer close to hand so that if he fusses, a quick nudge or two will send it moving and hopefully help lull him back to sleep. The dangling toys don’t interest him much yet, but may in a few more weeks, for now they mostly get in the way when we’re trying to get him out or put him in. But this is a minor quibble and the two soft toys can be removed, as can the whole toy arch. The vibration on the chair is the only battery operated part, and this can be ignored if batteries aren’t available or run out.I highly recommend this to anyone who is debating about a swing or bouncer for their first child, and it’s a great shower gift. If you’re looking for other essentials, you might want to check out baby travel systems (strollers with car seats) and a good changing table pad.Happy parenting! ^_^ Shanshad
Sometimes simple is best
This was hands-down the baby product we used the most. Our baby loved to be bounced more vigorously and liked the strong vibrations. When it seemed like he didn’t like the vibrations anymore, we just turned them off.I’ve never tripped or stubbed a toe on the legs, but I like that the legs are wide-set because it gives the bouncer a more balanced base and more support. I don’t worry about tipping. We haven’t had a problem carefully stepping around it.I think one of the best features is the simple toy bar that is removeable. It’s got 3 toys and the middle one plays a song. Much like every other toy that plays a song, it gets annoying, so we taped the pull handle to the frog’s body so he couldn’t set it off anymore. The toy bar is so easy to remove and set aside, so that he can just bounce without the other toys swinging violently and being noisy.The price is right–at $35 it’s $20 cheaper than many other seats and the other ones he’s tried he just doesn’t like, because he can’t get a good bounce going. If the toy bar is too boring, you can attach some other toys with links. Save yourself some money and buy this basic bouncy chair over the expensive ones with more bells and whistles. The baby will never know the difference.
Bought this as a gift for my sister’s baby. It would be “gender neutral” but maybe somewhat more appropriate for a boy. The chair is comfy and well padded and the toy that hang above do keep the little one entertained. After 4 months of constant use, it still looks great.