Saturday, June 26, 2010

Review: Infantino Fold and Go Bouncer

Though he may not look like it in this pic, Robbie LOVES this bouncer!

OK, that's a little better!

Seriously, we are enjoying the lovely Fold and Go Bouncer that Infantino has so generously let us try! We have even folded it and gone with it on two out-of-town trips! There are quite a few features that make me very impressed with this product, and it is also one of those "Why didn't I think of that?!" type things!

The bouncer was easy to assemble. I did it all by myself! :) The first time I tried to fold it up to travel with it, I did fail to notice the handy little straps included with which to keep the bar stabilized while transporting it, but once I found those, it stayed folded much more nicely! The bouncer is lightweight and folds down to a very compact size, and is not complicated to set up or fold down.

It has many nice features: an adjustable head-rest pillow, an adjustable and removable toy bar with two removable toys, several vibration/sound features, and THIS is something I really like: it cuts off after a few minutes so that I'm not constantly replacing batteries! This is especially nice with traveling, as this ensures that it doesn't get turned on and run while not in use.

The fabric is washable and is a visually pleasing tan, orange, turquoise, and green pattern. It is understated but still attractive! The head pillow can be attached to the seat by a velcro strip, so that as baby grows, the pillow can be adjusted. Since the toy bar is also adjustable, this not only makes it easier for travel, but also means that it can be moved so the toys are closer or farther away from baby as desired. I especially like that the elephant features a mirror on its side, as Robbie is currently fascinated with talking to himself in the mirror! It is also nice that the toys can be removed from the bar, so that other toys could be interchanged if the user wishes. (I've actually attached some other Infantino toys for variety!)

The control panel for the sound and vibration is easily accessed from the front of the seat.It has separate buttons for power, vibration, music, volume, and other sounds. The fact that it has volume control ROCKS! (Have you noticed that many baby toys are ridiculously LOUD?!?) The music button features three tunes, and the sound button includes a water sound, a heartbeat sound, and a white noise.

Robbie loves to sit in this bouncer. It is the perfect place for a baby to sit and relax!

See what I mean?!

Disclosure statement:
I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products to as part of my participation.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Review: Infantino Twist and Fold Gym

Robbie LOVES this gym, as do I! I can't say enough great stuff about it. It was very simple to put together; in fact, my 6 year old helped me to assemble it. We did realize, however, that we had not properly set it up because we had not twisted the top! Once we did that, the toys were lower and more accessible for Robbie.

The bright colors are very stimulating for a baby, and the pictures are high interest as well. Robbie loves to kick at the Lion especially! The ball contains a bell, and he loves to make it ring! Over the past few days he has also noticed that I had 'velcro' the mirror near the top so that he can look in it when he is on his back. He loves to smile and coo at himself! I also love that the gym includes a prop-up pillow for tummy time.

I don't know if the creators did this on purpose, but another feature I've noted and LOVE is that the material doesn't show 'spit up spots' much at all! It also is made up a water (and thus, spit up) resistant material. It is plenty roomy enough for Robbie to push himself around on by his heels. He gets a different view and toy to play with at each corner, so he keeps himself entertained for quite some time.

We are getting ready to do some traveling, and we will be SURE to pack up the Twist and Fold Gym because Robbie loves it so much! The gym is easy to disassemble and reassemble, so it won't be difficult to set back up once we reach our destination or arrive back home.

I am very pleased with the quality and workmanship of this gym. Infantino toys are made of highest quality, and it shows!

I am a participant in a MomCentral campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products to as part of my participation.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Uncle Ben's winner!

So sorry that I am two days delinquent posting this! This working/going to school/having an infant thing is hard on a gal!

Without further adieu...we have a winner!


Be looking for an email from me, so I can get your snail mail and get your rice and apron to you!

Thanks again for entering, folks!