Welcome to the New Year, New Baby Giveaway Hop, hosted by Mama’s Baby Cupcakes and co-hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! Join us in celebrating the New Year and Michelle’s new baby girl born this December! This hop is focused on items for babies aged newborn to one year. After entering my giveaway, you can use the linky to hop around the other blogs! Each prize is worth at least $25.00.
Tiny Love’s newest bouncer has been aptly named the “Take Along” because it’s lightweight and quick to pack and travel with. I received a Take Along bouncer in exchange for an honest review and was very eager to see how we liked it!
There’s no assembly required. I pulled it out of the box and popped it open. The gray and red color is scheme is very neutral and the overall design is quite sleek and modern:
I found the triangle-shaped base to be very sturdy, and it doesn’t take up too much floor space.
Other nice features include a cover that’s easily removed for washing, mesh sides for good airflow and a mechanism on the back that very clearly shows you whether the seat is locked or unlocked. To fold up you simply press a button on the front, push down on the front of the seat and unlock the back. The seat pretty much folds up on its own from there and lies almost flat for storage.
The Take Along Bouncer is designed for ages 0 to 12 months and Erik was 9 months when we first tested out this seat, however I think the ideal age is definitely 0 to 6 months. He likes bouncing in the seat but usually needs a toy to keep him interested or he starts getting squirmy. After Erik hit the 10-month mark, I passed our Tiny Love bouncer on to my younger sister who has a 2-month-old girl. She called me to say they love the bouncer for several reasons. Like us, she found that the base is very sturdy, so the seat is safe and stays put. Also, with the open front, it’s easy to put baby in or take baby out (no toys, bars, etc. in the way). The angle of the seat is also just right for young infants; they can recline comfortably yet still look around and see what’s going on.
The Take Along bouncer seat includes a big gray storage bag with a red drawstring which I found was useful for keeping it clean and protected, but it’s not comfortable to carry because the drawstring is very long and thin. It would be fantastic if the carry bag had a wider strap, or was shaped more like a tote bag or backpack you could easily sling over your shoulder.
The Take Along Bouncer is available at your favorite baby gear retailer and sells for just $39.99-44.99. You can watch a video of the Take Along Bouncer in action on YouTube.
And you can enter to win one of your own in the New Baby Near Year giveaway hop! Use the entry form below, and then hop around to the other participating blogs for more prizes!