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Bouncer/chair for big baby

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OneForTheRoadThen Thu 15-Sep-16 09:37:23


My son is 16 weeks old and 17lbs. He's coming up to the 9kg weight limit on his bouncer and getting too long for it as well but is nowhere near being able to sit yet.

Does anyone have any ideas of a bouncer for the heavier baby? grin he has a jumperoo but I was after something he can relax in while I do a bit if housework. Thanks

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Thu 15-Sep-16 11:49:50

I need ideas too! Hard work. I used to have a fisher price infant to toddler rocker but my DS tipped it while well within in the weight limit so swiftly got rid and won't use one for DD.

minipie Thu 15-Sep-16 12:10:45

Babybjorn balance? It does say the weight limit is 9kg but I definitely had DD2 in it when she was heavier than that and it was fine. She was short though so maybe a taller baby wouldn't fit.

What about a bumbo (DDs hated it but many babies like it) or a sitting "nest" like the Galt playnest?

Might a beanbag work, if you have one available?

OneForTheRoadThen Thu 15-Sep-16 12:27:37

That's a great idea about the nest Minipie! I'll probably get one of those. Thanks smile

minipie Thu 15-Sep-16 12:41:57

No probs smile. My advice is look for a second hand one as they're only used for a short period till they can sit up!

polkadotdelight Thu 15-Sep-16 20:03:13

Jane Evolution make chairs/rockers with a high weight limit. We bought ours second hand off ebay, covers are removeable and Ive machine washed them. DS never tipped it and is a 98th centile lump. The best weight limit I found was the Nuna Leaf and out of desperation and pnd I bought it. DS is nearly 2 now and sits in it to drink his evening milk and have stories.

boopdoop Thu 15-Sep-16 22:27:00

I found the mamas and papas snug much better than the traditional bumbo - I had a big DS and found that bumbo better for fitting his legs in, and it lasts longer as it has an insert you can remove. And I felt it safer and less likely to tip over than the bumbo. Also found the galt nest great, add a few toys or ball pool balls.

OneForTheRoadThen Fri 16-Sep-16 17:08:06

Thanks for your suggestions. polka that chair does look nice! I might have a look around for a secondhand one smile

captaincake Fri 16-Sep-16 18:47:20

We had the baby bjorn babysitter balance and that went up to 13kg. it is brilliant

Artandco Fri 16-Sep-16 18:49:54

The Nuna leaf takes up to 60kg! That's heavier than me.

ALemonyPea Fri 16-Sep-16 18:54:45

What about a baby to toddler chair. I bought one for my nephew as he was huge and still using it now 16 months old.

polkadotdelight Fri 16-Sep-16 21:56:08

In hindsight I was out of my tree buying the bloody thing but we do still use it and I plan on selling it on. Everything else we bought was second hand. Wish I only weighed 60kg though!

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