Have had a look in mothercare at the basic kind (baby bounces or you) and the seemingly flasher kind that vibrates (quite a lot - which surprised me - rather like a back massage chair!) Anyone recommend one please? We didn't have one for our first but I'm thinking this could be very useful. We had our eye on the Fisher Price Kick and Play as it has a detatchable bit for exciting baby but also a calming motion. Thanks in advance for any tips and suggestions.
the ones we had for dd and passed onto ds was only really used for the first few weeks as a place to put them while I did something else iykiwm..the lo's never slept in them and tbh I wouldn't want them to...if I wanted them to have a nap I would put them into their cot. Get a play mat for them to be active on.
I kind of agree with shhhh. We had a very basic bouncer for DS and it was useful for sitting him in when I had to do something but he never, ever slept in it and I didn't really want him to as I prefer him to nap in his cot. We also had a swing from Mothercare that was a huge waste of money. We hoped it would soothe him when grizzly but it really didn't! And the music was vile.
Best advice would be to see if you can borrow one from a friend or get one on Freecycle. Some babies really like that kind of thing and some don't and you don't until the baby is born.