The Benefits of Being A Stay At Home Mom – They are Immense!

I often get this look, ‘you are a stay at home mom, you don’t work ‘, or people give me that sceptical look, ‘what do you do?’ Being a stay at home mom (SAHM) is considered a taboo by a lot of people. There is no pride in it or joy in it, for others, not me! Is being a SAHM now something to be ashamed about? This a question every mother should ask herself. What are the benefits of being a SAHM?

No, it is not ‘your house will always be clean’!  A SAHM doesn’t mean that she has to clean the house all day long!

You always have a choice

When you enter motherhood, you have got a limited time for yourself. We all know that. But if you opt to be a SAHM, then you have a choice as to how you want to lead your life. You can decide what you want to do in your free time (when kids are sleeping or in the nursery). If you are a working mom, every day for a fixed time you will be chained to your desk at work! You have no option there!

Earning money

The main difference between a SAHM and a working mom is the salary or lack of it, but there is a solution to that as well. If you persevere and belief in yourself, you can very easily set up your own business from home without anybody’s help.

If you work hard and follow your instinct, you will be able to earn more than a fixed salary every month. This will not only give you increased confidence and financial independence but also help you pass your time productively.

Please refer to my previous post on SAHM Business ideas here.

Pursuing your hobbies

If you want to pursue your hobbies or interests, it will be harder if you are working. You still got to come home, cook meals and help kids with their homework! For every mother it is very important to do something they enjoy. Life should not only be about work, work and more work whether it is your career or housework.

There should be things you should do to lighten you up, give you some space to breathe, spend time doing things you like or with people you are close to!

Your children will be what you want them to be

If you want your children to be what you want them to be, this can only be achieved if you spend lots and lots of time with them especially when they are under 5 years of age. Remember every person has a different way of handling your kids as compared to you. By every person, I mean your child minder, your mother, your mother -in-law etc.

Only a mother understands her child the most- the reason is obvious. A mother has nurtured a child for nine long months ever since he/she was conceived! Nobody can beat that- not even the father!

Your child is like a clean slate when he/she is born. You can write on this slate only what you want, how you want and when you want. For example, if a toddler is irate or in a tantrum for wanting a chocolate instead of a piece of fruit, only a mother has the patience to convince the child to have the fruit instead of the chocolate.

Only a mother will persevere to instil good habits in a child, for example having 3 balanced meals a day, minimise junk or readymade meals etc. But this can be achieved only if you are SAHM, especially if your child is under the age of 5 years.

If you set a good foundation of your child’s life, you will see the benefits of it as they grow.

You do not have to rely on other people

I met a mother once who said that her mother-in-law looks after her kids while she works full time. One day the mother-in-law was not feeling well during the school holidays, but the mother instead of thinking of the health of the elderly mother-in-law, thought to herself ( and said it aloud to me), what should I do if you are not well, I need to go to work. Obviously I was dumbstruck! Parents must remember that the Grandparents are doing the parents a massive favour by looking after their children.

Grandparents are elderly people who need to look after their health as well. Do not overburden them with your children. It isn’t fair on them!

If you are not sure what the Grandparents role should be in your child’s life, please refer to my previous post here.

So if you are a SAHM, you do not have to worry about who will look after your children during illness and school holidays.

Even child minders are humans, and they can fall sick or have an emergency in their personal life.

Even if you have figured it all out

If you are intending to go to work and have figured it all out, who will look after your kids during the school holidays, you still have to think who will look after your children when they are sick. After all, a child will need his/her mother the most when they are sick. Mothers can comfort the child like no one else can. If you are a working mom, you also have to worry about the childcare costs – they are not cheap either!

If you decide to be a SAHM, do not restrict yourself to the 4 walls of the house – it will drive you crazy! Do something of your own!

Conclusion

Finally it all depends on what is priority in your life, what are your beliefs on how to raise your child. Either way, do not feel guilty. Make the most of your life too!

Are you a SAHM? How did you pass your time during school hours? Please share for the benefit of other readers via comment box below.

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Why is Extended Family Important ? – Let your Children form Their Own Relations!

When I ask “why is extended family important?” I am asking this question in relation to your child and not you! Extended families of the parents are very important in the child’s life. I know some of you might say that I don’t get on with my extended family… or I do get on with some of them but not all of them. Some of you might say, I get on with my extended family but not with my spouse’s extended family! ‘My in laws are actually outlaws’. I hear all that loud and clear.

But despite all the above, I would like to underline to you the importance of an extended family in your child’s life.

Grandparents of your child

If you consider your parents or your mother-in-law and father-in-law as extended family, then it is very important that your child spends time with them. This should be done on a frequent basis if possible. Grandparents can teach what parents can’t. For example, they can teach them, family traditions or culture like mother tongue, family festivals, and family histories. Children like story telling. Grandparents are very good at story telling especially stories which have a moral at the end.

Uncles, Aunties and cousins

Every relation your child has gives him/her something new. Also, if the child is able to bond with different relatives he/she will feel more secure in his/her environment. If the parents have siblings, then children should be encouraged to mingle with uncles, aunties, cousins etc. This is especially beneficial if you have got only one child. Children need the company of other children. Children learn faster from other children- this is where bonding with cousins can prove to be beneficial to your child.

Uncles and aunties can bring different things in the child’s life, maybe because the mind-set of the uncles/aunties is different from the parents or it could be because the uncles /aunties are more experienced due to having older children.

Look at the bigger picture

If you are not keen to see your extended family too often, then make an effort at least once or twice a year. Try to look at the bigger picture. Think of all the benefits your children will have when they will get a chance to know and bond with your extended family. I believe that children have a right to form and maintain their own relations. If you do not get on with your child’s aunt, that doesn’t mean that your child shouldn’t bond with his/her aunt.

A sense of belonging

With the extended feeling, children feel a sense of belonging, and this makes them feel secure. This is especially true in regard to Grandparents. They will get the love and attention of other people.

Extended families make festivals merrier

Even though you dislike your extended family, you would have to admit that more the merrier especially during festivals, whether it is Christmas, Diwali, Eid or Hanukkah. Also, children will learn to enjoy your cultural festivals.

Children learn how to care for others

Children will see how the parents behave towards the extended family, they will learn how to look after others, how to think of others and be selfless etc. This is especially true when they see you (parents) caring and looking after your parents (Grandparents).

Your child will learn to bond with people other the family

Your child will learn how to bond and maintain relations with people other than the parents and friends. This will be a huge learning curve for your child.

After the Grandparents have passed on

Even after the Grandparents have passed on, your child will still get the love and attention of the uncles, aunties and cousins. They will still have a ‘family’ outside of their parents and siblings and so will you!

If you feel the extended family are spoiling your children

If you feel the Grandparents are spoiling your children, remember every Grandparent has the right to spoil their grandchildren. Every child has the right to get spoilt. Maybe, even you were spoilt by your Grandparents!

In case, you feel that some members of the extended family are spoiling your children in ways which are unacceptable to you or if they are teaching something contradictory to what you teach them, then you should approach the member and explain to them in a calm manner that this is not acceptable to you and to refrain from repeating it again with your child.

You should also explain to your child (in case of contradictory teachings from the extended family) why you are teaching them, what you are teaching them.

Indifferences with other members should be dealt with amicably, peacefully and with maturity.

Every family has its own share of problems. Rise above it. Be the bigger person.

Responsibility is yours

It is the parent’s responsibility ultimately, to discipline their child and give them the right guidance! Filter things out of your child’s life in relation to the extended family. You decide what is appropriate and what is not!

You will grow as a person

By making this effort for your child, of dealing with people you do not get on with, you will grow as a person. You will learn to be more resilient and accepting of other people’s faults.

You are your child’s role model

Even though you feel that your child hasn’t noticed anything or doesn’t understand anything about family politics, he/she can pick on your vibes very well!

Benefits are immense

Remember the benefits of an extended family are immense for your child, so do not get deterred by the negative aspects!

Conclusion

Not only the children but parents benefit also from extended families. Parents can also get guidance about their children from experienced parents in the extended family.

What are your views about the influence of the extended family on your child? What difficulties have you faced from the extended family in regard to your child? Please share via comment box.

 

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Buy Kids Shoes Online – Hours Of Fun with Heelys Shoes!

Kids outgrow shoes very quickly, we parents know that. We all know how tiresome it is to take kids shopping for shoes, long queues and trying to reason with kids their choice of shoes. So I thought to myself why not buy kids shoes online or at least have a look at what the online stores have to offer. That’s how I came across this fantastic collection of Heelys shoes on the Skatehut website. I would like share this with you in case you are looking for shoes for your kids .

Just remember, 2 wheeled shoes are aimed more for beginners whereas 1 wheeled shoes are for those who have already used Heelys before.

Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink

Product name:Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: canvas, Sole:rubber

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • 2 wheels per shoe – perfect for beginners
  • Laced shoes
  • Contrasting trim and laces creating a bright effect
  • Rubber toe cap
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings

Pros

  • Heelys brand is a known quality brand
  • Simple and stylish design combines fashion with functionality
  • Cool design for the young people
  • Fresh is a popular model in the Heelys range
  • Ideal shoes for beginners as well experienced
  • 2 wheels can be converted to 1 wheel
  • Easy to put wheels in and out quickly
  • Quick delivery and great service
  • Great quality good price
  • Very popular with kids
  • Cheaper on Skatehut compared to local shops

Cons

  • Big compared to normal sizing .
  • Shoes with laces – so make sure your child knows how to tie laces.
  • Kids would have to learn how to balance on the wheels

==<<Click here to buy Heelys X2 Fresh Black/Pink >>==

 

Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White

Product name:Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 74.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:EVA/rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Translucent outsole with bright LED’s around perimeter
  • Power buttons on the tongue. Easy to press power button
  • 12 different light sequences
  • Light sequences switch off automatically in 4 minutes
  • Rechargeable LED’s. Chargeable port under the hidden flap on the tongue.

Pros

  • Includes dual prong cable which means you can charge both shoes at the same time
  • Stylish, flashy model from Heelys
  • Girls can not only roll around but display 12 sequences of light! What’s there not to like!
  • Good quality, smart looking. Good fitting .
  • Quick delivery

Cons

  • It takes 3hours to fully charge these shoes
  • Instructions not clear on how to charge them
  • USB cable included but not the charger plug

==<< Click here to buy Heelys Premium 1 Lo Light Up- Triple White >> ==

Heelys X2 Dual Up – Black/ Neon/Multi

Product name:Heelys X2 Dual Up- Black/Neon/Multi(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 55.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole:EVA

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • 3D logo
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • 2 X 2 wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings
  • Power strap and elastic gore closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Beautiful design, sturdy build. Popular with girls who do not want anything ‘girly’
  • Great quality, brilliant colours!

Cons

  • Takes a bit of practice. Watch the Heelys instruction video.

==<< Click here to buy Heelys X2 Dual up  – Black/Neon /Multi>> ==

Heelys Uptown- Gold/Purple Colourshift

Product name:Heelys Uptown – Gold/Purple Colourshift(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 54.95

Material: Upper: Canvas, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • Dual colour
  • Low profile wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Lace closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Good support for the feet in this model
  • Stylish
  • Quality product from Heelys
  • Brilliant colour

Cons

  • Same price for all sizes – if that bothers you!

==<< Click here to buy Heelys Uptown- Gold/Purple Colourshift>> ==

Heelys Veloz – Denim Rainbow Drip

Product name:Heelys Veloz- Denim Rainbow Drip(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: Canvas, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 4/5

Other features

  • Denim style mid-top
  • Classic sneaker style
  • Low profile wheel
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Veloz are back in new colour scheme!
  • Full lace closure for a secure fit
  • Durable rubber sole
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys
  • Good quality and design

Cons

  • Not as comfortable as the Heelys style trainers
  • Rainbow print might peel off

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Veloz Denim Rainbow Drip>>==

Heelys Split- Purple/Aqua

Product name:Heelys Split – Purple/Aqua(girls)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 54.95

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole:EVA

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • Lightweight Eva Midsole
  • Low profile wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Lace closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Durable rubber sole
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys, the split comes ready to roll
  • Great price, quality and service
  • Sparkly looking

Cons

  • This might be harder to use for a child not used to Heelys

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Split- Purple/Aqua>>==

Heelys Voyager(Glow in the Dark)

Product name:Heelys Voyager – Glow in the Dark (boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 39.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Smooth toe classic silhouette
  • Upper with a Glow in the Dark Accents
  • Large GITD logo on the side
  • Lace closure
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Glow in the dark feature is always popular with boys!
  • Comfortable design
  • Perfect with or without wheel

Cons

  • One wheel so might be hard to use if your child hasn’t used Heelys before.

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Voyager (Glow in The Dark )>>==

Heelys X2 Dual up – Black /Gum

Product name:Heelys X2 Dual Up – Black/Gum (boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 45.99

Material: Upper: synthetic leather, Sole:Rubber, Mid-sole: EVA

My rating: 4.5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • 3D logo
  • Abrasion resistant brake pad
  • 2 X 2 wheels
  • Shoes come with ABEC3 bearings
  • Power strap and elastic gore closure for a secure fit

Pros

  • Very stylish design
  • Great quality and price
  • Brilliant service

Cons

  • Watch Heelys instruction video for practice

==<< Click here to buy Heelys X2 Dual Up -Black/Gum>>==

 

Heelys Premium 2 Lo-Black/Grey

Product name:Heelys Premium 2 Lo- Black/Grey(boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 59.99

Material: Upper: synthetic

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
  • Shoes come with ABEC5 bearings
  • Translucent outsole with bright LED’s around perimeter
  • Power buttons on the tongue. Easy press power button
  • 12 different light sequences
  • Light sequences switch off automatically in 4 minutes
  • Rechargeable LED’s. Chargeable port under the hidden flap on the tongue.

Pros

 

  • Includes dual prong cable which means you can charge both shoes at the same time
  • Stylish, flashy model from Heelys
  • Boys can not only roll around but display 12 sequences of light! What’s there not to like!
  • Good quality, smart looking. Good fitting
  • Quick delivery

Cons

  • It takes 3hours to fully charge these shoes
  • USB cable included but not the charger plug

 ==<< Click here to buy Heelys Premium 2 Lo- Black/Grey>>==

Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames

Product name:Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames(boys)

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 40.99

Material: Upper: synthetic, Sole: Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Upper with breathable perforations
  • Padded tongue and collar for optimal comfort
  • Gum Rubber Ninja Star outsole for added grip
  • Full lace closure
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC 5 bearings
  • Plugs, wheels and removal tools included

Pros

  • Classic motion plus model. Excellent flame design
  • Ideal for the more experienced due to the single wheel
  • Great product and fast delivery
  • All boys will love the design and the hours of fun!

Cons

  • If your child has never worn Heelys, they might find the one wheel shoes hard to balance

==<<Click here to buy Heelys Motion Plus – Grey/Black/Flames>>==

 

Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red

Product name:Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red

Where to buy: Skatehut.co.uk

Price : £ 49.95

Material: Upper: Canva, Sole: Rubber

My rating: 5/5

Other features

  • Padded collar Hi top Shoe
  • Stylish Classic Construction
  • Abrasion Resistant Brake Pad
  • Low profile wheels
  • ABEC5 bearings

Pros

  • Padded collar for optimal comfort with lace closure for secure fit
  • Heelys logo embroidery on heel and side
  • Ideal for those already used to Heelys
  • Brilliant service. Great quality

Cons

  • If your child has never worn Heelys, they might find the one wheel shoes hard to balance

==<<Click here to buy Heelys GR8R Hi- Black/Red >>==

 

Conclusion

Heelys is a great quality brand as well as value for money. Skatehut prices are lower than other online and offline store. Skatehut also has got a fast delivery system. Overall, you won’t be disappointed !

Have you every bought Heelys Kids shoes? What was your experience with it? Please share via comment box below.

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What Should Parents Teach Their Children – Have you Covered Them All?

‘What should parents teach their children? ‘ is the question which is foremost on any parent’s mind- either a new parent or an existing parent. Before you stress over this , remember parenting isn’t an exam! It’s ok if you have forgotten to teach your kids something. It is never too late. Sometimes, you automatically realise and sometimes you just need a little reminder. We all do.

My post specifically relates to things you should teach your children about your customs and traditions. Below are things which I feel are necessary to teach children but if you feel I have left out anything please put them in the comment box at the end of the post.

Mother Tongue

If you are not living in the country of your origin, it is very hard to teach your child your mother tongue, especially if the children don’t have anybody to speak to in their mother tongue other than the parents. Despite all this, I believe it is very important to teach your children your mother tongue .

I consider teaching mother tongue as an inheritance. I believe that inheritance and legacy just doesn’t mean money and property, it also means what you will pass on to your children and remain with them long after you are gone.

Another point to be considered here is that, if you do not teach your children your mother tongue, your children will not be able to teach their children and therefore your language or mother tongue will die with you ! As crude as it sounds, it is the truth!

If you think it appropriate you can send your child for tuition to learn the language , though I recommend, it being taught by the parents. Even though you do send them for tuition, your children might still not talk or understand the language as they are not getting enough practice or because they don’t speak it with the parents.

You can also take the help of Grandparents. Remember, it’s your parents who taught you the language in the first place!

Traditional Foods

If you have any traditional foods as per your caste and community, you should not only teach your children to eat it but also at an appropriate age teach them how to cook it. Try to create the same environment as your own country if possible. Your children should know about their origins.

For example, as soon as I started weaning my children on to solid foods, I started giving them rice and lentils as well as Indian bread (chapati) and Indian vegetable(sabji or shak).

Cultural Festivals

This one is a tough one but not impossible. Remember as a parent you have got to make your child aware of all your traditions and culture. Try to celebrate all or at the very least celebrate the most important festivals of your culture. You can also make them more aware of it through books or movies showing these festivals. For example, as an Indian Hindu, Diwali is the most important festival for us. So I teach them ( through books or just by talking to them ) what is the significance of Diwali by telling them the story of Rama and Sita and Ravaan and that Diwali means the victory of good over evil.

If it is not possible to celebrate the other lesser known festivals then you can always talk to them about it when you feel they are beginning to understand or are getting interested in the festivals linked to your culture.

Other Traditions

There could be other traditions linked to your culture which could be important. For example, it is an Indian tradition to take blessings of the elders especially during festivals like Diwali. So if that is your tradition as well, you will have to make the effort to teach your children . You should do it to your elders and let them ‘copy’ you.

Effort has to be yours

If you are not living in the country of your origin, extra effort will have to be made by parents in order to teach children about your customs and traditions. If you don’t make efforts, you won’t see results! Efforts have to be made continuously, constantly and regularly.

Persevere . Even if they don’t show any interest initially, do not stop trying. If you do it continuously, they will come round and show interest. Try different ways of teaching them -don’t stick to the traditional way of teaching them. For example, if you have more than one child – ask them who knows what is a sock called in your mother tongue? Praise them all for trying or getting it correct.

You have to do it yourself

As I have repeatedly said in all my posts, parents always copy their children. So parents need to be seen by children as following all their customs and traditions. For example, if you do not speak in your mother tongue (at least at home) children won’t speak it either.

Praise and encourage them

Whenever your children follow your customs or traditions, make sure to praise them. This will encourage them to do it again. If they speak in your mother tongue , encourage them to talk to other people (who have the same mother tongue) in that language . This will give them lots of encouragement as well.

Try to make it fun

If you try to make it fun to learn your customs and traditions for your children then, they will learn it faster. For example, I have downloaded an app on my phone which teaches them our mother tongue but also lets them play games. Ordinarily, I don’t allow them to play games on my phone. So this is a treat for them!

Believe

It is important for parents to believe that teaching your children about customs and traditions is an important lesson to be taught. Teach your children what you believe is important. Teaching for the sake of it will not give any results and will be a waste of your time and effort.

Conclusion

Teaching children your customs and traditions is very important. If you teach your children, then they will teach their children. If you do not teach them they will be unable to teach their children and all your customs and traditions will die out – at least in your family.

What are your thoughts on teaching your mother tongue to your child? If you are already doing it, what hardships do you face? Please share via comment box below.

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Baby Bjorn Baby Bouncer- Review of Bouncer Bliss

Baby Bjorn has got a good range of baby bouncers. I would like to tell you first why you would need a Baby Bjorn baby bouncer. Holding the baby all the time is not advisable as it tires the baby. Also, a parent has to shower, cook and do all other chores which can be difficult to do with a baby. One good option is getting a bouncer for the baby. Both my kids (as babies)used to play on a traditional bouncer, whilst I was cooking and gradually fall asleep on the bouncer .

If you are still debating whether you need a bouncer or not, then you need to think where you will keep the baby (when he/she is awake) and you need to do cooking or other household chores or go for a shower. This going to happen very often even though it is a parent’s best intention to finish all chores while the baby is asleep!

If you have decided that you do need a bouncer, go ahead and read my review of Baby Bjorn’s Bouncer Bliss to help you make an informed decision.


Review of Baby Bjorn’s Bouncer Bliss

Product name: Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss, Anthracite,Mesh

Price: £109.59

Where to buy: Amazon.co.uk

Age: Newborn to up to 2 years

Weight of the baby : Minimum weight 3.5 kg, Maximum weight 13 kg

My rating:4.5/5

 

Other features

  • Ergonomic design which means it gives good support to the baby’s head, neck and back. This is very important for the baby’s development. The fitted fabric seat distributes the baby’s weight evenly.
  • Bouncer comes with natural rocking, no batteries required. The bouncer is rocked either by the parent or by baby’s natural movements.
  • Bouncer can be used for a long time, from 0 to 2 years of age. Bear in mind minimum weight of the baby should be 3.5 kg and maximum weight should be 13 kg.
  • Seat is made of child friendly material and has been approved by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 as being free from harmful substances.
  • Fabric is easy to remove and clean. It is machine washable at 40 deg Celsius.
  • Bouncer can be used in 3 different positions of rest and play.
  • It is portable and can be folded flat. It occupies very little space when it is folded.
  • Available in mesh or cotton fabric and different colours like anthracite, black, navy blue and greige.

Pros

  • Non slip base, also bouncing doesn’t make any noise.
  • You can watch your child play and rest while you take shower or do your household chores. This would be the main reason you would need a bouncer as you cannot hold your baby all the time.
  • Once your child has learnt to sit unaided, you can turn the fabric around and convert the bouncer into a children’s chair!
  • Despite the high price, it is value for money
  • Easy to clean fabric. Mesh design is easier to clean than cotton especially if there are any milk spills. Mesh design also keeps the baby cool in the summers.
  • You can adjust the bouncer at 3 different angles depending on if you are using it as a sitting or a sleeping device.
  • It is strong,light and portable and can be easily carried to a friend or a relative’s house.
  • Very stylish but simple, award-winning design- different from the traditional design.
  • The rocking will also help to calm the baby or him or her to sleep. You can rock the bouncer with your foot too.
  • Neutral colour – so it can be used again if you plan to have more children.

Cons

  • Price is high. Expensive if you don’t intend to use it much. It will be worth it if you buy for your first child and then re use it if you have more children .
  • The mesh design is a little rougher than the cotton design .
  • Colour can be boring if you are looking for a colourful Fisher Price kind of bouncer.

== <<Click here to buy Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss>>= =

Other add ons

Product name: Baby Bjorn Transport bag for Bouncer Bliss

Price: £18.00

Where to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating:4.5/5

Other features/Pros

  • Practical lightweight bag to carry your Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss.
  • Travel bag made of 100% polyester.
  • Machine washable at 40 deg Celsius.
  • Easy to carry bouncer in the bag.
  • Protects bouncer from getting dirty when you transport your bouncer from one place to another.

 

 

 

 

 

Cons

  • Bag is expensive too – it is a big expense if you were to buy both the bouncer and the bag.
  • You shouldn’t put anything else in the bag except the bouncer otherwise you might damage the bouncer or the bag.

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Product name: Baby Bjorn Toys for Bouncers – Flying Friends

Price: £26.90

Where to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating:4.5/5

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Product name: Baby Bjorn Toys for Bouncers – Googly Eyes

Price: £32.99

Where to buy: Amazon.co.uk

My rating:4.5/5

Other features/Pros of the bouncer toys

  • Encourages baby to play and explore.
  • Keeps them occupied while you do your chores.
  • Safety tested, high quality product from Baby Bjorn.
  • Attaches firmly to bouncer so it can only be removed by an adult
  • Safe for child to chew or suck on.

Cons

  • Very expensive for what it is.
  • Child might get bored with playing with the same toy.

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Conclusion

There is no doubt about the great quality of Baby Bjorn products. A bouncer and bouncer toys are must haves if you are having a baby. So if the price is not an issue then go for the Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss with the transport bag and the toys! Overall a great product.

If you already have a Baby Bjorn bouncer, please share your experiences and opinion in the comment box below.

 

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