The Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer chair was given to me as a gift. It retails for approximately $50. This bouncer seat includes a 3-point seat belt, vibrations, music and an assortment of toys for entertaining a baby. The Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer is interactive, since its sound effects are activated when the baby touches some of the toys.
Very little assembly is required for the Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer seat. Parents simply need to stretch the removable fabric seat over the chair’s frame and snap in the toy bar. The batteries are simple to install.
The materials of the Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer chair are typical for this price point. The fabric is of decent quality, and I found it retained its bright colors through many washings in my standard washing machine.
The plastic toys seemed sturdy and held up well over time. I saw no signs of the colors chipping, fading or flaking. The frame itself is also sturdy for a small baby. And because the seat is slightly reclined, a very small infant can use this bouncy chair. My baby was only a few weeks old when we first put her in this seat.
The Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer seat vibrated gently. I don’t think the vibration is strong enough to scare a child, and it did seem soothing when my baby was very young.
The 3-point buckle is adequate, although a 5-point harness would have been safer.
Overall, the Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer performs as promised. The music plays, the lights flash and the chair vibrates. The sound quality is relatively good for a toy like this, and I was glad that I could adjust the volume (Because, let’s face it, sometimes mommies need a break from constant music.).
My baby found it quite entertaining when she was about two to five months old. During that phase, she would sit in the Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer for about fifteen minutes at a time. She sometimes became annoyed with it after five minutes, but a few times she enjoyed it for as long as thirty minutes.
Once my child reached the age of about five months, however, she seemed bored by this bouncy seat. At that time I could put her in the seat for about five minutes-long enough for me to load the dishwasher-but she would soon start fussing.
My baby made a few messes in the Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer seat (spit-up, diaper leaks, etc.) but the seat is easily removed and washed. I was pleased that laundering was simple.
This bouncy chair is quite lightweight, small and portable, so it was easy for me to move it from room to room. It was great for keeping baby safely within arm’s reach in every room of the house.
The Fisher-Price Lil’ Laugh & Learn Bouncer chair was quite valuable during my baby’s early months-especially when I needed my hands free for a moment. The lights, music, toys and vibrations did seem to entertain her, although she sometimes became bored fairly quickly. However, I never felt safe leaving her alone in the chair for longer than a few seconds, simply because I didn’t think the 3-point buckle was safe enough during her “wiggly” phase.
I’m not sure that this particular bouncy seat is superior to other brands or versions, however. I don’t think the extra bells and whistles-like the music and vibrations-really added a lot of additional “entertainment” time to this toy. A less expensive version might be just a useful, and it would probably entertain a baby almost as much.