The Boppy Newborn Lounger Fully Reviewed

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We like

Very portable

Fitted carry handle

Baby relaxes in a gentle semi upright position

Easy to clean

Durable and firm

We don’t like

Use is limited to up to 16 pounds

Not to be used for sleeping babies

How it works

There are always times at home when a parent needs to put down the baby in a safe place for awhile, the Boppy lounger offers a great solution. The lounger is shaped to comfortably seat a baby just for rest or even for feeding and playing with toys.

When the baby is seated parents are hands-free to attend to other duties while keeping an eye on their child. This lounger is light enough to quickly carry to any room, sits securely on any flat surface, even on a bed. For children not yet crawling, the seat is shaped to snugly seat a child while limiting the potential for a child to roll off. In many ways it acts like a safe nest, the center seating area is recessed for seating stability This can be placed conveniently anywhere so that Mom can cover other tasks and if she needs to go to another part of the house she can bring both the child and the lounge seat. This is good for children up to around sixteen pounds in weight though user reviews do state that older or larger children also like to use this comfy seat. Built from 100% polyester, this is very easy to wipe clean and can even be put through the wash.

Highly popular for newborns and usable till such time a baby becomes active enough to roll around and tries to move or crawl. The convenient portability means this is an item which is constantly useful and can assure that a baby can be brought to various locations around the home easily and kept under safe supervision.

Offered in a range of appealing colors and giving nice support and comfort, this is not designed as a place for a baby to sleep and the main use is for babies which are awake, not mobile and need to be within easy reach while a parent can do other things but still observe the child. Many parents have also pointed out that a baby can be seated in this for feeding or for playing with handheld toys and that the angle of designed seating ensure that the baby is not flat but upright enough for him/her to see what is happening, without the risk of rolling of the baby lounger.

Materials

Materials

Made from very durable 100% polyester this means that it is able to stand up to a lot of use without fraying or ripping. The central area is countered in such a way that it works to contain a young baby comfortably and seated at an angle which will enable the child to watch what is happening around her/him. In many ways it works like a nest in that the baby is housed in a safe area with a dip for seating so that the baby is surrounded by raised material which acts as a safety barrier. The internal padding ensures supportive comfort but does not sag or lose shape because this would impact negatively on the safety level of the seat. The underneath has anti slip capability so this will not slide around when placed on a floor. Very much designed with small babies in mind at a weight less than sixteen pounds though older children can use this for sitting and playing. Feedback points out that when a baby outgrows this product, many parents still keep it in the child's bedroom or in the lounge because children still like to use it because it is very comfortable. Due to its high level of durability this will easily last for a long time and see a lot of daily use. The niche this product fills is very useful it is mid-way between a mattresses and a standard seat design so it’s purpose is that it is specifically for babies who are awake but not yet able to roll and move but need to be seated and kept in sight by parents. It is not suggested that this product be used for a place to put sleeping babies.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

For interacting with a child, this product allows a parent to be fully hands free, the design ensure a child is propped up comfortably in a lounging angle which means the baby can be fed while seated, he/she can play with toys, is sat safely for grooming needs such as trimming finger or toenails. Due to the lightweight its easy to tote this into any room at home, pop it onto a stable flat surface and safely seat a baby. Wherever you put this you turn that area into a safe lounging location for your child. Providing your child is not overly active this product offers a very safe way for keeping a baby close at hand while doing other household tasks.

The ease of use shines through via functions and this cradles a child at a resting angle though not low as would be the case for sleeping, the baby will be propped up enough for interaction, feeding, playing or just watching parents. Feedback points out that it even works well if placed on a bed between parents who want baby near enough to observe or play with because the baby is awake and needs observation. Babies need their fingernails trimmed and this seat is a great place to sit a child while cutting nails due to the seating angle. Perfect for bottle feeding and very easy to relocate, when Mom is in the kitchen she can safely put the baby in the lounger while doing other tasks. Babies can be messy at time and this wipes clean easily due to the use of synthetic material which will not absorb spilled liquid, it is even ok to put this through a wash in the family washing machine and because synthetic materials are the core material this will dry out very fast. Nice light-weight and super portable. For wide awake babies, this seat can be used interactively and allow a child to be safely seated within family settings such as watching movies on TV, meal times or any family gathering for which they want to include the baby. A sewn-on carry handle ensures this is easy to pick up and carry.
Durability

Durability

Durability is a central feature due to the exclusive use of synthetic polyester which has a high level of durability while also offering a comfortable seat or lounging base. Synthetic fibers have a nice level of breath-ability because they cannot absorb moisture so this aids in preventing a buildup of odors and does not offer a foothold for germs to breed. Though not suggested to do so, this can be used for older children just as a straightforward fun and comfortable place to sit on though the brand makers recommend the specific weight limit to be 16 pounds as it is designed for purpose. The durability level of this product means it can easily work for daily use for babies without any detrimental problems because the materials and the design mean this product will be long lasting ant very reliable.
Safety

Safety

Safety is assured provided that the lounger is used in the context for which is was designed and not used as a place to put a sleeping child because the design and seating angle is meant for seating a child when they child is awake, the design does not incorporate and features which means this can double up as a safe sleeping alternative to a crib or babies bed. Though the center seating part has a downward counter design to nest a baby safely into a semi sitting positing it is not suitable to be used for napping.
Design

Design

The designers have gone for a specific and perfect design for small babies while ensuring a good level of comfort, safety is good providing the baby is not active to the point of being able to roll or start crawling. Certainly, the designers are clear that this is not designed for sleeping purposes even though it is comfy and supportive. The recessed part of the lounger embraces a baby comfortably and acts as a safety feature. For recently born babies the design has taken into account the need for being able to move this product to different rooms around the home easily and is fitted with a discrete carrying handle. Once placed upon a flat surface the design means that it will stay put and not slide around. This can be taken out of the home because it is easy to transport, many parents have fed back via reviews that it is easy to stow in the car and bring along when visiting other people in their homes. If baby has a mishap with toiletry or with a feeding bottle the polyester is very easy to clean with a damp cloth, the materials used in the design are firm yet soft and even after months of use this product retains color, texture, and shape, some parents have stated it looks as new as the day I purchased it even though we have kept it for a year or more.

Designed with a specific functional shape, this product retains its form and does not gradually collapse out of shape.
Versatility

Versatility

Versatility for this product is seen through how it performs, at home there will be times when you want a young child safely seated while attending to other things but being able to keep an eye on the baby. This is versatile, it can be used anywhere in the home and even taken along with the family when they go on a visit. But, it’s not limited to safe seating or lounging, a hands free parents can play with a child, groom a child and feed a child which means this product has a nice amount of versatile functionality. Very versatile and easy to clean though it does not have a designed removable cover, so when this is going through the wash you will not have a lounger available for use, however the synthetics used in the construction it dries out quickly after being washed.
Versatility in this item does not extend to it being used for sleeping very young babies, the seating is angled and not flat like a baby mattress. Putting babies into sleep in seating or angled positions is not advisable due to the threat of positional-asphyxia, this is when a baby sleeping in a semi upright or angled position could encounter the threat of a restricted breathing airway. Care and attention should be given through keeping an eye of your baby to see that he is awake and comfortable. The angled seating design gives baby a good view of what’s is happening around him or her.
For sleeping babies must always be placed on a firm surface, an approved mattress or crib which should be securely covered with a fitted-sheet. Babies are not physically designed by nature to sleep on pillows, other soft surfaces or sheepskins.
Age Range

Age Range

The age range targets very young babies who when awake need a reasonably safe comfortable environment to lounge, watch the activity around them, generally up to a weight of sixteen pounds though many parents have stated its so comfortable that there five and six month old children still head for the lounger to sit on it and relax. Some toddlers are reported to like using the lounger as a make shift pillow in between playing. Though the design for purpose is specific about the use and weight range, when a baby outgrows this product, these tend to stay with the family and are put to other uses. They are durable and last for a long time.
Price Range

Price Range

The price range is near to a friendly budget level especially when considering the longevity of this item. For your money you get a product which is specific in its design purpose but as a child outgrows it there are other uses for this.

Bottom Line

Many parents will face times when the baby is awake and needs to be safely placed nearby so that they can keep a parental eye on the child. This product fulfills these needs easily, it is very quick and easy to set up in any room and can be easily moved. The functionality of this is similar to setting up a safety nest for a recent born child, the baby will be comfortably seated at a snug angle and can observe everything taking place, the product has versatility in that it can also be a comfortable base for a baby during grooming or feeding. When the family travels to visit friends or stays in a hotel, this product is perfect and easy for bringing along as a safe seat for the baby while he/she is awake and not needing to be in a crib. Very easy to maintain and keep clean, just a quick wash through a regular machine cycle and it dries out quickly to be ready for use.
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