Inspired by the float of a leaf on the breeze, this very modern, stylish baby rocker requires no batteries and can be locked into a static position or set to gently sway. It can be used until your child weighs around 60kg, so represents long-term value for money, A compatable toy bar is available.
Tested by Jen Naulls, 31, mum to William, three months. She says:
This is so distinctive and looks like stylish furniture rather than baby gear. Because it’s usable throughout childhood, it’s heavy and moving it is impractical. The Velcro strap is noisy and woke William up. The swaying motion is soothing, but needs manual pushing, like a swing. One push lasts for a minute or two – long enough to take the bins out, but not long enough to make lunch!
Tested by Katy Tanton, 34, mum to Joseph, four months. She says:
This is the fanciest rocker we’ve seen available. In fact, I’d love to have one in my size! The swinging motion is amazing and this is the first chair that Joseph has ever fallen asleep in. However, it takes up lots of space and I’m surprised by how expensive it is. You even have to pay extra for the toy bar – at that price I’d expect it to be included. Definitely the luxury option.
Tested by Amanda Lancaster, 31, mum to Lottie, three weeks. She says:
I love the design of this seat and it feels incredibly sturdy and well-engineered. The swaying motion is wonderfully smooth. A tiny push makes it swing and with a little wriggle Lottie could continue to ‘power’ it until she fell asleep. It’s expensive, but from the moment you take it out of the box it’s obvious that it’s excellent quality. You get what you pay for!
Tested by Kim Robertson-Hunt, mum to Henry and expecting baby number two. She says:
This is a beautiful and reassuringly sturdy product, perfect for your baby.
I love the design which fits into my home without standing out as a baby/nursery product and my husband was extremely impressed with the wind attachment and how solid the whole product is.
We bought the bar attachment to entertain baby as well as sooth them with the swaying motion of the chair.
2015 – Bouncy Chair/Rocker or Seat Award!
The Nuna LEAF bouncy chair is suave, sturdy and easy to use. It swings in a pendulum motion, which lasts unassisted with a gentle push for over two minutes.
The chair is fantastic when it is rocking but a couple of minutes might not be long enough to inspire a spirit of contentment, in which case parents will be rooted next to the chair to maintain the movement that keeps baby happy. An improvement would be a function the keeps the swing action going for longer.
The chair doesn’t have a detachable toy bar, nor is there an adjustable height/angle feature for older babies, which implies that it will be outgrown very quickly even though product specifications suggest that it can be used by toddlers. The product seems better suited to small babies, who are happy to sway to and fro; who do not yet require an excess of stimulation and have little energy to expend (other than growing).
2014 – Shortlisted for 'Best Bouncy Chair/Rocker or Seat' Award!
The Nuna LEAF is a super stylish, trendy bouncer. It’s made with soft, organic cotton, which is fully removable and washable. It has an excellent weight capacity – giving the product longevity.
Assembly is as simple as two parts slotting together and the straps are secure although not easy to use. The rocking motion is smooth and very gentle – perhaps too gentle; movement stops after a short period, requiring somebody to constantly swing the chair.
It contains no toy bar and there is nothing, apart from the self-propelled rocking motion, to occupy or distract little ones. It also requires quite a large amount of space, is heavy and difficult to move.
It’s an attractive, well-engineered, high-end product – expensive but if you have some disposable income it’s a nice purchase that will look right at home in your living room.
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