First, Bamboo is not the traditional bouncer for babies only; it transforms into a sturdy chaise longue for toddlers up to 18 kg, extending Bamboo’s lifetime by a couple of years.
Second, it does not just bounce gently to soothe your baby. The patented Dynamic Backrest (DBR) gives your baby the freedom to change position from playing to sleeping without your help; and that gives you the chance to get something done without being interrupted every 5 seconds.
Third, you can adjust the bouncer without removing your baby or disturbing his or her sleep. And a nice bonus is the minimal and elegant design that blends seamlessly into any contemporary interior.
Babies lack the strength to change their position; and therefore the common bouncer traps them into the fixed position you choose for them. The innovative Dynamic Backrest (DBR) gives your baby the extra needed help to gently change position by simply shifting his or her weight forward or backwards. This patented feature makes it the equivalent of an articulated office chair, where the chair adapts to the user, not vice versa. This very ergonomic solution helps your baby actively discover his or her body and develop muscles and coordination.
Bamboo has no switches, buttons, or electronic gadgets; all you must do is to lock the Dynamic backrest (DBR) in the sitting position – and only if you want to. Then, you can unlock the DBR and bring your baby gently to the sleeping position without disturbing any sweet dreams. There is little you need to adjust so you can have your full attention on your baby.
During our research we considered bamboo as a material, which is widely used in Asia for its combination between lightweight, strength and flexibility. Although the material alone proved not adequate for our bouncer’s construction, it became the reference point of what we wanted to achieve with our design.
The answer lies in the precise distribution of elasticity and rigidity along the aluminium frame. How did we do it? Aluminium is a very elastic and very resistant lightweight material. First, the thin design of the upper part allows Bamboo to translate even the smallest movements of the baby into gentle bouncing. Second, we designed a patented 3D curve to make the thin aluminium bar mechanically sound and extremely resistant. And last but not least, through extensive material research we finally found the right aluminium alloy that when elaborated in a particular way becomes hard enough give the 3D curve its muscle, and soft enough to let Bamboo bounce so gently. The final result of this delicate mix is a frame with amazing precision mechanics.
Yes, Bamboo can be folded in two without the risk of breaking. The 3D curve makes sure that the frame always returns to the same position. However we do not recommend keeping Bamboo forcefully deformed for an extended period of time in order to avoid permanent deformation of the frame.
When used as a baby bouncer, Bamboo is certified for newborns (3.5kg/7.7 lbs) up to children who weigh 9kg/ 19.8 lbs. However for the smaller ones, we do recommend to use the NewBorn Kit (NBK) to avoid keeping the baby sitting too upright.
Bamboo’s dynamic backrest (DBR) has been designed for optimal performance in the period your baby starts developing motor skills. However the smallest babies can lack the weight to bring Bamboo’s dynamic backrest down to the sleeping position. Therefore Bombol® developed the optional NewBorn Kit (NBK) especially to adjust Bamboo’s performance to the lighter weight of smaller babies. The three-dimensional shape is fundamental to provide proper head and side support for your baby in this spacious bouncer. The NBK can be removed easily for washing.
Your child can sit in the Bamboo baby bouncer as long as he or she is happy. Naps are also fine as long as it is not for extended periods of time. Please remember, a baby bouncer does not substitute a bed. For this reason we recommend you to keep an eye on your child’s needs and regularly take them out of the baby bouncer and put them in bed or a baby carrier or just simply cuddle them.
Absolutely! Bamboo has been exclusively tested by renowned and accredited external safety institutes. Bamboo complies with the strict European safety norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles. Reclined cradles.), and is the only bouncer that also complies with BS EN 1728:2002, meaning it can be safely used by children up to 18kg. Every single component is compliant with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), one of the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances. To prove that we take this very seriously, we have even certified the NewBorn kit according to the EN 12790:2009 norm.
Don’t worry, the bamboo is certified up to 18kg. The reason for this odd difference lies within the nature of the certifications. The norm EN 12790:2009 (Child use and care articles, reclined cradles) only allows certification for 6 kg or 9kg, full stop. Part of the requirements to get the certification is that the maximum weight is indicated permanently on the product. So Bombol has to put the 9kg limit on the label. Bamboo’s innovation lies in the fact that is not only a plain baby bouncer, but that it can be transformed into a sturdy chaise longue. Also here, Bombol provides the necessary guarantees: Bamboo has a second certification - BS EN 1728:2002 - as furniture in order to “upgrade” its weight limit to 18kg.
Bamboo went through some serious testing before claiming to be the toughest of its kind. The BS EN 1728:2001 requires the bouncer to withstand 20,000 drop cycles of 100 kg on the seat and 30 kg on the backrest without any damage.
The fabric is easy to take off and should be machine-washed separately (30°C). Please do remove the inserted rigid supports from their internal pockets before washing. We recommend a gentle, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron.
Yes! For the parents who want to start using the Bamboo from the beginning, there is the NewBorn Kit to adjust Bamboo’s performance to the lighter weight of smaller babies.
We have taken several steps to reduce the environmental footprint of Bamboo, and we ask you to give us a hand. First, because what you do not throw does not pollute, we have extended the lifetime of the product as much as possible. We encourage you to pass on the bouncer frame and only change the fabric seat as needed. Second, by counting on you to assemble the frame, we reduce the packing size. Smaller packaging reduces the impact of transportation.Third, the shipping boxes are made from natural cardboard with no-nonsense single colour printing. And last but not least, we also thought about what happens with Bombol when you don’t need it anymore. Bamboo is 95% made of recyclable materials. The materials are unified as much as possible to make differentiated recycling easy: the frame is 99% aluminium, the seat is 90% polyester, and the supports are 100% PE, which can be recycled with your plastic bottles.
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