07/03/2010 16:28 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

ParentView: Bambeano Baby Bean Bag

The Bambeano is – you guessed it – a bean bag designed especially for your baby. It's suitable for 0-6-month-olds and comes with a special strap to keep your baby securely in place.

I've been buckling my daughter into the Bambeano since she was born, and now she's three months old, she's still enjoying reclining on the kitchen floor while I get chores done around her.

It's a nicely designed product and I like the fact that I can slightly alter the height and positioning thanks to the beans. I'd prefer more covers to choose from – beige dots are tasteful but unexciting, and I'm avoiding the baby pinks like the plague – and a warmer fabric option such as fleece would make this more winter friendly.
My daughter is clearly very contented strapped into her beanbag, and it often works wonders when she's getting grouchy before a sleep and doesn't want to lie on the floor. The fact that it's so easy to move around makes it very handy, especially on days when you can't vouch for the cleanliness of your carpet.

It's not cheap, however, costing £49.99. For something that only lasts six months, that's quite an expensive item, especially as it doesn't have the added benefit of being bouncy like many baby recliners.

Thankfully, you can buy covers to convert it into a seat for your child as she grows (£15), which extends its use beyond the early months.

I like this product a lot, but if you're on a budget, you may have other demands on your money that take priority.

ParentView score: 4/5