You know that classmate from back in high school who everyone considered their best friend? In the world of baby gear, that’s the bouncer seat. This item is deeply beloved and it’s no wonder – it’s the reason you’re able to put baby down and do things like pee… or take a shower. So you feel pretty loyal to it. And baby loves to chill there, where she can survey the scene and enjoy a little bouncing/vibrating action and a little toy-bar time. Everybody wins. You’ll only use the bouncer the first few months of baby’s life but it’s a workhorse, so spend a little time on this purchase.
This bouncer has all the essential features and won’t break the bank.
Pros: Value; Vertical toy bars with moveable toys offer lots of play options; Two recline modes; Easy to clean fabric (plus the bright colors also camouflage messes); Lightweight (7 lbs.) and easily portable; Baby can bounce and activate the lights and music herself; Company has a loyal fan base and a great track record
Cons: No auto-shut-off for the vibration mode; Less durable than some others, so may not last through multiple kids
Best For Those With A Minimalist Aesthetic…
BABYBJORN makes high quality, minimalist baby products, and this bouncer is no exception.
Pros: Won’t hurt your eyes; Small footprint; Ultra-lightweight (under 5 lbs.); Folds completely flat; Four different chair positions; 10 color choices; Durable to last through multiple kids
Cons: Price. Also, factor in that the toy bar accessory sells separately for $40.
Best For Dinner Party Enthusiasts…
A fresh, well-made take on a classic. Its main awesomeness: the seat can be adjusted to raise or lower baby to your level, wherever you are — so if you’re sitting at the table or cooking at the kitchen counter, you can have baby right there with you. Given this feature along with its others, this is a good value for the price.
Pros: Can change the seat level with a turn of a knob; Four sound options including songs; Auto turn-off feature; Durable to last through multiple kids; No assembly (just add batteries); Folds flat
Cons: Heavy (13.5 lbs.) and cumbersome to move. If you’re planning to have your bouncer be mobile, this may not be the one for you.