The best baby bouncers offer your little one the ability to learn to play, explore and develop their senses.
It also lets them develop their leg muscles so that they will eventually be able to fully balance themselves, and have good mind and muscle coordination.
Today’s baby bouncers are not great learning tools because they aren’t limited to just letting baby bounce up and down or soothe them.
They now include tunes as well as sounds that help develop your child’s other senses as well.
4Moms Mamaroo Bouncer, Grey Classic
Best Baby Bouncer: As far as bouncers are concerned, this is the top of the line product. In fact, it rolls up a number of different baby soothing products into one because it lets you do various things from vibration to swinging.
In total, the Mamaroo Classic offers 5 different features. Each of which simulate that motion and movement. These are namely,
- Car rides
- Kangaroo hopping
- Swinging from a tree
- The Rock-a-Bye (like rocking in a chair)
You get to adjust the sound as well, from rain, fan (for white noise), ocean, and heartbeat. The sounds are all volume controlled using the control panel’s buttons.
One added plus is that is comes with Bluetooth capability that allows you to control the unit via mobile device like your phone.
But the best part about its audio capabilities is that you can attach an MP3 player to it to play the music or sounds you want for baby’s development.
The unit comes with an adjustable seat that reclines. This way you can put baby in the position they want for sleeping or playing. There are likewise overhead toys. Both the seat and toys are removable and washable to make them convenient to clean.
The one disadvantage of this unit however is that it is heavier. It weighs more than twice as much as the heaviest of the others here (most of which weigh a little over 5 lbs.). To a certain degree you would expect this because it comes with a lot of extra features and electronics that the others don’t.
For parents, the extra weight isn’t much but it does make you put a bit more effort when moving the device from room to room. For baby however, it’s a good thing as the unit is more stable.
Fisher-Price Deluxe Bouncer, My Little Snugabunny
Value for Money Baby Bouncer: This is one of the most popular bouncers because it offers excellent value for money. It offers a balance of price, features and quality that help calm and soothe baby. Plus it lets you leave baby in a safe place when you have to do household chores.
According to the box, the unit is designed for kids up to 25 lbs. in weight. This is mostly standard for most bouncy baby seats.
We like that it comes with high quality, plush fabrics that are made for young kids. It doesn’t irritate skin and is very soft the touch. Soft fabric is lined on the head rest, the body insert as well as the seat. This makes it easy to for baby to feel comfortable.
One of the differences between this Fisher Price bouncer and the 4Moms Mamaroo is that it runs on batteries. It requires 3 C batteries to operate. The Mamaroo on the other hand uses a power cord to plug in. Depending on your needs, there are advantages and disadvantages to both power supply methods.
We do recommend that if you purchase this product, to use rechargeable batteries. This will save you from having to keep replacing them.
The unit comes with calming vibrations as well as 8 different sounds, which include both calming music and nature sounds. The device is designed to play these sounds for up to 20 minutes, to help baby to sleep.
As with the others it comes with overhead toys for entertaining the little one. The toys, as well as the insert and seat padding are machine washable.
Modern design; full of features: If you were to judge the bouncer for the bouncy seat itself, this would win hands down. This unit comes with a very sleek, modern design that makes it look super cool.
It has soft fabrics that are designed for baby’s skin. The product comes with components that are free of allergens and free from any toxins or substances that can be dangerous for young children.
The unit is what you’d call a real “bouncy seat”. The device doesn’t rely on any electronics so there isn’t any plugging for power or batteries needed.
The product is designed for kids up to 2 years of age, or before they get to 30 lbs. in weight. It is the lightest in weight among our baby bouncer reviews at less than 5 lbs. in weight. More importantly it folds down to flat so you can easily carry it with you, store it away or bring it when you go elsewhere.
This makes it the best portable baby bouncer as well.
The unit relies on its bouncing frame as well as ergonomic seat to keep baby soothed. The bounce of the seat comes as a reaction to baby’s movements. So as baby moves the seat slowly bounces based on their actions.
The fabric is 100% cotton, and comes with a safety harness and latches that keep baby secure in place. The harness is adjustable to make baby comfortable as they grow.
The BabyBjorn product comes with 4 adjustable seat positions:
The seat’s level of incline goes down as you go through the list, being the highest incline at the play setting, to very reclined for sleep and totally flat for transport. The unit also turns into a chair for when baby as outgrown the bouncy seat and harness.
With this device, there are a few items to note:
- Because the unit doesn’t run on batteries, it does not have the audio features that other units have. This is easily solvable though are you can get a separate baby audio soothing device.
- It also does not come with the overhead bar, for toys. BabyBjorn however does have some soft toys that attach to the bouncer. Or you can easily purchase the soft toys you want for baby to play with.
Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bouncer
Cheap Baby Bouncer: Among our best baby bouncers, this comes in with the lowest cost in terms of price. It is something that’s ideal if you’re on a budget, yet want something that offers good quality and features for baby.
With a very colorful design, this is a lightweight bouncer that comes with both overhead toys for baby to play with to keep them entertained. The unit also comes with calming vibration that you can set to help them get to sleep.
This is a fun, no frills unit that is safe for baby. It comes with a 3 point harness the keeps your child securely in place while they play or during sleep.
Among our baby bouncer reviews, this is the most basic of them all. It doesn’t come with the extra frills but gives you what baby needs, something that soothes and calms them so they can be comfortable during play and be able to sleep as well.
Bright Starts Safari Smiles Bouncer
This is another affordable unit that’s both fun and full of color. What makes it different from the Bright Starts bouncer above is that it comes with sound features that the other doesn’t.
The addition of less than $10 makes this an extra feature some parents like to have as it helps with baby’s development as well as helps soothe them or put them to sleep.
The unit comes with 7 different tunes. It also has vibrations. These are automatically set to 15 minutes then automatically shut off. This allows the unit to save on battery power. Most units will have the 15 to 20 minute auto shut off feature as this often allows baby to sleep.
The device also comes with a 3 point safety harness, and non-slip padded footing so that it doesn’t slide or move around as baby plays in it.
A good baby bouncer combines fun and child development into one. They help baby grow both mentally and physically so they can discover new things and grow. More importantly, these baby accessories keep baby safe even as they get physically active.