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So there’s a new baby in the family and it’s time to buy the best baby bouncer that you can for your little one. But the term ‘baby bouncer’ is used to cover a wide range of chair types and the wealth of choice on the market can be daunting. To find the best baby bouncer for your child is no easy task.
So how do you choose the right bouncer for your baby? There are many questions that you will want to think about.
Do you buy a bouncer chair, a swing chair, a door bouncer, a rocker or a multi-function chair? How much do you need to spend? Will it provide value for money? How long will your baby be able to use the chair; up to what weight and age? Which products play music or have a toy bar? Is the seat machine washable or only wipe clean? Should I look for a leading brand name like Fisher-Price or BabyBjorn? … And the questions go on….
Researching and comparing Baby Bouncers is a time-consuming task and new parents don’t have the time to trawl through pages and pages of product descriptions and individual reviews. We’ve created a unique comparison guide so you can easily see all the key elements of the best baby bouncers the market has to offer all in one place and answer the question which is the best baby bouncer for you?
What is a Bouncer?
A baby bouncer supports a child in a reclined position. The seat can gently bounce up and down with the movement of the child or with the aid of an adult. The bouncer may vibrate or play music.
Types of baby bouncer
Whilst there are many different baby bouncers available on the market they can essentially be grouped into three different categories, basic bouncers, activity bouncers and multi-purpose bouncers.
A ‘basic bouncer’ does what it says on the tin: the baby sits in it and it bounces. Although your basic bouncer tends to be a simple tubular metal frame covered with a fabric seat (although not always) it does not mean that basic bouncers are the lowest cost. Whilst the Bright Starts Parade of Pals Bouncer is one of the cheapest bouncers on the market, the Bloom Coco Stylewood sitting at the top end of the price range also falls into this basic bouncer category.
Your baby’s development is important and stimulating them can be achieved easily by spending some time in an activity bouncer. These bouncers tend to come equipped with a toy bar as standard, offering a wide range of stimulating spinning items such as rattles, mirrors and soft toys. Another common feature are the vibrate and music functions, often found in the same battery powered unit they offer a range of musical melodies and vibrations to either stimulate, or soothe, your baby as required. Activity bouncers tend to be more rigid than your basic bouncer style and don’t always fold flat for storage or transport. Examples such as the Fisher-price Rainforest Friends Bouncer or the Red Kite Snuggi Bounce show off a range of activity features.
The third category of bouncers are slightly different, since they not only offer the function of a babybouncer but also dual as something else. A common function found in several multi-purpose bouncers on the market is that they will dual as a baby rocker. However there are many different multi-purpose bouncers that will dual as something else other than a bouncer rocker. For example the Stokke Steps Bouncer that duals as a High Chair or the Graco Swing n Bounce that duals as a Baby Swing.
Best Baby Bouncer Comparison Table
The best baby bouncer comparison table below contains eight columns
- The baby bouncer name and picture
- The baby age range for which the bouncer can be used
- Usage (months) – approximate length of time you will get from the product for any one child.
- Whether or not the bouncer is machine washable
- The weight of the bouncer in Kg and lbs
- The Price Guide – this is based on the approximate current selling price on Amazon. Due to the fluctuation in prices depending on special offers and product availability ranges are given as opposed to exact prices. The price ranges generally are £ = Under £20, ££ = £20 – £40, £££ = £40 – £80, ££££ = £80-£120, £££££ = £120+
- The Usage Cost per Month – based on the sale price at time of review. The usage cost is calculated by dividing the Price by the Usage in months.
- Amazon Rating – this is the average user rating from Amazon.co.uk reviews. This rating provides a good indication of customer satisfaction with their product.
|Image||Age Range||Usage |
|Machine Washable||Item Weight (kg)/(lbs)||Price||Usage Cost per month||Amazon Rating
BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft
|Newborn up to 2 years / 13 Kg max weight (28 lbs)||24||Yes||2.2/4.9||££££||£4.37||4.7
|Bright Starts Parade of Pals Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs)||6||Yes||1.9/4.2||£||£3.33||4.3
Chicco Hoopla Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||3.5/7.7||££||£6.38||4.6
Comfort & Harmony Monkey Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||2.8/6.2||£££||£8.28||4.1
Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||2.7/6.0||££||£4.17||4.5
Fisher-Price Woodsy Friends Comfy Time Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||2.8/6.2||££||£6.33||4.6
Mamas & Papas Catch a Star Capella Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||2.5/5.5||£££||£8.33||3.6
Musical Melodies Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20 lbs) ||6||Yes||2.7/6.0||££||£4.99||4.3
|Newborn up to 60 kg (132 lbs)||24+||Yes||5.2/11.5||£££££||£6.66||5
Red Kite Safari Snuggi Bounce
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||No||2.4/5.3||££||£4.98||5
|Bloom Coco Stylewood||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes & No depending on seat type||7/15.4||£££££||£23.33||4.1|
|Babymoov Bubble Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||No||3.2/7||££||£6.66||4.7|
|4Moms mamaRoo 3.0 Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||9/20||£££££||£36.66||4.2|
|Tiny Love Take-Along Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||2.7/6.0||££||£5.99||4.3|
|Joie dreamer Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||3.6/7.9||£££||£11.66||NA|
Chicco Pocket Relax Bouncer
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||2.2/4.9||£££||£8.33||5|
|Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||2.8/6.2||£££||£8.32||4.6|
|Stokke Steps Bouncer||Newborn up to 6 months / 9 kg (20lbs)||6||Yes||3.5/7.7||£££££||£21.50||NA|