Best Eco-friendly Baby Bouncer 2017
Having children makes you think about the future and certainly makes you think about what world your little ones will have to grow up in as they get older. Giving thought to the environment and how our life decisions will have an impact on our children’s life in the future, all of a sudden brings being environmentally friendly, or being green, into sharp focus.
Trying to buy green or Eco-friendly products is not always an easy task. In order to make that a little bit easier we have looked at what the current market has to offer in the way of green bouncers or Eco-friendly baby bouncers and we will explore them in this article.
What makes a baby bouncer green?
Before we look at our shortlist it’s worth discussing what makes a green or eco-friendly baby bouncer. Essentially it all comes down to the materials that are used. For example where they are sourced from, are they recyclable, are natural fabrics like 100 percent cotton being used and are they free from chemicals such as lead, phthalates and formaldehyde.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile products from all stages of production. This standard identifies that products have been tested for harmful substances and are produced from environmentally friendly production methods. Baby bouncers that advertise themselves meeting the Oeko-Tex standard are showing their Eco-friendly pedigree on their textile production. Whilst not guaranteed it is likely that the rest of their product is green and environmentally friendly also.
Which bouncers make the Eco-friendly baby bouncer shortlist?
Top 5 Best green bouncers 2017
1. Babybjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
The Babybjorn bouncer balance is a great dual purpose bouncer. All fabrics that touch baby’s skin in Babybjorn products are certified safe to the Oeko-Tex 100, Class 1 standard no matter which model you buy showing that the company take the environmentally friendly challenge seriously. The range also offers an organic cotton version if you wanted to go as green as possible. The organic version is very soft and gentle on baby’s delicate skin and the 100% organically grown cotton is certified in accordance with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).
2. Bloom Coco Stylewood
American company Bloom’s Coco Stylewood offers you a design classic baby bouncer that is also environmentally friendly. Bloom use only sustainable woods, recyclable plastics and metals and they ensure low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) finishes.
The Bloom Coco Stylewood is both CPSIA and ASTM compliant and free of lead, BPA, phthalates, PVC, formaldehyde and MDF. No batteries or power needed and working on just the movement from your baby. Definitely worth considering as a top green bouncer and it certainly looks the part.
3. Nuna Leaf
Dutch company Nuna have produced an iconic baby bouncer with a difference. This highly engineered chair doesn’t exactly bounce, it sways ‘like a leaf in the wind’. Once you start the leaf in motion it will continue for up to 2 minutes on its own.
The Nuna Leaf makes our list of top Eco-bouncers for a few reasons. No electricity and no batteries mean the gentle swaying motion is provided by parent power or movement of your baby. The materials used by Nuna are 100% Oeko-Tex certified organic fabric as is the 100% organic insert (GOTS certified) showing the Leaf’s green credentials.
Nuna have adopted mindful manufacturing so throughout their entire production process they look at each product’s material content and ingredients to ensure its eco-friendly production. They also look to produce better for baby products striving to eliminate the use of toxins while complying with standards at the same time. All in all a great Eco-friendly baby bouncer.
4. Stokke Steps Bouncer
The Stokke Steps Bouncer takes adaptability to a new level. Whilst we would class it as a multi-functional bouncer it is more a ‘total’ child seating system. By adding to it the Stokke steps covers your baby through to toddler age, from bouncer to highchair.
Norwegian company Stokke strive to use environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials. As you would expect from an environmentally friendly company they use modern and efficient logistics channels for transporting goods to cut back on pollution emissions and pay special attention to raw material development, production, and distribution for all their products.
All Stokke® Nursery Textiles are approved by the International Oeko-Tex Association and have been Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1, certified, which means they are guaranteed free from harmful substances.
5. Joie dreamer bouncer
The Joie dreamer is a flexible feature packed multi-functional bouncer. Light enough and compact enough to travel it not only works as a bouncer but duals as a rocker too.
Joie say they go to great lengths to reduce their environmental impact and take their environmental responsibility seriously. The Joie dreamer makes our Eco-friendly baby bouncer shortlist not only because it’s a great little bouncer but more importantly because it meets the Oeko-Tex standard for their fabric.
You may find that if you search for Eco-friendly baby bouncers a few products will keep appearing. Unfortunately the following bouncers that did have environmentally friendly status are no longer produced and have been discontinued by their manufacturers.
All 5 of the Eco-friendly baby bouncers above have outstanding green credentials. Which one comes top depends on exactly what features you are looking for, but if you are trying to take a socially responsible outlook and thinking for your baby’s future, choosing one of theses green baby bouncers is a step in the right direction. Not only will you feel good by doing the right thing for the environment but you will also have bought a great baby bouncer.