Best Baby Bouncers 2021

Every new parent needs some time for their own chores, and getting even a little free time with a new born is next to impossible. This is why bouncers and swings are loved by parents, so their babies can relax and play while they get things done. A swing, as you already know is seat for your child that moves them around – either from side to side or back and forth. The hi-tech ones can be controlled from your phone. A bouncer is relatively lighter and bounces the baby when they move their arms and legs.

Baby bouncers go by multiple names in the market like bouncy seats, bouncy chairs or bouncy swings, depending on their design. These fabric baby chairs are soft and come with a harness buckle to keep your child strapped in safely.

When will You use a Bouncer or Swing?

There will come a time when you need both your hands to do something around the house, you will want to take a shower or cook something. And if you are alone at home you will wonder, where to keep the baby? This is when your bouncer, swing or rocker becomes the go-to solution.

The baby bouncers don’t only come in handy when you need your hands free but the ones with vibration are good to sooth and calm down a fussy baby because of the continuous movement.

Another type of bouncer that comes with a colorful bar and toys, engages the baby for longer giving you a little extra time your hands.

At what age would your baby need a bouncer or swing?

Bouncers and swings are generally made for babies under 6 months. Post that age, most babies will outgrow their bouncer as this is when they start to become mobile and could possibly roll over while in the bouncer. This is one of the prime reason’s bouncers are placed directly on the floor and not on an elevated surface. Each bouncer comes with an age and weight recommendation that will clarify till when it will be conducive for the baby to use.

Also, please keep in mind that these products are not recommended for a baby to sleep in. It only acts as safe space when used under supervision of the caregiver. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics, does not approve of the bouncer, rocker of swing for safe sleep. Even if the packaging represents a baby sleeping or uses the term sleep in its marketing – always follow safe sleep guidelines for the baby.

If you’re ready to rock your baby, we have the best bouncers for you to choose from

The 4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing is Bluetooth baby rocker with 5 Unique Motions.

Why do we love it?

The seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side exactly like the motion when parents swing their babies. The seat reclines to multiple positions to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play. The MamaRoo is also Bluetooth enabled so you can control the motion, sound, speed and volume from your compatible smart device without disturbing baby! The overhead toy mobile includes interactive, reversible toy balls keeping the baby busy. You can further capture the baby’s attention with the sound of the crinkle ball, rattle or reflective mirror ball. Another plus is its compatibility, the 4moms app for iOS is compatible with all Apple devices.

Check out what its users say

‘The fact that I am able to sit at my computer and write this review alone means this is worth 5 stars. My newborn has not slept without being held since we first brought him home from the hospital. He is currently asleep five minutes after putting him into the 4moms MamaRoo infant seat. I would have paid 5 times this price for him to be able to be soothed. Stop reading this review and buy this if you can afford to, if not mortgage your house, sell your car. It is worth it.’– Sir Booga’s Mummy.

The bouncer Bliss is BabyBjörn’s classic, award-winning baby bouncer in a new luxurious design. It is ideal for children up to 2 years; and weight range between 8 lbs. and to 29 lbs.

Why do we love it?

This is a lightweight and portable for easy use at home with four positions suitable for both rest and play and folds completely flat for storage or transporting. Your baby quickly learns how to make the bouncer rock by his or her own movements, while developing his or her balance and motor skills in a completely natural way. The ergonomic and snug bouncer design gives proper support to baby’s neck and back. Younger babies can be gently calmed by carefully bouncing the chair with your hands or feet.

Check out what its users say

‘So pleased with it. As a first time mom, I wasn’t sure which gears to but for my newborn. So I ordered baby bjorn, fisher price, Graco bouncers and mamaroo. Baby bjorn is my favorite so far. My baby didn’t really like and enjoy it during the first 4 weeks and after she got older and gained more weight, she started enjoying it and would fall asleep faster in it than even on my hand. Very simple and I would never think than it’s worth the money I paid for, but it works even better than other automatic bouncers and swings.’– Amy Bush.

The Graco Simple Sway Swing is fully featured to help you soothe and comfort baby. Gentle, side-to-side swaying and 6 different speeds allow you to customize to baby’s preference.

Why do we love it?

This swing also features 15 songs and sounds, a cozy head support, and soothing two-speed vibration to keep your little one content. The option to plug in or use batteries makes this swing ideal for any room in the home. The 6 swing speeds allow you to choose the right pace to suit your baby’s mood and various songs and nature sounds soothe and amuse your baby. This engaging mobile with 3 soft toys provides visual stimulation and keeps baby entertained and the 5-point harness gives you peace of mind while keeping your baby secure.

Check out what its users say

‘I was really impressed. Was nervous about making the final choice to buy noting the positive and negative reviews on this and all swings. Seems many people had good and bad experiences. This is a really good value; it was a little hard to assemble. The clicking noise people spoke about is barely noticeable unless you are fixated on it. The music is adorable and the fact you can plug it in vs just batteries is a huge plus for me. The dial for how fast it goes is 1-10. We use 1 for our newborn grandbaby. Oh, also at the same time I bought one of the head stabilizing pillows for babies that can go in a swing or car seat and put that in there since there isn’t one. That is what you see in the picture. I highly recommend this swing.’– G. Kennett.

The jolly Jumper is designed for babies from approximately 3 months of age (when baby can hold head up with full neck support) to just before walking age. Maximum weight of 28 lbs. The frame stands 52 inches high and has a floor footprint of 50 inches x 43 inches.

Why do we love it?

This standing jumper gives your baby complete freedom and control to bounce and move. Along with having fun your baby will develop coordination, rhythm, strengthening muscles, and improving balance. This model features a portable frame perfect for homes without door frames. It folds flat for storage. The spring action is ideal for the busy baby who wants more bounce and fun. The saddle seat is designed to firmly support baby’s spine, ensuring correct, upright posture during exercise.

Check out what its users say

‘This jumper is great. I’m on baby number 4 and have owned two other jumpers in the past. This one is quiet! The others are loud when the baby jumps because of rattles and other toys on them. This is so much better and can be used earlier since the harness holds them in and they can’t rock around unassisted like the other jumpers. It’s secure. It looks outdated, especially since the price is about the same as others on the market. That’s the least of my concerns though. The footprint is a little larger, but well worth the extra space it takes up! The only real negative I’ve found is that if you have a dog or other small children, the baby isn’t as protected since it’s completely open around them. The other free-standing jumpers have a barrier around them helping to keep them safer. Even though that can and may be a small issue for us, I’m keeping it! It checks off all the other boxes for me! We are getting away from plastic toys with lights and sounds. This is good old-fashioned fun for baby. Love it! Exactly what I was looking for.’– Elle2947.

The ExerSaucer Safari Friends Jumping Activity Center will give your little one hours of developmental fun with 360 degree seat spin, over 15 activities, lights, sounds and nature inspired colors and patterns.

Why do we love it?

The activities stimulate fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and core muscle development making learning extra fun for your little one. It has a convenient on/off switch which offers the option for quieter play as well. The soft and cuddly removable monkey can go with baby on all of his little journeys. Jumping, reaching, turning and stretching are all part of a child’s development and can be easily done on this bouncer. The seat cushion and removable monkey are machine-washable and the toys are easy to clean. With three height settings, the Safari Friends jumper can be customized as the babies grow.

Check out what its users say

‘I like everything about the Exersaucer. My Daughter has big dogs so I wanted to get something sturdy for my Granddaughter to play in when she was at their level. It is sturdy! There has NEVER been a time that the dogs have bumped the Exersaucer and it has tipped. My Granddaughter can now bounce in it (She’s 6 months old). She hasn’t gotten the idea that she can turn around in it though. We turn her so she can play with the other toys. She loves the choices of toys on this one too! I debated and looked at A LOT of these and I’m positive I made the correct decision on my purchase.’– Michele.

The Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is an infant jumper with 360 degrees of play, including peek-a-boo tiger, bat-at monkey, rattle lizard, and more.

Why do we love it?

This promotes Comfort and Security for baby to sit and play, whether he stays for just a moment or for several minutes. Two soft leaves extend from the frame to create an overhead canopy with soft toys that dangle down for fun bat-at play. It also features a rotating seat with soft spring covers that keep little fingers safe from pinching, and three-position height adjustment for a custom fit as your baby grows. It stimulates interactive play & is easy to use, move, and store.

Check out what its users say

‘We have a very squirmy, kicky, active 3-month-old. She’s been kicking nonstop since she was about 2 months old and it’s been very hard to keep her entertained 🙂 she gets bored easily and was tired of her Fisher Price kick gym so we bought the bouncer as the next step. After about 2 days in the jumper, she hasn’t quite mastered the jumping yet but loves to play with the toys and squirms around enough in the jumper to keep it moving and fun. The item says it is for four months old and up but she has been able to hold her head up for a while so we thought we would give it a shot and it is great.’– K.C.

The Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bounce is a cheerful, lightweight bouncer. It is playfully designed with a vibrating seat and features to keep baby delighted and calm. 

Why do we love it?

Moms love that this bouncer is lightweight, and easy to move throughout the house. Its convenient, removable toy bar features playful characters and a self-discovery mirror to keep baby engaged. The soothing vibrations help keep baby calm and comfortable. Its deep cradling seat provides extra support and comfort. To add to this, the frame is easy to wipe clean and the seat pad is machine-washable, so no need to worry about spills and messes.

Check out what its users say

‘This bouncy seat is amazing for the price (especially when it’s $17!). It’s perfect for travel, fits easily in any suitcase. We initially bought it for travel, but I love it even more than our bulky swing / rocker seat we have at home. My baby doesn’t nap super easily, and he napped SO well in this thing. I wish we had discovered it sooner – it could have replaced quite a few(more expensive) baby gadgets. My husband said some reviewers noted that it tips easily… and while it can tip easily while empty, the weight of the baby makes it nearly impossible to tip… so not a worry you should have.’– Natalie Elizabeth

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