Best of Baby Winner for Best Bouncer

It’s essentially a chair, self-propelled roller coaster and piece of exercise equipment all rolled into one.
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Updated September 21, 2022
Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
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And the Winner Is: Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft

Sure, there are plenty of fancy-schmancy automated swings and rockers (and there’s certainly a time and place for them). But simplicity often reigns supreme. Such is the case with our favorite baby bouncer: The Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft. With a loyal following among parents (and the editors of The Bump!), it starts as a super-comfy angled seat for chilling and quickly becomes baby’s favorite place to work out some energy. That’s right, there are no batteries or electric power; baby simply learns to kick to get the bouncer going. (And let us tell you, when they get going, they really get going!) Lightweight and easily foldable, you can take the bouncer with you from room to room—or bring it along when traveling. There are lots of similar options on the market, but the Balance Soft is the OG and simply the best.

What We Love:

  • The ergonomic design provides the optimal support for baby’s back, neck and head. The fitted fabric evenly seat distributes baby’s weight, and the bouncer has three different positions, so you can adjust it as your little one grows

  • A lightweight, foldable frame makes this bouncer portable and travel-friendly

  • The Bouncer Balance Soft can be used for newborns and up to the age of 2. In the early months (up to 20 pounds), use it as a baby bouncer. When baby weighs more than 20 pounds and can sit up unaided, convert it into a comfy children’s chair by turning the fabric seat around

  • Made with super-soft OEKO-TEX-certified materials and breathable mesh for baby’s comfort

“Don’t be fooled; baby might start off timid at first. But before you know it, they’ll be rocking out in this bouncer. My three babies all loved this seat and would happily stay bouncing for 20 to 30 minute sessions. Fun for them, time for me—truly a win-win must-have.” - Lauren Barth, senior editor at The Bump

Best Bouncer

Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
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