How to pick the right baby bouncer

  • 06, 05, 2018
  •  Parenting Advice 
  • If you’re a new parent, then chances are that you’re wondering what you need for the newborn stage. People keep telling you that it’s necessary to register for swings, bouncers, walkers, and much more. Speaking of baby bouncers, many think that they are totally unnecessary. Are they? Of course, not. These items, which are frequently used by parents, are designed so as to hold the little one securely. The bouncer helps the baby sleep, so you don’t have to spend hours rocking the little one in your arms. Most importantly, the freestanding seat gives you a much needed break. You can finally get some work done and spend time with your spouse. Finding the right bouncer for your baby is essential. Keep on reading to learn how to choose the best baby bouncer.

    Pay attention to size and portability

    When purchasing a baby bouncer, look at the size. Some freestanding seats are designed for infants that are about 6 months old. Unfortunately, there are limited size dimensions. Look for a baby bouncer that is capable of accommodating toddlers. The piece of furniture should be lightweight and portable so that you can carry it everywhere with you.

    Decide on a type of baby bouncer  

    Its’ important to know that not all baby bouncers are equal. There are many different styles out there, making it really difficult to make a decision. Let’s take a closer look at the best baby bouncers:

    • Simple baby bouncers – a basic freestanding seating doesn’t have attractive features. It features a simple design, yet it’s practical. The baby bouncer allows the little one to jerk up and down by using their arms and legs. The absence of features makes it possible for the seat to be folded up and be placed into storage.
    • Combination baby bouncers – as the name clearly suggests, they are combined with additional devices, such as rockers and swings. Bouncer rockers, for instance, are perfect for intense movement. Bouncer swings, on the other hand, can be converted into swings. What else?

    Consider safety features

    There is nothing more important than the safety of your child. The baby bouncer must have adequate security features. Search for a freestanding unit that has a three or five-point harness to protect your little one from falling out. Equally important is for the bouncer to have safety straps. As for the frame, it should be strong enough so as not to tilt over. Make sure that the product meets safety standards.

    Don’t forget about the seat material

    Undoubtedly, the seat materials should be soft and comfortable. After all, the seat is designed for a baby. If you come across course seams, that is a problem. Why? You may want to know. Toddlers have sensitive skin and they become easily irritated. Avoid a baby bouncer that has too much padding because it won’t provide your little one adequate support. Last but not least, see if the seat reclines. Children need to lie in a comfortable position and rest.

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