Like many babies, Beth loved to be bounced and when I spotted the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer I was so impressed with its stability and simplicity that I knew this was the baby bouncer I wanted for her.
I was initially a bit put off by the price and the fact that the toy bar is an optional extra but after reading so many brilliant reviews I was sold.
I also loved the fact that unlike many other baby bouncers that are only suitable up to 6 months, this one said it was suitable up to 24 months! Considering Beth is now 27 months, I can definitely vouch for the fact it really does last a very long time (and probably longer as Beth is also very tall for her age).
Babybjorn Bouncer – Suitable for and specification
- From birth to 24 months (3.5 – 13 kg)
- Item Weight: 86 g
- Width, length and height when folded flat – W: 41cm x L: 93cm x H: 10cm
As our house isn’t the biggest, most of Beth’s things tend to be on display so the fact that the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer looked so simple was a real attraction to me. Not only does it look simple, it is simple in every aspect. It is simple to operate, adjust and collapse, travel with and clean as the cover is simple and very quick to take of and on – there’s no other word for it – simple!
The harness / strap fastens using buttons at 3 points – a button at each side and one between their legs so that whichever side of the cover you use the strap simply buttons on.
The baby bouncer can be adjusted to the 3 height settings using a black lever underneath the chair that is accessible at all times and to completely fold it flat you lift the red lever slightly and it compacts down – so there is no danger of accidentally collapsing it when trying to adjust the height.
Multi-height Baby Bouncer
The BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer adapts to the needs of your little one, at first when Beth first started using her baby bouncer we had it on the flattest option and as she got stronger so we increased the height.
As it’s super easy to adjust, if Beth nodded off in the sitting position it was easy to adjust to sleeping position without waking her sleep.
Once Beth was strong enough her kicking motion would bounce the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer, which she did non-stop – she was constantly kicking her legs about, which she absolutely loved as it also meant she would bounce too.
It is also super easy for you to bounce too, once Beth had nodded off and I wanted to eat dinner for example (always nice!) I could keep her at a gentle bouncing motion by using one foot against the baby bouncers foot rest so I could eat while she slept peacefully.
At first we just bought the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer but once Beth was a few months old we decided to get the wooden toy bar as well. This is again simple with a number of different size wooden balls and shapes that spin – we were so proud when she managed to spin the balls. It also keeps them interested as there are smaller balls within a shape (eyes of a face) that are harder for them to spin and she loved spending time kicking her feet, bouncing and playing with the toy bar.
Easy to remove covers
As with all baby things, they need to be easy and quick to wash. The reversible cover fits over the main frame like a sock and there are two elasticated loops at the bottom of the cover that just hook over two plastic pieces on the frame to secure it and that’s it!
The cover can be popped in the washing machine so you’re not without the baby bouncer for very long at all.
Easy storage / for travelling
The BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer became a vital part of Beth’s routine when she was little – we’d bounce her to sleep for her naps and then I could take her wherever I was going to be while she snoozed (or played!). When you’re not using the baby bouncer, it folds down extremely flat and would fit down the side of our sofa when we were at home. But more importantly it was easy to take with us when visiting Grandparents.
The design of the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer means that when they are in the sleeping position they are practically flat and it provides proper support for your baby’s spine and neck.
Non slip bouncer frame
The frame of the baby bouncer has non-slip grips on the frame base which are essential if like us you have hard flooring, because once Beth knew how to bounce it herself she was off and would get quite a good bounce going!!
Super strong baby bouncer!
When we started looking at the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer I checked YouTube for reviews and came across this video:
My initial thought was oh my goodness, how dangerous – but actually the second thought that came to my mind was, WOW that baby bouncer is super strong!!
Time to pack it away
I think because we have had the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer since Beth was a tiny baby I’m strangely attached to it and Beth has started using it less and less as her lounge chair – usually drinking her milk before going to bed, we decided it was time to pack it away 🙁 Although as I’m writing this she has decided have a little bounce … maybe we will keep it out one more week!
Where to buy the Babybjorn baby bouncer
There are a number of different baby bouncer colour ways available from Amazon and optional toy bars you can purchase for the BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer that clip securely on to each side of the baby bouncer: