Many Mum’s will tell you that getting one of the top rated baby bouncers (or rockers as they are also called) is one of the best purchases you can make! You can’t always hold bubs in your arms, and so having a newborn baby bouncer gives you somewhere safe to put them while you do other things around the house.
But what’s the best baby bouncer to buy? This really depends upon your personal needs, but like anything on the market these days, some are certainly better than others.
There is the basic type, which simply provide a place for baby to rest, while others include some activities to keep baby occupied and automatic baby bouncers which are designed to rock – great for rocking bub to sleep!
In this best baby bouncer 2019 guide, I’m going to take your through the different types of baby bouncers to help you decide which baby bouncer to buy.
You can then read various baby bouncer reviews and look at some options for the best automatic baby bouncer, best travel baby bouncer, cheap baby bouncer chair and even a bouncer designed to move just like you!
After reading this best baby rocker 2019 guide and the various baby rocker reviews, I’m sure you will be well on your way to purchasing the best baby rocking chair perfect for your little one.
Best Baby Bouncer 2019 Australia Comparison Chart
|Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss||Basic||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|Fisher-Price Comfort Curve Bouncer||Baby Activity||9 kgs||4.5||Check|
|Chicco Pocket Relax Bouncer||Basic||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|Graco Swing and Bounce||Baby Activity||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss Air||Basic||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|Valco Baby Gyro Baby Rocker Bouncer||Baby Activity||12 kgs||4.5||Check|
|Baby Einstein Neighborhood Symphony Bouncer||Baby Activity||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|Chicco Balloon Bouncer||Baby Activity||9 kgs||4.0||Check|
|4moms Mamaroo Multicolour Plush||Baby Activity||11 kgs||4.5||Check|
|TINY LOVE Baby 2 in 1 Natures Way Bounce and Sway||Baby Activity||9 kgs||3.5||Check|
Best Baby Bouncers 2019 Buying Guide
Types Of Baby Bouncers
Basic Baby Bouncer
A basic baby bouncer is a safe place to let baby rest, while you get on with other tasks. These types of bouncers allow babies to gently move their arms and legs around and, as they do so, the chair will gently bounce.
- Basic baby bouncers are lightweight and make a great portable baby bouncer.
- Basic baby bouncers are usually less expensive than the baby activity bouncers, so perfect if you’re after the best cheap baby bouncer.
- Basic baby bouncers don’t provide babies with any activities for entertainment.
- Basic baby bouncers tend to be only good for short period of time.
- Basic baby bouncers require you or baby to make them move.
Baby Activity Bouncer
Like a basic baby bouncer, a baby activity bouncer provides a safe place for baby to rest and gently move around, but they also include some dangling toys or mobiles for baby to look at and/or touch for entertainment. Some baby activity bouncers even vibrate and play soothing music.
- Baby activity bouncers are great at keeping babies entertained for longer periods of time.
- Baby activity bouncers that automatically vibrate help soothe tired or upset babies.
- Baby activity bouncers can be more expensive than basic bouncers.
- Baby activity bouncers are usually heavier than basic bouncers which means they aren’t overly portable.
The most important feature of a baby bouncer is the seat. Look for seats which have great support, particularly neck support. This is crucial if you’re looking for the best newborn rocker, as newborns lack control of their head movements.
The best baby bouncer seat is one that is reclined to provide great support and comfort for baby as well as made from quality scratch resistant fabric. I’d also highly recommend you pick material that is easy to clean.
The best buy baby bouncer is one that comes with a removable seat cover that is machine washable, or at the very least, easy to wipe over with a cloth.
Of course above all else, the top baby bouncers are ones that comply with all safety standards. A bouncer with a wide base is ideal as this helps provide stability as well as reduces the risk of the bouncer toppling over.
Straps. Straps are essential for keeping baby safe and secure whilst they bounce up and down. The top baby rockers have straps that are adjustable, strong and durable yet comfortable for baby.
Weight Limit. Be sure to check the maximum weight capacity of the bouncer you purchase and always abide by the weight capacity indicated. If you have a particularly big baby you may want to opt for one of the bouncers that has the ability to hold a larger weight to ensure baby doesn’t grow out of it too quickly. For your convenience, I have included the weight capacity of each bouncer in the bouncy chair reviews in the table above.
Non-slip. Given baby bouncers are designed to move, it’s important to ensure that bouncers have non-slip pads underneath. This is crucial for the lighter portable baby bouncers as they can easily slide across timber floors or tiles. If the bouncer still moves, ensure you place it on a non-slip mat or surface prior to use.
Other Great Features
- Toy Bar – Built in toy bars help keep baby entertained for longer periods. Some even allow you to hang baby’s own favourite toys from the toy bar.
- Lights – Some baby bouncers will play a mini light show for your baby, giving them something to focus on so that they are entertained whilst you’re busy doing household tasks.
- Music – Some baby bouncers play lovely soothing music which is perfect for calming tired and cranky little ones.
- Vibration – Having a baby bouncer that can automatically vibrate is a great feature. Babies just love being moved and this will keep baby entertained for longer, meaning you can get more done.
Top 10 Best Bouncer Reviews 2019
This first bouncer in our baby bouncer reviews 2019 is the Baby Bjorn Bliss bouncer. This bouncer has a great simple look and design and will easily blend in with your living space, while providing a calm and safe place for baby to watch the world go by.
This ergonomically designed bouncer has three positions suitable for play, rest and sleep. Each position provides comfortable support in all the areas baby needs including neck, head and back. The quilted cotton fabric seat moulds to the shape of your baby, helping to evenly distribute their weight, providing additional support. The seat cover is also removable and machine washable which is a great advantage.
This bouncer is free from batteries and cords as it is designed for gentle, natural bouncing by you or your baby. It also is a nice lightweight bouncer making it extremely portable to move around the home and also folds flat making it easy to store or transport when visiting friends and family. A great choice if you’re after the best travel baby bouncer.
It is suitable for newborns to babies around 9 kilograms. Once your child is able to sit unaided, this best rated baby bouncer can be converted to a bouncy chair for children up to a weight of 13 kilograms.
This is one of the top rated bouncers and, reading the various Baby Bjorn bouncer reviews, you will find many happy customers. This is the ideal choice for anyone looking for one of the best baby bouncers for newborns.
This baby bouncer from Fisher-Price provides a bouncer with all the bells and whistles and is a great choice if you’re looking for one of the top rated baby rockers at an affordable price.
With a removable toy bar, baby will love reaching and grasping for the two included dangling toys. When baby becomes tired or cranky simply remove the toy bar and turn on the calming vibrations which are operated by battery. Of course, the bouncer can also be bounced by baby’s natural motion too.
This Fisher Price baby rocker comes with an adjustable 3 point restraint and features a non slip design. The fabric seat cover is also removable and machine washable making cleaning easy.
Reading the various Fisher Price baby bouncer reviews, you’ll see this often recommended as one of the best Fisher Price bouncer options. However customers don’t recommend it if you’re looking for something portable as it’s difficult to take apart once assembled.
Suitable for babies from birth to around 9 kilograms, this is a great bouncer for any parent looking for a good quality cheap baby rocker with all the features.
The Chicco Pocket Relax Bouncer would have to be the best buy baby rocker for families constantly on the move, weighing in at only 2 kilograms and folding down to a third of its fully assembled size. This makes it the best portable bouncer.
For baby’s comfort, this best portable baby bouncer has a luxury padded seat, the cover also being removable and machine washable which makes cleaning super easy. The cradle is extra wide and long which provides not only great comfort but is great for stability.
The bouncer has a built in kickstand which is perfect when you want the bouncer to remain stationary – making it great for feeding baby. Other great features include three different recline positions and an adjustable harness. Also coming in it’s own zippered carry bag, this bouncer couldn’t be more convenient!
Suitable for babies from birth to weighing up to 9 kilograms, this is a fabulous choice for parents wanting the best infant to toddler rocker for travel.
Multi functional baby products are fantastic for the back pocket as well as being space savers which is why this two in one Graco Swing and Bouncer makes this top baby bouncers 2019 list.
The Graco Swing and Bounce can be used either as a standalone bouncer or slotted in the frame to become a soothing baby swing. The cradle provides good comfortable head support which is crucial for newborns as well as 3 different seat positions. The seat also includes a 5 point harness and its cover is removable and machine washable.
Once in swing mode, it has six different speed settings as well as two different vibration settings. Other great features include a removable tray, overhead toy bar with three included soft toys and music with a timer for automatic shutdown. Both the swing and the bouncer are suitable for babies from birth to around 9 kilograms.
If you’re wanting both a bouncer and swing and wondering which baby rocker to buy, you can’t go past this two in one Swing and Bouncer from Graco. It makes a great choice for anyone wanting to buy the best swing and bouncer in one.
The second Baby Bjorn in these top rated baby bouncers 2019 reviews, the Bouncer Bliss Air is basically the same as the Bouncer Bliss above, but made from an airy mesh fabric to help increase air circulation.
This ergonomically designed Baby Bjorn bouncer has three positions suitable for play, rest and sleep. Each position provides comfortable support in all the areas baby needs including neck, head and back. The cotton and airy mesh fabric seat moulds to the shape of your baby, helping to evenly distribute baby’s weight which provides additional support. The seat cover is also removable and machine washable which is a great advantage.
This mesh baby bouncer is free from batteries and cords as it is designed for gentle, natural bouncing by you or your baby. It is also a nice lightweight bouncer making it extremely portable to move around the home and also folds flat making it easy to store or transport when visiting friends and family.
Suitable for newborns to babies around 9 kilograms, once your child is able to sit unaided, this best buy baby bouncer can be converted to a bouncy chair for children up to a weight of 13 kilograms. It’s great if you’re after the best bouncy chair for infants as well as toddlers.
If you love the Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss but live in a hotter climate, the Bouncer Bliss Air is a great choice.
If you have a particularly large baby, then consider the Valco Baby Gyro Baby Rocker Bouncer as, at 12 kilograms, it has the largest weight capacity out of all the bouncers in these best bouncers 2019 reviews.
This baby bouncer has a unique reclining system that easily adjusts for your baby’s comfort as well as toy bar with included soft toys for baby’s entertainment. It also is the only bouncer in these reviews which has a flexible hood system which makes it perfect for families who spend a lot of time outdoors.
This bouncer is reasonably lightweight and folds down compactly which is great for both storage and for transit.
If you’re the type of family that spend a lot of time outdoors, perhaps going to older children’s weekend sports games or down at the beach, the Valco Baby Gyro Baby Rocker Bouncer is one of the better baby bouncer for sale for you.
Another great affordable option with loads of features in these baby bouncer chair reviews is the Baby Einstein baby bouncer.
One of the best features of this bouncer is not only its ability to play music, but the great classical melodies it plays. For tired and cranky babies it also vibrates and little ones will love reaching and grasping the included dangly toys that are included on the toy bar. There is also a small fabric book attached to the side of the bouncer for bub to read.
The cradle is soft and deep with mesh fabric to help with air circulation. Other great features include the three point harness, slip resistant feet and the removable and machine washable seat cover.
Suitable for babies from birth to around 9 kilograms, this is great affordable baby bouncer and perfect for families that want to encourage their babies love for music. Particularly families after the best affordable baby bouncer.
The Chicco Balloon Bouncer is great if you want the option of a rocker and a stationary chair. It is a great place to feed baby as they start eating solids too.
Suitable from birth to around 9 kilograms, the Chicco Balloon Bouncer can be adjusted into four different positions making it ideal for play, eating, relaxing or sleeping. To help sooth babies, it features a gentle vibration function as well as a removable toy bar with three included dangly toys for baby to reach and grasp. The toy bar also features various lights and sounds, you can even record a short 30 second message to play to your child.
The cradle features an ergonomically design cushion that comfortably holds your baby for the ultimate comfort. It also features an additional booster cushion that can be removed as baby grows.
For families on the move, you will also love how easily the Balloon Bouncer folds up and even has attached straps that make transportation a breeze.
If you want the ultimate in baby bouncers then you just can’t go past the 4moms Mamaroo! This bouncer is designed to basically move just like you would, bouncing both up and down as well as swaying from side to side.
The 4moms Mamaroo has five different movement settings including the car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye and wave, all programed to replicate the movement of a parent soothing their baby. There are also five different speeds to choose from as well as being able to adjust the seat to absolutely any position you like so baby can relax, sit up, play or sleep.
The features just keep coming with this best automatic baby rocker. This baby bouncer also has four different built in sounds, or you can connect it an MP3 player and play anything you like. It couldn’t be easier to operate, just hook it up to bluetooth and control the motion, sound, speed and volume from for your smartphone.
This baby bouncer is suitable for newborns through to babies around 12 kilograms and comes in 4 different colours and designs. It also includes an overhead toy mobile with various toys including a crinkle ball, rattler and mirror ball.
If you want the best infant rocker with all the bells and whistles, you definitely have to check out the 4moms Mamaroo. Whilst this is the priciest bouncer in these baby bouncer seat reviews, the makers have really thought of it all!
The last baby bouncer to be featured in these baby rocker bouncer reviews is the Tiny Love Baby 2 in 1, which gives you the ability to both bounce and sway baby.
Despite being able to automatically bounce or sway baby, this bouncer has no programed settings. Rather the continuous movement is created by either baby’s natural movements of by the aid of a parent. It also has a calming vibration function.
The bouncer comes with 16 different tunes as well white noise to help sooth baby. Other features of this bouncer include the removable toy bar which features two cute dangly toys for baby to reach and grasp as well as a soft padded seat which as a removable and washable cover and, lastly, a five point safety harness.
Suitable for babies from birth to around 9 kilograms, this bouncer is a great option for parents who want the best infant bouncy seat with the added bonus of being able to sway baby.
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