In this review, we will be taking an in-depth look at the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft.
A baby bouncer is a must-have for new parents. It provides a haven for babies to play, relax, or nap in safely and comfortably. And, it will free up your hands, and allow you to take your child from room to room as you do household chores.
There are two main types of baby bouncer, these being motorized and non-motorized. Each has benefits and drawbacks.
The motorized version utilizes batteries or a power outlet. Switch it on, and it will gently rock your child, with no effort required from you. This type of bouncer often also has adjustable speed, a vibration feature, and sometimes lights and sounds.
A non-motorized baby bouncer gently rocks and bounces ever time the baby moves. This is what you will be getting if you buy this JPMA certified medically-approved model, which complies with the US ASTM F2167 and the EN12790:2009 safety standard. If the baby is too young to remove the bouncer, their caregiver can activate movement manually using a hand or foot.
When the baby rocks themselves, they start to learn about cause and effect. Self-rocking also assists with balance and motor skills. And, as they get a little bigger and kick harder, this movement can help to strengthen their muscles.
Another benefit of a manual rocker is that you will never have to worry about running out of batteries.
Keep reading this BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft review to find out everything you may want to know about it.
BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Specs
Assembled dimensions – When assembled at the highest position the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft measures 22″ x 31″ x 15.5″
Folded dimensions – When folded it measures 4.5″ x 35″ x 15.5″
Weight – It weighs 4.6 lbs
Bouncer – This bouncer suits babies weighing between 7.8 pounds and 20 pounds
Chair – Your child can use the chair when they can sit unaided until he or she is 2 years old or weighs 29 pounds
Color Choices – It comes in a choice of 7 colors, including beige & grey, black & grey, black & dark grey, grey & grey, khaki & beige, rust & orange, silver & white
BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Overview
Three recline positions and a softly padded customizable safety harness that buttons into place ensure that your baby will be safe and comfortable when spending time in the bouncer. It also folds flat for transportation and storage.
Changing positions to suit the situation is quick and easy. Just lift the red tab and push or lift the backrest to the desired recline position.
A notable feature of the BabyBjorn Balance Soft Bouncer is its potential longevity. Suitable for newborns, when your baby outgrows the bouncer and can sit unaided, the fabric can be reversed, and he or she can use it as a chair until they are approximately 2 years of age.
The bouncer is light, strong, and durable, with excellent floor grip. It is also incredibly stable, so you won’t have to work that it will tip.
There are no sharp edges to dig into a babies tender skin, and the bouncing motion is gentle and natural.
Its ergonomic design distributes baby’s weight evenly and offers excellent head, neck, and back support for even the tiniest of babies. With this model, you won’t have to worry that their little head will drop forward or to the side and obstruct their airway.
It can easily be moved with you from room to room. Attach the wooden toy bar (sold separately), and they will be entertained while you cook dinner, take a shower, or do other household chores.
The fabric is super-soft, cozy, and durable, with three different options available. These include 100% cotton, a mix of cotton and jersey, which is 71% cotton, 24% viscose, and 5% polyamide, and mesh, which is 100% polyester. All are machine-washable, free of toxins, and approved according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Class 1 for baby products. This means that your little one’s skin will not be touching anything harmful, nor will they be inhaling dangerous chemicals. And if they suck on the fabric, no harm will come of this.
The BabyBjorn Balance Soft Bouncer arrives almost fully assembled. Just take it out of the box, lock it into the desired position, and strap in your baby.
BabyBjorn Balance Soft Bouncer video overview
- JPMA certified
- Doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals
- Suitable for newborns through to kids two years of age
- Robust and durable
- Stable and secure
- Soft and cozy
- Molds to the baby’s body for supreme comfort
- Provides excellent support
- Quickly adjusts to multiple positions
- Has an adjustable safety harness to cater to youngsters as they grow
- Folds to move or store
- No complicated or time-consuming setup required
- Sleek and elegant appearance with several different colors choices
- The fabric is machine washable
- Self- bouncing can help a baby’s physical development
- The BabyBjorn Balance Soft Bouncer costs more than some similar items
- There’s no automatic bouncing option
- The toggles that secure the safety harness are small, so both hands are required to strap the baby in or undo it
Final Thoughts on the BabyBjorn Balance Soft Bouncer
Although its price is higher than average, the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Bouncer is among the most highly-rated items of its type on the market. Parents are happy to pay the extra premium, knowing that the bouncer doesn’t just look great; it is comfortable, safe, durable, and easy to use. And when your little one outgrows it, it converts to a toddler chair that they can use until they are two.
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