Baby bouncers: faqs
We answer your most frequently asked questions. Haven’t found an answer? Contact us and we’ll help you.
How long can my baby sit in a baby bouncer?
We follow the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) not to let young children sit in the same position for more than one hour. We therefore advise against allowing your baby to spend longer than one (1) hour in the bouncer. However, your child can sit in the baby bouncer several times a day, of course. And you can feel reassured that your baby is sitting ergonomically in our bouncers, since they’ve been designed to provide optimal support to the baby’s back, neck and head. To summarise, we encourage you to vary where your baby spends their time: in your arms, a baby carrier, a stroller, cot and a baby bouncer.
How old should my baby be to use a bouncer seat?
You can start using the bouncer when your baby is a newborn. Our baby bouncers are very popular, and new parents often call them a lifesaver.
Can my baby sleep in a baby bouncer?
No, you should never let your child sleep in a baby bouncer. The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a baby cradle.
What should I think about when choosing a baby bouncer?
Most importantly, you need to choose a baby bouncer that complies with current safety standards. Also make sure that the baby bouncer is stable and has good support for your baby’s head, neck and back.
4 things to consider when choosing a bouncer chair:
1. Make sure there is a reclining position suitable for very young babies and not just an upright position for slightly older babies.
2. The baby bouncer should be soft and comfy to sit in, with no hard edges or stiff back support.
3. There should be a harness to secure the baby.
4. Make sure that the base or foot is broad and stable to avoid any risk of the baby’s movements tipping it over.
What is a baby bouncer used for?
Our lightweight bouncers are easy to move around and take with you – they’re a cosy place for your baby to play close to you, while you have your hands free for a while. The natural rocking of a bouncer usually has a comforting effect on a very young baby. As your baby grows and learns how to control the rocking, the bouncer becomes even more fun, and also stimulates your baby’s balance and motor skills.
Is a bouncer seat from BabyBjörn safe?
We want you to feel safe and secure when your baby is sitting in a bouncer from BabyBjörn. That’s why all of our bouncer chairs have been developed in cooperation with medical specialists. Our bouncers have an ergonomic design that provides the optimal support for your baby’s back, neck and head. The fitted fabric seat distributes your baby’s weight evenly, and the bouncer has three different positions, which means you can adjust it as your baby grows.
Which BabyBjörn baby bouncer is best? Baby Bouncer Balance Soft or Baby Bouncer Bliss?
Our baby bouncers are equally good. The only differences between them are the colour of the frame and the material of the accompanying fabric seat. The fabric seats fit all of our bouncer seats and can be purchased separately, so it’s easy to switch if you want a different colour or fabric.
Which fabric seat is the best?
All our fabrics are of high quality and the textiles that come in contact with your child’s skin are kind and safe to taste (Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products). Which material suits you and your baby best is entirely up to you. If you prefer a soft and airy fabric that dries quickly after washing, you should choose our 3D mesh. Our quilted cotton is a great choice if you want a fabric that’s both soft and elegant. Our cotton-jersey mix is perfect if you’re looking for something comfy and our stretchy 3D jersey works great if you want a fabric that’s super smooth and soft. Find your favourite fabric seat here.
How do I change the height position of the bouncer chair?
You can easily switch between the different height positions by lifting the positioner underneath the bouncer— watch our short video tutorial here.
Is there a toy for Baby Bouncer Bliss and Baby Bouncer Balance Soft?
Yes, we have several different toys in wonderful colours and shapes. Our toy bars fit all our baby bouncers and are easy for an adult to attach and remove. Find them here.
Can you use a Bliss fabric seat for a Balance Soft (or vice versa)?
Absolutely! The fabric seats fit all our baby bouncers. They are easy to switch and can be purchased separately here.
What’s the difference between a baby bouncer and a baby swing?
A baby bouncer offers natural rocking controlled by your or your baby’s own movements, unlike an electric or battery-powered baby swing. The advantage of a bouncer is that it weighs less, which makes it easier to move around and carry. Folded up, it takes up hardly any space at all, making it easy to take with you on outings and journeys. And you can use it anywhere, without it needing to be near a power outlet. Read more about the differences here.