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12 Best Baby Bouncers of 2024 [Tested and Reviewed]

12 Best Baby Bouncers of 2024 [Tested and Reviewed]

Baby bouncers gently rock and comfort your child. They also serve as a good place for your baby while you clean or take a shower. A number of companies offer these bouncers, including Baby Bjorn, Bright Starts, Ingenuity, and others, but there are a variety of different types, so it can be hard to find the best one for your needs.

We tested each product for the following:
  • How equipped the unit is with safety features
  • How equipped the unit is with sensory features to soothe the child
  • Whether the unit doesn't become stuffy and too warm when the child is sitting in it
  • Whether the unit doesn't slip while in use
  • How easy the product is to clean
  • Whether the product can be moved easily or not
Last updated 02/20/2024
Margaret Howd
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Margaret Howd

Margaret "Maggie" Howd has been a nanny for 12 years but has worked with children professionally for over 15 years. She received a Bachelor's degree in psychology but took many classes in child development in her school work. After undergrad, she was a preschool teacher for two years. She wanted to do more for children and got her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It was while obtaining her Master's degree that she fell in love with nannying. It took getting a master's degree for her to find her passion for helping families raise their children. She has been with her current family for seven years, and when you find parents you work in harmony with, nothing can be better. She truly loves her work!

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Former baby gear sales; mybest Head of Baby Gear
Kensuke Higuchi

With six years of experience as an in-house sales representative for a stroller manufacturer, Kensuke has extensive experience and knowledge about strollers and European car seats. Accredited by the Japan Traffic Safety Education Association, he is a certified car seat instructor and is currently responsible for overseeing baby and children's products at mybest. Having verified over 300 childcare products, Kensuke uses his expertise to compare, evaluate, and report on the best products for parents to make life easier while raising their children. As a father of one himself, Kensuke understands the struggles and joys of raising a child.

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How We Tested the Products

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We gathered the 12 bestselling Baby Bouncers and put them through rigorous testing.
  1. Safety Features

    1
    Safety Features

    First and foremost, a baby's safety is of peak importance. We checked the bouncers to see how snugly they could hold a baby and how well they supported their bodies. Higher-scoring products excelled in the following areas:Number of beltsWhether or not the belts are paddedWhether or not it has a support padWhether or not it has a head pillow

  2. Soothing Features

    2
    Soothing Features

    If the bouncer has plenty of features to keep your baby entertained, it’ll be easier to accommodate their preferences and soothe them in a variety of different situations. We evaluated each product for the following, looking for products with a plethora of soothing features and a variety of uses. The details are as follows:How many toys does it come with?Does it play music?Does it have vibration features?Does it have a variety of swaying styles?Can it be used as a chair?Can you adjust the height and angle?

  3. Temperature Control

    3
    Temperature Control

    Babies are prone to sweating, so it’s important to make sure the seat is made of breathable material. We tested each product by placing a heat source on top and checking how much heat was retained afterwards. The details of the testing process and conditions are described below.Testing processWe measured the temperature of the area of the seat that would be in contact with the baby’s backWe placed a warm electric heating pad on the seat for 10 minutesWe removed the heating pad and measured the temperature of the seat againConditionsAll products were tested inside near an air conditioner. The less the temperature rose, the better the score the product received.

  4. Slip Prevention

    4
    Slip Prevention

    Since baby bouncers sway based on the movement of the child, it’s important to make sure they don’t slide around. We focused on the area that comes into contact with the floor and looked for products that swayed securely and didn’t slide. The main factors for this evaluation were:How many non-slip grips the product hasTotal surface area in contact with the floor

  5. Ease of Cleaning

    5
    Ease of Cleaning

    We checked each product to see if the cover was easy to clean. The easier the product was to keep clean and wash, the higher we evaluated it in this area. In particular, we looked at the following factors:Whether or not it’s machine washableHow many washable covers there areHow easy the covers are to remove

  6. Portability

    6
    Portability

    When you consider storage and the possibility that you may take it with you when you go out, it would be convenient to have a baby bouncer that is very portable. To that end, we measured the length, width, and depth, as well as the weight of each product condensed down to its most compact state, and decided on standard measurements for portability and ease of storage. Products that are compact and lightweight were rated the highest.

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Do You Need a Baby Bouncer?

It's Not an Absolute Necessity, but Can Make Parenting Easier

It's Not an Absolute Necessity, but Can Make Parenting Easier

You can get by without a baby bouncer, but they make it easier to comfort your newborn and get them to sleep. They make a good place for your baby when you need to do chores, take a shower, or get tired from holding them. We highly recommend considering a baby bouncer, especially if you spend a lot of time taking care of your baby alone.

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It’s easy to get carried away due to the convenience, but be careful not to leave your baby in the bouncer for too long. Try to limit the time in the bouncer to 15 to 20 minutes twice a day.

What’s the Difference Between a Bouncer and a Swing?

Baby Bouncers Are Good at Comforting Your Baby, While Swings Help Them Sleep

Baby Bouncers Are Good at Comforting Your Baby, While Swings Help Them Sleep

Baby bouncers move based on the baby’s movements or when the parent pushes them lightly with their hand or foot. The swaying comforts and helps them fall asleep. There are products that allow you to choose how they move, have toys attached, or play sounds, so they’re very helpful for comforting your child.


On the other hand, swings are electric and move automatically. They can even function as beds for newborns, so they’re good at helping babies fall asleep. These products have different functions, so make sure you choose the right one for the job.

How to Choose a Baby Bouncer - Buying Guide

Here are the points to keep in mind when choosing the best Baby Bouncers.

1

Products That Can Be Switched Between Bouncing and Rocking Are Recommended

If You Can Change the Mode, It’s Easier to Accommodate Your Baby’s Preferences

If You Can Change the Mode, It’s Easier to Accommodate Your Baby’s Preferences

Baby bouncers move in one of two ways: up and down based on how the baby moves, or forward and backward when the caregiver pushes it. Some products allow you to switch between these two modes, so you can choose the one your baby likes better.


Each baby is different. Some of them prefer the bouncing movement, while others like the rocking type. Thus, if you have a baby bouncer with different modes, you can set it up according to your child’s preferences and help them feel more comfortable.

These Are Our Favorite Products With Both Bouncing and Rocking Modes

These Are Our Favorite Products With Both Bouncing and Rocking Modes

The three products pictured above have two movement modes. They tested well in every category, so we strongly recommend considering one of these products if you’re in the market for a baby bouncer.

2

The Safety of the Bouncer Is Your Top Priority

5-Point Harnesses Are Ideal, and We Recommend a Bouncer That Comes With a Support Pad and Pillow Set

5-Point Harnesses Are Ideal, and We Recommend a Bouncer That Comes With a Support Pad and Pillow Set

There are two types of harnesses for baby bouncers: a five-point system that covers both shoulders, both hips, and the crotch, and a three-point system that only covers the hips and crotch. The five-point system covers more of the child’s body and holds them in place, making them more secure.


In addition, padded belts are ideal because they won’t dig into your baby’s skin when the bouncer moves. Finally, a support pad or pillow helps create a tighter fit, supporting your child and making the product more secure overall.

Products With Non-Slip Grips Are Ideal to Account for a Baby's Movements

Products With Non-Slip Grips Are Ideal to Account for a Baby's Movements

We found that products with non-slip grips on the bottom stayed in place better than those without. In addition, they increase the surface area in contact with the floor, making it more stable. Conversely, products without grips on the bottom tend to slide around as the product sways. 


There will be increasingly intense movements as your child grows, so it’s best to look for a product that won’t slide around. On top of that, the grips also protect your floor from scratches, which is an added benefit.

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Never place the bouncer on a sofa, table, counter, or chair, as it could fall off. Always keep it on the floor when you’re using it.

3

If You Want to Use the Bouncer When Doing Housework, Look for One With Toys or Music

Detachable Toys Can Keep Your Baby Entertained and Music Can Improve Their Mood

Detachable Toys Can Keep Your Baby Entertained and Music Can Improve Their Mood

Baby bouncers come with a lot of features for soothing babies, but we think the best ones are toys and music. Toys come in a variety of styles, such as dolls and rattles. If the toys are detachable, you can let your child hold them, and they can play with them even when they aren’t in the bouncer. However, you want to make sure the toys won’t hurt your baby if they put them in their mouth.


Most bouncers with a music feature come with a number of melodies, so you can choose the one your child likes best. These products are ideal if you want to play music for your baby, or if you want to listen to music yourself while doing chores or taking care of your child.

4

Babies Sweat a Lot, so Avoid Products That Retain Heat

Mesh Seating Is Very Breathable and Highly Recommended, Especially if You Live Somewhere Hot

Mesh Seating Is Very Breathable and Highly Recommended, Especially if You Live Somewhere Hot

The seat is very important in determining how comfortable your baby will be in the bouncer, and mesh seating is highly recommended, as it doesn’t retain heat. After testing several of the most popular products, we found that mesh seating doesn’t heat up very easily.


On the flip side, we found that the opposite was true for other types of seating. Babies have high body temperatures and sweat easily, so mesh seating is the most comfortable. This is especially true if you live in a hot climate, in which case this is an absolute necessity.


Furthermore, mesh dries quickly after being washed, which makes cleaning easier. All things considered, mesh seating is the way to go.

5

If You Want to Use It on the Go, Look for a Lightweight and Compact Bouncer

Products Less Than 6 Inches Tall and Under 6.5 Pounds Are Easy to Carry and Store

Products Less Than 6 Inches Tall and Under 6.5 Pounds Are Easy to Carry and Store

It’s important to take portability and ease of storage into account when choosing a baby bouncer, and we recommend a lightweight and compact model. Products less than six inches tall and under six and a half pounds fit these criteria. There are a number of products that are heavy and hard to carry around or can’t be folded up, making them harder to store. You’ll accumulate more and more things as your child grows, so it’s best to keep the bouncer compact.

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12 Best Baby Bouncers

Here are the best Baby Bouncers we found after testing them. We ranked them after weighting each of our testing specs.
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Weight
Machine-washable
Cover
Mesh seating
Mat
Head pillow
Foldable
Recline adjustability
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)
Depth (in use)
Height (in use)
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
Movement variations
Belt type
1

Ingenuity

Keep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat‎12909

Ingenuity Keep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat 1枚目
4.46

mybest’s Top Choice! 5-Point Seatbelt That Secures Your Baby, and a Plethora of Soothing Features

4.76
4.53
4.26
4.47
4.17
4.02

0 months

30 months

640 oz.

71.2 oz.

(bolster)

2 levels

21 in.

26.38 in.

25.8 in.

19.49 in.

26.38 in.

24.41 in.

Bouncing, rocking

Five-point seatbelt

2

Baby Delight

Alpine Deluxe Portable BouncerBD05300

Baby Delight Alpine Deluxe Portable Bouncer 1枚目
4.43

The Mesh Seat Is Very Breathable, and It's Highly Portable

4.29
4.11
4.81
4.86
4.65
4.62

0 months

6 months

320 oz.

72 oz.

3 levels

18 in.

28 in.

21 in.

18 in.

4 in.

35 in.

Bouncing

Three-point seatbelt

3

Baby Trend

Smart Steps My First Rocker Baby BouncerRK02F05A

Baby Trend Smart Steps My First Rocker Baby Bouncer 1枚目
4.38

Easy to Clean With Plenty of Soothing Features

4.29
4.47
4.86
4.22
4.65
4.06

0 months

12 months

320 oz.

91.2 oz.

(head rest insert)

18 in.

28 in.

21.50 in.

Bouncing, rocking

Three-point seatbelt

4

Summer Infant Products

2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo‎01953Z

Summer Infant Products 2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo 1枚目
4.34

Mesh Seating Keeps It Cool and It's Easy to Take on the Go

4.29
4.41
5.00
4.00
4.05
4.62

0 months

6 months

80 oz.

320 oz.

88.8 oz.

(padded insert)

2 levels

30.71 in.

6.3 in.

16.73 in.

Bouncing, rocking

Three-point seatbelt

4

aden + anais

Baby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat‎ABCM10001

aden + anais Baby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat 1枚目
4.34

Highly Secure 5-Point Harness and Well Equipped With Soothing Features

4.50
4.41
4.20
4.07
4.65
4.01

newborns

24 months

160 oz.

464 oz.

less than 160 oz.

2 levels

24.8 in.

15.7 in.

15.7 in.

Bouncing

Five-point seatbelt

6

Kids II

IngenuitySoothing Baby Bouncer Infant Seat‎12201

Kids II Soothing Baby Bouncer Infant Seat 1枚目
4.28

Light and Easy to Move Around the Room, and Easy to Clean

4.43
4.11
4.50
3.93
4.65
4.33

0 months

6 months

320 oz.

49 oz.

20.08 in.

26.77 in.

22 in.

20.08 in.

26.77 in.

22 in.

Bouncing

Three-point seatbelt

7

Bright Starts

Playful Pinwheels Bouncer60135

Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bouncer 1枚目
4.21

Ease of Maintenance Is the Main Draw, but It Slides Around on Slippery Surfaces

4.29
3.93
4.68
4.07
4.65
4.18

0 months

6 months

320 oz.

58 oz.

17.13 in.

22.6 in.

20.47 in.

Bouncing

Three-point seatbelt

8

The Ergo Baby Carrier

Evolve 3-In-1 Bouncer

The Ergo Baby Carrier Evolve 3-In-1 Bouncer 1枚目
4.20

Stable and Stays in Place, but Lacks Soothing Features

4.43
3.57
4.23
4.79
4.65
4.31

1 month (newborn)

24 months

88 oz.

464 oz.

(head support)

3 levels

16 in.

33 in.

22 in.

16 in.

32 in.

6 in.

Bouncing, rocking

Three-point seatbelt

9

Tiny Love

Boho Chic 2-in-1 Rocker‎BN113BOHO

Tiny Love Boho Chic 2-in-1 Rocker 1枚目
4.18

Easy-to-Remove Seat Cover Makes Maintenance Easy, but Doesn’t Stay in Place

4.43
4.35
4.24
3.22
5.00
4.56

0 months

6+ months

317 oz.

114 oz.

(inlay)

3 levels

28.5 in.

16.75 in.

18.5 in.

Rocking

Three-point seatbelt

10

BabyBjörn

Bouncer Bliss006017

BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss 1枚目
4.16

Highly Portable and Easy to Store, but Doesn’t Offer Many Soothing Features

4.29
3.57
4.40
4.47
4.65
4.60

0 months

24 months

128 oz.

As a bouncer: 320 oz., as a chair: 464 oz.

73.6 oz.

2 levels

15.5 in.

31 in.

22 in.

15.5 in.

35 in.

4.5 in.

Bouncing, rocking

Three-point seatbelt

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No.1
Top Choice Baby Bouncers
No.1 in Safety features
No.1 in Sensory features

IngenuityKeep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat‎12909

mybest Score
4.46
Safety features
4.76
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Sensory features
4.53
|
Temperature control
4.26
|
Slip prevention
4.47
|
Ease of cleaning
4.17
|
Portability
4.02
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Keep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat Image 1
Lowest price
$49.98
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeFive-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
30 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

mybest’s Top Choice! 5-Point Seatbelt That Secures Your Baby, and a Plethora of Soothing Features

This baby bouncer by Ingenuity has both bouncing and rocking modes, so you can choose the one your child likes better. You can also lock it in place and use it as a chair. It has a five-point harness that covers both shoulders, both hips, and the crotch, securing your baby tightly in the seat, so you don’t need to worry about them wiggling out. In addition, there’s padding in the area of the stomach and crotch, so the belts won’t dig into their skin when they move around a bit.


It has strong non-slip grips and makes contact with the floor in two places in rocking mode and four places in bouncing mode, so it’s stable and doesn’t slide around much. In addition to two swaying modes, it also comes with toys and has a vibration feature. The toy elephant attached to the bar can be removed, so you can let them hold it or play with it when they aren’t in the bouncer.


On the other hand, there are a lot of steps to take off the cover, so it can be a bit of a hassle to clean. That being said, it is machine washable, so it’s relatively easy to clean in that regard. It weighs four pounds, seven ounces, so it’s relatively light and easy to move around the room. However, it can’t be folded up, so it’s not easy to carry with you when you go out. In addition to its safety features, it also has soothing features and helps keep your baby comfortable. It scored well in every category, so if you’re not sure which one to buy, take a look at this bouncer to start.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity640 oz.
Weight71.2 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(bolster)
Recline adjustability2 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)21 in.
Depth (in use)26.38 in.
Height (in use)25.8 in.
Width (folded)19.49 in.
Depth (folded)26.38 in.
Height (folded)24.41 in.
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No.2
No.1 in Slip prevention

Baby DelightAlpine Deluxe Portable BouncerBD05300

mybest Score
4.43
Safety features
4.29
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Sensory features
4.11
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Temperature control
4.81
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Slip prevention
4.86
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Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.62
Lowest price
$99.99
Movement variationsBouncing
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
6 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

The Mesh Seat Is Very Breathable, and It's Highly Portable

The Alpine Deluxe Portable Bouncer by Baby Delight is a bouncing type product. It can be adjusted to three different angles to accommodate the growth of your child. While the harness is only a three-point system, there are big pads over the crotch, stomach, and waist, so the belts won’t dig in when the child moves around. It has five non-slip grips on the bottom and has a large surface area in contact with the floor, so it doesn’t slide around and is very stable.


As for soothing features, it only has one mode, but it has moon and star toys on the toy bar that can be detached, so your baby can hold them and play with them anywhere. When it comes to temperature control, the mesh material keeps the seat from getting hot. Babies are prone to sweating a lot, so this is very important, especially if you live in a hot environment.


This product is easy to clean, as the cover is simple to remove and can be put in the washing machine. It only weighs four pounds, eight ounces and is four and a half inches thick when folded down, making it easy to store and highly portable. This product excelled in temperature control and portability, so this is a great choice if you live in a hot area or want to take it on the road regularly.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight72 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability3 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)18 in.
Depth (in use)28 in.
Height (in use)21 in.
Width (folded)18 in.
Depth (folded)4 in.
Height (folded)35 in.
Chair setting
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No.3

Baby TrendSmart Steps My First Rocker Baby BouncerRK02F05A

mybest Score
4.38
Safety features
4.29
|
Sensory features
4.47
|
Temperature control
4.86
|
Slip prevention
4.22
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.06
Lowest price
$59.99
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
12 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Easy to Clean With Plenty of Soothing Features

The Smart Steps My First Rocker Baby Bouncer by Baby Trend features both bouncing and rocking modes, so you can choose the one your child prefers. While it only has a three-point seat belt, it has a large pad around the crotch area, which prevents the belts from hurting your child if they stir. It has strong grips and two points of contact with the floor in rocking mode, or four points in bouncing mode, so it offers great stability and stays in place.


It has a rattle and a silicone mirror on the toy bar, both of which can be removed and played with even when they aren’t sitting in it. We found that the seating area doesn’t get very hot, making it comfortable for babies, who sweat a lot. We especially recommend this product to people living in hotter climates. The seat cover can be removed very easily and washed with the laundry, making it very easy to clean and maintain.


It’s a little on the heavier side, weighing five pounds, 11 ounces, and can’t be folded down, so it’s not the most portable option and not ideal if you lack storage space. All that being said, it has a number of soothing features and prioritizes your baby’s comfort, so it’s great if you want to use it while you do housework or take a shower.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight91.2 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(head rest insert)
Recline adjustability
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)18 in.
Depth (in use)28 in.
Height (in use)21.50 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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No.4
No.1 in Temperature control

Summer Infant Products2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo‎01953Z

mybest Score
4.34
Safety features
4.29
|
Sensory features
4.41
|
Temperature control
5.00
|
Slip prevention
4.00
|
Ease of cleaning
4.05
|
Portability
4.62
Lowest price
$59.99
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
6 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Mesh Seating Keeps It Cool and It's Easy to Take on the Go

The 2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo by Summer Infant Products has both rocking and bouncing modes, so you can set it to your baby’s preferred style. Despite having a three-point harness, it has a large pad over the crotch, which protects your child from the belts when they change their posture. When it’s in rocking mode, it doesn’t have any grips in contact with the floor, so it seems to slide around easily. In bouncing mode, it does have grips, and while they are kind of small, it’s relatively stable and stays in place for the most part.


It comes with stars and a moon hanging from the toy bar, which can be removed and played with in other areas, such as in their car seat when you’re driving. The mesh seating keeps it from warming up too much, making it comfortable for your child, especially if you live somewhere warm. However, the base sheet can’t be removed to wash, so it’s hard to clean. At only five pounds, nine ounces and four and a quarter inches thick when folded down, it’s very portable and easy to store.

Minimum weight capacity80 oz.
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight88.8 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(padded insert)
Recline adjustability2 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)30.71 in.
Depth (in use)6.3 in.
Height (in use)16.73 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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No.4

aden + anaisBaby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat‎ABCM10001

mybest Score
4.34
Safety features
4.50
|
Sensory features
4.41
|
Temperature control
4.20
|
Slip prevention
4.07
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.01
Lowest price
$179.95
Movement variationsBouncing
Belt typeFive-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
newborns
Maximum target age
24 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Highly Secure 5-Point Harness and Well Equipped With Soothing Features

With both bouncing and rocking styles available, the Baby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat by aden + anais can accommodate your baby’s preferred style. You can also lock it in place to stop the movement and use it as a chair. It has belts over both shoulders, both hips, and the crotch, securely keeping your baby in place and reducing the risk of them getting out of it. 


In rocking mode, it lacks grips and appears prone to sliding, but the grips do come in contact with the ground in bouncing mode, keeping it stable and in place even on flooring surfaces that are easy to slide on. It has soft dolls hanging from the toy bar, but they can’t be removed, so your child can only play with them when they’re in the bouncer. The seat cover is easy to take off and is machine washable, making it easy to clean and maintain. At 10 pounds, it's fairly heavy if you need to move it. But because it folds down compactly, storage is not a big concern.

Minimum weight capacity160 oz.
Maximum weight capacity464 oz.
Weightless than 160 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability2 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)24.8 in.
Depth (in use)15.7 in.
Height (in use)15.7 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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No.6

Kids IIIngenuitySoothing Baby Bouncer Infant Seat‎12201

mybest Score
4.28
Safety features
4.43
|
Sensory features
4.11
|
Temperature control
4.50
|
Slip prevention
3.93
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.33
Lowest price
$59.99
Movement variationsBouncing
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
6 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Light and Easy to Move Around the Room, and Easy to Clean

This baby bouncer is unique for its removable unicorn head pillow. It only has a bouncing mode. It makes use of a three-point seat belt system, but it has large pads where the belts touch your child that protect them from rubbing. There are grips in three areas on the bottom, but the surface area in contact with the floor is relatively small, so it’s prone to sliding around on slippery surfaces.


As far as soothing features go, it has toys, music, and a vibration feature. It comes with a butterfly and unicorn dolls, which hang from the toy bar but can’t be removed. In addition, it only has a bouncing mode, so you can’t change it to rocking mode even if your child prefers it. That being said, it has great temperature control and keeps the seat from heating up too much, so you might want to consider it if you live in a place with hot weather. 


In addition, the seat cover comes off easily and is safe to put in the washing machine, so it’s easy to clean. It’s very light at only three pounds, making it easy to move around the room. However, it can’t be folded down, so it’s not great for people who want to store it and keep it out of the way when it’s not in use.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight49 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)20.08 in.
Depth (in use)26.77 in.
Height (in use)22 in.
Width (folded)20.08 in.
Depth (folded)26.77 in.
Height (folded)22 in.
Chair setting
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No.7

Bright StartsPlayful Pinwheels Bouncer60135

mybest Score
4.21
Safety features
4.29
|
Sensory features
3.93
|
Temperature control
4.68
|
Slip prevention
4.07
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.18
Lowest price
$39.99
Movement variationsBouncing
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
6 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Ease of Maintenance Is the Main Draw, but It Slides Around on Slippery Surfaces

This product makes use of a bouncing, swaying style. It’s notable for its animal theme and colorful seat cover. While it only has a three-point harness, it has large pads over the crotch, stomach, and waist, so the belts don’t dig into your baby’s skin. It has four grips on the bottom, but the surface area in contact with the floor is a bit small, so it struggles to stay in place on slippery floor surfaces.


Looking at soothing features, it comes with a spinning toy on the toy bar and vibration features. However, it only has one swaying style, so it can’t be adjusted to your child’s liking. It does very well at controlling the temperature. The seat doesn’t heat up much at all, so it’s perfect for hot areas. On top of that, the seat cover is machine washable and comes off with ease, so maintenance is hassle-free. It’s easy to move around the house because it only weighs three pounds, 10 ounces, but it doesn’t fold down, so it’s hard to find a place to store it.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight58 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)17.13 in.
Depth (in use)22.6 in.
Height (in use)20.47 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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No.8

The Ergo Baby CarrierEvolve 3-In-1 Bouncer

mybest Score
4.20
Safety features
4.43
|
Sensory features
3.57
|
Temperature control
4.23
|
Slip prevention
4.79
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.31
Lowest price
$199.00
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
1 month (newborn)
Maximum target age
24 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Stable and Stays in Place, but Lacks Soothing Features

The Evolve 3-In-1 Bouncer by Ergo Baby is made to evolve with your baby's growth. It has three different height adjustment levels and can easily be adjusted with a foot pedal. It only has a three-point harness, but it has padding in the areas that come in contact with your baby’s body, so the belts won’t hurt them when they move. It also comes with a newborn insert, which helps babies who are only a few months old fit in more comfortably.


The bottom has a wide surface area, and it has non-slip grips, so it doesn’t slide around or damage the floor. However, it doesn’t come with any toys and only has one setting, so it lacks soothing features. The seat cover comes off easily and can be put in the washer, so it’s easy to clean and maintain. It’s a bit heavy at eight pounds six ounces, but it folds down to five and a half inches thick, so it’s easy to store.

Minimum weight capacity88 oz.
Maximum weight capacity464 oz.
Weight
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(head support)
Recline adjustability3 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)16 in.
Depth (in use)33 in.
Height (in use)22 in.
Width (folded)16 in.
Depth (folded)32 in.
Height (folded)6 in.
Chair setting
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No.9
No.1 in Ease of cleaning

Tiny LoveBoho Chic 2-in-1 Rocker‎BN113BOHO

mybest Score
4.18
Safety features
4.43
|
Sensory features
4.35
|
Temperature control
4.24
|
Slip prevention
3.22
|
Ease of cleaning
5.00
|
Portability
4.56
Lowest price
$119.98
Movement variationsRocking
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
6+ months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Easy-to-Remove Seat Cover Makes Maintenance Easy, but Doesn’t Stay in Place

Tiny Love’s Boho Chic 2-in-1 Rocker has only one movement mode. It can also be used as a chair if you lock it in place and can be reclined to three different angles. It has a three-point harness, but the padding around the crotch, stomach, and hips keep the belts from digging into your child. However, there are no grips on the bottom, which leads to sliding when the product rocks. In particular, it slides around easily on wood flooring, so you need to be careful not to scratch your floor.


It can’t be changed to bouncing mode, but it does have two different toys. They can also be removed, so your child can hold them as well, instead of just looking at them. We found this product easy to clean, as the seat cover has a zipper and can be removed easily. It’s also machine washable, so cleaning is a stress-free experience. It weighs a bit over seven pounds, but while it’s on the heavier side, it can fold down to four inches, making it easy to store.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity317 oz.
Weight114 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(inlay)
Recline adjustability3 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)28.5 in.
Depth (in use)16.75 in.
Height (in use)18.5 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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No.10

BabyBjörnBouncer Bliss006017

mybest Score
4.16
Safety features
4.29
|
Sensory features
3.57
|
Temperature control
4.40
|
Slip prevention
4.47
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.60
Lowest price
$239.95
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months
Maximum target age
24 months
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Highly Portable and Easy to Store, but Doesn’t Offer Many Soothing Features

The Bouncer Bliss by BabyBjörn is a bouncing-type product. It has a draping style and fits well around the head, back, and bottom. It only has a three-point harness, but it has large padding that protects your baby from the belts when they stir in the seat. It has four grips on the bottom surface, keeping it stable and preventing sliding. However, it doesn’t come with any soothing features like toys and only has one movement setting.


The seat cover doesn’t take much effort to remove, making it easy to maintain. The cover can also be washed in the washing machine, making things even easier. It’s lightweight at four pounds, 10 ounces, and folds down to four and a half inches, making it highly portable and easy to store. This might be a good choice if that’s what you’re looking for.

Minimum weight capacity128 oz.
Maximum weight capacityAs a bouncer: 320 oz., as a chair: 464 oz.
Weight73.6 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability2 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)15.5 in.
Depth (in use)31 in.
Height (in use)22 in.
Width (folded)15.5 in.
Depth (folded)35 in.
Height (folded)4.5 in.
Chair setting
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No.10
No.1 in Portability

ComfyBumpyBaby Bouncer Seat‎Bouncer-01

mybest Score
4.16
Safety features
4.29
|
Sensory features
3.57
|
Temperature control
4.70
|
Slip prevention
4.22
|
Ease of cleaning
4.65
|
Portability
4.66
Lowest price
$119.99
Movement variationsBouncing
Belt typeThree-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
Maximum target age
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Mesh Seating Doesn’t Retain Heat, but Doesn’t Have Many Soothing Features

This bouncing type baby bouncer from ComfyBumpy can be adjusted to three different height levels as your baby grows. The three-point seal belt system isn’t ideal, but the ample padding around the crotch, stomach, and hips keeps the belts from hurting your child. It has four non-slip grips on the bottom, which are a bit small, but prevent it from sliding around. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with any toys and only has a bouncing mode, so it doesn’t offer as many soothing features as we’d like.


Thanks to its mesh seating, it doesn’t get too hot and stays comfortable for your baby. The seat can be removed without much difficulty and placed in the washing machine, so maintenance shouldn’t be much of a hassle. It folds down to three and 3/8 inches and only weighs five pounds, seven ounces, so it’s easy to store. It also comes with a carrying case for even better portability.

Minimum weight capacity128 oz.
Maximum weight capacity464 oz.
Weight87 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow
Recline adjustability3 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)15.7 in.
Depth (in use)21.7 in.
Height (in use)26.4 in.
Width (folded)15 in.
Depth (folded)4 in.
Height (folded)35 in.
Chair setting
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No.12

Dorel Juvenile GroupMaxi-CosiKori 2-In-1 RockerBN108-MC-US-EN

mybest Score
4.06
Safety features
4.43
|
Sensory features
4.02
|
Temperature control
4.17
|
Slip prevention
3.22
|
Ease of cleaning
4.58
|
Portability
4.47
Lowest price
$139.99
Movement variationsBouncing, rocking
Belt typeFive-point seatbelt
Minimum target age
0 months (from the first days)
Maximum target age
Machine-washable
Mesh seating
Foldable

Cleaning Is Fast and Easy, but It Doesn’t Stay in Place

The Maxi-Cosi Kori 2-In-1 Rocker by Dorel Juvenile Group is, as the name suggests, a rocking type product, but it can also be locked in place and used as a chair. It has three different reclining angles, so you can adjust it to your child’s liking and different situations. It doesn’t have a five-point harness, but the thick padding around the torso area helps prevent the belts from biting into your baby’s body. It also has a thick inset to help fit newborns more tightly. 


However, there are no grips on the bottom surface, so it’s prone to sliding around when rocking. It struggles to stay in place on smooth floors. As for soothing features, it doesn’t come with any toys and only has one rocking mode, so it leaves a lot to be desired. The seat cover has a zipper, so it can be removed without much effort. It’s also machine washable. It’s a bit heavy at seven pounds, but it folds down to a rather small four and 3/4 inches, making it easy to store without getting in the way.

Minimum weight capacity
Maximum weight capacity320 oz.
Weight113.4 oz.
Cover
Mat
Head pillow(supportive inlay)
Recline adjustability3 levels
Toys included
Music feature
Vibration feature
Width (in use)30.68 in.
Depth (in use)18.88 in.
Height (in use) 5.58 in.
Width (folded)
Depth (folded)
Height (folded)
Chair setting
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How We Tested the Baby Bouncers

Baby Bouncers Evaluation
We took 12 of the top-selling baby bouncers from Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other sites and tested them to find the best one. Here at mybest, we define the ideal baby bouncer as one with a focus on safety, plenty of features to soothe your baby, stable swaying, breathable material, easy movement, and one that's easy to clean.

We tested each product on the following six parameters to find the best one.

  • Safety features
  • Soothing features
  • Temperature control
  • Slip prevention
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Portability

Products we tested

  1. Baby DelightAlpine Deluxe Portable BouncerBD05300
  2. Baby TrendSmart Steps My First Rocker Baby BouncerRK02F05A
  3. BabyBjörnBouncer Bliss006017
  4. Bright StartsPlayful Pinwheels Bouncer60135
  5. ComfyBumpyBaby Bouncer Seat‎Bouncer-01
  6. Dorel Juvenile GroupMaxi-CosiKori 2-In-1 RockerBN108-MC-US-EN
  7. IngenuityKeep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat‎12909
  8. Kids IIIngenuitySoothing Baby Bouncer Infant Seat‎12201
  9. Summer Infant Products2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo‎01953Z
  10. The Ergo Baby CarrierEvolve 3-In-1 Bouncer
  11. Tiny LoveBoho Chic 2-in-1 Rocker‎BN113BOHO
  12. aden + anaisBaby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat‎ABCM10001
1

Safety Features

Safety Features
First and foremost, a baby's safety is of peak importance. We checked the bouncers to see how snugly they could hold a baby and how well they supported their bodies. 

Higher-scoring products excelled in the following areas:

  • Number of belts
  • Whether or not the belts are padded
  • Whether or not it has a support pad
  • Whether or not it has a head pillow
2

Soothing Features

Soothing Features
If the bouncer has plenty of features to keep your baby entertained, it’ll be easier to accommodate their preferences and soothe them in a variety of different situations. We evaluated each product for the following, looking for products with a plethora of soothing features and a variety of uses. 

The details are as follows:

  • How many toys does it come with?
  • Does it play music?
  • Does it have vibration features?
  • Does it have a variety of swaying styles?
  • Can it be used as a chair?
  • Can you adjust the height and angle?
3

Temperature Control

Temperature Control
Babies are prone to sweating, so it’s important to make sure the seat is made of breathable material. We tested each product by placing a heat source on top and checking how much heat was retained afterwards. The details of the testing process and conditions are described below.

Testing process

  • We measured the temperature of the area of the seat that would be in contact with the baby’s back
  • We placed a warm electric heating pad on the seat for 10 minutes
  • We removed the heating pad and measured the temperature of the seat again

Conditions

  • All products were tested inside near an air conditioner. The less the temperature rose, the better the score the product received.
4

Slip Prevention

Slip Prevention
Since baby bouncers sway based on the movement of the child, it’s important to make sure they don’t slide around. We focused on the area that comes into contact with the floor and looked for products that swayed securely and didn’t slide. 

The main factors for this evaluation were:

  • How many non-slip grips the product has
  • Total surface area in contact with the floor
5

Ease of Cleaning

Ease of Cleaning
We checked each product to see if the cover was easy to clean. The easier the product was to keep clean and wash, the higher we evaluated it in this area. 

In particular, we looked at the following factors:

  • Whether or not it’s machine washable
  • How many washable covers there are
  • How easy the covers are to remove
6

Portability

Portability

When you consider storage and the possibility that you may take it with you when you go out, it would be convenient to have a baby bouncer that is very portable. To that end, we measured the length, width, and depth, as well as the weight of each product condensed down to its most compact state, and decided on standard measurements for portability and ease of storage. Products that are compact and lightweight were rated the highest.

Top 5 Baby Bouncers

No. 1: IngenuityKeep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat‎12909

No. 2: Baby DelightAlpine Deluxe Portable BouncerBD05300

No. 3: Baby TrendSmart Steps My First Rocker Baby BouncerRK02F05A

No. 4: Summer Infant Products2-in-1 Bouncer & Rocker Duo‎01953Z

No. 4: aden + anaisBaby Bouncer + Rocker + Seat‎ABCM10001

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