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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 a baby sit in a baby bouncer?
We follow the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) not to let young children sit in the same position for more than one hour. We therefore don’t recommend that you allow your baby to be in the bouncer for longer than one (1) hour at a time. However, your baby can, of course, sit in the baby bouncer several times a day. And you can feel reassured that your baby is sitting ergonomically in our bouncers since they’ve been designed to provide optimal support for the baby’s back, neck and head. To summarize, we encourage that you vary where your baby spends time: your arms, a baby carrier, a stroller, a crib and a baby bouncer.

How old should my baby be before using a bouncer?
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 baby sleep in a baby bouncer. The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cradle.

What should I consider when choosing a baby bouncer?
Most importantly, you need to choose a bouncer that complies with current safety standards. Also, make sure the baby bouncer is stable and has good support for your baby’s head, neck and back.

Four things to consider when picking a baby bouncer:

1. Make sure it has a reclining position suitable for very young babies and not just an upright position for slightly older babies.

2. It should be soft and comfy to sit in, with no hard edges or stiff back support.

3. It should have 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 cozy 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 baby bouncer from BabyBjörn safe?
We want you to feel safe and secure when your baby is sitting in a baby bouncer from BABYBJÖRN. That’s why all our bouncers have been developed in cooperation with medical specialists. Our bouncers have an ergonomic design that provides 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 color of the frame and the material of the accompanying fabric seat. The fabric seats fit all of our bouncers and can be purchased separately, so it’s easy to switch if you want a different color or fabric.

Which fabric seat is the best?
All our fabrics are of high quality, and the textiles that come in contact with your baby’s skin are kind and safe to taste (Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products). Choose the material that suits you and your baby best. If you prefer a soft and airy fabric that dries quickly after washing, 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 favorite fabric seat here.

How do I change the height position of the bouncer?
You can easily switch between the different height positions by lifting the lever 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 colors and shapes. Our toy bars fit all our baby bouncers and are easy for an adult to attach and remove. 

Can you use a Bliss fabric seat for a Balance Soft (or vice versa)?
Absolutely! Our 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 trips. And you can use it anywhere without it needing to be near a power outlet. Read more about the differences here.