It’s the age of the baby bouncer. They are ergonomic, practical, and exciting part of a baby armoire. The design concept consists of a padded, fabric seat with various attachments and mechanisms to entertain, secure, and comfort baby.
Most homes today wouldn’t conceive of raising a baby without the added benefits offered by a baby bouncer. They afford parents the convenience and security of having baby play during periods throughout the day. Household chores and care for baby’s siblings are possible and pleasant while baby plays in a bouncer.
The secure and adjustable designs offer both parent and baby enough options for extended play time. Further, many parents demand the physical support and strengthening provided by activities in a bouncer.
This is our top 10 best baby bouncers in 2017. If you are in the market for a new bouncer, consider these qualities before you make your purchase.
Table of Contents
- 10. Fisher-Price Woodland Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo
- 9. Baby Einstein Activity Jumper Special Edition
- 8. Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bouncer
- 7. Fisher-Price Baby’s Bouncer, Geo Meadow
- 6. Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Deluxe Bouncer
- 5. Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
- 4. Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo
- 3. Graco Doorway Bumper Jumper
- 2. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
- 1. Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker
- Now, All You Have To Do Is Choose
10. Fisher-Price Woodland Friends SpaceSaver Jumperoo
This jumperoo features friendly animal print and animal toys with a surprising array of musical and lighting options. The bat-at toys offer reaching, stretching interaction with two variants among the three dangling compartments.
The tray area showcases an additional bat-at rattler and light-up musical piano that encourages baby to play. Side toys offer extended play time for textural exploration as well as fine motor skills exercise.
Sliding, rolling, turning, and more are discovered through the variety of toys along the Fisher-Price Woodland Friends Jumperoo.
Highlights for parents include a removable, washable seat pad and fully foldable design for compact storage. You don’t even have to detach the hanging toy bar so no pieces go missing.
- Removable, Washable Seat
- Folds Flat For Optimum Storage
- Adjustable Height Extends Use
- Battery Operated (60 Hours)
- Seat Faces Only One Direction
- Wide Base Needs Extra Large Storage Space
9. Baby Einstein Activity Jumper Special Edition
What parent doesn’t love Baby Einstein? This special edition jumper offers vibrant colors with the company’s infamous classical and catchy music. This special edition also offers classic Einstein perks that progressive parents demand of their children’s educational toys.
The piano offers three modes of options. Counting in Spanish, English, and French is one mode. The next mode is the name of colors and the last mode is Baby Einstein’s renowned musical variations.
What is especially pertinent for this final option is that the play time is a bit extended. This is helpful for parents who truly desire for their child’s brain to receive the soothing and neurological benefits of classical music.
It is designed to go beyond mere distraction or entertainment towards a truly educational component of the jumper.
- Language Learning Mode with Piano
- Extended Soothing Classical Music Variations
- Swivel Chair Offers Additional Movement Options
- Battery Operated (20 Hours)
- Comparatively Extensive Assembly Required for Seating
- Cumbersome Storage Components (2 Parts)
8. Bright Starts Playful Pinwheels Bouncer
This brightly colored stationary bouncer seat offers a simple set-up for parents who want to keep an eye on their semi-sitting, semi-lying son or daughter. It is a perfect option for household chores in the kitchen for dishwashing or cooking, in the laundry room for sorting or folding, or even in the bathroom for showers or longer restroom breaks.
While there are no jumping, bending, or stretching activities for your child’s legs and feet, the spinning toys and large mirror are attractive playtime objects. This bouncer includes attractive, colorful details along the wire frame for additional points of interest for an observing child.
- Bright Gender-neutral Color and Theme
- Large Spinning Mirror
- Minimal Sound with Spinning Rattle
- Does Not Fold Away for Storage
- C Battery Required (20 Hours)
7. Fisher-Price Baby’s Bouncer, Geo Meadow
This basic bouncer is minimalistic, yet offers parents a hand-free option for any room in the home. You can appreciate the lightweight frame that makes it easy to move bouncer from room to room.
One thing that some parents may like to try is propping the frame up a bit higher on a sturdy piece of furniture so baby can enjoy feeding time in the chair. Transitioning to nap time from this elevated position is seamless. Nap time in the bouncer may be perfect for babies who like to be rocked to sleep or enjoy light noise.
Plus, the seat is both removable and completely washable making the bouncer even more perfect for feeding. The seat is held by a durable and thin wire frame which allows for soft bouncing by a child’s playful, kicking feet.
The on option offers a gentle hum and slight shake of the frame. A comforting buzz simulates a parent’s soft humming and gentle rocking.
- Affordable and Lightweight
- Bar with Toys is Completely and Easily Removed
- Rewards Baby’s Kicks with Movement
- D Battery Required (90 Hours)
- Perfect for Babies, but May Be Outgrown Quickly
6. Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Deluxe Bouncer
This extremely soft, deluxe bouncer offers music and movement options exclusively for infants. First time parents may especially appreciate this highly specialized bouncer for quiet play and hands-free supervision.
Fisher-Price’s deluxe bouncer is built with a sturdy, quality frame that offers less give than some of the other more lightweight options.
Active babies may enjoy building their muscles against the more resistant frame. Infants get the special treatment with extra head support and padding. The simple two-toy mobile offers babies an opportunity to reach out, but may tire easily of it as it is generally out-of-reach for most age and size appropriate infants.
Parents can enjoy the completely removable, washer and dryer friendly insert. However, the cover itself is spot clean only. The mobile can be removed completely and easily.
- Extra Padding and Head Support for Infants
- Machine Washable and Dryer Safe Infant Insert
- 20 Minutes of Volume Controlled Nature or Music Sounds
- Mobile Is Out of Reach for Most Age Appropriate Infants
- Minimal Movement with Sturdy Frame
- Control Panel Touches Feet as Child Grows
5. Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker
Who doesn’t love children’s specialty furniture and what better piece than one that transitions from infancy to childhood? Fisher-Price’s Infant-to-Toddler Rocker offers a meaningful and affordable way to treasure these precious childhood years.
This bouncer gently rocks and offers two vivid and noisy bat-at toys extending from a completely removable plastic holder. As an infant rocker or seat, there are four settings for head elevation.
The piece includes three pieces, one for the toys, the seat itself, and a small frame designed to keep the chair from rocking that you secure at the front base.
Due to the length of the toys, they may need to be removed when using the seat as a rocker to prevent the child from being tapped by the heavy, hanging objects. Extra caution is encouraged if moving the seat with the child inside. Please remove the bar with the hanging toys or remove child from seat in order to move.
- Attractive Durable Furniture Set
- Versatile and Transitions Through Infant to Toddler
- 2 C Batteries Required (90 Hours)
- Moving Parts May Require Supervision
4. Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo
This exciting stand-alone bouncer is one mega fun zone. Easily adjustable 3-height options offer an extended life on this jumperoo. Parents can easily select size or height preference and change one leg at a time.
Luv U Zoo Jumperoo features lights and music with volume control and options to switch lights or music on/off. Most parents use this with infants who are more than 25 inches tall. The design may be most suitable for heavier and taller infants up to 25 pounds.
The colorful design keeps baby’s attention almost the full circumference of the seat. Movement is not limited with design and baby can swivel, turn, bounce, and rock in the seat. Further, the seat is completely removable and machine washer and dryer safe.
- Swivel Seat for Coordinated Babies
- On and Off Options Offer Volume Control
- Removable Washer Safe Seat Cushion
- 3 AA Batteries Required (Not Included)
- Requires Extra Space for Set-up and Use
3. Graco Doorway Bumper Jumper
This classic jumper hangs from a doorway and offers optimal height and bounce for the extra active child. Grace offers a gender neutral jungle theme with fun toys.
The toys can slide up or down to accommodate mobility and height of the child. Younger children may enjoy reaching up to grab toys when they are still not bouncing much. Older bouncers who are taller can hold onto toys near tray while bouncing away.
Doorway grip offers no-mark clamps for a secure hold without lasting marks. The straps are designed to prevent twisting or tangling.
- Portable to Any Doorway
- Non-marking Cover on Clamp
- Removable, Washable Seat
- Adjustable Height
- Soft Toys May Bounce Into Baby’s Face if Not Removed
- Brown Jungle Color May Be Unappealing
2. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Fisher-Price offers a festive rainforest jumperoo featuring bold colors and numerous play options in multiple areas. The design does require extra floor space, but the bouncing fun is worth it for many families who want to provide a bountiful play arena.
Hanging and dangling toys give baby an extra vantage for attention to divert in-between bounces and batting. Spinning toys, light-up action, and movement activated music make this jumperoo one hopping good time. Controls offer parents options for continuous music and lights.
- Pivot Frame Offers Storage
- Volume Control
- Music, Movement, and Lights Entertainment
- Less Compact Than Other Fold Away Bouncers
- 3 AA Batteries Required (Not Included)
1. Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker
This seat offers a minimalist approach to long lasting furniture. Infants can sit, nap, or play in the seat. Toddlers can rock or use the seat as a chair. The toys are colorful with a bat-at noise maker encouraging interaction through reaching.
One design feature especially appreciated by parents is that the bouncer converts simply to rocker and toddler seat without fetching/finding the extra leg. The built-in extra front leg offers stability and support for baby and toddler alike, but it does not detach and eliminates the possibility of misplacing a required piece for use.
The seat sides do appear shallow, but boasts a secure and soft double buckle. Lastly, the comforting vibration can be used in both the infant seat or toddler rocker for lasting enjoyment.
- Single Frame For Seat or Converted Rocker
- Rich Colors & Adventurous Theme Suitable for Boys & Girls
- Chair Angle Is Adjustable With Back Bar
- Soothing Vibrations
- Simple Toy Design
- Seat Sides Appear Shallow
Now, All You Have To Do Is Choose
With this top-ten countdown, you may still wonder which bouncer is best for your family and child. Our favorite is Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker. We chose it because of it’s compact design and versatility at different ages.
Consider the other furniture you already own and how those pieces work in different rooms of your home. Another issue is what age you want or need to cover with furniture like a bouncer. Do you have all the stages covered? Remember, a newborn infant has very different needs than a mobile, head-holding infant.
Lastly, consider if the piece you purchase can grow with your child and be used for additional children. It is often wise to select items that last as children grow, but certain stages require specialty features and designs that should not be overlooked for the sake of saving a few bucks.
Tell us what your favorite bouncer is and why! We’d love to hear your opinion on how your little one has enjoyed their favorite bouncer.