It’s almost shocking how quickly into your parenting journey you can become a professional at completing a task with one hand while cradling your baby in the other. Still, the fact is, some tasks are best performed with two free hands and without baby in a carrier. (Cooking dinner over the stove comes to mind.)
The good news? With a wide variety of bouncers or rockers to pick from, you and your baby can both reach an agreement about their favorite place to hang out while you tackle that to-do list with them in sight.
5 things to think about when buying a baby bouncer or rocker:
1. Do you need a bouncer and a rocker?
There was no need to get too technical with naming bouncers and rockers: Each term truly describes the motion that the equipment provides—either bouncing to mimic your natural motion or rocking just as you sway. But when it comes to a quick spot for your baby to rest, you really can’t go wrong with either option.
2. Does it have automatic motion abilities?
Although most bouncer or rockers come with vibrating features to help soothe your baby, not all include automatic bouncing or rocking functions. If you think this is a top priority for you, narrow your search to options with auto-bounce or rock settings to really keep your hands free.
3. What are the entertainment features?
Beyond helping soothe your baby with motion, bouncers or rockers can also offer some engaging toy or musical features that can help entertain your baby when they aren’t ready to rest.
4. Can it grow with your baby for longer use?
If you’re looking to stretch the functionality of whichever bouncer you invest in, look for an option that can be converted to a chair for older kiddos. One of our favorites suits kids up to 40 lbs. with a deep, comfy seat your big kid will love still calling their own.
5. What style fits your vibe?
Is yours a household of Disney fanatics? Do you want a bouncer or rocker with bright colors to promote eyesight development with your little one? Or do you prefer something more neutral? With more than a dozen bouncer or rocker options through the Kids2 family of products, you are sure to find the perfect one for your baby—and family.
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