10 Best Bouncy Seats
Bright Starts' Sunnyside Safari was our 2012 Gear of the Year winner in the infant-seat category. It has gentle vibrations and cute jungle creatures but the most impressive thing is the price! ($23)
Sweet and Snug
Keep your little critter comfy in Fisher-Price's rounded, soft My Little SnugaMonkey Deluxe Bouncer. In addition to having the mobile, it plays music and nature sounds. The head support can be removed once Baby grows. ($65)
Keeping an eye on his toys can tire a baby out! Use one hand to gently lift and tilt this Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper and it turns into a bassinet for a snooze. The seat is strong enough to hold a toddler up to 40 pounds, making it one of the few you can use for a couple of years. ($100)
The big idea behind the MamaRoo bouncer from 4moms is that it imitates motions that parents naturally make while holding their little one. It doesn't just vibrate, it goes gently side-to-side and up-and-down so Baby will feel right at home. ($200-$240)
Babies can listen to nature noises while in the InGenuity Bouncer, which will also vibrate for up to 30 minutes. One less thing to worry about: Energy-efficient technology will make your three C batteries (not included) last twice as long as the ones in traditional bouncers. ($60)
Oh What Fun!
Baby runs the show with Tiny Love's Gymini bouncer, which isn't as much about soothing as it is about rocking out and having playtime! There are user-activated lights and a musical crab toy to catch his eye. ($55)
Nice and Easy!
The BabyBj?rn Babysitter Balance is a sling chair that doesn't even need batteries. It simply moves to your Baby's grooves. And it's another seat that will last all the way through toddlerhood; your 3-year-old will still love to sit on this perch! ($190)
The Child of Mine Carter's Ballerina Bouncer, in pink and leopard print, has seven melodies and soothing sounds to choose from, plus a toy arch to keep your baby happy. ($36)
Your baby will stay majorly engaged with the MAGIC Astro Bouncer from Mamas & Papas. The kick pads and pull toys light up and make sounds. You can even connect your MP3 player and play your own music out of the two speakers. ($220)
Back to Nature
Who doesn't love a happy farm theme? The Fisher-Price How Now Brown Cow Bouncer has a toy bar (which includes a spinning carrot and corn cob!) that easily comes off when it's time for a nap. ($29)