Bright Starts Baby Bouncer Soothing Vibrations Infant Seat - Removable Toy Bar, Nonslip Feet, 0-6 Months Up to 20 lbs (Rainforest Vibes)
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At the Good Housekeeping Institute, our scientists (many of whom are parents) test baby gear year-round, evaluating products for safety and ease of use both in their homes and in our Lab. The best infant swaddles and the best strollers are just two of the numerous categories of products we've tested. From when baby can hold their head up until they want to stand up — approximately 4 months to 9 months
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If you're looking to set down your newborn, you'll want a baby bouncer. If your baby is already 4 months old, you may be able to start them in a floor seat.Can it be used beyond babyhood? Once your baby wants to explore and is trying to pull up to a stand, their time in a bouncer or floor seat is over. That's often around 9 months, but every baby is different. Several of the seats on our list transition into toddler chairs, so 1-year-olds can get themselves in and out. If you're thinking this baby bouncer looks a lot like that BabyBjörn seat, we agree. But we do appreciate that the Ergobaby version has a supportive newborn insert that makes it a nice little nest for the early months. Otherwise, the features are similar, including the three different recline positions (good through toddlerhood) and the seat's ability to be folded flat for storage or travel (though at eight pounds, this is the heaviest bouncer seat on our list). With this seat, you can easily adjust the angle with a foot pedal, a nice innovation. There are bouncers and swings that work from birth. If you're a single parent or will often be home alone with the baby, it can feel like a lifesaver to have a place to set down your infant right from day one.
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You can't move a bouncer around by its toys or toy bars. Those toy arches, especially, look like handles, but they are not. You'll just pull the arch or the toy right out if you try to lift up on it. Also, though we're sometimes tempted to move a bouncer seat with the baby inside it, it's never a good idea. Hold the baby in one arm and the seat in another.You might initially balk at having those three things in your home at the same time, but in our experience, families are rarely sorry to have multiple options for where they can place a baby. The Good Housekeeping Institute's parenting product testing is led by Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director Rachel Rothman and Textiles, Paper & Apparel Lab Executive Director Lexie Sachs. Both are trained scientists and experienced researchers, and between them they have five kids under age 10.