How to Buy a Baby Bouncer

A baby bouncer seat (or bouncy seat) is a handy, reasonably inexpensive piece of baby equipment that your baby can use from day one. It becomes useful in the early days of childbirth as a safe place to lay your newborn while you quickly run some errands around the house.

You can choose between a simple model that moves when your baby does or models that play music, push the baby around, hold electronics within baby’s view, and fold flat for storing and travel. Some come from natural materials like wood; others come from plastic or metal. There’s a whole list of the best baby swing bouncer combo 2018.

When buying a bouncer, there are certain things to look out for, and some of them include the following:

  • Safety straps

You need to buy a bouncer that has a 3-point harness to keep your baby from falling out. A 5-point harness, which includes over-the-shoulder straps, is even safer – if you can find it, that is.

  • Movement

Like we mentioned earlier, different bouncers come with different functionalities – some play music, others vibrate. You need to pick one that will suit your baby without making him/her sick.

  • Frame

Keep an eye out for bouncers with a durable frame that’s low to the ground, so it won’t tip if your baby leans to one side.

  • Removable seat cover

During their early months, babies don’t pay attention to where they drool, spit-up, or poop so you should look out for bouncer seats that come with a removable, washable cover.

  • Comfort

Before you purchase the seat, ensure that the cushion is well padded and comfortable. You might want a seat that tilts in several positions or alters to a toddler seat.

Safety Tips

  • If you intend to buy a second-hand bouncer, ensure that you check that it isn’t one of the many bouncers that are recalled every year by the government. This act will keep your child from suffering from an accident due to a bar detachment.
  • If your child is in the bouncer, keep it away from heaters, window cords, monitor cords, and home appliances. Keeping it in the same room you are will enable you to keep an eye on what the baby is up to as he plays around.
  • Avoid placing your bouncer on a table, couch or bed. A baby’s movement can cause the bouncer to tip over and fall.
  • Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommended weight and age limits, so you don’t buy a bouncer that your child has outgrown.
  • No matter how much your baby loves it, you must try not to rely on the bouncer too much. You and your baby need plenty of time to cuddle and practice the motions required for crawling and standing.

Make the bouncer beautiful for your infant to look at as s/he plays. Cute animals can hang from the bouncer toy bar, so your baby can reach out and play with furry friends.

The Challenge and Surprise of Having Babies

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Country superstar Thomas Rhett (son of country singer-songwriter Rhett Akins) and his wife Lauren had decided to stop trying to get pregnant, and instead adopt a baby from Africa, when Lauren found out she was pregnant back in December. The couple, who have been married for four years, were on a week long safari in Tanzania in late 2016, when Lauren began to feel sick. “I was 100 percent sure I was not pregnant!” Lauren confessed. “I was convinced it was food poisoning.” That’s because after trying for quite a while to get pregnant (despite a very fertile family), it just wasn’t happening for Thomas and Lauren. The couple thought it was a sign that they should pursue their dream of adopting a baby from Africa, so they began the process back in the fall of 2016.

That’s why it was so shocking to Lauren that when she took a pregnancy test on a whim during that vacation, it was positive! “I was in complete and utter shock!” says Thomas Rhett, 26. “No one is ever prepared for something like that. It is almost like we suddenly had twins.” The couple, who are set to adopt their child from Africa well before Lauren’s due date, say that they are more than blessed. Now they will have two new babies to love! It’s safe to say their life is going to get super crazy here in the next few months, but we could not be happier for them!

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