One of the hugest life savers for my wife and I has to be the baby bouncer we used on a daily basis for the first year of our daughters life. Now that she can walk, there’s no point in putting her in her once favorite energy burning bouncing machine. It’s amazing how things come and go as a parent. One moment something is the most useful tool, and the next it becomes useless.
In my opinion the bouncer is one of the best ways to help a child release their wiggles (Nacho Libre Reference). It’s also a great place to put them when you have to run to the bathroom if nobody else is there to help you with them. So the beloved bouncer must get retired to the garage for the next years yard sale.
If you don’t already have a bouncer, I highly suggest getting one. Of course you need to make sure your child is the right age, and look at all the safety precautions. If your baby is too big it can cause a hazard and if your baby is too young they might not have the strength to manage sitting in the upright position. Every bouncer is rated differently, so just check the details on each unit before you make the purchase.
Recommendations and Tips
The doorway style bouncer was my favorite compared to the stationary floor bouncer that had more features. It takes seconds to clamp the doorway bouncer on the top trim. You will get some minor paint chipping on the trim and on the wall from the movement and from adjusting it regularly. A floor bouncer generally has more features, but takes up a lot more space as well. Additionally, they tend to get dirtier because there is more fabric on some of them, so choose wisely.