BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Review

Updated April 30, 2014
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BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
Bottom Line

The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft is the answer for consumers looking to purchase a bouncer that doesn't scream traditional baby gear. When baby kicks or thrashes, the seat bounces -- no batteries or plugs required. Like most BabyBjorn products, it has a long life span and good resale value, but a few parents say their babies prefer a vibrating bouncy seat with more bells and whistles.

Safety

Secure and stable. Parents say the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft feels safe and stable, noting that the improved double-padded three-point harness keeps babies secure. There are separate weight limits for each seat position: 15 pounds for the flat "Sleep" setting, 22 pounds for the reclining "Rest" setting and 29 pounds for the upright "Play" setting. The Bouncer Balance Soft comes fully assembled, but newborns and smaller babies shouldn't be placed in the upright position until they have good head and neck control.

ProsFolds flat for travel, Modern design, attractive colors, Easy to remove and wash fabric, Can be used as toddler seatConsNo vibration function, Toy bar costs extra

Performance

Baby powered. The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft is completely baby-powered -- the more baby kicks, the more baby bounces. This simple design is visually appealing, but a few note that their babies prefer traditional seats with battery-powered vibration. Parents also can purchase a wooden or soft plush toy bar (Est. $50). Because the seat folds completely flat, reviewers say it's easy to take from room to room and convenient for travel. The fabric seems comfortable, parents say.

Durability

Built to last. It's easy to remove the machine-washable seat fabric from the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft, reviewers say. When parents remove the harness and flip the fabric, the seat can become a lounger during the toddler years when he or she can sit unaided. The Bouncer Balance Soft comes with a two-year express warranty, and customer service receives high marks. Some parents also note that the seat has a high resale value once their children have outgrown it.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014

The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft earns 4.5 out of 5 stars in over 40 reviews on Amazon.com. Owners applaud the modern design, portability, soft fabric and three recline positions. Some consumers find baby stays entertained by moving the bouncer, but others feel that a vibration or sound would be more appealing.

2. RightStart.com

The New BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft, Editors of RightStart.com, April 18, 2013

Editors of RightStart.com walk through the features that were added and improved upon when the BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance was upgraded to the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft, but do not offer a review. They note the secure harness, portability, and its ability to transform into a toddler seat as reasons why this bouncer is a baby registry must-have product.