These super-fun, plush and functional bouncers will keep baby busy, comfortable and engaged, so you just might get to take that shower you’ve been dreaming of, or maybe get some cleaning done.
Designed with mom in mind, mamaRoo’s five unique motions move just like you do, so baby never feels far from your touch. Avoid interrupting that elusive naptime by adjusting the movements right from your smartphone. Built-in noise machines keep baby calm. Or hook up your iPod for an afternoon dance party.
Buy it: $240, 4moms.com
Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker-Napper
Baby has the option to sleep or play in this bouncer-napper combo. The seat easily converts into a flat reclined position and the versatile sides flip up to create a makeshift bassinet for naptime. When it’s time for play, unfold the sides and adjust the seat back to sitting position so baby can people-watch.
Buy it: $99, ToysRUs.com
BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
In addition to the three positions for play, lounging and sleeping, this ergonomic, battery-free bouncer comes with a soft cotton jersey fabric. It’s pediatrician-recommended and folds up easily for on-the-go travel. What more could you ask for?
Buy it: $135, Amazon.com
Muted colors, laminated wood and a slim design mean you’ll love this piece of gear just as much as baby. Two reclining positions give baby options to rock. And if he or she just wants to sit back and put up those baby feet, there’s a stationary position too.
Buy it: $180, BabiesRUs.com
bloom Coco Go Lounger
Designed to fold completely flat and slip into a reversible carry bag, the lightweight Coco Go is perfect for traveling everywhere from grandma’s house to the Grand Canyon! Wherever you go, this 3-in-1 lounger, rocker and stationary seat will entertain baby, and its sleek shape and neutral color make it a welcome guest.
Buy it: $125, Amazon.com
Nuna LEAF Baby Bouncer
There’s no cords, no plugs and no need for batteries; just bounce the Leaf once and, like magic, baby will keep moving, unassisted, in a peaceful, noise-free motion. It’s an investment that grows as baby does; it can switch to child seat mode, holding up to 130 pounds.
Buy it: $220, Nuna.com
Fisher Price Comfort Curve Bouncer
We can’t decide what we like best about the Comfort Curve: the fun cake pop pattern, the attachable toy bar, or the totally affordable price.
Buy it: $34, Amazon.com
Mamas & Papas Astro Magic Bouncer
This high-tech bouncer is super interactive: Lights and sounds turn on when baby plays with the toys on the activity bar or when she touches the removable kick pads. You can even hook the bouncer up to your MP3 and engage baby even more with her favorite music.
Buy it: $220, AlbeeBaby.com
Combi Pod Bouncer
With its three-point harness and a two-position recline, baby will be safe and comfy in this adorable ladybug bouncer. The soft vibrating motion and MP3 input can be adjusted from behind so you (hopefully) don’t wake up a snoozing baby. There’s also a storage pouch back there to stash small toys or an extra pacifier or two.
Buy it: $90, BabiesRUs.com
Stokke Steps Bouncer
This large, padded bouncer is like a luxury infant barcalounger. And with a newborn insert that accommodates those under four months old, even the littlest can get in on the soothing action. Use it on the floor or mount it on to the Stokke Steps Chair and it turns into a plush spot for mealtime.
Buy it: $199, Amazon.com