Electric baby swing or the natural bounce of a baby bouncer?
Both baby swings and baby bouncers imitate the rocking motion of a baby lying in mummy’s tummy or cradling arms. This has a magical effect! Most babies are calmed by the rocking motion and many fall asleep.
Parents who prefer a natural rocking motion can choose between Bouncer Bliss and Bouncer Balance Soft. Their movement is soft and has a relaxing effect, and even encourages sleeping. During those early weeks and months, your baby will enjoy simply sitting in a reclined position and looking at your face or sleeping while you rock the bouncer with your hand.
Once your baby is a little older and realises that arm and leg movements are all that are needed to make the baby bouncer rock, the fun will begin! The up-and-down rocking motion will stop when your baby decides – or falls asleep. This helps you avoid always having to rock your baby.
Most electric baby swings are battery operated, so you will go through a lot of batteries unless you choose a model that is rechargeable (or has an electrical cord). Electric baby swings have a motor that can make noise, so think about how this affects your baby – is it relaxing or a disturbance?
Baby swing with all the extras or a portable baby bouncer?
You can find everything from small, full-scale “amusement parks” to simpler, portable models. Baby bouncers are often lighter and more convenient, and offer the same activity as a baby swing. Your baby can rock contentedly and sleep in both.
The biggest difference in terms of convenience is that the baby swing is often not portable.
A BABYBJÖRN Bouncer can be moved around your home with minimal effort and does not take up much space. It is also portable, so you can fold it down and bring it with you wherever you go.
The biggest difference in terms of convenience is that the baby swing is often not portable. It is electric and has a motor that makes it bulkier and heavier, and it may even come with a tray, toys and music.
Fun accessories – for your baby!
Rocking is usually fun in and of itself, but when your baby is a few months old, you can hang up toys to make the time spent in the bouncer even more entertaining. Common accessories include play arches, trays, mobiles, blinking lights and music.
Make sure that you can remove the accessories – but that your baby can’t! Small, loose pieces could end up in your baby’s mouth. For our baby bouncers you can buy high-quality, fun play arches that are made from baby-friendly materials. It goes without saying that all of our plastics are BPA free.