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BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft Review

Quality Bouncer with great features and one which both babies and parents adore
BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft
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Price:   $200 List | $200 at Amazon
Pros:  Babies LOVE it, easy to transport and clean, promotes balance and motor skills
Cons:  Expensive, but well worth the price
Manufacturer:   BabyBjorn
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Jan 13, 2017
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Our Analysis

Bjorn's Bouncer Balance Soft
Bjorn's Bouncer Balance Soft
The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft is an updated, modernized version of their previous BabySitter Balance. The stylish seat locks into 3 separate positions to promote play, rest, and sleep and is suitable for 8 to 29 pounds from 0 to 2 years. It can be used as a bouncer for infants but also be used as a chair for toddlers. The base is sturdy and anti-glide floor strips keep the Bouncer securely on the floor.

Parents like the Balance Soft for its obvious aesthetic charm and folded size but mostly because babies tend to remain comfortable and content in it for extended periods of time. For young infants, its cozy seat offers head, neck, and back support and bounces via baby's own generated motion, not from the power of batteries. This not only engages and entertains baby but also and aids in the development of motor skill and strength. The seat sits up tall enough to let baby see what's going on around him, and works especially well for those babies who suffer from reflux.

Below you can see the seat in its 3 recline positions. The Balance has a longer life span than most bouncers as it is can be used for babies from 8 to 29 pounds as a bouncer and then as a chair for toddlers up to 2 years. The strong base and anti-glide floor strips help give the whole seat a feeling of stability.
Bjorn's Bouncer Balance Soft
Bjorn's Bouncer Balance Soft

The Bouncer is available in Cotton, Organic Cotton, and Mesh that is all Oeko-Tex Certified (Standard 100, Class I). Lightweight, easy-to-fold, and without the reliance of batteries, this is a classic, quality bouncy chair that can be either be used for more than one or passed along.

The BabyBjorn Toy for Bouncer is also available separately in either Flying Friends (left) or Googly Eyes (right) which attaches to the Bouncer.
Baby Bjorn Toy for Bouncer  Flying Friends
Bjorn's Bouncer Balance Soft


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Babies love it, especially those with reflux
  • Easy to transport
  • Gives parents time to get things done around the house
  • High quality and simple-to-clean makes it easy to resell


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • Expensive but definitely worth it, considering how it retains its value


Juliet Spurrier, MD