The BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss reviewed
Words: Holly Kirkwood
Swedish family company, BabyBjörn has launched a fab new version of its beloved classic bouncer, originally produced back in 1961. The new model, the Bouncer Bliss, launched in February, after extensive research into the needs of modern families.
BabyBjörn makes things in the belief that a baby who gets a safe, comforting start in life feels the benefits for a long time to come, and this bouncer certainly seemed comfortable to our test pilot who immediately got comfy.
Crucial to all bouncers are the proper levels of support to a little one’s back, neck and head – and these are all present and correct the Bliss. The nine-month-old we tested it on looked happy as a clam, with his head completely supported. He also fell asleep quickly (full disclosure: it was nap time).
The engineering behind the design means that a gentle rocking creates a sense of calm, not just at the very beginning of a baby’s life, for years to come – the model is designed to be used up to the age of two.
Many people also believe that battery-powered bouncers which rock artificially can mean your baby develops a dependency on movement for sleep; happily the Bouncer Bliss avoids this problem. Its natural rocking is completely powered by the baby, which also means no batteries or cords are required. It also encourages babies’ aerobic motion, as he rocks in response to his own movements.
It’s a great looking addition to any room (and available in a soft mesh in three pretty colours – powder pink, cocoa and antracite). The Bliss also folds up flat for easy storage. BabyBjörn Bouncer Bliss, £144.99 www.babybjorn.co.uk