BabyBjorn is a name that many are familiar with when it comes to baby products. We were first introduced to BabyBjorn after our daughter was born. We were visiting friends and were admiring the bouncer seat they had for their child, it was more upright than others we had seen. This got our attention because our daughter had reflux from the day she was born til about 8 months old. She needed to be in a more upright position when being held, or in a bouncer. The more we checked out the bouncer, the more things we really liked about it. My sister very kindly got us the bouncer as a gift. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about it.
There is a new product available from BabyBjorn… a bouncer mini! I was instantly intrigued and wanted to know what the difference was between the two bouncers. There are definitely some changes, but we love it just as much!
The first thing you cannot miss is the size difference, it does have a smaller profile than the original bouncer. The bouncer mini is for newborn to 6 months of age, with a maximum weight limit of 20lbs. There are two different heights for the bouncer mini, and each has its own maximum weight so follow the direction accordingly. It’s very easy to change the potion from low to high. All you have to do is switch the poles to the – level or + level depending on what you want. The poles insert into the base, and remove form the base easily. The bouncer mini comes in two colours: silver, and light pink. The fabric used for the seat is 100% cotton, which means it is nice and soft.
I was incredibly impressed with how easily it was to assemble to bouncer mini. It took me maybe all of 5 minutes to get it put together. There are only 3 steps of instructions to follow. I love that BabyBjorn keeps things simple. It was a matter of putting the base and metal frame together, sliding the poles into place, and putting the fabric seat onto the frame. As the mom of a child who had reflux, I appreciate the fact that the fabric seat is easily removable and can be washed in the washing machine. All you have to do is loosen the two elastic bands from the base, and pull the fabric seat off.
My all time favourite thing about both the original bouncer and now the bouncer mini is that it is so incredible easy to bounce. You can bounce it with one finger, or just your toe. This makes it easy to bounce your little one in the seat. You do not have to be hunched down and bouncing them, you can sit up and just put your foot on it, it does not take much at all for the bouncing motion to start. Even my toddler was able to bounce the seat without much effort. There is also a toy bar available for the bouncer mini, it is bright and colourful, easy to attach, and little ones can easily spin the different toys on the bar.
The bouncer mini is exclusive to Canada and retails for approximately $160. They toy bar is sold separately. It really is the perfect seat to put your little one into and know that it is designed to safely hold your baby for you. The fabric seat has been designed to be ergonomic and gives baby proper neck and back support.
For now our bouncer mini is being used by my daughter’s baby doll when she wants to play. We wait until our next daughter arrives this fall. Are you expecting a little one, or know someone who is? BabyBjorn has very kindly provided me the opportunity to give a bouncer mini away to one lucky blog reader! This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada.
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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product in order to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are completely my own.