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Before I had kids, I was convinced that kids needed a lot of gear. When I was pregnant with my first, I went slightly mad and GOT.ALL.THE.STUFF. I quickly learned that there are in fact very few things that babies need, and that stuff takes up a lot of space! I mastered the essentials by the time my second one was ready to make an appearance, and one thing that made the cut on our must-have list was a bouncy chair. With both babies, that thing saved my life! It allowed me to make dinner or take a bath with baby close at hand and safe. It soothed her to sleep when laying down in bed wasn’t a very attractive option (in her mind). We used it for baby signing time when I needed 2 hands free to teach her all the things I felt she needed to know to become a baby signing genius. There were some downsides – it needed batteries because she couldn’t really make it move on her own, and the shape of it was quite upright, so not perfect for really wee ones. In short, it wasn’t a BabyBjörn Bouncer Mini!
Where was this thing when my munchkins were babies? I’m so sad that I missed the boat on this little sanity (and battery) saving device! It combines everything I loved about my bouncy chair, plus fixed all the little niggly things that drove me crazy. The Bouncer Mini – made for infants up to 6 months old – is a reassuringly safe place to lay your newborn with proper neck and back support that is so important for brand new babies when their muscles are not yet fully developed. Trust me when I say this is invaluable help in the early days at home.
I’m sure you’ve already discovered how much babies love bouncing, but when you are the source of the movement, it quickly loses it’s appeal. Thankfully with the Bouncer Mini, babies can bounce themselves (no really, they can!) – providing a fun and a natural way for your baby to soothe themselves while developing motor skills and balance – with no batteries required! It also adjusts to 2 different positions, making it perfect for resting when playtime is done.
But why take my word for it? I don’t have babies anymore (although my 2 1/2 year old still likes to think she is at times), so I recruited a friend and her darling wee girl to take the Bouncer Mini for a test drive and give us the low down on her experience. As a trained ECE educator, she is surrounded by babies and children on a daily basis and is extremely discriminating in the products she uses. After using the Bouncer Mini for several weeks, she shared with me how much her daughter loved the bouncer mini, and that they used it every single day for playtime! The one feature she wished for was that it would fold flat for easy storage and traveling, however you can simply detach the bouncer’s legs to store so it wasn’t a big detraction.
One of my personal favourite features of the Bouncer Mini is that it’s fabric seat is easily removable and machine washable so it’s super simple to say buh-bye to spit up, diaper blow outs and all the other awesome messes that comes along with baby. Best of all, the fabrics are gentle against your baby’s skin and safe to chew or suck on. They have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 Class I, meaning that the textiles are free from hazardous substances and allergens.
All in all, the BabyBjörn Bouncer Mini has earned a solid spot on my very short list of Must-Have Baby Essentials that will save your sanity as a new parent. Luckily, I have the great pleasure of giving away a Bouncer Mini to one deserving winner! Entry options are listed on the rafflecopter widget below – good luck!
All on the table disclaimer: While I did receive free or discounted products/services, all opinions are completely honest and totally my own and you know I would never share anything less than superbly stellar with all my fave readers!