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Product Review: Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance

For the last few weeks we have been trying out Baby Bjorn‘s new bouncer: The Babysitter Balance.

Even though I got a sneak peek while in Vegas, I hadn’t had a chance to see it in action until now.

While this seat may appear to be very simple and lacking of the lights and bells that it’s competition has, there are many features that Baby Bjorn has incorporated into the Babysitter Balance that make it superior to other bouncers on the market.

Here is what I found:

Getting Started: When I opened my bouncer, I was pleasantly surprised that there was NO assembly required. The chair arrived ready to go.

This is the first baby product I have ever received that required no assembly. I was impressed.

Features: Suitable from birth(8lbs) to 2 years (29lbs), the babysitter balance adjusts to three positions: play, rest and sleep. The under-the-seat adjustment mechanism allows parents the ability to change the bouncer between these positions easily.

I personally love how compact this chair is when folded. It has the ability to fit into any corner or closet when not in use. It also makes this lightweight chair easy to carry and take to grandmas.

Another bonus for parents is the fact that this chair doesn’t require any batteries as your baby’s movements are converted into a comfortable rocking motion. This is great because the bouncer will stop when your baby falls asleep, preventing them from becoming accustomed to needing movement to sleep.

This bouncer was originally for our new baby, who arrives in just a few weeks, but when my toddler saw it – he had to try it out. If you put the sitter into it’s top position and remove the restraint, it becomes a comfortable rocking chair for an older child.

The Babysitter Balance is now the chair of choice at our house for our little guy when he wants to watch TV or just relax while listening to music. I just hope he is willing share when baby #2 arrives…

Additional features:

  • All Baby Bjorn fabrics are machine washable and Öko-Tex Class 1 certified (guaranteed to contain no harmful substances).
  • Each seat comes with a reversible fabric seat and restraint system to allow you to enjoy several design combinations.
  • Anti-skid pads keep sitter firmly in place.
  • parents can purchase a soft, terry blanket that attaches to the bouncer or a wooden toy bar to further extend your child’s enjoyment of the seat.

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About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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