A new born baby is beginning of all the things including wonder, hope, happiness, and dream of all possibilities. The name rockers, bouncers, and most of the sprog activity seats are meant for same purpose of entertaining your little one.
You as parents have many tasks to do, which include household works, taking care of your family members, child’s siblings, office work, etc. but irrespective of all these you will never deny entertaining and having fun with your new little darling. So, here comes the rockers/bouncers which entertains your little one and also frees your hand.
Rockers are the one that encourages swing motion on a push, whereas bouncers encourages slight up and down motion on a push. Both the rockers and bouncers well suits new born till 4-5 months, until your little darling becomes hyperactive or playful.
Rocker invented by Benjamin Franklin is a type of chair having slanted base with two curved bands of wood attached to the bottom of the leg. You can rock back and forth by slight push by your feet or hands, and the chair starts to swing according to your little darling movements.
Bouncer is other type of chair with metal or plastic frame covered by soft piece of padded fabric with straps to tie your little one. It doesn’t create rocking motion instead it moves slightly and due to the toy bar it makes your little doll entertained for extended time than rocker.
Both the rocker and bouncer available at different options like they come with entertainment bar, simple seat, cushion seat, lights, MP3 player, etc. Both are designed in ergonomic fashion to support your little one’s head, neck, spine and back.
They fail to support the movements and the force given by your infant at times. It has possibility of slipping based on the type of floor. Your baby may be in a higher risk of fall and get injured due to the lack of support.
Those babies who spend and play extended amount of time in rocker/bouncer have flat head syndrome i.e. flat spot on the back or side of the head.
Things to look into
Straps/belts – These are the ones that hold your baby in place, so it should be durable, adjustable and strong enough to prevent them from falling out.
Sturdiness/Stability – Look whether it can hold your baby weight, body parts, and movements i.e. if it has long and wider base (frame) to prevent slipping of your baby.
Space/Storage – The size you choose must have a space in your home, else opt for foldable one.
Adjustable seat position – This feature will prevent your baby injuries when he/she grows up, so that you can adjust them based on their height and activity.
Seat properties – The seat fabric must be soft, durable and comfort with no coarse seams, and removable seat eases your cleaning task. Look for cotton, mesh or organic fabrics.
Cushion comfort – Check for finely padded, thick (Not too thick) and well-stitched cushion which cheers your little one and it is better if it supports his/her toddler stage.
Additional entertainment – Toy bar, Music player and vibration, electronic features, canopy-attached, lights, cartoon themes, etc.
Mastela Soothing Vibrations Bouncer, Rs. 3325.00
This vibration enabled bouncer makes sure that you don’t have to worry about your child getting adequate rest. The bouncing motion calms your child and ensures that they are comforted and gently lulled into sleep.
It starts out as an infant seat or rocker with a low-profile frame, very appropriate for newborns. Then, as your child grows, you can easily convert it to an infant seat to add interactive toy play, and then make it a toddler rocker.
It is the cozy and comfortable bouncer chair that embraces your child. Hoopla chair features the exclusive and innovative SlideLine system that allows sliding the toys along the arch to constantly create new game scenarios. The seat is wide and padded to ensure optimal comfort
Tiny Love 3-In-1 Rocker Napper, $109.00
Its features include soft, plush, cozy seat that keeps baby content as the 3 in 1 Rocker Napper easily converts from seat to napper. Great styling, beautiful fabrics, adorable light and music toy are additional advantages. Gentle rocking soothes baby in all 3 reclining positions.
Nuna leaf baby seat rocker, £159.99
Endurance-tested up to 60kgs, this stylish baby seats is built to last and evolves as your little one gets older. It lets you rock your baby for up to 2 minutes on a gentle push with no need for batteries, cords, buzz or noise. Its organic cotton insert is soft and light for maximum comfort.
4moms mamaroo, $239.99
It features five unique motions and five speed options and bounces up and down and sways from side to side. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in sounds, or connect any MP3 device to the mamaRoo.
The other good ones are
Happy Rocking and Bouncing!!!