The BabyBjorn Balance Bouncer Soft is the latest update on the original BabyBjorn bouncer designed in 1961.  It’s a traditional style of bouncer i.e. powered by people rather than battery. Its seat unit is made from cotton and the frame from aluminium. The seat features a basic, adjustable harness.  It comes in two great new colours, grey & black and orange & red.  Balance Bouncer Soft also comes in an organic version.

It’s suitable for use from birth up until 2 years.

Price : $199-$219

Availability : Baby Bjorn Stockists

We love …

  • great quality
  • longevity of use
  • three level recline
  • folds flat for storage

In use …

The BabyBjorn Balance Bouncer Soft lives up to its name. The new seat and harness are really soft. The seat is ergonomically designed to support the smallest infant’s back & head. The harness is adjustable to accommodate your growing baby and it’s pretty easy to slide your baby in and out of the bouncer.

The Balance Bouncer Soft runs off 100% baby power Not only is the self soothing rocking motion generated by your baby but they also develop motor skills & balance entertaining themselves.

When I drafted this review I almost forgot that babies love to bounce. It’s such a given that I almost overlooked it! What’s great about the Balance Bouncer Soft is that your child can bounce themselves. They don’t need you there doing it for them. You’ll love their independence as much as they do.

You can adjust the BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft to three levels; play, rest & sleep. It also folds flat for easy transport & storage. The seat unit is easily removable for a machine wash.

When your baby outgrows the need for a bouncer the Balance Bouncer Balance Soft’s seat is convertible to create a little seat suitable for your child up to 2 years.

An additional accessory for the Balance Soft is the detachable wooden toy. Although it’s an additional expense it’s really nice quality and everyone loves those goggly eyes.

Consider this …

The mechanism to adjust the Balance Bouncer Soft is tucked at the base of the seat. It takes a little practice to get the action smooth enough not to disturb a baby drifting off to sleep.

The BabyBjorn Balance Bouncer Soft is great for daytime naps, but for longer sleeps, a safe sleeping environment like a cot is best.

Finally, the BabyBjorn Bouncer Soft is a top-of-the-range product with a top-of-the-range price. The good news it that your baby will use it as a bouncer, then it’s converted into a little seat. When your next baby arrives all you need to do is clean & reverse the seat to use it as a bouncer again.
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The verdict …

Sometimes it’s worth paying extra for a great quality product and the BabyBjorn Balance Bouncer Soft is one of those products. I love its simplicity and quality of design in comparison to some of the more bright & ‘blingy’ bouncers available.



Vanessa loves great design. Beauty, function and innovation get her excited. When she’s not hunting down the next big baby idea, she’s busy with her day job and being a mum to her 3 lovely boys.