As new mothers we are always interested in the purchases that we make for our baby. With all the information given and all the diversity in baby merchandise it can be overwhelming. You may be wondering how do I choose a baby bouncer? Choosing the right baby bouncer can be very easy if you have all the information.
Baby bouncers are the most wonderful invention that has come along for a new mother because she has a safe place to put the baby while doing other things. This gives the baby time to look around and discover things and move their legs and arms around with a new freedom. Since the infant is lying down most of the time, the baby can appreciate seeing the world from an upright position. The question is at what age can a baby use a baby bouncer? The design of the baby bouncer is made to cradle the neck and the spine of the newborn, but each baby is different and this should be taken into consideration.
Of course safety is always the first concern. What things should you consider when choosing the right baby bouncer? Each manufacturer has a rating and guidelines that you should follow. Check reviews and see how they match up with other brands. The weight of the baby, placement seat and accessories should meet the high safety standards. Each time you use the baby bouncer check for wear and tear in the fabric. Always make sure the infant is secured in the safety harness. The baby bouncer should be placed on a solid foundation and never on soft surfaces such as beds or playpens.
When is the best time to use the baby bouncer? Giving the baby a time to focus and have extra stimulation is very healthy for the body and the mind. Reviews have shown that music is great for babies because of the calming affect that it has. Bouncing will help with motor skills as the baby learns how to kick and interact with those around him. Although there are no strict guidelines on how long the baby can sit in the bouncer the baby will tire eventually and need a change of environment.
The most important thing is to enjoy the baby. This is a new adventure for them and they will enjoy entertaining you with their new found freedom. As time goes by you will notice when your baby is tiring of the baby bouncer. They usually get ready for something new about the age of four or five months. The muscles are getting stronger and the baby is getting much more independent and will be ready to move on to other things.