Best baby bouncer brands Best and worst baby bouncer brands

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See parents' ratings of the best and worst baby bouncer brands

Baby bouncers are a great way to keep your baby active and entertained, and they can help to soothe them to sleep.

There are two types of baby bouncers: door bouncers and rocker chairs. If you're not sure which type to get, see our guide to buying the best baby bouncer

Baby bouncers are available from a big range of brands, including Fisher-Price, Chicco, Babies R Us and Mothercare. Our table below reveals the best and worst. 

You can get cheaper bouncers for around £15, but some can cost as much as £100 if they come with toys attached, a rocking or vibration motion, or music. Our table will help you to spend wisely.  

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Best and worst baby bouncer brands
Baby bouncer brandEase of getting baby in and outEase of cleaningHow comfortable baby looksEase of assemblyValue for moneyCustomer score (%)
Babies R Us
Bright Starts
Chicco
Fisher-Price
Graco
Lindam
Mamas & Papas
Mothercare

Table notes Sample sizes: Babies R Us (82), Bright Starts (94), Chicco (103), Fisher-Price (382), Graco (42),  Lindam (31), Mamas & Papas (163), Mothercare (137). Customer score combines overall satisfaction and likelihood to recommend to a friend.

In our survey, Fisher-Price was the most owned brand of baby bouncer (27%), followed by Mamas & Papas (11%) and Mothercare (10%).

Fisher-Price's most expensive rocker chair, the Cruisin' Motion Soother, £70, comes with toys and a mirror, and gently pulses to relax your baby.

At around £40, the brand's cheapest bouncers, such as the Woodsy Friends Comfy Time bouncer, are simpler, but still cost more than many other bouncers. But are the more expensive bouncers worth the higher price - see our best and worst baby bouncer brands table to find out.

Our baby bouncer research

In March 2014, we asked 1,439 UK parents with children under five about their experiences with baby bouncer brands. We asked each parent to rate the brand they owned on a number of important factors that can really make the difference between a bouncer that's a joy to use, and one that's a pain. We asked about:

  • ease of getting your baby in and out
  • ease of cleaning
  • how comfortable your baby looks
  • ease of assembly
  • value for money

We also asked how satisfied they were with their baby bouncer brand and whether they would recommend it to a friend, in order to determine an overall customer score for each brand.

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