Everything you need to know about a bouncer

Alles wat je moet weten over een wipstoeltje

A bouncer is unmistakable in your layette. Especially for the first few months, if your child cannot yet lie or sit properly on his or her tummy, but would like to see more. This way your child can keep a close eye on you while you are cooking or working with your other child. For me it's a life saver with 3 kids and a move. As soon as they can sit properly, the bouncer goes out the door again.

What is a bouncer?

A bouncer is actually your baby's very first chair. A bouncer can rock or bounce and provides a safe environment for your baby. Your baby can sit comfortably in a bouncer, play and look around freely. A bouncer is very useful if you want to have your hands free to do other things while your child is still safely near you.

Different types of

There are different types of bouncers/bouncers.

  1. The bouncer. The 'ordinary' bouncer moves in a natural way. This means that when your child moves, the bouncer also moves. Is your baby kicking hard? Then the bouncer goes up and down. An electric bouncer moves automatically, often on battery power.
  2. The Rocking Chair . It does not move up and down, but swings back and forth. Because this is often still difficult for your baby's motor skills, these are often electric.


A bouncer is not necessarily necessary for the development of your baby. It is especially nice that your baby can observe and discover the world around him. For you as a mother or father, a bouncer is especially a very handy tool to have your hands free for cooking, doing the laundry or vacuuming, for example. But what about the safety of a bouncer?

  • Time. It is important that your child does not spend too much time in his or her seat. Spending too long in a sitting position is not good for your child's development. SafetyNL advises not to put a child in a bouncer for more than one hour at a time. With a maximum of two hours per day. This includes the time your child spends in a car seat or stroller. Put a baby, especially in the first weeks, as much as possible in the playpen or on a playpen mat, so that your baby has plenty of room to move and discover.
  • High surfaces. It is important that you prevent dangerous situations by not placing the bouncer on surfaces that are too high. Because of your baby's bouncing up and down, there is a chance that the bouncer will shift and fall.
  • Soft surfaces. Also, do not place the chair on surfaces that are too soft, to prevent the risk of suffocation.
  • Curtains and cables. It is also important not to place a bouncer next to your curtains or near loose cables. Your baby can grab the curtains or cables, causing the seat to fall over.
  • Sun. Do not place a bouncer too close to a heat source, such as a stove or fireplace, or in the sun. Your baby can then get too hot and overheat.
  • Harness. Make sure you put the harness on at all times and never leave your baby alone when he or she is in the seat.

  • How long have you been using a bouncer?

    You can use a bouncer when your baby is a few weeks old. Because sitting in the seat is quite tiring for your child, it is important that your child is only in it for a short time. It is also important that the bouncer lies flat with newborn babies, only when your child can support his or her head on his own can the chair be upright.
    You can use a bouncer until your child is about 9 months old, or weighs about 9 kg. Exactly how long you can use the bouncer depends on the size of the seat, but also on the mobility of the child.

    Benefits of a bouncer

  • Adjustable. A bouncer can often be put in different positions, a rest and play position.
  • Collapsible. Most bouncers are foldable so you can easily take them with you. Also on vacation, for example.
  • Rent a bouncer

    Interested in a bouncer ? You can rent bouncers at Tiny Library. You only use a bouncer for a short time and that is exactly the reason why we rent it out! By renting and sharing with each other, we also ensure that less has to be produced. Good for the environment!

    We rent out the Babybjörn bouncer, the Nuna Leaf bouncer and the Stokke Bouncer bouncer. These bouncers work without batteries. We at Tiny Library think that is very important, because your child now develops his or her motor skills and balance on his own.

  • Babybjörn Bouncer

  • Nuna Leaf bouncer

  • Stokke Bouncer bouncer

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