Benefits of a Baby Bouncer, Plus our Favorite Options!

Benefits of a Baby Bouncer, Plus our Favorite Options!

Kelly Collopy

When it comes to selecting gear for your new baby, it can be hard to determine what’s a necessity and what’s just extra. With so many options on the market – from electric swings and pack-and-plays, to slings and playards, as parents ourselves, we can feel your overwhelm!

To be honest, that’s a huge reason we started our secondhand baby store, Stork Exchange. We understand that trying to balance a budget, and also ensure you have all the necessities, can seem daunting. We aim to make the process easier on your wallet as well as our planet, by offering trusted premium secondhand baby gear at a fraction of retail price. And one item that’s always a fan favorite - baby bouncers!

Baby bouncers offer a lot of benefits that expand past allowing Mom or Dad some free hands to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, let’s explore some:

Babies tend to love the soothing effect

The gentle bouncing or rocking of a motorized bouncer can be very calming for infants as it often mimics what life was like inside the womb. While not a safe sleep option, a baby bouncer can certainly help soothe fussy newborns and provide some sweet moments of reprieve for a parent’s tired arms.

Compact and travel friendly

All told, baby gear can take up a lot of space. But, most baby bouncers are in fact quite compact as they can be designed to be easily folded for space-effective storage when not in use. This also makes it easier to move the bouncer from room to room or take to grandma and grandpa’s house.

Mental stimulation

Many baby bouncers were designed to be used during playtime and may come with an interactive toy bar with detachable rattles, shapes, noisemakers and more. This feature can help mentally stimulate an infant while giving them an opportunity to work on coordination and grip. 

So now that we’ve reviewed benefits, let’s get to the fun part! Our favorite baby bouncers to-date! We’ve tried quite a few and are proud to offer some amazing deals on secondhand bouncers over on our Stork Exchange online marketplace. Here’s a quick round up of a few we highly recommend:

  • Babybjorn Bouncer Bliss: weighing just 5lbs with the ability to fold flat, the Babybjorn Bouncer Bliss is the G.O.A.T. when it comes to portable soothing and playtime. That natural rocking effect and ergonomic design have been a big hit with our little ones.
  • Ingenuity Keep Cozy 3-in-1 Grow with Me Bounce & Rock Seat: did you catch that ‘grow with me’, we are suckers for items that are mulitpurpose and can grow with our littles! This versatile seat is lightweight and also features a vibration unit for added soothing. PS: Shop an OPEN BOX Ingenuity Keep Cozy 3-1n-1 at a discount, here
  • Nuna LEAF Grow: soothe and sway your newborn, and then watch the Nuna LEAF Grow transform with your baby through toddler hood as it converts into a swinging, reclining chair. PS: Shop a GENTLY USED Nuna LEAF Grow at a discount, here.


It’s safe to say that, whether you’re a new mom or veteran parent, you won’t go wrong with a baby bouncer! Feel free to browse our wide range of bouncer and swing options including new, open-box, and used baby bouncers, all at great prices.

At Stork Exchange, we strive to make the shopping experience for baby gear effortless, affordable, and eco-friendly. Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.