Mommy Greenest Approved: Baby Bjorn Bouncer
When I had my first child in 1999, I didn’t know about toxic flame retardants and their links to health problems like autism, developmental problems—even cancer. I just knew that the Baby Bjorn products that we depended on were lifesavers. From about two weeks postpartum, the carrier allowed me to power walk my way back into shape, and the bouncer was a sure-fire way to put my son to sleep. But as it turns out, I didn’t need to worry about my Baby Bjorns and toxic chemicals like flame retardants, because the company has never used them in their products and never will. The newly redesigned Baby Bjorn bouncer is case-in-point, and I’ve got one to give away!
Certified to be free of toxic chemicals like flame retardants, Baby Bjorn’s new bouncer is a lifesaver. I’ve got an organic cotton version to give away! With its characteristic adjustable safety harness and fabric, the Baby Bjorn Bouncer was a godsend for parents from the very first moment it hit the market in 1961. Today, the updated Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft is just as ergonomic, with a padded safety harness and firm fabric structure that properly supports a baby’s neck and back (the company collaborated with pediatricians, midwives and child psychologists on design updates).
In one of three positions—from upright to reclined—babies can naturally make the structure bounce for entertainment or to soothe them to sleep. The Baby Bjorn bouncer is designed for newborns to two-year-olds; after that it can be turned into a rocking children’s chair that’s perfect for a playroom. And it folds flat for storage or transport, the importance of which will only be clear to you if you’ve tried to shove a week’s worth of baby products into the trunk of an already-stuffed car for a “vacation.”
Available in certified organic cotton, all fabrics used to create the bouncer are certified to be free of allergens and health hazards by Oeko-Tex, which also certifies that all Baby Bjorn fabrics are free of toxic flame retardant chemicals.
See what I mean? Lifesavers.
Want to win a $229.95 Baby Bjorn Bouncer Balance Soft? Enter here!
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I would recommend a carrier of some kind to wear baby!
We bought the oogie boogie and it works on my daughters stuffy nose.
Have to check that out, thanks for sharing!
I recommend a white noise machine.
Agreed! So helpful! If you’re traveling and don’t have one with you, you can tune the radio to static–that works, too!
The nose freida! It’s has saved me a couple of times!!
You’re the second person to recommend this and I have no idea what it is… Have to check it out!
A good baby carrier! I use our Tula 10x more than we use our stroller.
A baby rocker is a must for any mom. My baby goes to sleep in no time when in the rocker.
I would have to say I would highly recommend a baby monitor for sure.
A baby carrier with a great back support!!!
Agreed! I loved the back support with my Baby Bjorn carrier!
Just what I need to keep baby safe and healthy too.
a nursing pillow really helped support my back, and lots of receiving blankets were really useful!
I’m not sure! I’m going to be the first time mom soon in September so I’m the one who could use the advice.
Congratulations!! Definitely check out http://www.MommyGreenest.com/eBook, I talk a lot about the things that worked for me. Thanks for commenting!
Definitely a baby carrier! Baby wearing allows so much freedom while still enjoying the baby! 🙂
Oh, so agreed!!
I recommend owning a breast pump both manual and electric for breast feeding mamas. if not I recommend a baby formula mixer. A baby still keurig in a sense.
I’m pregnant with my first, so I can’t yet give any advice, but I’ve heard it’s good to have lots of burp cloths on hand! 🙂
Yes, agreed! Also take a look at http://www.MommyGreenest.com/eBook I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on the pregnancy section 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to win! I would recommend the Nose Frida. My husband & I have used this countless times on our son and it helps soooooo much to clear his little nose!!
Oh I never have heard of that, will have to take a look! We had such a hard time with my first, who has a very flat small nose. Those aspirators were not very much help, as I remember ;-(
I’m a FTM expecting identical twins in September and am so thankful for your website! It is so time consuming sifting through each products description as organic doesn’t necessarily mean flame retardant free- so any help I get with research, such as this site, is much appreciated! Thanks for hosting an organic, flame retardant free giveaway!
Oh I’m so glad to be a resource for you, Shellie! Please take a look a the http://www.MommyGreenest.com/eBook as well and let me know if I’m missing anything in the pregnancy section. Thanks for commenting!
a good car seat
Yes! Without flame retardants!
The Fisher Price Rock N Play is a must have for new moms! It’s made a HUGE difference between my son 6 years ago and my newborn.
I don’t know about that one, my youngest is eight–so much has changed over the past few years. Do you know what type of plastic it is?
A mommaRoo is the must of the year.
Ooh what is that? What a cute name, I’ll have to look for it!
I would love to win this for my nephew, he should be born any day now!
How generous! And congratulation in advance!
Earplugs so they can take turns getting a good nights sleep
For you? Or the baby? I’m guessing for you 🙂
I recommend a good baby carrier. Keeps baby close, where they want to be, and you’re hands free. Win – win!
Yes, totally agreed! I loved my Baby Bjorn, it was a lifesaver!
For my kiddos, a swing has been a must-have and a life-saver!!!
So funny, one of my kids loved the swing, the other one HATED it, had a total meltdown every time I put her in it. I think it definitely depends on the child!
A baby carrier is a must have baby product for sure. A bouncer is super helpful as well.
Oh my gosh just saw you can use this for up to 2 years! I also have a 20 month old who would love this. Really really Hope I win!
My 7 week old would love this! Hope I win! I think my favorite purchase with my first child was a portable high chair that fits in a tote bag.
A boppy for sure! I wondered why I never had one before I had a baby they are awesome.
They are! But flame retardants, I have to check on that… I know there are some without them now, which is great!
a baby bjorn organic bouncer I think would be such a great help!
a white noise machine for baby’s bedtime
Yes, totally!! I wrote about that in my http://www.MommyGreenest.com/eBook. Also you can tune a radio to static if you’re traveling. Works like a charm 🙂
A swing is a must have
Thank you for the Giveaway!
I would love to win this for my niece.
A nursing pillow, very convenient
As long as it’s flame retardant free, absolutely! Thanks for commenting Ericka!
I recommend a playpen. Lots of room for them to entertain themselves yet they are ‘contained’