Mommy Greenest Approved: Baby Bjorn Bouncer

baby bjorn bouncer with baby in it, showing three positions against a white wallWhen 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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  1. Ashley N says

    I would recommend a carrier of some kind to wear baby!

  2. M Clarkson says

    We bought the oogie boogie and it works on my daughters stuffy nose.

  3. Victoria Ess says

    I recommend a white noise machine.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      Agreed! So helpful! If you’re traveling and don’t have one with you, you can tune the radio to static–that works, too!

  4. The nose freida! It’s has saved me a couple of times!!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      You’re the second person to recommend this and I have no idea what it is… Have to check it out!

  5. Kimberly says

    A good baby carrier! I use our Tula 10x more than we use our stroller.

  6. A baby rocker is a must for any mom. My baby goes to sleep in no time when in the rocker.

  7. Nicole Dziedzic says

    I would have to say I would highly recommend a baby monitor for sure.

  8. A baby carrier with a great back support!!!

  9. Kim Kessler says

    Swaddling blankets!

  10. Just what I need to keep baby safe and healthy too.

  11. a nursing pillow really helped support my back, and lots of receiving blankets were really useful!

  12. Stephanie says

    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.

  13. Miranda Welle says

    Definitely a baby carrier! Baby wearing allows so much freedom while still enjoying the baby! 🙂

  14. Patience!

  15. Wendy Vor says

    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.

  16. Emily R. says

    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! 🙂

  17. 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!!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      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 ;-(

  18. Shellie says

    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!

  19. Alice Forbes says

    a good car seat

  20. 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.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      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?

  21. A mommaRoo is the must of the year.

  22. I would love to win this for my nephew, he should be born any day now!

  23. Angela Stevens says

    Earplugs so they can take turns getting a good nights sleep

  24. I recommend a good baby carrier. Keeps baby close, where they want to be, and you’re hands free. Win – win!

  25. Michelle H says

    For my kiddos, a swing has been a must-have and a life-saver!!!

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      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!

  26. Sherry Blamer says

    A baby carrier is a must have baby product for sure. A bouncer is super helpful as well.

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. Katie Klein says

    A boppy for sure! I wondered why I never had one before I had a baby they are awesome.

    • Rachel Sarnoff says

      They are! But flame retardants, I have to check on that… I know there are some without them now, which is great!

  30. bernardina sims says

    a baby bjorn organic bouncer I think would be such a great help!

  31. a white noise machine for baby’s bedtime

  32. Marilyn Nawara says

    A swing is a must have

  33. Thank you for the Giveaway!

  34. Sharon Meagher says

    I would love to win this for my niece.

  35. Ericka Coello says

    A nursing pillow, very convenient

  36. I recommend a playpen. Lots of room for them to entertain themselves yet they are ‘contained’

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