Laura Mason puts the best baby bouncers to the test

Best for modern design: Babybjörn Bouncer Bliss
This chic, soft-contoured design, made with luxury stitched cotton fabric, is a standout piece for any modern home. Perfectly angled to enable baby to take in the world around her, the ergonomic chair has three different positions for play, rest and sleep. The lightweight and fold-flat features make it ideal for easy storage. £137,

Best for cradling: Joie Wish
This bouncer is incredibly soft and plush, making it ideal for delicate newborn skin. Built-in infant head support alongside a cocoon-shaped seat nestles little ones in for maximum comfort and security. It also features two vibration speeds and a removable toy bar with soft toys for play and stimulation. £50,

Best for soothing motion: Nuna Leaf
This smart bouncer is powered by hand with a single gentle push that continues to sway, mimicking the float of a leaf in a breeze for around two minutes. Amazingly, it needs no batteries or cords, and makes no noise as a result. The motion is calm and rhythmic, and is both comforting for naps and stimulating for play. £170,

Best for elevation: Skip Hop Uplift Multi-Level Baby Bouncer
Designed to truly embrace baby within family life, this is an all-in-one bouncer that can be used on the floor or impressively elevated up to sofa height.  The elevation affords a number of proven benefits around integration and communication, allowing baby to feel included. £130,

Most multi-functional: Stokke Steps Bouncer
This is a great all-round bouncer that grows with your child. The seat can be adjusted through multiple positions, and allows baby to use her own bodyweight to bounce herself independently. Complete with detachable toy hanger, it can also be attached to the Stokke Steps high chair to elevate baby off the floor. £149,

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