As a mom of three, one of the things I’ve learned I could not live without when it comes to baby, is a bouncer. I’ve had my fair share of baby bouncers, each one different in its own way. It wasn’t until baby #3 that I discovered the Stokke Steps Bouncer and it’s unlike any other my kids have used in the past. Soft, gentle motion not only provides my baby with comfort, but provides me peace of mind when I’m not holding him.
~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~
Baby bouncers have been a big lifesaver for me. My kids have slept in them, and sat in them when my arms got tired or I simply needed a break. Parents, I know you can relate. I love my kids, but there’s no way I’m going to hold them all day. I’ve also found baby bouncers to be a good solution for when baby wants to sit up and look around. It’s a safe place for them to be comfortable, but also have a better view of what’s going on around them.
Stokke Steps Bouncer Features:
- Soft cradling motion to mimic feeling of being held.
- Removable newborn insert for support from birth.
- Multiple seating positions to accommodate baby’s weight and preferred seating position.
- Holds up to 20 pounds.
- 5 point safety harness.
- Detachable toy hanger so baby’s favorite toy is in hand’s reach.
- Sturdy base prevents sliding.
- Ready to use right out of the box. No assembly required (except for the detachable toy hanger).
- Folds flat for easy storage and travel.
- Can be used alone or as part of the Stokke Steps high chair seating system.
- Lightweight at 7.7 pounds.
- Available in 5 color combos.
As far as bouncers go, let me start by saying, my kids are wild. When they get excited, look out because it’s a nonstop party. As babies, they’ve all loved sitting in bouncers and when they get to kicking their feet, I swear there have been times I thought they were going to bounce themselves right on out on their faces. The youngest is no exception.
What I like about the Stokke Steps Bouncer is that the bouncing motion is much more gentle than other bouncers, that in my experience, tend to be on the more aggressive side. While I do wish the Stokke had a deeper seat, the bounce itself literally looks like my son is bouncing on a cloud. It’s a slow and float-like bounce. Not a head bobbing bounce. … Yea, I told you my kids are wild. If it weren’t for the straps that come on bouncers, one of them surely would have bounced out face first by this point.
Speaking of the cloud-like bouncing motion, it’s only fitting that I got the grey clouds design, just 1 of 5 different color combos available. And can I just say, I love how modern the overall design of the bouncer is. It’s sleek, curvy, lightweight, and looks amazing in any room. I look at my son all strapped in and it even looks as if he’s sitting on a cloud. It’s just so stinking cute.
Right out of the box, the Stokke Steps Bouncer is ready to use. The only assembly needed is the detachable toy hanger. My son is at a point where he likes to look around and the toy kind of hangs right in his view, so for that reason we’ve opted to leave the toy hanger off for the time being.
My son is also a little chunker now. He’ll be 4 months old in a matter of days and weighs about 17 pounds. The Stokke Steps Bouncer is designed for babies up to 20 pounds and has 4 different height settings to choose from. At first we tried one of the lower heights where he was in a laying position.
For his weight, the lower positions work, but aren’t ideal. He wants to see what’s going on around him, so I bumped him to the 4th setting, which allows him to sit more upright.
Also out of the box, the bouncer already has a newborn insert attached. My little guy is beyond the newborn stage so after some initial testing, I ended up removing it (ugh, I miss the itty bitty stage). Even though the insert provides some extra cushion, when in an upright position my little one needs all the seat for his tush he can get so he doesn’t slide off. Removing the insert offers more room for his tushie in the seat impression and he’s not losing out on comfort because the base seat has just as much cushion.
I want to also point out that it folds flat for amazingly easy storage and travel. We spend most of our time in our living room and so this is where we have the bouncer set up. But if company comes over or I want the bouncer out of the way for whatever reason, I can fold it down and slip it right under the couch. Quick, easy, and painless! If you’re not familiar yet, some baby gear takes some fighting with to get it to act right. Not this bouncer, though.
So, would I recommend the Stokke Steps Bouncer? Yes, but with one forewarning. I love every single thing about this bouncer except that I wish the seat were a little deeper. Sometimes my son wiggles and bounces his way a little out of the seat impression, so he’s literally being supported by the 5 point harness. Of course I’m glad to know he’s not going anywhere, but I would feel 100% if the seat were just a tad bit deeper.
But if you want a cloud for baby, the Stokke Steps Bouncer is the way to go!
- Cloud-like comfort? – Check!
- Gentle motion? – Check!
- Adjustable? – Check!
- Easy storage? – Check!
- Happy baby? – Check!