Baby bouncer - Baby Bjorn Balance or other?

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  1. I am having twins and plan to buy one swing and one bouncer.

    I am debating on whether or not it is worth it to invest in a baby bjorn babysitter balance. We have space constraints so the portability and easy to fold and hide is appealing. The cost is $150 vs. an inexpensive boppy bouncer $50 or fisher price bouncer.

    Any feedback from experienced moms are welcome.

  2. IMO, you don't need an expensive bouncie, but you will need two. Our guys are 4 months and still live in the bouncies. You can feed them in them, sooth them in them(by bouncing them both at the same time using your foot) and it gives you a safe place to put them. Also, in the event they have reflux (and lots of twins do because they are born early and small), they can sleep in them (which keeps them somewhat upright). Ours ending up sleeping in them for a couple of months. I don't know what we would have done without them. We have never had or needed a swing. We too have big space constraints - the swing was big and the bouncies did the trick. In terms of storage, the bouncies stack, so two takes up the same space as one.

    Where it is worth splurging is on the baby bjorn portable cribs if you need portable cribs. Much lighter and easier than the pack n plays. We love those! hth. adb

  3. I agree w/ the poster below. Two bouncies was essential. We have a small house too, but countless times w/ my 4 month old twins, they are in them at the same time. I had one swing in addition, and that was very much needed too. Lots of naps, even now, are taken in the swing. The swinging action soothes the way a vibrating seat can't sometimes. What about a portable swing, one of the small folding ones? I have one you can tuck behind the couch when not using it.

    I hope you get some feedback on the babysitter balance you mentioned below. I haven't heart much about it.

  4. For now I plan on buying one bouncy and one swing. My 5yo son hated the swing and I had two swings for him, a regular one and a portable one. Of course I gave everything away when he was 1yoa except the high chair and crib. Space is not an issue with us but I don't want to spend money on things I won't use. Later on I will buy two walkers since it will occupy their time and I can feed them in the walkers. years ago I had a home daycare and I found that if I put my foot on the base it kept them in one place while I fed them.

  5. I agree w/ the poster below. Two bouncies was essential. We have a small house too, but countless times w/ my 4 month old twins, they are in them at the same time. I had one swing in addition, and that was very much needed too. Lots of naps, even now, are taken in the swing. The swinging action soothes the way a vibrating seat can't sometimes. What about a portable swing, one of the small folding ones? I have one you can tuck behind the couch when not using it. I hope you get some feedback on the babysitter balance you mentioned below. I haven't heart much about it.

    I plan on buying a travel boppy swing, but the question now is what bouncer to buy. Thanks for the advice on needing two of them. I will take that into consideration.

    Thanks again,
    Donnie

  6. I don't think it matters which you buy. I would buy two different ones and make sure to buy ones with the toy bars and music. Also, one of ours came with a pillow which was great when they were first home from the hospital and were very small.

  7. I got the following:
    (1) 2 bouncies but different kinds (one has more vibration to it than the other), b/c you never know what one baby will/not like.
    These are similar to the 2 bouncies I got.....
    toysrus.com
    and....
    toysrus.com

    (2) 1 jumperoo. I swithed them around a bit. IMO, don't invest in something that expensive. Other swings that cost less do the same job, pretty much. Thi sis similar to the one we got....
    toysrus.com

    (3) 1 stationary entertainment, which my twins LOVE!
    toysrus.com

    (4) Because I got no.3, which has the walker, I got only one real walker.
    toysrus.com
    My ped. didn't want me to use walker, but I had to get it b/c DD HATED tummy time and wasn't strong enough to be on the jumperoo so I had to get the walker to strengthen her neck muscles.

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