How to Choose the Right Baby Rocker

parents playing with their newborn baby in Hauck’s Alpha Bouncer

As soon as your baby comes out of your womb, all you would want to do is to hold and cuddle them all day! But there will definitely be a time where you need your hands free for other tasks or chores at home.

This is where a baby rocker comes in handy -- a safe place for your little one to relax, or nap in, and even a place to feed them. If you’re thinking of purchasing one, keep reading. Below, we’ll list out a few things you should consider before buying a baby rocker for your child.

Is it safe enough?

mom flicking the safety mechanism of Hauck's Alpha Bouncer

Of course, safety is a top priority when picking a baby rocker. But how do you measure exactly how safe it is?

Check if the rocker is made of high quality, durable materials. You should also look at the sturdiness of the frame and how it’s constructed so you know that it won’t tip over easily.

Brands that manufacture baby products go through basic product testing and will be deemed certified safe if they’ve passed all safety tests and procedures. Companies like the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), as well as Juvenile Products Manufacturers Associations (JPMA) are some of the organisations that ensure safe and quality products are being used by consumers. It never hurts to check if these products are certified safe by these companies too!

Is it easy to move around?

Mom preparing meal for baby in Hauck's Alpha Bouncer

As you move around the house, you’re most likely going to move your baby and the rocker around the house with you so you can keep an eye on your little one. So, you may want to choose something that’s light and portable.

This will also come in handy if you choose to bring the rocker along when you visit a friend’s home!