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Do we really need both? What exactly does a bouncer do? It looks just like a swing, except it doesn't swing, lol...I mean, it's reclined and has toys, etc. We have a swing already, should we go ahead and get a bouncer, too? WDYT?
Re: Bouncer v. swing
I think that I am in the minority here because DD didn't like her bouncer at all, and it was the vibrating one. She loved the swing and I couldn't have lived without it because it was the only way that she would nap for several months - total godsend! I agree with pp'r that it's best to get both.
Both the bouncer and the swing have been godsends to us at some time or other! Swings are expensive, but believe me, it was worth it when he wouldn't go to sleep on his own very easily the first few months.... As for the bouncer, ours was the cheapest one at BRU, $25 and it was worth every penny! I have used it inside, outside, to keep him happy when I am making dinner.... to feed him dinner/solids now that he is older... I have never used the vibrating option on the bouncer much, but I do like the chair aspect of it. If cost is an issue, or if you are worried you won't use one or the other, I'd get a used swing since a swing is pretty much a swing and get a cheap bouncer like we have... To be honest you are never going to know what your baby will like, so it doesn't make a lot of sense to spend big bucks on *anything,* but even if you don't register for something, you still may end up trying it because you're a sleepless parent! It's sort of a catch 22, so just do your best with the registering and don't 2nd guess yourself too much, if that makes any sense!