Top five baby bouncers 2017

A baby bouncer is one of those things that you can’t imagine being particularly essential until you actually have a baby. Then you realise how much they free you up to do some of the unfinished (or barely started) jobs that mount up when the little time-demander arrives.

They range from the utterly sleek to the downright unsightly – but as is generally the case with baby toys, the worse they look and sound, the more your child will love it. So have the ‘how much will they enjoy it vs how much will it ruin the living room’ debate with yourself, then choose one from this, the ultimate shortlist of Multi-sensory Entertainment Centres (as no-one calls them).