Bouncinettes are intended for very young babies. They shouldn't be used for babies who can sit up or make vigorous movements.

Before you buy a bouncinette

Look for:

  • a wide base to prevent it tipping over
  • safety straps to secure your child
  • smooth, rounded edges.

Using a bouncinette safely

  • Only use your bouncinette on the floor — it will fall off raised surfaces such as tables or benchtops.
  • Never leave your child unattended.
  • Never carry your child in a bouncinette — they may fall out.
  • Stop using the bouncinette as soon as your child can sit up or make vigorous movements.

Reporting an issue with bouncinette safety

If you have a safety problem or concern with a bouncinette, let us know.

Report an unsafe product

Under the Consumer Guarantees Act you can get a refund, replacement or compensation if goods are unsafe. The Consumer Protection website has more information about what to do when you have a problem with goods.

Consumer Protection website — Faulty products(external link)