A good baby bouncer is a must during that first hectic year with your little one. They’re the perfect solution when you need a minute to grab a shower, wash bottles or send a quick email. Click through our album to size up five soothing and flat-out fun seats that are new to the market or have genius design features.

Bargain Find: Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Sensory Stages Bouncer

Fisher-Price’s latest bouncer is meant to entertain baby from birth until he can sit up on his own. For the first three months, use the side of the toy bar with high-contrast, black-and-white toys and a mirror. Later, flip the bar to the other side for colorful, baby-activated sounds and flashing red lights. The toughest to assemble of all the bouncers here (you’ll need a Phillips-head screwdriver, batteries and a little patience), this vibrating seat is nevertheless a lightweight, full-featured bargain that entranced our little one from the moment we flipped the “on” switch.

Available online at toysrus.com, $43.

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— Amalie Drury