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.

Best for Portability: BabyBjörn Bouncer Balance Soft

This streamlined cotton seat is our favorite for compact city living. It comes out of the box ready to use — no assembly or batteries required — and it’s lightweight enough to move from room to room with your one free hand (it also folds completely flat for travel or storage). Our baby loves sitting up and looking around in the highest recline setting (there are three), and it’s easy for him to get the seat bouncing with his own kicks. For the price, we wish it came with a toy bar; an adorable wooden one is available if you’re willing to spend a little more.

Available online at amazon.com, $172. Toy bar at amazon.com, $43.

What is your favorite bouncer? Let us know in the Comments!

— Amalie Drury