I’m determined to keep the baby clutter to the necessary minimum for this second round of parenting, and not a wipe warmer more. (Actually, not a wipe warmer at all.) We misplaced a few of our essential items, though, including the trusty baby bouncer so what great timing to discover the new BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance Soft from the BabyBjorn Dots by Karin (as in, the company’s art director Karin Hoxster) collection that’s exclusively at Kohls.

I was raised in a house designed almost entirely in black and white, so this very cool modern polka dot collection caught my eye right away. It’s exactly what I have been looking for — sleek and simple, lightweight with a small footprint, and, well, maybe a little on the hip side from a trusted brand. Is my modern city parent showing?

Baby Bjorn bouncer now available in a modern polka-dot pattern


While the price is definitely on the higher side at $189.99, it is a beautifully designed and well-constructed bit of baby gear that will get a whole lot of use without cramping your style. I also appreciate the nice snug fit and the adjustability that gives parents four recline positions, from sitting to sleep to totally flat for transport. To Grandmother’s house this easily goes. Or in my case, to Grandmother’s totally matching house.

The BabyBjorn Bouncer Balance in Polka Dots is available exclusively at Kohls. Check out the full collection which includes the Dots baby carriers too.