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Baby Beanbag – A Stylish and Quality Alternative to the Baby Rocker #babygifts

With my first two kids, I had a second-hand baby rocker that we would use to set our child in whenever we needed free hands, or just to set the baby down for a moment. It worked alright, but by the time it came around to our second child it had seen better days.

My children don’t suffer from any health conditions, but the rocker definitely isn’t designed do anything to prevent flat head syndrome or ease the feeding process.

When I stumbled across Baby Beanbags, I was instantly smitten. I thought that it not only looked cool, but provided tons of benefits for baby. I had to try one.

Trying the Baby Beanbag

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The Baby Beanbag has a strap to secure the baby, just like any normal baby seat/rocker/swing. At first, this little cutie was slightly nervous because she didn’t know exactly what she was getting herself into, but after a little bit she warmed right up and was all smiles.

We haven’t had the beanbag long enough to test for any long term benefits, but so far it seems to be really comfortable, and it fits baby really well.

The removable cover is a very soft material, and I can see that it would be very easy to wash since you can throw it right in your machine. I’m not sure how easy the base would be to wash as we haven’t had the need, but the website offers these tips (we have the suede base):

Beanbag Seat Covers

  • cleaning-washing.png Washing: Both covers can be washed on a cold machine wash or by hand.
  • cleaning-drying.pngDrying: Both covers should be air dried (Please do not tumble dry.)

Beanbag Base

  • cleaning-washing.png Washing: PVC bases can be wiped clean with a clean, damp cloth. Suede bases are water repellent and spills should be blotted off with a clean cloth.
  • cleaning-drying.pngDrying: PVC bases can be dried with a clean towel and suede bases should be air dried if wet.

The only thing I did notice about using these is that an older baby (such as the cutie-pie we have pictured here), might be able to lean and move around more than an infant. Little Fynlie is about ten months old, and if she tried to lean over far enough or hard enough she could probably wiggle out or flip over with enough effort.

The website does have a question and answer section that covers this, and suggests that  changing the newborn cover over to the regular cover should be based on your judgement as to when your child has reached a size and activity level whereby it is no longer appropriate to secure them into the Baby Beanbag. 

More About the Baby Beanbag

Helps to relieve reflux

Many young babies suffer reflux. Moving the filling to the back of the beanbag you can sit your baby in an upright position during and after feeding to reduce the chance of painful reflux symptoms and avoid distress for your newborn.

Helps to prevent flathead

Some newborns suffer flattening of the head from spending so much time lying down. Baby Beanbag microbeans provide support by moulding to your baby’s head without causing the pressure of other surfaces which can contribute to Flat Head Syndrome.

Years of Use

Baby Beanbags are great value thanks to the many years of use your child will receive. Your newborn gets the support and safety they need from the harness cover and the harness-free cover creates a beanbag for your child to use until school age.


The bean filling makes Baby Beanbags extremely stable and since the double safety zipper cannot be opened without a paper clip the filling remains out of harms way safely within the bag.

Read about all the additional benefits by visiting the Baby Beanbags site and watch the informational video below.

Are you ready to try a Baby Beanbag?!

We really enjoyed trying out the Baby Beanbag and think you would too! Baby beanbags are sold in Australia at babybeanbags.com.au, but can also be purchased in the U.S. by visiting babyhaven.com.

Don’t forget to check out Baby Beanbags on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

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After reading the review and viewing the pictures, the owner of Baby Beanbags did offer these suggestions as to my question about whether Fynlie was getting too big to be in the straps:

My only suggestion would be to change the top cover as your very cute little girl is too big for the harness for sure. You can also remove some of the filling as the older they get the less filling they need as want to snuggle into the beanbag. I have attached a photo of my 28 month old twins to show how they do last. The in-between age, or the time the beanbag is less used is probably 7-11 months as they can sit up but may not have the strength and co-ordination to climb off and on the beanbag. But the beanbag can still be used as a back support, to support the children’s back when teaching them how to sit up with some support (So completely remove the child from the beanbag and put the beanbag behind).

Here is the picture she sent over of her twins using the bean bags:

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75 Responses to Baby Beanbag – A Stylish and Quality Alternative to the Baby Rocker #babygifts

  1. Alyssa McVey February 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    That is adorable! I’ve never seen these before. What a great baby shower gift. I love the pattern of the fabric. Do they come in my size?? 🙂
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  2. Crista Hebel February 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Did you miss the movement of a rocker? I like that this conforms to baby’s natural shape!
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  3. Sharon February 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I’ve never seen this before. But it looks so comfortable!
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  4. Kelley Johnsen February 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Too cute, wish I had this when my baby was a baby! Sharing!
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  5. Jennifer Williams February 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    I love that, who does not just love bean bags. I did not know there were some for babies though, I have a shower coming up and will have to get this for the unique gift!!
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  6. Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books) February 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    I love this!! Totally showing this post to my sister that has a little one!
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  7. Julia Potvin February 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Wow how cute! I want one looks so comfy,
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  8. Meghan February 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    So cute!! Wish I had one when my little guy was smaller 🙂
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  9. Becca P. February 28, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    That is awesome! I so wish I knew about this when my kiddos were smaller.

  10. Jessica February 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    How cute and I love the pictures. This would make an excellent baby shower gift too.
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  11. casey everidge March 1, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    that looks so awesome!i want one of these for my baby due in june!

  12. echo nicolaus March 1, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    They look amazing, our little one could enjoy the comfy seat just like her big brothers. Would make amazing gift for a friend who is expecting in May. What a great idea!

  13. Stephanie Hebert March 1, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    WOW I really want one of these!!!
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  14. tina March 1, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    i think this a great product portable easy to clean a saplace to put your baby and can adjust the baby o side in diferent positions to help with reflex and prevent flathead i love it i wish i had it when my kids were little but i still have little ones in my life i really want one love it <

  15. Melissa Alexander March 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    A couple weeks ago I was taking photos of my newborn in my daughter regular sized bean bag chair. He was so comfortable in it. He fell asleep and I didn’t want to move him. This looks like an awesome way for him to safely get that comfort! I also love that the shape allows you to put him either laying down or sitting up! Thanks for sharing!!
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  16. Heather Smith March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    I love this idea! .. Everyone has bean bag chairs in our house.

  17. Stephanie Phelps March 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    My son suffered with severe reflux and this would be great for the next one to use! I also think it would be great to take on trips for those times you need somewhere for them to lay down. Thank you for the fantastic review and the great giveaway

  18. Becky March 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    I have never seen these but now I WANT one for my 5 month old!

  19. Layne March 1, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Ooooh, I like this! What a great idea for baby! I am on my third child and this would be perfect to set down our little man in while prepping a meal, etc. Thanks!
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  20. Michelle Harasewicz March 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    My youngest would benefit from one of these since the back of her head is very curved.

  21. Jessica Snow March 2, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    I’ve never seen these before until your post and I’m in love with them. Especially since they help prevent reflux.
    Thanks for this review!

  22. Rachel W March 2, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    This product looks great! I love how cute they are and how comfy they look!

  23. polly March 2, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    such a great idea…our 2nd grandchild is due in june so i would love to have this for him!

  24. susan g March 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    I really like the idea of this – I think my son would have been so much more content in/on a bean bag than a rocker/seat.

  25. Melissa Hartley March 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    I would love to give one of these to my friend Angie–she had a 1 pound 12 ounce baby boy in January & this would be a perfect gift 🙂 He now weighs 3 pounds 8 ounces & is no longer on a breathing tube but still on oxygen of course .. thanks!

  26. Lisa Ehrman March 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Having a soft and comfortable infant seat that can also be thrown in the washing machine sounds almost too good to be true. Thanks for sharing this innovative product!
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  27. Nadine Osborne March 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I wondered how easily it would tip with an older child. I’m glad they thought of that & you can use it without the strap. The reflux issue is important, too. I hadn’t thought about how helpful it would be. I like that the cover is washable & they sell extra so there is no need to be without one while washing.

  28. Janine March 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I like that it has a removable cover that you can take off and wash. 🙂

  29. Jennifer March 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    These are a brilliant idea! I wish I would’ve had one with my kids when they were babies!

  30. catherine ly March 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Looks so comfortable

  31. clarissa March 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    i like that the beans are secure inside and can not be easily opened…i could see one of my older ones opening it to see what was inside and making a mess

  32. Amanda Greene-Lebeck March 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    I absolutely love these. I think they are amazing. I wish I would have had one when my daughter was born, she’s 8 lol. If I ever have another child I am definitely going to get one. Also I think this would make a great unique shower gift that any mother would love to have!!!!

  33. Aura March 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    my daughter suffered from reflux and plagiocephaly I wish I knew about this product when she was younger

  34. ThePixieSprinkles March 4, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    We go to JCPenney every month for photographs for our oldest (5) and our baby (3 months), and for the baby’s photo’s they use a bean bag covered in drapes and she absolutely LOVES it! We have been trying to find a safe bean bag for her, but all of the ones we’ve come across are gooshy and not really baby friendly. They could not remember where they got theirs at the studio. This is perfect! Thanks so much for this review! I am bookmarking this so my husband can take a look at it! =) Thank you for all the pictures too, I love when there are lots of photos to reference! =)

  35. Megan Parsons March 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    These are so cute and would make an awesome photo prop!

  36. meegan whitford March 4, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    This is such a great idea and is cute! I want to get one for my nephew who is about 4 months and he could use this for years!

  37. Kelly Tanner March 6, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I love this baby beanbag chair. So many benefits and so cute!

  38. Linda R March 7, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    This is a great idea! It seems super comfy for baby and I like that it’s soft against the head.

  39. naomi c March 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    i love that these are so easy to clean up – because, well… babies are messy!

  40. Judith Martinez March 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    These are so cute! I love that my little one could continue to use it for many more years.

  41. Helga March 9, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    What a wonderful invention, and good for years of use!

  42. valerie March 9, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    i love that these can be used by big kids too. it looks so much comfier than the bouncing and vibrating chairs.

  43. Jennifer Clay March 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I am loving this bean bag. I just had a baby in Jan and I could really use one of these!

  44. Kimberley Meier March 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    This would make an awesome gift for my friends baby shower! I’ve never seen anything like it very cool!
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  45. Jessica March 11, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    This looks so comfy for baby, and I love that it can be used for years, not weeks or months like a lot of baby gear!

  46. Jill D. March 12, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    beneficial to babies health while cute and safe

  47. Julie O'Sullivan March 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Love that it is so easy to clean and care for. That is a big plus!

  48. Trista March 13, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    I really like how it grows with your baby. I had a bouncer when my daughter was young and as soon as she hit 4 months she was unable to use it because she would just tip it over, it was unsafe. I like how this can be used for a longer period of time.

  49. Lisa E March 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    What a great product – my first thought was that it would be great for taking pictures of newborns because the shape is more solid than a pillow !

  50. Wendy Mastin March 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I like that it helps to relieve reflux

  51. Michele P. March 15, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    great review…this looks super comfy for little ones…

  52. Andrew L. March 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    We have a 1 1/2 month old with horrible acid reflux. This would be a lifesaver and give him a comfy safe place to hang out with us. I like how easy it would be to clean as well, if it’s not machine washable it’s such a hassle, glad this is!

  53. Tracie D March 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Looks so comfy. My daughter would love it.

  54. Nikki P March 15, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    I love how it helps prevent flat head. It just looks so cool!

  55. Kathy (Kangaroo Mama) March 16, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    I love that it grows with our children and is easy to clean!
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  56. Lauren BEcker March 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I have never heard of this but it sounds great. I love that it can be very beneficial for certain children, and it seems much more comfy than other holders for children.

  57. joanne gentry March 17, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I have never seen the Baby Beanbags before, but what a great idea. It looks so comfy for baby and helps with reflux, which many babies do get. I also love that the top is washable. Great product, thanks for the review! jo_jlem@hotmail.com

  58. Molly Bussler March 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for the review..what a nice product to have for your baby!

  59. BRianna Ashley March 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    I actually saw this on facebook but didnt think it was available in our country. I am so psyched to see this!

  60. Gracie F March 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    We ue beanbags for photo props a lot and always thought someone should make something like this for babies

  61. Paula WIlson March 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Where was this with my last daughter? Horrible reflux and I held her all the time.

  62. Ruth chu March 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    these look so safe and i think a baby would love this….super cute too

  63. Patty D September 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    We are having a baby at the end of this year, I will DEFINITELY be looking into one of these!

  64. Jenny September 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    this is a good idea. my daughter would have loved this when she was a baby. maybe with the next one.:)

  65. Janell Poulette September 23, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Wow this is so cool! I don’t have any babies anymore – but I would have loved to have this! My sister is pregnant so I will have to tell her about this.
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  66. lehann Anthony November 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Too cute, my Elaina would love this ! 🙂

  67. Janell Poulette November 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    This is awesome. My sister may like this.
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  68. Marianne November 24, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    What a cute idea – my kids loved bean bags when they were kids but they didn’t have anything like this – the bean bags we had were always 10 times bigger then the kids! I love this!
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  69. Katrina @ Enchanted Savings December 6, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    This is really cool! I will definitely keep this in mind for my next child!

  70. Rebecca Timmons September 8, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    I love this! I wish I had one for my kiddos. What a fun and practical gift.


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