My dd is all about the bouncing. She's not very cerebral or contemplative! I wouldn't bother pushing the bouncing if I were you. Before you know it they also want you to bounce them endlessly on your lap, leading to total arm agony!
Mine is def a non-bouncer! he just look puzzled when I put him there... Like what are you doing mummy??? Do you think this is funny?? No, no, no... I'd prefer to lay on my back and put my feet in my mouth!
How long have you been trying? Dd took to it like a duck to water and bounced her little babygro feet off! I could put her in it for half an hour in the kitchen doorway and she was sooooooooo happy. We've got photo after photo of her in her bouncer.
Ds got it eventually (he just sort of dangled there looking bemused at first) but he never loved it in the same way as dd.
Jumperoos can be better, because they have a distraction with all the little toys etc and then kick their legs in excitement and suddenly realise they're jumping! I think the door bouncers must be a bit boring for them before they get the hang of it as they just hang there
DS had a jumperoo and it took him a few weeks/months to get the hang of it.
Never managed it with DD! She used to spin on one foot, perfectly happy doing that. At 8 she's been doing trampolining lessons for five years, so she's not naturally disinclined to bounce, just didn't seem to 'get' the door bouncer!