Every new parent needs a break every now and again. At 2 AM when the baby is crying nonstop and just won’t go night night, wouldn’t it be nice to have someone rock your baby to sleep for you? Enter the 4Moms mamaRoo Baby Swing.
Though it’s a little pricey at $260 something for the plush version — I highly recommend the plush — it’s well worth it. It makes it possible for you enjoy gazing at your little one’s angelic face as he or she sleeps peacefully in this miracle of an infant seat. Now both baby and parents can get some quality shut eye.
GERD and Reflux
For parents of little ones with GERD or reflux, the mamaRoo can also be a huge help. We used it with my daughter who had mild reflux for her first 9 months.
As part of the routine for a baby with reflux, you should position them upright at an angle (around 30 or 45 degrees) right after feeding. With the mamaRoo, you can easily adjust the angle of recline to meet your needs. I can’t tell you how nice it was to be able to strap her into the mamaRoo set it to the swinging motion of choice and get something to eat, do some housework or just relax for a minute. With newborns who eat around the clock, this is a lifesaver. My daughter enjoyed the mamaRoo everyday for her nap until she just couldn’t fit in it anymore. The 4Moms website includes the following age and weight guidance: “For use from birth until child reaches maximum weight limit of 25 pounds or can sit up unassisted or attempts to climb out, whichever comes first.”
Overall, the mamaRoo is a durable and reliable baby swing. Be aware that if your child is as rough on things as my daughter is, your mamaRoo may develop some mechanical issues. My daughter would often bounce up and down in the seat, which caused some early wear and tear.
For example, the mamaRoo could start making a squeaking or knocking noise when in motion. Also, it can malfunction temporarily if its movement is impeded.
Despite these quirks, as I like to call them, our mamaRoo kept on swinging and would rock her gently to sleep without fail everyday for a full year.
It’s a good purchase
To say that this swing is worth the money is an understatement. Not all babies will like the motion. Before buying, it may be worth trying it out in the store to see if your little one is a fan. If you get a little baby thumbs up, I highly recommend making the purchase. It’s a great product and you really can’t put a price on the free time it affords you to sleep or do whatever you want while your little munchkin snoozes.
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