Welcome to our review of Mamaroo products. These are the baby swings, rockers, and bassinets that parents dream about getting as a registry gift or picking up before the baby arrives. They are comfortable and well-liked by parents everywhere.
Plus, they are easy to care for and built to last. They can comfort your baby and give them a place to sit as you work or watch TV. It’s a great gift idea for first-time parents who plan on having more than one child as it will last a good long time.
Let’s find out why these rocker seats are the best by getting started with product reviews.
4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing
Bluetooth Baby Rocker with 5 Unique Motions | Cool Mesh Fabric | Dark Grey
This beautiful, oval-shaped baby swing is like a neat little pod your baby will just love to relax in. The swing moves just like a parent would. It features five unique motions, which you can view when you click on the link above (they are illustrated via arrows that show the direction of movement).
The seat reclines just like a grown-up’s fancy beach chair, or recliner would do. It’s almost like a baby version of a La-Z-Boy recliner! And parents can control the chair from their cell phones. This is a Bluetooth enabled product. You have the ability to control the speed, the music, the motion, and the volume of the chair’s music.
There are also comfortable pads you can buy (we will review them later), which will add to your child’s experience as they relax. These provide a cushion for the baby. The chair itself is already pretty comfortable, but the extra padding is nice because you can take it out and wash it after an accident inevitably happens.
The chair itself requires zero batteries, so you can just plug it in using the AC adapter and start rocking right away. The chair itself weighs 19lb and will suit your baby until they hit 25lbs or can sit up on their own, whichever comes first.
There is also an overhead toy mobile attached to the swing that features reversible crinkle toy balls. These crinkle balls will keep your baby’s attention. There’s also a reflective mirror and rattle ball to keep them entertained.
Some of you may be wondering about the app that is used to control the seat. It is called the 4Moms app and is compatible with Apple devices newer than iPhone 4 running iOS 9 or above. The native Android app works with most android devices that support BlueTooth Low Energy and run Android 4.3 or above.
One important thing to keep in mind is that this seat is designed to comfort, soothe, and keep the baby entertained. This is not intended for overnight sleep. This is not a flat surface, which babies need for safe sleep.
It is not a firm surface, also a requirement for babies for safe sleep. The child should never be left unattended in this seat. To switch it off, hold down the motion button for three seconds.
Parents everywhere love this chair. It has a very small impact and won’t take up much of your space at all. Putting it together is very easy and takes under ten minutes to complete. The color scheme of the chair is neutral, which makes it great for boys and girls.
The chair does not weigh much at all and can be moved from room to room easily. The toys are colored in black and white, which babies enjoy because it is easier for them to focus on.
The only improvements we wish we could see on this chair include that the sounds could be louder, and we’d also like to see some fun music included for playtime (all the music included is soothing). However, it’s a great chair, and we absolutely recommend it.
4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet
Bluetooth Baby Bassinets and Furniture with 5 Unique Motions | 4 Built-in White Noise Options | Birch
If you did not like that you could not leave your child in the last seat because it is not safe for overnight sleeping, you would want to take a look at this bassinet. It is equipped with the same features as the chair, in that it offers five unique motions for the baby to enjoy.
The bassinet moves just as parents do. It helps the child relax, stay asleep longer, and feel like they are with their mom or dad.
The sleep surface is firm and flat, not to mention comfortable and soft. You can rest as easy as your child does, knowing they are in a safe and comfortable place.
And it is Bluetooth enabled as well, so you can simply use your phone or tablet to get your baby rocking his or her way to sleep. You can use the app to control four different sounds, set a timer, set the speed of the rocker, and choose one of the five different motions.
Included, you will find a gray bassinet sheet. The same motions that are included with the chair are used in this bassinet, and they are proven to help your child fall asleep and stay asleep longer. The movements are cool in that they mimic a ride in the car, gentle waves on water, a kangaroo, rock-a-bye, and a tree swing.
Choose between these motions and select the speed you like to find a combination that works for your baby.
Aside from this, you can play a white noise sound. The seat comes with “shh,” rainfall, a fan, and the ocean. You can use any smart device such as Apple devices newer than iPhone 4 running iOS 9 or above. The native Android app works with most android devices that support BlueTooth Low Energy and run Android 4.3 or above.
You can also set a timer, which you can use to establish your baby’s bedtime routine and keep improving sleep. This bassinet is a beautiful, firm, and flat surface that answers to all of the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
It includes height adjustment features, which grants you the best visibility and accessibility to your little one. The mesh sides offer breathability too. This bassinet offers the greatest peace of mind for your baby and you.
This is very easy to assemble, and it is a nice neutral white color. It will match any nursery that you place it in and is perfect for boys or girls. The product also comes with a 12 month manufacturer warranty, which is absolutely perfect should anything happen to the bassinet during the first year of it being in your home.
And, since it weighs in at just 30lbs, the bassinet is easy to take with you into any room of the house. If you want your baby with you instead of the nursery, it’s easy to do!
4moms Breeze Plus Portable Playard with Removable Bassinet and Baby Changing Station
This is a great portable playard which is ideal if your baby spends some time away from home or you would like a safe place for your baby to relax while you work from home or just need to set him or her down for a few moments while you eat or answer the phone.
This is a one-push open and one pull close playard. It takes just one hand to set it up. No more looking at Youtube videos trying to figure out how to open and close these things! There is also a comfortable bassinet included. As a result, it makes a great gift idea for parents with newborns as well.
The bassinet can be removed once the child grows out of it. There is also a flip changer on the playard as well. You can wipe it down to keep it sanitary and clean, and you will never have to worry about finding a clean and safe place for your little one to get their diaper or clothing changed. It holds babies up to 25 lbs.
The playard folds down into an easy to carry format. It goes right inside a carry bag with handles. So, if you’re heading to Grandma’s house or traveling for fun, your child always has a nice safe place to sleep.
The bassinet mattress converts to the playard mattress with just two zips. It really is a wonderful thing because it grows with your child and provides excellent value for the money.
This is a generously sized playard that your child will be using well beyond the normal lifespan of ordinary ones. The size of this particular playard can easily accommodate a 12-month-old, whereas normally, kids size out of these things at about 8 or 9 months old.
Secondly, we just love that this particular model has two levels on it. The upper level, where the bassinet goes, is just perfect for newborns that don’t move a lot. Moms who just experienced giving birth will appreciate how easy it is to reach for their little one. It is much easier on new moms’ backs to reach for the baby from a high place than one that is down low.
The folding on this particular playard is much better than the ones we’ve seen elsewhere. It’s just so darn easy, and if you are a family who’s active and loves to travel, this will be a big help. It’s very durable, so you could also set it up outdoors on a nice day so your little one can be outside but also be safe.
It’s great for families that enjoy camping as their little one can be right outside the RV or cabin with the rest of the group, but parents don’t have to worry about them wandering off.
Lastly, we just love that awesome changing table. However, one major “con” is that this thing lacks organizational tools for diapers and wipes/ointment/other baby changing necessities. You can buy a separate caddy, but we felt that this should have been included or at least a simple fabric pocket to hold a diaper, a small tube of ointment and wipes would have been nice.
4moms rockaRoo and mamaRoo Infant Insert
For Baby, Infant, and Toddler | Machine Washable, Soft, Plush Fabric | Reversible Design
This is not a chair, bassinet, or playard; instead, it is a review of the MamaRoo infant insert for the Mamaroo chairs we’ve reviewed above.
These inserts can really be a game-changer when it comes to purchasing one of the MamaRoo bouncer chairs or swings. After all, you want to get the maximum use out of your baby bouncer swing and keep your baby comfortable.
Some parents talk about using items like blankets to keep their baby comfortable in the MamaRoo chair. However, stuff like this only works a small percentage of the time, and it’s a far better option for parents to get the infant cushion right from the get-go so their little one can just get in, buckle up, and be comfortable.
The idea is quite nice. After all, these inserts are comfortable, and they feature unisex designs that you can use with boys or girls. The inserts come in a single pack. One side features geometric designs in rainbow colors on a white background, while the other is a gray insert with a grayscale geometric pattern design.
They look great and feel nice. Your baby will no doubt enjoy sitting in their chair with these inserts underneath them.
If a parent plans on having more than one child, they can rest assured these are built with quality in mind and will be comfortable for all the kids they choose to have.
Plus, parents notice that their baby is visibly more comfortable with these plush and comfortable inserts. Add in the fact that you can simply pull it off and throw it in the washing machine, and it certainly sells itself on usefulness. It can fit with all the 4Moms brand seats, such as mamaRoo, 4MomsRockaroo, and 4 Moms bounceRoo baby seats.
That being said, babies do grow pretty fast. If you were to get this on day 1, chances are your newborn will outgrow it in just a few months. One individual stated that once their child hit three months old, they were already a bit too big for the insert.
As much as we LOVE this MamaRoo product, we think the chairs should come with them automatically- at the very least, a basic infant insert would be nice. Parents are already spending a lot on welcoming their new baby, so a simple basic insert in black or gray would have been perfect.
That being said, it is still worth the money for the comfort of your newborn during those early days and will definitely help your newborn feel right at home in their MamaRoo chair.
A comfy rocker chair or baby swing is a great way to help your little one sleep, but also consider checking out the Baby Sleep Miracle. It teaches you how to get your baby to sleep in a matter of minutes. Miracle, indeed! No more sleepless nights (well, maybe fewer sleepless nights, but you get the idea).
FAQ: Baby Rocker Chairs
- Can my baby eat and feed in their rocker seat?
Yes, you can absolutely feed your baby while they are in the rocker chair. Just make sure you set it up so the seat is reclined properly and the baby is in a comfortable position for swallowing food. Just make sure your child is positioned properly, so they don’t choke on any food.
- Is this a good idea for a newborn baby?
Yes, this is a great idea for newborns. The reason being is that the gentle rocking of the chair is a great way to soothe the child into sleep. These are safe for newborns because they offer straps for the child- you can buckle them in so they will be safely restrained should they roll or slip. This way, your baby can relax and enjoy a warm and comfortable sleep while you get other work done around the house. Also, your arms get a break too.
- Are baby bouncers or infant rockers better?
Both of these are great options. They both keep the child at peace and calm until they are eventually rocked to sleep. However, each of these baby gear choices works differently. Baby rockers are better if you are short on space because they don’t need the overhead space that baby bouncers require.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our favorite baby bouncer chairs. These are so nice to have around so parents can take a break and also set their baby up with the rest of the family and make them feel welcome.
Your little one can be in his or her own special chair, safe and comfortable, and you can eat, talk to other family members or just relax while your child does the same.