Rock N Play Sleeper. For some of you, this is old news, but if you're
expecting, take note! In my opinion, the Rock N Play is one of the best,
and yet one of the most under appreciated pieces of baby equipment. I
highly recommend this for all registries and pre-baby shopping lists.
Here's my detailed review so you can see why:
Versatility: I love a product that has multiple functions. The Rock N Play, Sleeper, just as it sounds can be used as a rocking seat and as place to nap or sleep "for the night" :-). The rocking function is simple, nothing automatic, but just give it soft push and it will rock gently front to back; it also has a 3 point harness which is great for safety.. In terms of sleep, for my son it was the ideal position with the slight incline, deep seat, and contoured sides etc. I would swaddle him and it provided us the longest stretches of sleep.
Easy to Use: The Rock N Play is easy to put together and really easy to use and fold up etc. Some of the more expensive models offer a few additions, but generally speaking there are no bells and whistles. Another great feature is that the seat and inserts are removable and machine washable which is a huge benefit (mine has been washed countless times).
Cons: I really love this product so much, its hard to find to many negatives... But, a couple things to point out:
- Its really lightweight, which is such a plus when you want to take it from room
to room around the house or throw it in the car, but (and this may sound funny)
one thing I ran into was that its so light, my older son (2 at the time)
could easily push his brother around our hardwood floors... :-)
- While its a great height when you're sitting next to it, many people like myself use it at night in the beginning, and when you roll over to pick up baby in the night, it is a bit of a long awkward reach down to pick up baby (or was for me).
- There has been a previous recall based on mold growing underneath....I have personally never experienced this and found it really easy to clean, but definitely something to look for.
Keep in mind this is my personal opinion, 100% based on my own thoughts and experiences. I'm not guaranteeing every baby will love this, because we all know that all babies are different, but I do think this is a great product and definitely a good thing to have on hand and try out when you bring baby home.
Have you used the Rock N Play Sleeper? I'd love to hear your feedback!
Thanks as always for stopping by! Have a great weekend!