Rock and Play Sleeper (my favorite for babies from 0-6 months)
I love this bed, bouncer, rocker, whatever you want to call it but it has become one of my all time favorites and must haves for baby. Two kids ago a friend offered to let me borrow hers for one of my babies; here is the link to the one I borrowed. I LOVED it! Many of my kids had slept in the car seat for a couple of reasons: 1) they slept better not laying perfectly flat and 2) I got nervous that when they spit up they might choke laying totally flat. When my friend Jessica offered to let me borrow hers I was so excited to try it. I used it with my daughter Emree and LOVED it! I never worried when she spit up that she would choke and she would sleep so soundly because she was slightly snuggled/swaddled in this sweet little bed. I was so sad when she grew out of it. I was able to borrow it again with Crew and again had him sleep in it until the very last time I felt like he could still fit. This time my friend and I are pregnant and due just 3 weeks apart so I have to buy my own. I intend to buy this one just to try out the automatic rocking feature (the one I had didn’t have this feature and was just fine), plus I like the color.
A couple other things I love about this handy, dandy bed is that it is so portable; you can take it anywhere in the house or throw it in the trunk and take it anywhere baby needs to sleep away from home. The cover slides off and is washable which is so nice but I will mention the one trouble I did have with it is if you are not careful, the wetness from baby’s diaper day after day can cause some mold to occur near the bottom crease where baby’s bottom is so just make sure it has a chance to air out every couple days so you don’t have mold grow. That is the only complaint I love this amazing bed; it really is one of my favorites and I have recommended it to many friends and family members who have bought their own and loved them. It beats one of those old fashioned bassinets hands down and after having 7 kids I for sure say it is my favorite bed for infants age 0-6 months.
February 21, 2015 @ 5:03 am
I was just getting caught up on your posts, Deb, and chuckled when I saw this because this is the exact bed my sister-in-law had for her newborn when I went down to help her this last week. I LOVED it (I was on night duty for the nights I was there). I was wishing they had this (or I guess they probably did and I didn’t know about it) with my babies who are growing up now. I only used it for two nights and three days while I was there helping but I definitely give it a glowing recommendation.
March 23, 2015 @ 11:43 am
Thank you for sharing about this! My three kids all slept in carrier car seats (with straps removed) for the first several months. We’re expecting no. 4 this summer – and this is totally going on my wish list!!
March 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Jenny, I hope you love it, it really is a huge life saver with an infant. If you try it out you’ll have to let me know what you think.
July 29, 2015 @ 3:04 am
We did get a rock-n-play sleeper for no. 4. She is now 3 weeks old – we’ve been using it since we came home from the hospital. Love it!!
Thanks so much for sharing! If I hadn’t found your blog (through Mel’s Kitchen Cafe), I wouldn’t have known about this awesome sleeper!! Thank you!!
July 29, 2015 @ 11:27 pm
Jenny, I am so glad you like the rock-n-play sleeper. It is a favorite at my house too and I wish someone had told me about it sooner so I am so glad you were able find out about it on my blog. I love hearing things like this, now it’s a favorite of yours and you can share it with others.
October 12, 2015 @ 3:39 pm
I was wondering if you liked the automatic rocking feature on it enough to justify the extra expense now that you’ve had time to use it? I am wanting to buy one but am back and forth on whether to buy the cheaper one.
October 12, 2015 @ 5:31 pm
Crystal, I am excited you are going to get the bed you will love it. I do really like the rocking feature and I use it all the time, my baby does like to rock though. I do think it’s a preference, I used one that didn’t rock last time and It worked just fine. If I had to buy another one over again after using both i’d buy the one that rocks again because I like having that option to have it rock and I do use it often (daily), but if money is in issue go with the one that doesn’t rock you’ll love it. I hope that’s helpful in making your decision if you have any other questions about it you are welcome to ask!