Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘N Play
This little crib wanna-be is a miracle worker. It is lightweight, travels well, and so far has been Owen’s primary bed. It slopes at about a 30 degree angle with mesh walls on the sides, making it safe and comfortable for the little guy. We didn’t start using the Rock ‘N Play until Owen was about 4 weeks old, since then Andrea and I have slept more comfortably knowing he is in a safe bed for his age. We keep it in his nursery and plan on using it until he is about 3 months old. The insert is also machine washable and dryer safe. All of this for about 50 bucks, not too bad.
The Rock ‘N Play is easy to pack and set up. I haven’t timed myself, but we are talking just two or 3 seconds. When it comes to sleeping arrangements and SIDS, there are two concerns to keep in mind. Don’t have your baby sleep on his/her tummy and have materials the baby can breathe through for boundaries. The hammock-like crib accommodates both of these needs. Another really cool feature is that it rests on slightly curved rockers. A gentle push will get this thing rocking. Even if Owen gets fussy and starts to squirm it is enough for him to rock himself.
Mom says: (paraphrased by dad)
Having the baby sleep at an angle helps with reflux and gas. This is wonderful after a nighttime feeding, because I feel like Owen is able to stay comfortable. The sides angle in nicely so that Owen has a tucked-in feeling. It is also light enough for me to easily move around the house, even with him in it.
Owen says: – ZZZzzzzzz
I am giving this product a rating of 5 out of 5. It is convenient, safe, affordable and gives Owen a restful sleep each time.