The 4Moms line of products are sure to make your head turn, and they keep introducing high-tech, top of the line, innovative products year after year. I already owned a mamaRoo, an Origami, and the Breeze play yard, so when I was asked to review the new rockaRoo, I was excited to see how it compared to the other 4Moms products that I have already become so familiar with.
My first impression of the rockaRoo was how lightweight it is, the rockaRoo is only 2.5 pounds lighter than the mamaRoo but feels so much more mobile if needed to move around room-to-room in your house. The fabric is also extremely plush and wraps all the way down and over the edge where the babies feet would kick.
The assembly was also quick and easy, snap here strap there and there, add the toy bar and plug it in, within 5 minutes my baby was rocking away. I have not needed to clean the fabric yet but I would assume it would be just as easy to clean as the initial set up to remove and machine wash. The controls are straightforward and easy enough for my toddler to turn on for his baby sister (maybe a bit too easy). The MP3 hookup is a great feature because the whole family can be rocking away to our preferred music choice and not the “stock” silly songs that come with so many baby swings out there.
The footprint size of the rockaRoo is not too overpowering for our city apartment. Plus the modern design and a fabric choices are not an eyesore and fit in perfectly with our “adult style” living room decor. The rockaRoo currently comes in three different pattern choices, multi plush, silver plush and classic grey. The toy bar is sweet and entertaining and even with my babies full force strength she was not able to pull it out of the holder.
The rocking motion is soothing and calming. The baby did not fuss to be taken out and enjoyed a longer than normal rocking session.
My daughter can not sit up unassisted yet but at 7 months old she is trying really hard! So when she tried to sit up on the rockaRoo the safety features kicked in, the on/off switch started blinking and the rocking slowed down to a complete stop. I can’t express how much I LOVE this safety feature! here is a video of her rocking away and the rockaRoo’s safety feature shown at the end.
The main feature I am not a huge fan of its longevity of use, once your baby weighs 25 pounds or can sit up unassisted, or whichever comes first you must discontinue use. I completely understand at this point your baby will be happier not sitting strapped into a chair, but sometimes a mama needs a place to contain the baby. However, the price point is right in range with similar less tech advanced style chairs, that also only go up to 25 pounds.
The rockaRoo flips the swing on its head. Literally. It rocks like a rocking horse, which maximizes the sensation of motion for your baby. Increasing distance from the pivot point creates more motion at the baby’s head, where it counts. With its small footprint and sleek, modern design, the rockaRoo looks great in any home!
- Five rocking speeds
- MP3 hook-up
- Removable toy balls
- Fabric (both plush and classic) is easy to remove and machine washable
- Suitable from birth to 25 pounds (Discontinue use once child can sit up unassisted)
- Product weighs 11.5 pounds. LWH: 29.6” x 16.5” x 27.5”
- No batteries — just plug it in
- One-year warranty
If you have any questions about the rockaRoo or any of the other 4Moms products listed above feel free to ask and I will try to answer best that I can.
I was provided with a 4Moms rockaRoo from Savvy Sassy Moms for review purposes but as always all opinions expressed here are my own.