I cannot tell you how many times the MamaRoo was a veritable life-saver in my home. I had a painful c-section, and it was often very difficult to perform everyday functions in the first weeks after Xander's birth. Add to that the fact that I had Sophie who had just started walking to chase after, and you can see why the MamaRoo quickly became this Mama's helper! When I had to prepare food for Sophie, I could simply put Xander into the MamaRoo and it would buy me the time to take care of my toddler. The MamaRoo also helped Xander fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. The seat is designed to perfectly cradle baby, making for a comfortable, cozy little nest. Add to that the fact that there are several nature sounds to help calm baby and you've got a very soothing place for baby to rest. If you're not into nature sounds, you can even plug an mp3 player into the MamaRoo so baby can listen to anything you'd like! We really like The Beatles here, and I often play "Real Love" to Xander as he's falling asleep. My husband likes awful, growling, scary Death Metal. I would not recommend this type of music for small babies, since all it seems to do is scare them. (And give ME a headache!)
Another very cool thing about the MamaRoo is the seat cover. This cover is easy to zip onto the frame and can be removed in a snap to clean. Oh, did I mention it's machine washable? Where babies are concerned, messes are inevitable. Xander has gotten spit-up, formula, and worse on his MamaRoo, and I have always been able to get it washed in a snap. It is also very fast drying! The MamaRoo Plush, their newest model, offers a very soft, cozy seat cover that is super comfortable for baby. The traditional MamaRoo has a cover that's just as nice, although it lacks the plush feel. I personally like both options, and often switch them out when I wash my covers. Xander doesn't seem to mind at all!
But if all of these awesome features weren't enough to make you run out and buy one, the MamaRoo also comes equipped with a fun mobile to provide entertainment for baby. This mobile simply snaps into the frame of the MamaRoo, and can be easily removed, if desired. Housed inside the mobile are 3 plush balls. There are 2 different designs, an artist print series featuring the work of the greats, as well as an adorable monster line. Each ball is double-sided. One side has vibrant, colorful designs while the other has black and white designs. Research has proven that the high contrast of black and white is very beneficial to the sensory development of newborns and younger babies. These cute little balls can be popped out so that baby can play with them, squeeze them, study them, and yes...even chew on them. Hey, babies will be babies!
Take a look at the MamaRoo Plush!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***