Friday, July 29, 2011

Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper

We bought this item after a friend suggested it for portable places to sleep and keep the baby.

Ben slept in it for the first 2 months of his life when we needed to put him to sleep in the living room, or split up to maximize parental sleep and when we traveled. He was super comfy in it because I really believe most infants don't like being flat on their backs. We had a pack and play that had an infant napping station that was shaped to cradle his body and this item mimicked that. So, when we traveled to my parents house, I had a safe comfy place to put him in without having to take down and pack up the pack and play. (Because of the napping station attachment it made the break down and putting back together of the pack and play way more complicated)
We also are short on space in our car as we have 2 kids now - so overnight trips require maximizing trunk space.

Sadly, he never liked to just sit in it when he was awake - but I think that's because he couldn't see over the sides and he was very alert from day one and always liked to be able to see EVERYTHING. In fact, we had to take him out of his infant car seat and put him a rear facing convertible after a month of him SCREAMING every time we put him in the car or used it as a stroller. As soon as we switched it (after a friends suggestion) he was a different kid because he could see out and that made him happy.

I have heard that some people put their babies in it the first few months for sitting while awake and just wish we had been able to do that as well.

As you can see from the picture above - we HAD to rig a mobile to be able to sit him in there awake and that usually only lasted 5 minutes max before he started yelling to get out.
(I think he's 2 weeks old in that picture - 3 at the most)

So, if you are low on space and need to travel or want somewhere to place the baby in a second room during the day - get this. It's the best $40 we spent and gave us VERY sound sleep for the first 2 - 3 months of his life:)

1 comment:

  1. Annie, what an awesome blog! Keep up the good work - thanks for sharing! :) Danielle Lucas Loschiavo