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Has anyone tried using a baby rocker instead of a traditional baby swing?

Hey everyone!

I've been looking into baby swings for my little one, but I've been hearing mixed reviews about them. Some parents swear by them, while others say their babies didn't like it or it didn't work for them.

I've come across baby rockers as an alternative, and I'm curious if anyone has tried using one instead of a traditional baby swing. I've seen some that have a similar motion to a swing, but they're smaller and seem more portable.

I'm hoping to get some feedback from other parents who have experience with baby rockers. Did your little ones enjoy it? Did it work as a good alternative to a swing? Any recommendations on brands/models to look into? Any input is appreciated! Thank you!

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damaris04

Hello all,

We tried using the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing for our little one and it worked really well for us. It had a gentle side-to-side motion, and he seemed to enjoy it right away. The motion was just right, and it was helpful in putting him to sleep or soothing him when he was crying.

The swing was also compact and could be easily moved from room to room in the house. This was helpful for us because we could keep an eye on him while we were cooking or doing chores.

Overall, we have been satisfied with the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing and would recommend it as a good alternative to a baby rocker. However, every baby is different, so it might be best to try out a few different options before deciding on one.

tania99

Hey there!

I actually used a baby rocker for my daughter when she was a newborn and for the first few months of her life. She loved it and would nap in it for hours. I found it to be a great alternative to a swing because it was smaller and more compact, which made it easier to move around the house.

I had the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play and it worked really well for us. It had a gentle rocking motion and also vibrated, which seemed to soothe my daughter when she was fussy. Plus, it could easily fold up and be stored away when not in use.

Overall, I would definitely recommend giving a baby rocker a try if you're unsure about a swing or if you're looking for a more portable option. It worked great for us and helped get us through those early months of newborn sleeplessness!

mgibson

Hi everyone,

Our experience with baby rockers and swings has been mixed. We initially used the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker, but our son didn't seem to like it very much. We then tried the 4moms mamaRoo, but again, it didn't seem to work for him.

After some trial and error, we finally found success with the BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss. It doesn't have as much motion as a swing, but it has a gentle bouncing motion that seemed to soothe our son. It also had adjustable height settings, so we could use it as a bouncer or as a chair as he got older.

One thing we appreciated about the BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss is that it didn't require batteries or plugs, so we didn't have to worry about running out of power or finding an outlet. It was also lightweight and easy to move around the house.

Overall, we would recommend giving the BabyBjorn Bouncer Bliss a try if you're considering a baby rocker over a traditional swing. But again, every baby is different, so it's worth experimenting to find what works best for your little one.

hauck.troy

Hello,

I have experience using both a baby rocker and a traditional baby swing, and I have found that my daughter prefers the swing. We initially used the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play, but we found that it didn't provide the amount of motion that our daughter needed to feel soothed. She would fuss and cry in the rocker, whereas she would settle down quickly in the swing.

We ended up using the Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing, and it worked wonders for us. It had multiple swing speeds and a variety of swinging motions to choose from, which allowed us to find the perfect setting to soothe our daughter. Plus, it had music and a mobile, which kept her entertained as well.

Overall, I would say that it really depends on your baby's preferences. Some babies might prefer the simplicity and portability of a baby rocker, while others might need the more robust motion of a swing. I recommend trying out both to see which your baby responds to best.

katelyn73

Hi there,

I had a mixed experience with baby rockers. I tried using a traditional baby swing for my first child, but he really didn't take to it. I heard about baby rockers and decided to give it a try with my second child, but he didn't seem to like it either.

I tried the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing and was hopeful that it would work because it had a gliding motion that seemed more soothing than a typical swing. However, my son just didn't seem comfortable in it and would fuss instead of settling down.

That being said, I know other parents who swear by baby rockers and find them to be more effective than swings. I think it really comes down to the individual preferences of each baby. Some babies love the back-and-forth motion of swings, while others might prefer the gentle bouncing or gliding of a rocker.

If you're considering a baby rocker, I would recommend trying one out before making a purchase to see if your baby responds well to it. Everyone's experience can vary, so it's worth experimenting to find what works best for you and your little one.

pdaugherty

Hello all,

We have used both a baby rocker and a traditional baby swing, and while we initially thought the rocker would be a better option, we found that our little one preferred the swing. We used the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker, which could be easily converted from a swing to a rocker.

When our baby was fussy or needed a change of scenery, we would use the rocker function. However, most of the time, he preferred the swing, which had a gentle back-and-forth motion that seemed to soothe him.

Something we appreciated about the Graco DuetSoothe is that it had multiple swing speeds and vibration settings, so we could customize it to our baby's preferences. It also had a removable seat that could be used as a portable rocker, which was helpful when we needed to move him to a different location in the house.

Overall, we would recommend the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker as a good option for parents who are considering a baby rocker versus a traditional swing. It's versatile, easy to use, and can be customized to your baby's preferences.

abshire.carolyn

Hi there,

We've used the 4moms mamaRoo with both of our children and have found it to be a great alternative to a traditional baby swing. It has a similar range of motion as a swing, but it also has five different motions to choose from, including a car ride motion, a kangaroo motion, and a tree swing motion.

Our babies seemed to enjoy the variety of motion, and it allowed us to switch things up when they got bored. Plus, the mamaRoo can connect to your phone through Bluetooth, so you can control the motion and sound from your phone or tablet.

One thing to note is that the mamaRoo does take up more space than some other baby rockers, so make sure you have enough room for it before making a purchase. Overall, we would highly recommend the mamaRoo to anyone who is considering a baby rocker over a traditional swing.

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