Mamaroo by 4moms, is it really worth the money?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wouldn’t buy one. If I was interested in buying one, I would wait until after the baby was born and see if a friend had one I could have my baby try out. All babies are different, and it would be such a bummer to spend so much money on something baby hates.

Post # 3
6666 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had a mamaroo that my daughter didn’t really use. But my other daughter lived in her regular swing -it seemed like! I think it depends on the baby.

Post # 5
6666 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We had the mammaroo seat (2011 model)- it looks very similar to the ones on the current website- but I don’t know if there are any major differences.

Post # 7
6666 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010


BrideEleven:  oh! That “baby” who used that swing just turned 11- i doubt they still have that same swing available! Sorry! 🙂

Post # 8
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My daughter has one, we got a lot of use out of it when she was a newborn. She’s 6.5m now and starting to sit up and lean forward in it when she watches tv, she just wants to play. But we got a good 6 months out of it. Going to keep it for the next baby.<br /><br />We do also have a swing, which she loves. The swing helped calm her down and get her to fall asleep.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Lyndzo.
Post # 9
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We got a couple as shower gifts, but I’ve heard great things about them.  We’re expecting in the next few weeks, so we’ll see how well our boys take to them.

Post # 10
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

BrideEleven:  my little son is only 2.5 weeks old, but he LOVES the mamaroo. He is asleep in it right now as I have breakfast. It was a gift- I wouldn’t have spent that much $, but it is so worth it, I’d spend the money now! That being said, maybe he’d love a simple swing, too, who knows.

Post # 11
179 posts
Blushing bee

I was wondering this myself. It’s such a pricey item, trying to figure out if I should get it now, or wait and see if my LO needs it.

Post # 12
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

My SIL offered hers to me and I said I would let her know. I think it really depends on the baby. I registered for a regular swing and if that works then great, if not I’ll ask to borrow her Mamaroo!

Post # 13
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know any babies that loved it any more than a cheaper swing. Really depends on baby. My daughter used her swing for maybe 3 months here and there. We could have lived without it. It’s a lifesaver for others, though! 

I have a 4moms infant tub and am so beyond unimpressed with it that it’s kind of turned me off to the whole brand, lol!

Post # 14
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

You can find a lot of really inexpensive ones in great shape on craigslist. A friend of mine got hers for $60 because it was missing the iPod hookup!

Most people get so little use out of them even secondhand they’re like new. If you’re interested in one I’d definitely check craigslist.

Post # 15
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

We have borrowed both a Mamaroo and a FP Snuggabunny… Our daughter, now 14 weeks, unfortunately cares for neither. I’d say she overall prefers the FP swinging motion to the MR bouncing even though she was a big yoga ball fan. 

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