Post # 16
I’d probably buy a used one/swing if you’re going to spend the $$ yourself. We had just a regular swing (snugabunny) and it was useful in those early weeks for getting her to nap or calm down but I had pretty much stopped using it by 12 weeks. So I’m not sure it was worth the full price ($140 or so? We got it as a gift, I would have purchased a used one myself) for something that might only be useful 2-3 months. And some babies don’t like swings or things like that, so it can be hit or miss.
You can always resell it though!
Post # 17
I bought a used Mamaroo on craigslist and my daughter didn’t really care for it. I got the plush infant insert as a shower gift too, but she just never seemed comfortable while in it. Our lifesaving equipment was the FisherPrice Rock n Play. I can’t say enough good things about that piece of equipment!!!
Post # 18
BrideEleven: No idea. Still waiting for our baby to arrive but my parents bought one for their house. My friends who delivered on June 29 said it works pretty good. Their baby likes the sounds more than anything. I agree it’s really expensive and there’s no guarantee your baby will like it. We have a Rock n’ Play and a gently used swing from friends. We are going to start with that and see if baby likes those.
Post # 19
We got ours for free. it was great for the first few weeks as it reclines like a bassinet and baby slept next to me in bed in it. As she’s gotten older it has it moments but for the most part it’s used as more of a siting place for her. I took a few plastic links, looped them off the mobile, and attach various toys. I wouldn’t spend $200+ on it. Maybe ~100. I will say I contacted 4moms about a problem and they sent me a new base in two days AND a Starbucks gift card. I was impressed.
Ill add, we have the breeze too and that is totally worth the money. Although I find it annoying that you spend 300 on a pack and play only to have to spend $30 more on a sheet because the sheet isn’t a standard p&p size.
Post # 20
personally i wouldnt spend $250+ on it because it seems expensive and very bulky. Luckily we got one as a gift for my favorite price….free 🙂
will have to report back after the baby is here to see if he likes it
Post # 21
TaurianDoll: Good to know, I’m getting a rock n play from my sister, I will not waste money on a mamaroo!
Post # 22
jny1179: all of my mama friends basically said “get something (swing, bouncer, etc). see how it works with your baby and try different things AFTER baby gets here.”
i asked because at one point we had 2 swings, 1 bouncer, and the rock n’ play sleeper (from the baby shower and friends). something had to go back. lol so we decided on 1 swing and the rock n’ play (good reviews on blogs). if baby hates all of it, then we will try a bouncer, etc.
Post # 23
MrsWBS: oh no!! Really? (About the infant tub) I have mine waiting to be used! for early infant stages I’m using a sink insert though there’s one I got that is a flower and fits snug into any sink.
Post # 24
BellaDee: even at 5 months she just isn’t comfortable in it. The foot rest thing is useless for supporting them properly. Plus, she sticks her foot in the hole in the side and it gets stuck and is kind of sharp and it hurts her. I never use the temperature gauge either – I just know by touch what temp is right for her now.
I love the fisher price whale tub (even for newborns). The placement of the bump is perfect to support them. The euro tub is great too since it grows with them.
i didn’t know it was even possible to hate a tub as much as I despise that thing! It seriously annoys me just looking at it on my bathroom floor lol. Can’t wait to get rid if it the second she sits on her own!!
Post # 25
MrsWBS: oh crap… Well now you’re making me consider exchanging it! Poop
Post # 26
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
My nephew loves his. I agree with the PP who advised checking out Craigslist. I’ve seen them for $130-$175 in my area, so you could resell it for about what you paid for it.