This post is part of Product Talk by Nuffnang.
I received a Rock N Play Soother courtesy of Fisher Price and Nuffnang. All opinions expressed are my own.
I received the Fisher Price Rock N Play Soother to try with Jessica. It was so easy to assemble, the instructions said that two people may be needed, but I managed on my own. I'm usually a pink buying mamma for my girls, but the yellows and greens are very sweet, and it comes with a cute little bunny toy too!
|Naaww, cute little bunny!|
From birth Jessica had reflux, it's not so bad now, but I'm wondering if it's still enough to be disturbing her sleep at night. I have not a full nights sleep since she was born. She's waking two to five times a night and it's really starting to take it's toll on my health and sanity! So when I received the Fisher Price Rock N Play Soother, I decided to give it a try at night. It couldn't make my night any worse, could it!
I thought we should gradually work our way up to nights though, so for the first few days we put her in it awake for some quiet rocking and chatting.
|Emily rocking and singing Rockabye Baby.|
During the day, she's usually more than happy to go down for a nap, but last Thursday she wasn't in it. I had to go drop Emily to daycare, and I left Jessica with Hubby. She pretty much cried the whole time I was away, and after a feed and cuddles on my return, still refused to go to bed. So, out to the lounge room and into the Rock N Play. Magic! A few rocks later, voila! Sleeping baby.
|Jessica and Honey, her FlatOut Bear.|
For a RRP of $139.99, I felt the rocker was lacking a little in features. I would've liked some sort of auto rock feature. On a carpeted surface it's impossible to maintain a rock without constantly doing it yourself, whereas on a hard floor, you get a couple of rocks before having to do it again. A little music would be a nice touch too.
Some of my favourite features of the Rock N Play Soother are:
Light weight and easy to move around the house - I am able to pick up the rocker in one hand while holding Jessica in the other.
Easy clean cover - Jessica loves holding her own bottle, and I love that I can do stuff in the kitchen as well as watch her while she has a feed. If she dribbles or spits up, the cover easily unclips to be washed and dries quickly.
3 point safety harness - A must! Although I did find it difficult (not impossible) to use it at nap time because Jessica sleeps in a sleeping bag, so I ended up using a travel one. Problem solved. I also noticed that the harness sat a lot lower on her when she was wearing a cloth nappy.
Easily folds for storage - we have a small house so it's great to be able to just fold it and pop it behind or beside the lounge.
On Sunday we moved Jessica's cot into her room, finally! I usually bring her into bed with me around 4am so I tried to use the Rock N Play in our room on Monday night to see how she went. Unfortunately she didn't want a bar of it as she was having a rough night (she's been sick and clingy lately).
So it looks like nights are out, but she's more than happy to go in it during the day for a nap or a bottle. I really love this rocker! I just wish I'd know about it and had one when Jessica was a newborn!