Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Review

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ingenuity moonlight rocking sleeper

If you’re a parent, you know that sometimes babies have a difficult time sleeping, whether it is for naps or for bed. Babies do not always like to lie flat and they like to feel cradled. My baby has been going through a phase where he just cannot get comfortable. If he lies on the floor or in his bed he flips halfway over and forgets what he is doing or he turns onto his stomach and decides he didn’t want to be that way so he has been a fussy pants when I lie him down. The Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper has proved the perfect solution for us.

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We received the Moonlight Rocking Sleeper Lullaby Lamb design. This baby rocker is designed to help both baby AND mommy to get a better night’s rest.

What I Love

I love that my baby boy loves this rocker! The soft fabric seat pad nestles him perfectly inside where he feels comfortable and secure. It comes with a seat restraint to keep your baby in place and a cute little lamb removable headrest pillow. The base has curved legs that allow the unit to rock back and forth with your baby’s movements which my son finds very soothing. The sleeper also has a vibrator, music, and a light show all meant to lull your baby to sleep. The 8 songs and 3 nature sounds are cute and enjoyable so it does not get on my nerves like some baby products we have used in the past. You are even able to adjust the volume settings so I keep it on the low setting. The Moonlight Rocking Sleeper has a light show that plays on the top and acts as a night light. We do not usually use the rocking sleeper for bed, but when it is darker outside or we close all the windows for naptime, the light projects adorable stars and a moon onto the ceiling. Both options have an automatic shut off so it will not wake you or your baby up in the middle of sleep. While I do not like to have my kids reliant on night lights, my husband has gotten our baby accustomed to lights for bed, so this is a help in transitioning him back to dark bedtimes. IMG_7673 The Lullaby Lamb design is incredibly cute! With its cream and pastel teal color scheme, it can coordinate with most room themes and not stick out like a sore thumb–it is both modern and classic. The rocker’s body design is sleek and functional. The product has a hanging mobile overtop which you are able to move out of the way to put your baby in and out easily. There are two adorable plush sheep toys that hang from the mobile and my son loves reaching up and making them spin around. The seat pad also has some mesh fabric on the sides for breathability. I love that the Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper is lightweight and easy to move from place to place. We usually keep the sleeper in the corner of the living room for naps, but I like to move the sleeper around to whatever room we will be in whether it is the hallway in front of the kitchen as I cook or the dining room as we eat or our bedrooms if we decide to go upstairs. We found out the hard way (my son had a few diaper blowouts) that the seat pad is very easy to remove and withstands several machine washes coming out looking just as soft and smooth as before.

What I’m Not Huge On

While we love the vibration option on the rocker, it does not usually shut off by itself. I have forgotten to press the power off after taking my baby out and after running errands we have come back to find the vibration still on. I do not mind the lack of a timer for nap time as we are usually awake, but when we forget to turn it off it wastes battery and I would not want the vibration on for my baby all night long. Sometimes the vibrator seems to turn off by itself though–however, I do know that my older son will sometimes turn it off once his baby brother is asleep. The unit is removable so you can easily take it off if you do not need to worry about that and my suggestion would just be to leave it on but turn it off yourself once you notice that your infant is asleep. IMG_6676 The only other thing I wish I could change is to let my son use this product longer. This rocker is not recommended once your baby is about 5 months old and lifting up on his/her hands and knees or once your child has reached about 19 pounds (whichever comes first) due to fall hazards. My 6-month-old is still well under the weight limit, but he is getting really close to lifting his belly off the ground so we will have to retire his rocker soon. I love knowing, however, that we can easily pull out this handy rocker and assemble it if we have another baby or if someone brings a baby over to visit!

Overall, we love the Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper in Lullaby Lamb. This product is adorable, easy to use, superior quality, and will have your baby counting sheep to better sleep. You can purchase the Ingenuity Moonlight Rocking Sleeper in Lullaby Lamb Amazon.com and Walmart at Toys R Us. Follow Ingenuity Baby on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! See also my Ingenuity Washable Playard review!

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12 Comments

  1. What an awesome baby rocker! I will have to share this with my sister who just had a baby! This rocker has everything!

    • It does! Let me know what she thinks πŸ™‚ I have heard great things from other friends who have tried the rockers too!

  2. Looks like your little guy loves that rocker!! Its very cute and cozy looking πŸ™‚

  3. Great review! I will definitely share this with a family member who is expecting.

  4. How do you fold it down?

    • You don’t fold this one down (probably so it doesn’t accidentally collapse when baby is inside) but it comes apart with relative ease for taking it down or removing the fabric for washing.

  5. Are you nervous about their breathing or SIDS in this? Are they too curved? I have it and I love it. My baby does too. I keep reading things like they should not sleep on an incline (specifically for the FP Rock and Play) but I can’t find anything for this product. I don’t want to buy a big pack n play because we have a small space but after reading these things it makes me nervous. Ugh why does everything have to have something negative about it?

    • I didn’t personally have any issues with it; he didn’t have much room to flip over and it was cleared enough that he could breathe just fine. Plus, there is new research coming out that says SIDS is caused by a medical problem, not necessarily things surrounding baby (I’m no doctor though so if you have concerns, research it and discuss it with your child’s pediatrician.) I have not heard of any issues with this for sleeping; my baby breathed fine in it and it actually helped some as he had some reflux problems and lying down flat was actually worse for him. You will always find people being negative about everything. You have to go with what is best and safest for your situation. I would think this would be fine the first few months, but once your baby starts flipping over and lifting up his/her tummy, it’s no longer safe as your child can figure out how to wiggle out (mine tried that when he was getting to big for it; I caught him and he didn’t go back in after that.)

  6. Did your baby sleep in this overnight?? My week old daughter won’t sleep in anything other than this rocker or my arms but I get so anxious letting her sleep in it overnight becuz of SIDS or breathing issues! I just want her safe.

    • Hi Gennarae,

      No, I did not really let him sleep in it overnight. He had a bassinet for nighttime. This is great for sleep during the day or sleep until you are ready to head to bed. As far as I have read up with SIDS, there is something mentally that causes a baby to not know to turn or uncover his/her face at night which is what causes asphyxiation, but I am unsure how that study panned out with finding out if that’s something you have to worry about. It’s still better, as always, to play it safe though and be careful with what your child is placed in for sleeping — i.e. no blankets or stuffed animals, no crib bumpers (though they have breathable ones now that are pretty cool…my kids would always get their arms stuck in the crib so these helped out), no car seats…of all the products I would personally think this is the safest for at night if it’s the only thing that will help because it is very hard for Baby to turn over in here, so as long as there are no blankets I wouldn’t worry, but I am not a doctor so I can’t completely vouch for the safety, only what I would personally thing as a fellow parent. I’ve heard a lot using this at night though, especially with babies that have reflux.

      From mom to mom, I do want to remind you that taking care of you is important too. I know it’s exhausting having a baby who only sleeps in your arms. If you aren’t functioning properly, you are risking the baby, so you just need to weight the risks…you could drop Baby from your arms if you get too tired or you could risk SIDS if you use this at night. This isn’t to scare you, just to help you realize that it’s always something and sometimes you just have to do what is best for you and hope you’ve made the right decision. Again, I personally think this would be okay at night, but I can’t vouch one way or the other as someone not certified for child safety, only a fellow mother <3

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