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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.
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. 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. 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!