The Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper has been mentioned here on The Wise Baby a few times and is featured in our Urban Baby Registry Guide. Today, we thought we would take a closer look at this product that is all the rage. We’d love to hear your experience with the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper and if you don’t have one, are you registering for one?
Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper (Click to Buy)
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The Wise Baby Rating:
Highlights: The Rock ‘n Play sleeper is super lightweight (25 pounds) and easy to move around the house – meaning it can function in multiple rooms. The Rock ‘n Play Sleeper can certainly replace a bassinet or a Pack ‘n Play which is a definite plus for those with less space (and budget friendly!). With its lightweight, also comes a very simple folding function, meaning it can easily be packed in the car and taken to grandma’s house. The seat is on an incline which is not only comfy for napping but also functional. As we know (or you’re about to know) after a feeding, a baby is super sleepy. Putting them in this inclined seat, helps with reflux and spitting up. Not to mention, gives you, as a parent peace of mind should they spit up they are not laying flat. The fabric is super soft, removable and washable which is a plus. Further, the seat has full support for baby as well as a three point harness to keep baby secure. Perhaps one of our favorite features is the rocking ability. We love the ability to easily rock our little one to sleep or back to sleep.
Lowlights: To be honest, there isn’t too terribly much negative to say about the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. While some love it as a bassinet alternative for us, it wasn’t ideal as a bed side bassinet. When Eloise was really tiny we felt she sank into the deep seat and after awhile, her neck would end up in a strange position. Further, the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper was low in comparison for our bed height making it difficult to get her in/out of from our bed as well as keep a watchful eye on her. For this reason, we aren’t using it as a bassinet. However, now that she is a bit bigger, she seems to be much more comfortable in it and we use it everyday for naps in our family room.
Bottom Line: We can’t help but give the Rock ‘n Play Sleeper five out of five stars. Sure, it wasn’t the perfect bassinet solution for us but it is the perfect nap time solution for us. Eloise seems to love it, we love that she sleeps soundly and we have the ability to gently rock her back to sleep when she starts to stir.
See, doesn’t she look like she LOVES her Rock ‘n Play Sleeper?!?