mamaRoo Review (4moms)

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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is

4Moms Mamaroo is a electronic plug-in swing for use with infants up to 25 pounds. The Mamaroo has an A/C adapter so no batteries are required. This swing has five motions: car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye, and wave. Five speeds are also included to fit baby's needs. Four built-in sounds include rain, fan, ocean, and heart and this is MP3-compatible so parents can choose their own music to soothe baby. An adjustable seat reclines for baby's comfort and a toy mobile has reversible and removable soft toy balls. The entire seat can be unzipped and tossed in the washing machine. While all these feature sound like a lot of luxury, the best part is that this whole swing is Bluetooth-enabled. Simply download the free app to control the motion, sound, volume, and speed.

The Mamaroo swing does have a few pros and cons. The pros are this swing has a lot of features, movement options, music, sound, and Bluetooth technology. The swing is small at only 19-inches wide and 33-inches long making it very compact for almost any living space. The design is beautiful with simple, clean lines and beautiful colors.

However, there are some cons. The seat of the swing is a bit shallow. It doesn't seem to hug the infant as snug as we would have liked. An infant insert can be purchased separately. However, at the high price point for this swing, we would like to see at least a headrest included. The motion of the swing seems great when you hear about it but some of the settings have a slightly abrupt rebound, which may be uncomfortable for baby. The A/C adapter cord is not very long. This is a lightweight swing, which can be moved from room to room but you'll most likely need an extension cord to plug it in.

Overall, this is a decent swing for the price point. It seems to rate higher on tech and design than it does on functionality.

Why Is It Useful?

This is a compact swing that does not take up a lot of space. The Bluetooth option is helpful for parents to control the motion and sound from another room. Design conscious parents will appreciate the sleek look of the Mamaroo. This swing can be used for soothing baby to sleep or for play.

Who It’s For

The 4moms Mamaroo is for design-conscious and tech-focused parents. It is for use with baby from birth with an infant insert, which is sold separately. Baby can use this swing up to 25 pounds or until baby can sit upright.

What To Be Aware Of

The seat of the swing is a bit shallow. It didn't hug the infant as snug as we would have liked. An infant insert will need to be used and can be purchased separately. However, at this price point, we would like to see a headrest included. The motion options for the swing seem great but some of the settings have a slightly abrupt rebound, which would not be very comfortable for baby. This is small and lightweight so it can be moved from room to room. However, the A/C adapter cord is short so you may need to use an extension cord, which is not included with the purchase.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Is It Useful?

  • Is It Worth It?

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy