mamaRoo4 Review (4moms)

What It Is

The 4moms mamaRoo infant seat is back with a few updated features, but it still offers natural movements, inspired by parents, to soothe babies. There are five unique motions and five speeds for 25 different combinations. There's the car ride motion, the kangaroo, the tree swing, rock-a-bye, and wave.

So what's new in this fourth version? There's a new Cool Mesh Fabric that's going to help keep baby cool and comfortable when sitting in this infant seat. Or you can choose from a plush seat fabric that is more blanket-like and a classic seat fabric made of woven polyester material.

There are still interactive and reversible toy balls hanging from the top, with bright colors on one side and black-and-white patterns on the other. In this version, one makes a chime sound, one is crinkly, and one has a mirror.

The buttons on the base control panel have been moved around. You'll notice that the power button is off on its own to the left. This makes it easy for parents and caregivers to turn the mamaRoo on with their foot. You don't need batteries for this. It plugs into a wall outlet and turns off automatically after four hours.

Along with the motions, there are built-in sounds to help soothe baby. Choose from rain, fan, ocean, and heart. Or switch to Aux and plug in a music player to play your own favorite soothing sounds through the seat's speaker. A 3.5 mm jack and cable are included.

To keep baby even more comfortable, the seat can be reclined so baby can lie back to sleep or sit upright to play. 

And this infant seat is still compatible with the 4moms app, giving you the ability to control the motion and sound from your smart device.

Why Is It Useful?

This definitely has a lot of features and options to keep baby comfortable and maybe even help baby fall asleep. While we have heard of some babies not liking the mamaRoo, with five different movement options, there's sure to be at least one that your baby will find soothing. And if baby falls asleep in the mamaRoo, you can go in the other room and wash dishes or eat (finally) and still control what the mamaRoo does through the app. 

Who It’s For

This can be used with babies from birth up to 25 pounds or until the child sits up unassisted or attempts to climb out.

What To Be Aware Of

The seat fabric is removable and machine washable.

Newborn inserts can be purchased separately.

Assembly is required but is easy to do.

The 4moms app is compatible with iOS devices newer than the iPhone 4S and running iOS 9 or newer. For Android devices, it's compatible with devices supporting Bluetooth Low Energy and running 4.3 or newer.

  • Is It Useful?

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy