My most essential baby gear for newborn
December 6, 2013
I love having this cradle near my bed, and take it around with me in the house during the day so I can see my baby while she sleeps. The high angle for the head helped my baby during the first month or so when reflux and spitting up during sleep were a real problem. The rocking does help keep my baby asleep when she starts to fuss a little in her sleep on occasion. I've had seven babies, and this time around I chose only this cradle and a car seat as my baby gear. I purchased another cheaper cradle for use in the kitchen, but I don't like it as well because the angle is lower and it doesn't rock. Those two features really are helpful.
ProsThe high angle for the head, the curved sides, and the rocking legs make this sleeper-cradle better than others I've tried. Keeps baby nearby, prevents spitting up/gagging during sleep, baby sleeps well in it
ConsThe back is slightly too hard for baby's back. This cradle has a cushion for the head, but not the lower back. I use a folded soft blanket for my newborns, but the belt became more important to use as the babies gained the ability to wiggle and turn. Since the blanket blocked the belt the babies had to sleep on the harder back.
Best UsesBaby sleeps in it next to my bed, and near me in the living area during the day.