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I don’t know about y’all, but I love purchasing and testing out baby products. I spend a good majority of my time scrolling through Instagram and websites like Target and Buy Buy Baby to find new products on the baby market. It’s gotten so bad, that most of the ads on my social media pages are advertising some type of baby product. I know for a fact that there weren’t even half the baby products on the market in the 90s compared to what’s on the market today.
Especially for first time mommies, I know that looking at 10 different strollers that appear to do the same thing can become quite overwhelming. Don’t worry, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite baby products. You can expect to get the 411 on price, product features, and purchase location. In return, I hope this will help you decide on what will work best for you and baby.
The first product that I’m going to highlight is the 4Moms Mamaroo. Let me just start off by saying this product is probably the best investment that I’ve made when it comes to baby products. When I started selecting items for my registry, I tried to read as many reviews as possible and research the product features/specifications. With all of that in mind, I selected the Mamaroo as my baby “swing”.
On a scale of 1-5, with number 1 being a low price point and number 5 being a high price point. I would categorize the Mamaroo as a “5”. The most current version of the Mamaroo on the market is the Mamaroo 4, which was released in 2017. In comparison to the Mamaroo 3, which was released in 2015. They are very similar, but the Mamaroo 4 has some small upgrades like a more user-friendly control panel. The Mamaroo 4 ranges from $219 - $249, depending on the color that you select. The upgrades for the Mamaroo 4 were not a big enough selling point. Instead, I opted to find a Mamaroo 3, which I knew would be at a better price point. Since retailers only sell the most recent version, I’m going to share with y’all how I was able to spend only $55 on a Mamaroo 3 in the next section below.
First of all, I love a good bargain! I received a good amount of cash as baby gifts from showers. So, it was right up my alley to go out and do some shopping, but at the same time I wanted the money to stretch. After purchasing a brand new, in the box bassinet via Facebook Market for half the price that it retails for at Target, I was sold. So, I began searching for a brand new or used (once) Mamaroo. About 98% of the Mamaroo's sold on Facebook Market had only been used by the infant for the first few weeks or less, because the infant did not like the Mamaroo. After being beat to the punch for weeks, I finally found a barely used, mint condition, dirt cheap Mamaroo 3 for $55. In addition, I was given the Mamaroo infant insert for free, which retails anywhere between $29.99 - $34.99. If you plan to purchase from a site like Facebook Market, I suggest you start early. If you prefer to just purchase the Mamaroo from a retailer, listed below are the retail carriers of the Mamaroo 4.
· Best Buy
· Buy Buy Baby
With the Mamaroo being lightweight, it’s so easy to move it from one room to another.
The Mamaroo can fit in a corner compared to larger framed baby swings.
If you’re tech savvy, the Mamaroo has an app that controls the speed, movement, and sounds.
The seat is removable and washable, which makes it so much easier to ensure your babies’ items are kept clean.
The motion of the Mamaroo is designed to mimic the movements of a parent and even a car (motion options: car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, wave). You can also adjust the speed of the motion.
The Mamaroo has soothing sounds like the ocean or you can play music from your phone by connecting it with the auxiliary cord.