Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper

FullSizeRender-9Retail: $99.99
Age: 0+ months (up to 40 lbs)
Manufacturer Details:

  • Rocker easily converts from seat to comfy napper
  • Soothing movements rock your baby in all 3 reclining positions
  • Flat pad with raised borders offers a safe & cozy napper environment
  • Cute musical toy amuses baby while in napper, stimulating their senses and encouraging them to practice their grasping skills
  • Product grows with baby – suitable for babies up to 40lb/18kg
  • Stylishly designed with red and beige fabrics
  • Patented product

Why This Sh!t Worked For Us:
We ordered the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper and had it shipped directly to the grandparents’ house in North Carolina before we arrived for Sydney’s first Christmas. She was approaching four months old, and we wanted one convenient and portable solution for lounging, napping and sleeping throughout our 10-day holiday. Upon our arrival in Asheville, the rocker was unpacked and relatively easy to assemble–as far as I could tell from where I sat watching Carlyle over the rim of my wine glass.

The manufacturer doesn’t highlight whether their rocker is legitimately sleep-approved, and caution should be exercised when selecting any solution for unsupervised sleeping. We’ve learned through a lot of product research that just because something resembles a bassinet, that does not mean it has passed all of the correlated sleep safety standards. However, we decided that we would be comfortable using this rocker for sleep since locking the legs would position the rocker nearly flat and Sydney was not yet rolling over [Side Note: Some Amazon consumer reviews express discontent with the lowest recline position, which is probably–by our best estimate–about an inch from true flatness; bottom line: it was flat enough for us].

Sydney was able to fit comfortably in the rocker overnight even in her relatively bulky Merlin Sleep Suite (review coming soon!). During the day, the rocker doubled as a recliner, in which Sydney could lounge while we were gathered in either the living or dining rooms, depending on our family’s activities. The mobile was nice to have, but it only kept her attention for moments at a time. Perusing the Amazon consumer reviews, we noticed several complaints about the limited rocking function, but it’s our opinion (as two new parents with zero knowledge or expertise in engineering) that any additional pitch could potentially give a newborn whiplash–given the various recline options that should maybe be taken into account (we’re exaggerating on the whiplash part, but this feedback is coming from two parents who also decided against the 4moms mamaRoo because it wasn’t “violent” enough, so it’s not as if we’re afraid of lots of movement).

At the conclusion of our holiday, the rocker was stowed in the grandparents’ basement for future babies (my brother and his wife are on deck) and subsequent visits (since, according to other reviews, some parents have enjoyed using it through as much as 18 months). Our general assessment is that this product served its temporary (multi)purpose in the grandparents’ home, but it is not something we would have chosen to furnish Sydney’s nursery or use around our own apartment, which is a determination solely based on aesthetics over function.


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