4moms mamaRoo Product Review

Why the mamaRoo?

There is a “magical” swing on the market and today we are dishing all of the details on WHY the 4moms mamaRoo  has received so much attention from parents [and babies] alike.

Contrary to popular belief it's not actually “all about that bass, ‘bout that bass” as Meghan Trainor sings. Experienced Mama’s will tell you that it’s actually all about the SWING! The mamaRoo is great for use in the early days with baby -- it weighs 19lbs. and can be used from birth until 25lbs.*

Now, we know what you are thinking. The mamaRoo may SEEM big [especially if you are comparing it to the fold away Baby Bjorn Bouncer Bliss] but these are very different products. Because of its unique shape, the mamaRoo actually tucks away nicely in the corner of a room. Bonus points that this hybrid rocker-swing does not require manual exertion from you – simply press one button to turn it on and Voila!

The mamaRoo is packed with features that mimic the natural movement of mom or dad who is desperately trying to soothe or calm baby. Yes, even the age-old up and down then swing em’ round and round. So let's dig in on those movements and how they can help calm your little one.

It's all in the numbers

The mamaRoo has 5 unique motions to choose from in the control panel and 5 speeds at that offering you an array of combinations to choose from.

  1. Car Ride
  2. Kangaroo
  3. Tree Swing
  4. Rockabye
  5. Wave
Most parents start with the slower speeds when baby is younger—and gradually increase the speed and movement as baby grows – or as they grow in fussiness. These 5 options are helpful as you never know what your baby will like until you try it. With the mamaRoo, you are essentially getting a 5-in-1 swing which guarantees there will be a mode that your little one enjoys.

While we are chatting about the control panel—you'll also appreciate the 4 built-in sounds to soothe the baby when you are just all out of "shushes".

  1. Rain
  2. Fan
  3. Ocean
  4. Heart
  5. AUX [to add your own music!]
You can control the volume and the sound type by using the [+] and [–] buttons. 

The Seat Reclines


You can easily make changes to the incline of the mamaRoo based on age or preference. At the back of the unit, you will find an oval grey button. Simply lift it and move the seat up or down to find your desired position then lock it back into place. Delicate newborns should be in more of a lounge position and as your little one grows you can sit them upright to engage, look around the room and play.

An included toy bar

The mamaRoo does include a toy bar mobile with your purchase where other swings often sell them separately as accessories. 
The reversible toy balls can be used so that your rider sees black and white early on – then flip them over to introduce them to colours! The toy balls boast a rattle, a mirror, and the ever so popular crinkle sound that little fingers just can't resist.

The fabric on the seat and the toys are machine washable [thank goodness!] and we love the convenience of being able to easily zip the fabric on and off-- because accidents, poop explosions, and spit up do happen.

Tech at your fingertips


We hate to stereotype—but this is a part of the process that Dad’s get excited about! The mamaRoo is MP3 enabled through Bluetooth. You can also download the 4moms app from the Appstore to easily control volume, motion, speed, and sound. Does this sound a little overboard? It's not. Believe us.

Let’s talk about real-life scenarios.

You are 2 coffees deep after being up all night with babe.
You need to use the bathroom.
You strap baby into the mamaRoo for a quick ride to do your business. You’ve just sat down, and baby begins to fuss. Thanks to the app you can easily control the motion and change the setting to please your little one in order to secure a few extra minutes of privacy. Don’t act like you’ve never taken your phone to the bathroom before—no judgment here. #momlife

If you find your little one likes to rock [and roll] then consider the 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet. It has the same 5 unique motions that help to lull baby to sleep and stay sleeping for longer.

You’ll often hear us talk about safe spaces to put baby—and the mamaRoo is a great option for baby when your arms just need a rest. If you are still in the research phase, we dish the details on this year's Top 2021 Playards HERE and our Top Baby Bouncers of 2021 HERE.  Now, swings, rockers, and playards are ideal and necessary—but nothing beats calming and soothing a baby like skin-to-skin contact and babywearing. You can learn more about our favourite soft structured carriers HERE and about ring slings and wraps HERE.

*Warning: do not use the mamaRoo once your child can sit up unaided or attempts to climb out, regardless of age or weight.

Maximum weight: 25lbs.
Maximum age: 6 months

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