4moms mamaRoo sleep Bassinet Review
"Hush, little baby don’t say a word—Mama’s gonna buy you a 4moms Sleep Bassinet." There is a new high-tech smart bassinet on the market and a spoiler alert you will want it! If you are desperate for some sleep, you’ve come to the right place to begin your research on a smart sleep bassinet.
In this article, we are going to dig in on all the features and benefits of the 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet below but, before you begin, here are the Coles notes on this Bluetooth-enabled bassinet.
- Weight: 30 lbs.
- Weight max: 24 lbs.
- Height options: 2 - 39” or 34.5”
- Set-up: 5 min. [no tools required]
- Auto timer: 4 hours*
- Sounds: 4
- Volume levels: 4
- Motions: 5
- Speeds: 5
5 motions + 5 speedsThis feature sounds familiar, right?
Just like the mamaRoo4 Swing that you know and love, the 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet boasts the same 5 convenient motions, and 5 different speed options to keep your baby happy.
These different motions were designed to mimic the natural movement of the caregiver, allowing you to level up your nap game in a firm flat sleep safe surface for your little one:
- Car Ride
- Tree Swing
4 sounds + 4 volume levelsThe mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet also comes with soothing sounds so that you can provide your babe with the motion of the ocean and the sound too! You can control the bassinet right at your bedside by using the light-up control panel [don’t worry it too goes to sleep so that it isn't lit up]:
Smart features & sleep habitsWe have covered off the different motions, sounds, and speeds above but, we have a feeling you might be asking yourself what makes this bassinet so smart? Well, you don’t always have to use the bedside control panel because the bassinet is Bluetooth enabled. what does that mean? Simply download the 4moms app to pair the bassinet with Bluetooth, and have full control to adjust right at your fingertips. This means no tiptoeing in the room to make an adjustment and risk disturbing baby!
We often hear this question, so we want to address it loud and clear – what happens if my little one gets hooked to the motions and never wants to transition to their crib? Good question, Mama!
The good news is that the 4moms app allows you to use a timer to “establish a bedtime routine” for baby. Here's how it works:
- Turn the 4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet ON, and it will move and groove for a maximum of 4 hours before turning itself OFF automatically.
- Through the app, you can set a timer for 1 hour [or more or less] depending on your little one's needs and habits.
- Then, when the time comes you can begin weaning your little one off of the movement and sound.
As far as infant sleep goes, check out Episode 04 of our podcast, 40 Weeks to Forever, where we dig in on newborn sleep, sleep shaping, and transitioning to the crib when the time is right.
A Simple set-upWe promise you that the set-up on this bassinet will be a breeze. It took us just 30 minutes [really only 5 min. to build] to bring the box upstairs, open it, read the manual, and set it up using their tool-free assembly. You just remove the packaging, click the legs in, insert the mattress, plug in the power AC adapter, and voila!
Height AdjustableImportant to note that the legs are height adjustable allowing you two options to choose from [39” or 34.5”] depending on the height of your bed. This allows you to find a customized height to easily see through the mesh sides allowing for visibility and breathability.
P.S. the water-resistant mattress makes the mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet a 10/10 in our books.
Smart ZZZZZ'sSo, what do you think?
The mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet is certainly full-featured but you might be comparing it to another smart bassinet on the market. The biggest difference is that the mamaRoo is parent activated [using the dashboard or the app] vs. cry activated and controlled by the infant. This allows you to be in control of your child's sleeping habits—and for hundreds of dollars less!
Now, if you are just beginning your search you will want to check out a few informative articles like our Top Bassinets of the Year, where the 4moms Sleep Bassinet is proudly featured alongside our popular line of Halo BassiNests. We also have lots of useful information below in our Related Content!