Babies adore the rocking motion – and with sound reason. While they are in the womb, the baby is constantly being rocked while mother is walking about or when she moves. After the baby is born, this rocking motion is very familiar to him or her, which is why babies are soothed to sleep easily when being rocked.
Babies are also entertained by rocking – and since they can’t move about, rocking provides them with a type of “activity” to keep them feel placated.
There are tons of different ways, other than rocking the baby by yourself, that the baby can enjoy this comforting and soothing motion. The baby rocker is an absolute must for parents.
Young babies that cannot yet move about on their own can be so snuggly and cuddly, but when mom or dad tires of rocking the baby, the baby rocker is an option. At this age, the rocker is usually in the form of a rocking seat that simulates the motion of being rocked, albeit very gently.
These are available in tons of styles and designs, and in price ranges starting from around $30 to well over $100. These vibrating seats will allow you to strap the baby for his or her safety and then a battery-operated motor begins to rock the baby ever so gently to sooth him or her. Rockers like this are usually sufficient until the baby starts to walk – so look for one that will hold a baby up to twenty pounds or so. You can also find car seats that double as baby rocker seats – and some even feature lullaby music for baby as well.
And of course, the classic baby rocker is the rocking chair, which is a staple for any nursery. You can generally find rocking chairs to match your crib and dressing table – but don’t limit the use of a rocking chair to just the nursery. You may find that a rocking chair in the family room or den is a great place to lull the baby to sleep with gentle rocking motions as well.