How I wish the mamaRoo were around when my now-toddler was a babe. The jungle swing I thought that would soothe this savage beast failed to silence her roar (would anything?). This innovative infant seat is not only a looker, but it does what , up until now, only your loving embrace could do. The mamaRoo is designed not to rock or swing, but bounce and sway (sound familiar?). There are 5 different motions, each with its own telltale name: Car Ride, Kangaroo, Tree Swing, Rock-A-Bye and Ocean Wave. (The only one we would have added was Washing Machine.) You can speed up or slow down the mamaRoo as your baby demands. Need some soothing sounds? Try the built-in nature calls, or hook up your MP3 player to create your own oasis. If they made one of these in adult sizes, imagine how you could de-stress after a long day.
In a Nutshell: The mamaRoo is the mother of all infant seats: sophisticated design, the right kind of motion and a secure spot for your little one to recline. Your tired arms will thank you. It’s available for pre-order beginning February 26 and will be in stores April 30.