Fisher Price Rock n' Play Sleeper-Review
The Rock N Play Sleeper is great for a safe place for baby to play, or to take a short nap. It is advertised as something that can be used for sleeping overnight.
Natasha Burgert, MD, in her letter, expressed that the Rock N Play be used for a rocking baby seat, and not to take place of baby's bed. "Dear Fisher-Price...as a pediatrician and parent consumer, I believe it irresponsible to promote the Rock n’ Play™ Sleeper as an safe, overnight sleeping option for infants. By continuing to do so, you are putting babies at risk." -Dr. Natasha Burgert Read the full letter to Fisher-Price.
Roy Benaroch, MD, Pediatrician also gives his opinion of the Rock N Play Sleeper.
The AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics published detailed guidelines about safe sleeping environments for babies in October, 2011.
Head shapes changing was found by some users, which can be found in the reviews, as well as in the information provided by the pediatricians mentioned above, in their letters, and article.
The Rock N Play sleeper comes in a variety of colors/patterns and the prices vary as well for same item but different patterns/colors.
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When Baby is Awake
Put baby on a blanket on the floor for Tummy Time, sidelying play, or belly-up play with toys placed to either side to encourage head turning, rolling and reaching. Hold baby upright or wear him in a carrier if he's fussy or if you need to get things done.
Alternatives To Rock n' Play Sleeper
Babies are meant to sleep in a crib, bassinet or day bed, especially overnight. Other baby holders such as strollers, bouncies,etc, are good for entertaining baby, or for a short nap, or simply when you need to put baby down for a short amount of time.