Touching center for newborns: how to choose, reviews
Most modern moms do not have the staff of nannies and governesses, breadwinner and nurses, who are ready to help them day and night in the care of a newborn child, but there are a huge number of "smart" assistants who make it easier to raise a baby and actually motherhood itself. Newfangled tricks, such as sterilizers, bottle warmers, video and baby monitors, electronic mobiles with a bunch of features and capabilities, firmly established in the list of compulsory purchases of a young family. In addition to these necessary and important things, do not forget about another. The name of this irreplaceable gadget is a nagging center, we'll talk about it in today's article.
Not just a swing
"What is it all about?" - the primiparas or mothers, who are not used to taking care of soulless machines, will ask. This unit is a pendant cradle-lounger, in which you can adjust everything in the world: the angle of the back, the melody, entertaining the baby, or the swing mode. Any store of children's goods will offer parents a dozen different options, each of which has its own differences and advantages.
Someone may decide that this is another toy and money thrown away, but millions of moms will not agree with this. Touching center - the ability to relieve tired hands. In addition, the baby is in a comfortable and natural position, he can see everything around, play with various outboard toys, develop and learn, and just give the mother a chance to take a little breath or cook a delicious dinner for the father.
At what age can I use it?
True, not every model of the center can be used from birth. All details are on the box or in the product manual. The majority of manufacturers claim that the motion sickness center for newborns can be used from birth to a year. In this statement there is some discrepancy of reality: a swing in which you can not flip your back in a horizontal or close position to it, orthopedists do not recommend for children up to three months. In addition, the weight of the baby is important, too small children (up to 3.5 kg) can simply "get lost" in such a cradle and feel uncomfortable in it.
Most often, budget models assume their use from 3 months or 6 months (Graco Lovin Hug, CAM Gironanna, Loko Baby Design). Their advantage is the possibility of further use as a table for feeding, as well as increased load capacity. Expensive centers are suitable for children who are several days old, they are created taking into account all the nuances and needs of the baby. The ergonomic shape of the lounger, natural materials of the outer covering and its absolute safety make it possible to create a comfortable and convenient place for sleeping and waking babies. Popular from the parents are the swings Chicco Polly Swing, Bright Star Mioo, MamaRoo from 4moms, Graco Sweetpeace. The price for these models starts from 10 thousand rubles.
So, almost all models of rocking swings can perform the following functions and tasks:
have 2-3 backrest positions;
programmed for several swing modes, some can vibrate;
the set includes an arc with a mobile phone or hanging toys;
the music block contains from five to several dozen melodies.
A distinguishing feature that can be highlighted by the liking center among competitors is the source of its power (batteries, network or batteries), the principle of the movement mechanism of the cradle (forward-backward or left-right), the presence of a remote control.
Chaise longue or swing?
Many parents are interested in the question of why between some models of children's swings there is such a significant discrepancy in prices. The fact is that there are samples that are not equipped with automatic control mechanisms, that is, they need to be swung manually or they do not assume motion sickness at all. It can be a simple chaise longue or a chair-swing for children up to a year and a half or two.
The main advantage of motion sickness centers is their dynamism and mobility, which helps my mother, especially if she does not have other "assistants" at her disposal. However, not every child likes to swing hours on end, and when buying such an expensive thing, it is worth considering the nature and mores of your baby.
What to look for when buying?
Here are a few key points to consider when choosing a nagging center for a baby:
its weight and compliance with the declared load capacity of the swing;
if the center works from the network, does not prevent to check how convenient it will be to place it in the apartment and whether it is possible to insert batteries into it;
the availability of useful functions (remote control, adjustment of the melody volume, its change), they are not mandatory, but will not be superfluous;
equipment (toys, safety belts, side table, removable cover for a mattress, hood).
Having visited a children's goods store to buy a swing, parents can not give any value to how quietly it works. The noise in the sales area will always drown out the device, and upon arrival, many are disappointed in the acquisition, although for most children the characteristic sound of the motor becomes a kind of monotonous and calming lullaby.
Graco Sweetpeace: price and features
American company Graco - one of the leaders in the production of children's products, their swaying centers are highly technological and easy to operate. Multifunctionality is a feature of the Graco Sweetpeace model. The price of this center is approximately 25 thousand rubles, for this amount the buyer receives:
swings, swinging like a person's movements;
comfortable bed for a baby;
a thought-out product that will be useful to both the newborn and the baby for up to a year (for very young children a special headrest and liner is provided, the swing can be used for children with a weight of up to 9 kg and height up to 76 cm);
programmed musical repertoire, which includes ten tunes, can be changed to any music and songs, it is envisaged to connect to an MP3 player.
A useful advantage is the possibility of washing the tissue elements of the center, which is especially important for infants. A wide hood, cushion cover, pillow and mattress are made of soft and safe material. The calm color of the fabric will not irritate the baby and will suit both the boy and the girl.
Reviews about the miracle-swing
What opinion do moms have that have already acquired this seething center? Comments on the forums and comments on the pages of children's goods stores are generally positive. The ability to change the swing regimes helps to soothe the baby faster. A good estimate is also the strength of the frame, the reliability of the mechanism and the appearance of the Graco Sweetpeace center. Some negative this model received for the noise of work and impressive size.
Nevertheless, most parents do not spare the money spent and enjoy using the swings until the child grows out of them.