Need to Get Rid of Your Rock 'n Play? Here Are 5 Safer Alternatives
The recall of Fisher Price's Rock 'n Play after more than 30 infant deaths were reported, sent shockwaves through the parenting community. Though Fisher Price issued a warning to consumers that they shouldn't use the product after the age of three months, or without using its straps, they issued the recall soon after, definitively prompting parents to put the sleeper away for good.
I was one of the parents who loved the Rock 'n Play for its versatility — my baby could nap or just hang out in it — and its seeming magic properties: for some reason, it could calm or put my daughter to sleep almost instantly. Since many parents felt the same way about the Rock 'n Play but now need a replacement for its many uses, we have a few suggestions for baby products that can take the place of the recalled sleeper.