Which is the best infant soother? Well it’s kind of a tough decision, but in the end I actually have two favorites. The Graco Sweet Peace Newborn Soothing Center, and the Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper.
The first one, the Graco Sweet Peace Soother is the best infant soother. It offers the most seating positions, and the most reclining positions, therefore offering the most swinging motions. It also offers two speeds of soothing vibrations, and white noise like a mother’s heart beat. The Graco Sweet Peace soother is designed to move, smell, look, and sound like a mother. I also love that it comes with an MP3 hookup for additional tunes. The Graco Sweet Peace will run on batteries and it also comes with an AC adapter. My absolute favorite feature though, is the fact that you can put a car seat on it. So, say for instance you come home and Baby is happily asleep in his/her car seat. You’d like Baby to get some more sleep, but you’d rather not have to drive around the block a hundred times. All you have to do is, simply remove the seat from the Graco Sweet Peace Soother, and clip on the Graco Car Seat. The Soother will work exactly the same way, and you didn’t have to disturb Baby by moving him/her over to the swing. It really is quite perfect.
The other favorite of mine is the Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper. Now, I originally listed it in the Infant Soother Category, which it is, but it’s more of a portable bassinet if you think about it. What I love most about the Rock & Play Sleeper is that it has a hammock style seat and a slight incline. So, in other words, Baby’s head stays elevated just slightly. It’s great for babies with reflux or colic. My daughter was colic, and she hated laying flat so I had to stack books under the front of her bassinet. The Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper would have been perfect. Plus it rocks, not automatically, but with a gently push from you. It’s also the perfect height to sit next to your bed, that way when Baby wakes up at night you can simply rock him/her back to sleep with one hand. The sides are also ventilated and it collapses easily, with the push of a button. The Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper is lightweight and super portable. I didn’t have this when my daughter was little, but it will definitely be on my wish list for Baby #2.
If you’re interested in either the Graco Sweet Peace Newborn Soother or the Fisher Price Rock & Play Sleeper, I encourage you to read my full reviews listed below. Both reviews also include video demonstrations so that you can see exactly how each one works.