If you’re a first-time mom, you probably have searched for the most common things that you need to have inside the nursery. You may have gone through a couple of suggestions for a rocker, but do you really need one?
The answer: it’s not essential, and you can live without it, but it probably would make your life easier.
For some moms, they would prefer getting a rocking chair especially if they intend to breastfeed their child. At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preference. Here are some of the common reasons for mothers who have opted to buy a rocker to help you decide whether you wanted to include it inside your baby’s nursery room.
A rocker helps soothe the baby without carrying them all the time.
Newborns tend to be fussy at all times. They get fussy whenever they’re hungry, or they have soiled diapers, but they also get fussy for no reason at all. But it has been proven that newborns tend to feel relaxed when they are being rocked back and forth gently, and this is where a rocker comes into play.
This is because it possibly mimics the movement while they were inside their mother’s womb, providing them comfort.
A rocker, however, is recommended if you have a larger space in your nursery. If you have a smaller space, it probably won’t be a good idea, so take into consideration space before you get one.
Based on other moms’ testimonials, putting the baby to sleep is easier, even on their backs. For some, they just don’t have the energy to carry a baby around and swing him/her back and forth until they doze off. A rocker takes the strain off from your back.
So, do you really need a rocker in your nursery? It’s your personal preference. Many have had positive experiences with it, and personally, I don’t see why you shouldn’t.