Manufacturer: Mamas & Papas
Price Range: £80-£120
At a glance
The Mamas & Papas Go-go Rocker / Go-go rocking cradle has a minimalist and ergonomic modern design.
The Mamas & Papas go-go rocking cradle and its slightly cheaper version, it’s sibling, the Mamas & Papas go-go rocker, are fresh modern looking rockers with a great clean design. Mamas & Papas have been designing baby products for over thirty years and say they are committed to producing a world of quality individuality and style for parents. The go-go certainly delivers on that mantra. For clarity we have looked at both versions of the rocker but this review scoring focuses on the Go-go Rocking Cradle.
Colour schemes for the go-go rocker include raspberry and grape, sky blue and chocolate, burnt orange and graphite. A really nice feature is the fact that the seat covers are reversible. So for example you can change from raspberry to the grape if you fancy a change. The Go-go rocking cradle is available in a carousel lime colour scheme as featured above.
Both versions of the rocker come with a head hugger which, whilst not a newborn insert, is still great for supporting smaller babies and for improved comfort.
Mamas & Papas have really thought about their design and you can see this when looking at the toy bar. The toy bar is adjustable by sliding it to the required height on the side rails of the rocker frame. A really neat practical feature.
The toys on the toy bar vary with the colour scheme and version you buy, ranging from cuddly teddies and dinosaurs to mirrors and coloured shapes. The Go-go Rocking Cradle’s toys are actually detachable teethers that you can remove and take with you as needed.
The key difference with the Go-go Rocking Cradle to its Go-go Rocker counterpart is that it comes with A music and vibration unit. This can help soothe your little one to sleep when needed.
The Go-go rocker has several pluses when looking at comfort. A thickly cushioned seat, soft head hugger and padded harness make this a comfy place for baby to sit.
A standard three point harness keeps baby safe in the rocker seat. The harness is fastened by plastic pinch clips which are easy for parents to attach and release.
The Mamas & Papas go-go rocking cradle seat cover is fully machine washable at 30 degrees so cleaning is a fairly simple task.
Ease of Assembly
The rocker is easy to assemble and can be done in less than 15 minutes. The frame snaps together with button Spring dowels and then the seat cover is buttoned on. The go-go rocking cradles vibration unit requires 3 AA batteries.
Age Range and Usage
Both versions of the Mamas & Papas Go-go ( rocking cradle and rocker) can be used from birth up to the age of 6 months which is roughly up to a maximum weight of 9 kg or 20 lbs. Assuming you buy for a newborn baby getting 6 months usage out of this rocker is pretty much marked at the average usage in months compared to other bouncers on the market. See best Baby Rocker Comparison Table.
Value for Money
In looking at value for money, consider the price you are paying against how long you will use the rocker.
At the time of writing the cost of the go-go rocking cradle is almost £90 putting it towards the upper end of the price range (££££ on the comparison table) which is between £80 and £120’s. As indicated on the age range you should get at least 6 months usage out of the product and so, simply put, a cost of £89.99 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £14.99 which is a high usage cost per month score. See Best Baby Rocker Comparison Table.
Whilst this is a fairly high price tag if you consider the quality, comfort of the seat and it’s play features this rocker still comes out as a good value for money buy.
- Minimalist modern design
- Removable Toy bar
- Reversible covers
- Music and vibrations
What to watch out for:
- Quite a high price tag
Both versions of the Go-go, the Mamas and papas go-go rocking cradle and go-go rocker, are stylish modern looking little baby rockers. The Go-go has a great design with a contemporary look so it won’t look out of place in any modern living room. With some cleverly designed features and good functionality for both baby and parents this is a good value for money baby rocker. Definitely a good buy whichever version you decide upon.