@aggieplanner congratulations on your soon-to-arrive new family member! A few thoughts on using a camp rocker as your primary rocker at home:

  • The quick answer is yes, a camp rocker could work, however it's important to note that they won't be nearly as plush and comfortable as a true rocking chair. In the beginning, you're probably going to be really tired (and your body may be really sore) and you'll likely be looking for a really comfortable place to rock and feed your newborn. In addition, you'll likely want a chair where you can lay your head back - this Helinox model may come up high enough to provide a bit of a head rest, depending on your height.
  • Another potential downside of a camp rocker is that they won't be all that comfortable for 2 people as your kiddo grows, so using it to read books to your toddler as part of a nighttime routine may not be ideal.
  • One upside of using a camp rocker is that you could take it with you if you decide to go camping! 

Ultimately, this will be a very personal decision - a camp rocker may work for some new parents and not at all for others. Let us know if we can answer any additional questions about specific rockers, or other kiddo-outdoor gear as you get closer to September!

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