4moms and Nuna are among the most trusted baby gear brands that have often graced growing families’ checklists and baby registry lists. Their baby swings are particularly popular, especially for parents who need to often take a break from rocking their baby. If you’re torn between the 4moms mamaRoo and Nuna LEAF Curv for your baby rocker, our comparison of their features and design below will help you decide.
4moms mamaRoo4 vs Nuna LEAF Comparison Chart
While they have similar profiles, the Nuna LEAF gives off a more premium feel and look than the mamaRoo
Whichever you end up choosing between the mamaRoo and the Nuna LEAF, you’ll get a reliable and comfortable baby rocker. With that said, the Nuna LEAF has a more premium feel with its metal base and seat fabric material that feels plush. Its harness also looks sturdier and well-designed than mamaRoo’s. Both baby swings’ seats are removable and machine washable, but newborn inserts are also available for purchase should you want to add extra cushion for your baby.
If you’re after a baby swing that your little one will be able to use longer, the Nuna LEAF is the better fit for you. The 4moms mamaRoo may be a sturdy swing, but it’s only designed for babies that weigh up to 25 lbs. In contrast, the Nuna LEAF’s weight limit is up to 130 lbs, meaning your toddler can still use it. Its seat is also wider than the mamaRoo’s, so your toddler can sit comfortably.
Between the two, the Nuna LEAF offers better portability as its base can be detached from the seat. If your family travels often, this is something you may want to consider.
Swing Motion and Speed
The mamaRoo 4 has five different swing motion and speed options, while Nuna LEAF only moves from side to side
The two baby swings are very different in terms of features. For one, the Nuna LEAF only offers one swinging motion: side to side, like a leaf swaying in the wind. Meanwhile, the 4moms mamaRoo boasts five swing motion options: wave, kangaroo, rock-a-bye, car ride, and tree swing. These movements are designed to replicate how parents rock their babies in their arms. The mamaRoo also has five speed settings to help you soothe or entertain your little one.
On the other hand, the Nuna LEAF is lacking in terms of speed and swing motion options. Perhaps one of its major downsides is the fact that it only swings for two minutes when you start it. If you want the swing to sway longer than 2 minutes (such as when you’re taking a shower or answering emails), you either have to start it again or you can get Nuna LEAF’s Wind motor that offers more control settings. If you’re after convenience, then the mamaRoo 4, which lets you control its settings through its app, is the better choice for you.
The mamaRoo 4 has more bells and whistles than the Nuna LEAF Curv
Overhead mobile toys are a good way to keep your baby entertained even while you’re away. The mamaRoo 4 comes with interactive toys and reversible balls with black and white and colored sides. This is also available for the Nuna LEAF, but you’ll have to purchase the toys separately. For the Curv’s price, you would think this is something already included, but Nuna LEAF decided to sell them separately instead.
The mamaRoo 4 also comes with four built-in white noise sounds, a feature missing from the Nuna LEAF. 4moms’ mamaRoo also lets you connect your phone to the baby swing and play music directly from your device.
The mamaRoo 4 is for you if you’re after more features and want the convenience of its companion app. Get the Nuna LEAF if you prefer to have a swing you can use for years.
There’s no straightforward way to recommend the 4moms mamaRoo 4 and the Nuna LEAF Curv as each has its own sets of advantages and disadvantages. We want to say you’ll get more value with the feature-packed mamaRoo 4, but the bare bones Nuna LEAF is the one you can use for much longer as it can hold up to 130 lbs of weight.
The mamaRoo comes with more swing and speed options, offers a convenient way to control its settings through the app, comes with overhead toys, and lets you play music from your phone. However, its weight limit is only up to 25 lbs and its fabric is not as plush has the Nuna LEAF’s. Meanwhile, the Nuna LEAF is for you if you want a swing that you can use longer and don’t mind just having one swinging motion option and nudging the swing every two minutes.
The mamaRoo is better overall in terms of features, but the Nuna LEAF can last longer as it has a much higher weight limit than the mamaRoo.
Yes, their seats are removable and machine washable
While it depends on your baby’s growth, what 4moms recommends is to stop using the baby swing if your baby starts trying to roll out on their own or if they exceed the 25lb weight limit.
The Nuna LEAF has a weight limit of 130 lbs and can be used from baby to toddlerhood.
Last update on 2022-06-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API