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How to Recline MamaRoo

How to Recline MamaRoo

As a new parent, you have a lot of things on your mind. The last thing you want to trouble yourself with is operating a device that is supposed to make your life easier. The founders of mamaRoo know this and have made it so you can position your child in a myriad of ways, including a recline.

Reclining the mamaRoo is just one of the things you can do to comfort or entertain your child. Continue reading to learn more about how you can change your mamaRoo’s position.

Reclining Your MamaRoo and Using Other Positions

mamaRoo is designed to meet the preferences of every parent and child. With the product, you can position your child on their back, sitting upright, or some position in between.

To recline the mamaRoo, simply press the black lever behind the cradle. Afterward, you will be able to slide the cradle into position. Once you have the cradle in the desired position, press the lever to lock it into place. Make sure that before you place your baby in the mamaRoo, the cradle is secure.

You can also control your mamaRoo by downloading the 4moms app on the Google Play store or the App Store.

Here, you can choose from the following motions:

  • Car ride: This stimulates what it’s like to ride in the backseat of your car.
  • Kangaroo: This bounces your child gently up and down.
  • Tree swing: This rocks your child in a letter “O” motion.
  • Rock-a-bye: This soothing motion is intended to put your child to sleep.
  • Ocean: This simulates the feeling of gently bobbing up and down on the ocean’s surface.

When your child is reclining in the mamaRoo, all of these functions should work. However, your child may prefer to enjoy one motion in a sitting position than lying on their back.

Can I Remove the Mobile with the Recline?

While your child is lying on their back, they may not want the mobile dangling over their face. Depending on what model you purchased, the mobile could come with a small mirror, LED lights, and stuffed orbs.

If you want to remove the mobile while your child is on their back, follow these instructions:

  1. The mobile will be attached to an arc called the “toy bar.” Turn the toy bar ninety degrees to the right.
  2. Once it is facing sideways, gently lift it out of place.

If the previously-mentioned directions do not work, try putting your child in an upright position, follow the instructions above, and then return them to the reclining position.

Why Isn’t My MamaRoo Reclining? 

If you are having problems adjusting your mamaRoo’s cradle, here are some possible reasons why:

  • A blockage: Make sure that while your mamaRoo is in use, it does not have any obstructions that keep it from moving. For instance, if your child dropped their blanket, it could get stuck underneath the cradle, which would prevent it from reclining or carrying out certain motions.
  • A problem with the slider: During the initial installation process, there could be something preventing the slider from moving the cradle. This could be because it is too tightly secured in place or another internal issue.
  • A manufacturer’s defect: Although your child should outgrow their mamaRoo by the time they are six years old, your product is designed to last for several years. If your product did not work as expected upon purchase, you could file a warranty claim. You generally have a year to do this.
  • It was assembled wrong: Putting together your mamaRoo is not intuitive; you will need to follow the instructions that came with your product. If your device is not reclining, try taking it apart and putting it back together. You can read about how to disassemble it here.
  • Your child is too big: Your child may be reclining at an angle, only to fall back completely on their back. If this is happening, your child might have outgrown their mamaRoo. Once your child weighs 25 pounds, it is no longer safe for them to use the product.

Whatever you do, do not force anything out of or into place. Applying too much force could end up breaking or damaging your mamaRoo.


Reclining your mamaRoo is easy; by pressing the lever behind your child’s back on the bottom of the device, you can adjust the cradle’s position as you see fit.