My sister recently had a baby and bought a portable cradle for her and it's awesome! It's the Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper and it costs around $50. I wish I had one when my kids were babies! My niece loved it so much but now at 9 months old and 20 lbs, she out-grown it. So, it was handed to my other sister for her baby who is 4 months old and she loves it too!
There's no need to lug around a big, heavy Pack-N-Play for your tiny new addition when visiting family and friends. The sleeper is lightweight and foldable, making it easier to take on trips to visit family and friends. It also has a buckle to keep baby safe and secure. It's even rockable, making it easier to get your little one to sleep. It has a deep seat, increasing the snuggle factor for baby and keeping them super cozy. One of the best parts is, it's backrest is inclined. So, for those of you with babies who have gas or a cold, this will help them sleep better.
You can place it next to your bed and have easier, faster access to your baby. Or keep it next to your couch while you fold laundry or watch your favorite show. It's easy to take with you from room to room but, please don't move the sleeper with baby in it. This shouldn't be a problem since it's so lightweight you can carry it with one hand. BONUS - the cover can be removed and tossed in your washing machine!
This is definitely going to be a recommendation for all my friends expecting or planning to have a baby. It would also make a great baby shower gift!! Here's to making a difficult time in a mother's life a little easier and more enjoyable.