As a teacher, I'd say, yes, a rocker is a necessity. Studies have shown that rocking a baby stimulates development of the nerve cells in the brain stem in the neck. This leads to better brain development and subsequently, higher cognitive skills. Emotionally, it is soothing to the baby, which leads to better emotive development. Seems scientists are just now validating the reasons why rocking babies has been a 'traditional' action for so many years.
Is a Glider or Rocker a Nursery Necessity? Nesting a Nursery
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