I was given the Newborn Lounger as a gift off of my baby registry and I'm so glad we received it. If we hadn't received it I think we would have just stuck with the bouncer or swing only, but this little seat is unique and handy in ways that other baby gear is not. It is very plush but firm so it cradled my baby in a way that he felt safe and secure but in any way that he'd suffocate from too much padding. Often times the only way that I could rest my arms for a few minutes or take a sip of water was because I could lay him swaddled in the lounger and he would still feel so secure that he wouldn't realize he'd left my arms so he was still content. It is also super light weight so you can bring it to grandma's easily or bring it from room to room while still holding your newborn. It wipes clean easily, I never had a need to wash it further than that, even with occasional spit up. It is a great place to be able to read with your baby or keep them close while you put your own feet up for a few minutes! Plus, I have tons of pictures of my son sitting in the Newborn Lounger and he always looks so happy and comfortable, so it would make a great photo prop as well!