This rocker is well cushioned and my baby does seem comfortable in it. I am now weaning my baby in this chair (in the seated position), while I wait for a highchair to arrive, so it is suitable for that purpose too. However, the downside is that the chair is too heavy for the baby to rock himself, which they can do with other bouncers and rockers. And it does not have any vibration or automatic rocker options either like some other rockers. In the early days, this meant that we sometimes had to rock our baby for 10-15mins at a time to soothe him, but on the plus side, it did calm him down. Nowadays, we don't use the rocker option, instead we just use it as a chair.