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For Sarah, it was the swing! She loved it. When we were packing for a trip to visit grandparents, we would put her in a swing, so we could run back and forth to the car, without worrying about stepping on her, or whatever. The worst, was probably the Johnny Jump-Up. She never got into it. I would put her in and she never once bounced! LOL!
Emily, on the other hand, never liked the swing and probably never got into the JJU, either!
I loved my double-stroller, when the kids were little, since at 2-1/2, Sarah still rode in a stroller and it was nice to use one thing for both kids.
~*Mom to Sarah, 22 and Emily, 20*~
Hmm, best I would say swing, doorway jumper and exersaucer. And the bedside co-sleeper we bought after the first night home--no more running into the other room when he cried. I loved his bouncer but he didn't use it much. Also he hated to sleep in the bassinet that went into the pack-n-play.
Next time around I think it would be great to have a carrier, so I can get more done around the house. I was confined to the couch with DS because he wanted to be held, and he'd wake up when I'd put him down!
The swing, that is the only really good sleep I ever get is when she is in there instead of w/me. I would also say the little baby mittens were useful in the beginning. She hated to get her nails filed and had crazy arms. Plus it seemed like her hands were always cold so I'd put them on. We stopped using them when she started to grab for stuff.
Boppy pillow....I found it easier to just use a regular pillow for nursing. She occasionally sat inthe boppy but now she wiggles herself down so it really has no purpose. Other than when I prop the laptop up w/it to type if she is sleeping on me!!
I would say the best is Keith's walker. The worst is his baby robe. Why on earth would a baby need a robe! He has slippers too but I put those on him. They're just too cute. I may have to get a picture of him in his robe though.
Best item... Bouncy seat!!!!
Worst item.. personally I NEVER used my boppy... ?? only breastfed for about a week and pumped after that... boppy just didn't really work for me..easier to just lay him in my lap.
I would say the best is Keith's walker. The worst is his baby robe. Why on earth would a baby need a robe! He has slippers too but I put those on him. They're just too cute. I may have to get a picture of him in his robe though. [/b]
haha I think about the robe thing all the time when I see them. When I was at my neighbors she was like and I have this really cute robe too. It was cute, pink w/ a bunny hood, but I just don't ever see myself using it. I hurry to wrap reagan in a towel and dry her off and put a diaper on her before she pees on me.
I forgot about my front pack. Emily was born in March, so was little enough for it, all through the summer. It allowed Sarah time to play in the balls at McDonald's, while Emily slept on my chest! I used it more for Emily, than Sarah, because Sarah was born in August and it soon got cold and it just wasn't as convenient for her.
I would have liked a swing, the way they are designed now, that it looks a whole lot more convenient to get a kid in or out! Sometimes it was so hard, with the older swings. I also would have liked the cool covers they have now, for the car seats, for colder weather, and I would have liked the more papery diapers that they have now. I often wondered if the plasticky diapers that were around for my kids, were uncomfortable in warm weather. I sure wouldn't want plastic between my legs, when it's hot out!
Another thing is the car seats with the twisted handles, that make them easier to carry. Didn't have those, either. (Man, I feel so old now!).
What WAS a good thing and did change, from one kid to the other, was a little pocket on the backside of the diapers. Sarah was the blowout queen, and it would shoot up her back and get everything else dirty, too! By the time Emily was born, they put a pocket back there, on newborn and the next size up. It made a huge difference, for when Emily had blowouts. They stayed in the diaper better! Do they still have those pockets?? I haven't seen a disposable diaper in a long time!
~*Mom to Sarah, 22 and Emily, 20*~