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Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by scotchbutter, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Rico Suave

    Rico Suave Chicken

    @fantasynerd definitely handy for naps. Our monitor has gotten the most use out of all the baby gear we have used. I still use it every day!
     
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  2. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    S is 6 and we still have a baby monitor in her room (audio only) since she is on the other side of the house. We dont use it all the time, but it's especially handy for when she is sick.
     
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  3. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    We used the monitor even at night when she was in our room with us. One, because she’d go to bed before us, so we could watch her from the living room until we went to bed. And two, because it’s handy for those times when you wake up in a delusional panic and need that night-vision “she’s okay” confirmation.
     
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  4. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    maybe I’ll stop sleeping with the light on if we do this instead
     
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  5. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Cupholders on a carseat - how much of a need are these?

    I am also very annoyed that almost all Britax seats are hand wash only.
     
  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    They are a near must once kids are 3. Before that not as much but nice to have.
     
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  7. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    C is only 7 months old and so he doesn't get bottles/cups in the car, but I do find them convenient for toy and burp cloth storage right now. I like the idea of not allowing him drinks in the car, but I know that's probably not going to work in practice long-term.
     
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  8. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    We used it as storage at first for burp cloths and how C always has water in the car plus at least one toy car in the other one haha
     
  9. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    The One4Life has a machine washable cover!

    I like cup holders. I thought they were dumb but L loves then. I let her have a water cup in the car and she loves putting it in the cup holders and taking it out a million times.
     
  10. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    E always has a sippy cup full of water in the car. Especially in the summer or on long rides, it’s just too hot.
     
  11. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I knooooww. Just isn't coming out here until the new year and no idea the price. We won't need it until hopefully April at the earliest, but had been hoping to take advantage of Black Friday sales. I like the idea of having the anti-rebound bar and we really liked the look of the Britax seats when watching online reviews. At this point we'll likely hold out for that if we don't go with the Graco 4Ever instead.

    The reviews I saw for the Maxi Cosi Magellan aren't amazing, but damn if I don't love those colours and the upgraded version has magnets to hold the straps out of the way!
     
  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    We're working on transitioning A out of the swaddle so I will need to buy some wearable blankets soon. Preferred brands? Is there any reason to opt for the pricier Grobags over Halo or whatever?
     
  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Idk, the Halo sacks worked fine for C. I guess if you have a really finicky sleeper you might benefit from the fancy ones but we never found it necessary.
     
  14. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    We have used the Halo sleep sacks, but he never really cared whether he was swaddled or not after the first couple of weeks. I only use them now if it seems cold when he needs to nap and I'm too lazy to put pants on him.
     
  15. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    We have always used Halos as well. E is still in them at 21 months.
     
  16. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    We just skipped to footie pajamas once we were done with swaddles. He moves so much at night that I’m not sure how a wearable blanket would work.
     
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We kept C in a Sleepsack until he was almost 3. Kept him from climbing out of the crib.
     
  18. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    We used footie pajamas then would put a (sleeveless) sleep sack over top if she needed more warmth. I don’t think there’s too much difference in them unless your baby has a strong preference for certain fabrics.
     
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  19. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Thanks! A is currently in footie pajamas then a muslin swaddle blanket at night. Swaddling has been great for her so this sucks.
     
  20. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Oh we did a Nested Bean sleep sack for a hot minute after swaddling. Maybe it helped the transition?
     
  21. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Oh! I just remembered the love to dream swaddles have a transition version (it’s the 50/50 transition bag) where it’s still tighter across the belly/chest but you can unzip the arms, so it becomes a sleep sack. Maybe that’s something to try?
     
  22. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I'll look into those! We've swaddled her with one arm out for naps and recently started doing two arms out for naps. Takes longer for her to fall asleep since she'll knock her soother out of her mouth with her hands and I'm scared to mess with her night sleep yet, maybe this weekend.

    She isn't rolling yet, but if she actually decides to put some effort into it I'm pretty sure she can and I do not want to quit cold turkey.
     
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  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    We swaddled C around his midsection for a while before ditching it completely.
     
  24. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    We used the Merlin suit for the transition and it worked pretty well! As soon as he rolled we stopped, but it keeps arms out and hands free

    just an FYI,the nested bean has a weight in it that rests on baby's chest, it's not safe and can restrict breathing.
     
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  25. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    She might surprise you. E took to the sleep sack very well after swaddling.
     

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