Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Helpful Tip

I learned something new and useful this weekend, and felt like an idiot that I did not have a clue earlier. Some of the swaddles have some very useful features. For example, the Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe has a slit on the rump. I never understood the purpose of this slit (it isn't particularly useful for checking diapers since they usually wear clothing under the swaddle). Well, my cousin informed me that the slit in the back is to allow for travel in the car seat while they sleep! The buckle for between the legs fits through the slit in the back, and you buckle them in and swaddle around the seatbelt arms! Another person informed me that the reason the SwaddleMe has a detachable bottom is so you can change the diaper without completely undressing/undswaddling your little one!

While we are on the topic of helpful hints, I wish someone had told me not to bother with the mobile that matches the bed set. It is cute, and it plays nice music - for about 3 minutes. It is largely a useless piece of equipment. I'm much more fond of the sound machine we are using. We also just purchased a 2nd mobile - one that can play for 10-20 minutes and has a functioning remote control for use outside of the room. Now THAT makes more sense to me! I can barely put Micah in the crib before his current mobile stops turning and playing. He loves looking at it, but I just can't stay on top of the demand.

I also just bought some lullaby CDs . . . did you know they have U2 and the Beatles as lullabies? I'll have to let you know how they are. Now, just add Billy Joel, and I don't see how Micah could possibly be UNHAPPY?


Chele said...

My kids wore out two tapes of Olivia Newton John's Lullabyes. Our mobile played for exactly 12 minutes. Then I hung the little bears from their shelves. lol!

We swaddled with receiving blankets way back then because they didn't have all these new products.

infertilityrocks said...

There are so many things that I never knew about kid/baby contraption things, even while we were using them. My ds was in his car seat (Britex Roundabout)a good 6 months before I figured out that the cloth around the center buckle is meant to pull up and pad between their legs. I made my dh promise not to tell my friend (who I saw doing it the right way) that we didn't even know how to buckle the seat.