Post # 1
I’m working on my 1st baby registry and am overwhelmed/confused by the number of baby activity gear available. Seems like a lot of options for something that can only be used up to 25 lbs. What baby gear/motion worked most successfully for your baby? It looks like most options come with a vibrations settings. Any specific product recommendations are welcomed too!
Post # 3
ok i dont have kids… but my SO’s cousin has triplets… their swings were a staple item to help with crying.. calming.. entertaining… etc etc. its hard to keep up when there’s three to take care of!
Post # 4
We got a bouncy seat, but we didn’t get a swing. The bouncy seat is awesome, though, because she can bounce or vibrate in it, and it’s light/portable enough we can easily take it from room to room and even on trips with us. We also used to use it for naps when Addie was really little (mostly because I didn’t want to put her in her crib yet). 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve noticed that some babies are “swing” babies and some are not. My son was not a swing baby so we didn’t get much use out of it. Babies can grow out of bouncies kinda fast but they are SUPER convienent! I remember being able to tote him around anywhere with me when we were home alone together. It works wonders too when you have to shower and still have the baby near you. Once he learned how to crawl…well…the bouncie days were over. =(
Post # 6
The bouncer was great until Yuuki was around 2-3 months, but the swing was great when she got around 3 months and up. When she was 2 months or so, the swing scared her, but eventually she loved it. Sometimes the bouncer or swing was the only way she would fall asleep.
Post # 7
ryan is 2 mnths and so far the bouncer is the best – it is where we put him when we need to take a shower, cook or do something baby-free. So far the swing is ok, but not as popular. But it could change! remember 25 pounds is the entire first year and probably more…..and you can buy this stuffused prettyeasily if you want to…
I also suggest a baby carrier- they are the best!
Post # 8
I used both swings and bouncy seats with my kiddos, and we loved them! The only thing that didn’t get much use recently was a portable bassinet/playpen thingie, but we gave that to a family friend.
Post # 9
Too funny! So when I saw this post I thought it was about a club. Bouncers (check), rockers (check), swings (check), and then I was very curious about what a glider was.
But anywho, good luck with these things ladies!
Post # 11
My sister’s babies were swing babies, so she’s handing hers down to me so it’s one less thing I have to buy. Is there a way for you to maybe get a swing or any of the other items from someone you know so you have options that didn’t cost you anything? That way, if your baby isn’t a fan you didn’t lose a ton of money on stuff you aren’t actually using.
Post # 12
I have registered for both a swing and a bouncer but am still not completed decided on which one(s) I want (brands/designs/etc)
Post # 13
SIL has a swing and bouncer for her baby and loves both! She doesn’t use the swing anymore but really uses the bouncer now.
Post # 14
MB has always hated bounce seats. She’s not a fan of the vibration things on them. She was ALWAYS a big swing baby. We got two swings, one of them could switch from back and forth to side to side. We figured out that she likes the back and forth movement but doesn’t like the side to side. Then we got rid of her big swing and kept her travel swing.
My advice would be to try to get your baby gear second hand. It’s not so bad to waste $15 on a swing from a garage sale, but it hurts the pocketbook to waste $170 on the SAME swing.
Post # 15