My kids have all enjoyed them, it's nice to be able to set them down for a second and not have them on their backs. (I don't like bumbos) We don't have too many baby 'contraptions', just a swing and an excersaucer, oh and a little bouncy seat. I find Ramsey really
loves it even though he's a little young because he loves the physical challange, loves being upright and is getting interested in the toys. I have a smaller one, though, not too many attached toys and it's round. I agree with Monkaha though- free or 2nd hand!
Water- no, not if breastfeeding. I agree with Monkaha below (again!) and was really impressed with my daughter how her nursing changed when it was hot. Shorter, frequent drinks. I don't know why my son didn't do that as much- oh, he was a bit older in the summer.
Originally Posted by monkaha
If you guys are breastfeeding, you don't need to give extra water. If you're using formula, I don't know, but bf definately no. The amazing thing about bf is that it changes composition thru the feed-more watery at the beginning, more fatty towards the end. They'll get all the fluids they need if you're nursing on demand. And they need the calories from the milk, don't want them to get full on water and then not eat.
I had 2 babies in the AZ desert, so I researched this to death.
Just make sure YOU are drinking enough water.
Hot: well, being in Southern Ont it hasn't gotten too bad yet.
However; we head out! If it's unbearable we'll actually go to a store b/c we don't have a/c. But otherwise the Beach! the Park! wherever there's a cool breeze, some shade and a chance to cool off. I echo the diaper/t or just a dipe. So cute.