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post #41 of 168

I've never bought a bucket seat. My kids are only in them for about 4-6 months maximum- they're long babies- and it's so much money for such a brief time in a car seat! I'll ask around and see if I know anyone who can loan me one. That's what I did the last two times, just borrowed them. I'm uncomfortable buying used because even dropping it can expire the car seat, and you never know with strangers how they've been caring for them.

 

So we'll buy a convertible seat. I've never used one for an infant, but the ones we have now are wide with a serious recline option so they're laying properly with a newborn insert to keep them in place. In the summer when it's really hot I cover the carseats with receiving blankets to keep the sun off of them, and that helps with the worst of the heat so nothing is scorching against their skin. Windows down helps too! I also hate hate hate bringing the carseat with me. I did it a few times with both of my other kids and then they'd be fussing in the store so I'd be carrying a kid and a travel seat. Just stupid. We always sling too, even in the winter- I would sling in January and make a mad, coatless dash to the store.

 

The travel system with carseat/stroller combo is SUCH a pain in the rear end. And the strollers seem to be garbage anyway- flimsy grocery cart wheels that get stuck on every bump, etc. Much better to save your money and put it towards a decent stroller (if you're getting one).

 

My list is still super short- carseat, baby carrier. think I'll wait on other items like bouncy chair/exersaucer/ etc until I figure out the personality of this baby. If I can borrow/thrift them I might get them sooner, but if I have to pay for them new then I want to be sure they'll get decent use. Both of my kids hated the bouncer <shrug>

 

 

post #42 of 168

Bucket seats are dangerous when used as a carrier and when used for sleeping babies. They are safe in cars...

 

Over usage causes flat head syndrome and the angle changes when not in the car which effects breathing. You can look into it if you want. I personally hate the damn things and we just use convertibles too.

 

 

post #43 of 168
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Originally Posted by Astraia View Post

I've never bought a bucket seat. My kids are only in them for about 4-6 months maximum- they're long babies- and it's so much money for such a brief time in a car seat! I'll ask around and see if I know anyone who can loan me one. That's what I did the last two times, just borrowed them. I'm uncomfortable buying used because even dropping it can expire the car seat, and you never know with strangers how they've been caring for them.

 

So we'll buy a convertible seat. I've never used one for an infant, but the ones we have now are wide with a serious recline option so they're laying properly with a newborn insert to keep them in place. In the summer when it's really hot I cover the carseats with receiving blankets to keep the sun off of them, and that helps with the worst of the heat so nothing is scorching against their skin. Windows down helps too! I also hate hate hate bringing the carseat with me. I did it a few times with both of my other kids and then they'd be fussing in the store so I'd be carrying a kid and a travel seat. Just stupid. We always sling too, even in the winter- I would sling in January and make a mad, coatless dash to the store.

 

The travel system with carseat/stroller combo is SUCH a pain in the rear end. And the strollers seem to be garbage anyway- flimsy grocery cart wheels that get stuck on every bump, etc. Much better to save your money and put it towards a decent stroller (if you're getting one).

 

My list is still super short- carseat, baby carrier. think I'll wait on other items like bouncy chair/exersaucer/ etc until I figure out the personality of this baby. If I can borrow/thrift them I might get them sooner, but if I have to pay for them new then I want to be sure they'll get decent use. Both of my kids hated the bouncer <shrug>

 

 



We decided to do that too.  If the baby comes and we're frequently saying, "Man, I wish we had a bouncy seat!" then we'll go get one.  DD very rarely ever used stuff like that though, and it was a huge waste of money and space.

post #44 of 168

With DS we bought a convertible, skipped the bucket seat.  He was a scrawny 8 lber (got down to 6,14) and it wasn't a problem.  I did a LOT of driving those early months (picking up donated BM), and he was just fine sleeping in the car - you just have to be sure of your installation angle.  We also skipped the stroller at first.  For the first 3 months it was the Moby or arms.  At 3 mos he started refusing being worn so I went out and bought a stroller that could carry an infant (not all of them can - most jogging strollers have a 6 mo minimum age, and most umbrellas don't have the recline necessary).  This time around a friend is going to give us the bucket her youngest is outgrowing.  Since DS is close to outgrowing his convertible, we're going to have to buy him a new FF seat before his next bday, so the little one can have his convertible then.  If this new one is anything like him, the bucket will be outgrown by height pretty quickly. 

 

For the rest of the stuff, we still have most everything from DS.  With him, we didn't buy any baby holders before he arrived.  After he got here I figured out I needed something so I could at least pee with 2 hands (he wouldn't let me set him down and walk away), and found a bouncy seat at a consignment shop for $10.  Later on it became apparent that the kid loved to jump, and I found a Jumperoo at consignment for $25.  I also got the stroller on consignment, for half retail price.  If you have consignment shops near you, check them out - you can find lots of stuff.  Just stop in every week or two and see what's new, I found a lot of really cute, good quality clothes for DS that way (UtN and Zutano were my fave finds, but my best was a wool 2T jacket with the tags still on it).  I have to find a new consignment store now, that one went out of business just a few months ago, and I have a pile of clothes to get rid of. 

 

I will warn you FTM about buying all the clothes yourself.  Seriously, don't.  You will be given plenty of clothing by random people.  Random mamas I met at LLL meetings, new mama friends and the like all started asking if I wanted/needed clothes.  Even a cousin I never see whose youngest is 4 years older than my DS saves her hand-me-downs for me (she gives them to my grandma for me).  At this point I just let the grandparents know what we need (where the holes in the hand-me-down selections are), and they fill in the rest.  Now that he's bigger, I do have to buy some (he's bigger than most of my friends kids now), but we have a semi-annual kids consignment sale here, and for $200 I can buy most everything we need for 3 sizes (although we're pretty much at the top limit of what the sale handles for DS, the pickings start getting slim after 5T).  So look around you, see what you can find in your area.  For the NB, I had maybe 3-4 outfits, dipes and babylegs I bought myself.  By the time he was 4 weeks old, he had more clothes than he could possibly ever wear. 

post #45 of 168

I'm pretty stuck on the carseat stuff. on one hand, I really don't like buying things that become useless really quickly. on the other hand, I see the advantage of being able to clip a sleeping baby into a snap 'n' go rather than have to fuss with them. I plan to wear the baby all other times. I'm kind of sensitive to this since we transport animals pretty frequently and I would love if there was a way to not disrupt their naps. so I keep going back and forth. I have to make a decision soon (like, yesterday) because my shower is in a little over 3 weeks.

 

it would be nicer if I could make a registry after the baby gets here. at least then we'd have a better sense of what we actually need, rather than what we think we might need (it's especially hard as first time parents). if it were up to me there wouldn't be a registry, we could handle the costs on our own and buy on our own time, but people have been requesting it...

post #46 of 168

Maryam - when you transport those animals, how far are you from the car?  What's the set up? 

 

For me, I expected a big baby (which I didn't get), but I did get a fast grower.  At 2 he's close to outgrowing one of the tallest convertibles on the market by height, and we had to flip him FF at 2 due to weight.  He never would have lasted long in a bucket, and it was an extra expense.  Also, convertibles tend to be more expensive, and I was perfectly fine asking his grandmother to spend $250 on the convertible before he arrived, rather than having to buy it myself when he was 6 mos old.  I wouldn't be going with a bucket this time if my friend hadn't offered me hers - I never would have bought one.  Her little one is 16 mos and just now close to outgrowing the bucket, so she definitely got her money's worth out of it. 

 

As for logistics - think about your parking situation, at home, the major places you go out.  At home we have a garage.  So if he was asleep I could just pull in, roll down a window, turn on the monitor (we set one up in the garage just for this reason), and go about my day.  But I know garage parking is rare around here.  If you're parking on the street, are you going to want to have to lug the carrier back to your place, along with your groceries?  Or would you just prefer to pop the baby in the carrier so you have hands free? 

 

I never had a problem leaving DS in the car while I was doing something - running up to someone's house to pick up milk, pumping gas, taking groceries into the house, etc.  Our climate is rarely severe enough for it to be a concern (unlike some areas, I know), and nobody has ever given me any reason to regret it.  But I know some people won't leave the kid in the car even to pump gas - so you need to think about your own comfort level. 

 

Something else to think about that you won't know until the babe arrives though is that some kids hate the car seat, and just scream the whole time.  Some kids happily transfer while asleep from car seat to arms/carrier without waking.  Mine has never had an issue with the car and has never transferred well, you just won't know until later what you're getting.  All the planning in the world won't answer those kinds of questions for you.  Ultimately you just have to make the best choice for your situation you can with the information you have.  And then be prepared to live with it. 

 

I would suggest heading over to Rockridge Kids on College Ave and checking out their car seats.  I do believe they'll let you take them out to your car and see what fits.  They have a better selection than the BRU/TRU in E'ville.  I really should have tested the one we bought before buying it, but no one local had them (they had just been released) - it is way too big for our car RF, although it's fine FF.  Not sure what we're going to do about that. 

post #47 of 168

Babyworld in Oakland has *excellent* car seats and carseat advice.  I miss/loved that store!  They also have a tech who can do the professional installation! 

post #48 of 168

Cristeen - excellent points. the garage idea is great! we have a driveway, and I'm not sure if I'll be comfortable leaving the baby in the car, but it's such a short walk into the house... like less than 10 yards. it would be nice to have hands free in case I have stuff to lug around. as of now, we only really drive a couple times a week - we're big on walking - but I know that might change. also, now that I think about it, wearing a baby at the grocery store (especially when Berkeley Bowl is hectic) would be way easier than having them in a carrier, either in a cart or in a stroller. I'll check out Rockridge Kids today since I'm going over there anyway. thanks so much!

 

Forest Mushroom - I really do need to go back there! I had no idea what I was looking for last time I went (maybe 4 months ago) but now is a great time to stop by. their selection seems impressive. thanks for the tip :)

 

based on Amazon reviews and stuff I'm reading online, I'm thinking the Britax Marathon is a good choice. it's a good idea to check if it fits in the car, though. 

post #49 of 168
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Originally Posted by cristeen View Post

Maryam - when you transport those animals, how far are you from the car?  What's the set up? 

 

For me, I expected a big baby (which I didn't get), but I did get a fast grower.  At 2 he's close to outgrowing one of the tallest convertibles on the market by height, and we had to flip him FF at 2 due to weight.  He never would have lasted long in a bucket, and it was an extra expense.  Also, convertibles tend to be more expensive, and I was perfectly fine asking his grandmother to spend $250 on the convertible before he arrived, rather than having to buy it myself when he was 6 mos old.  I wouldn't be going with a bucket this time if my friend hadn't offered me hers - I never would have bought one.  Her little one is 16 mos and just now close to outgrowing the bucket, so she definitely got her money's worth out of it. 

 

As for logistics - think about your parking situation, at home, the major places you go out.  At home we have a garage.  So if he was asleep I could just pull in, roll down a window, turn on the monitor (we set one up in the garage just for this reason), and go about my day.  But I know garage parking is rare around here.  If you're parking on the street, are you going to want to have to lug the carrier back to your place, along with your groceries?  Or would you just prefer to pop the baby in the carrier so you have hands free? 

 

I never had a problem leaving DS in the car while I was doing something - running up to someone's house to pick up milk, pumping gas, taking groceries into the house, etc.  Our climate is rarely severe enough for it to be a concern (unlike some areas, I know), and nobody has ever given me any reason to regret it.  But I know some people won't leave the kid in the car even to pump gas - so you need to think about your own comfort level. 

 

Something else to think about that you won't know until the babe arrives though is that some kids hate the car seat, and just scream the whole time.  Some kids happily transfer while asleep from car seat to arms/carrier without waking.  Mine has never had an issue with the car and has never transferred well, you just won't know until later what you're getting.  All the planning in the world won't answer those kinds of questions for you.  Ultimately you just have to make the best choice for your situation you can with the information you have.  And then be prepared to live with it. 

 

I would suggest heading over to Rockridge Kids on College Ave and checking out their car seats.  I do believe they'll let you take them out to your car and see what fits.  They have a better selection than the BRU/TRU in E'ville.  I really should have tested the one we bought before buying it, but no one local had them (they had just been released) - it is way too big for our car RF, although it's fine FF.  Not sure what we're going to do about that. 



Good points!  For us, we live in an apartment on the "terrace" level.  Which means we have to go down stairs from the parking lot and can't even see the parking lot from our apartment.  So for me, if I were to go shopping with baby by myself I'd have to either leave the baby inside the car alone, or inside the apt. alone.  I'm not comfortable with either of those options so for me a wrap would work best.  I'm also not comfortable leaving a baby (or any child) in the car alone while I run into a store.  Even if it's really quick.  If I can pay at the pump, that's fine but I have to go into the gas station everyone comes with (unless there's another adult).  So, again a sling or wrap would be a lot easier than dragging that baby seat out for a quick trip inside a store.  My senior year of high school there was incident that happened down the street from our house.  It was all over the news, even on Oprah.  Here's a link to the story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/02/23/national/main163981.shtml?source=search_story  I won't put the details here.  It's pretty graphic.  But because of that I will never leave a child in a car alone, even if it's just for a few minutes.  You just never know what could happen.


 

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Cristeen - excellent points. the garage idea is great! we have a driveway, and I'm not sure if I'll be comfortable leaving the baby in the car, but it's such a short walk into the house... like less than 10 yards. it would be nice to have hands free in case I have stuff to lug around. as of now, we only really drive a couple times a week - we're big on walking - but I know that might change. also, now that I think about it, wearing a baby at the grocery store (especially when Berkeley Bowl is hectic) would be way easier than having them in a carrier, either in a cart or in a stroller. I'll check out Rockridge Kids today since I'm going over there anyway. thanks so much!

 

Forest Mushroom - I really do need to go back there! I had no idea what I was looking for last time I went (maybe 4 months ago) but now is a great time to stop by. their selection seems impressive. thanks for the tip :)

 

based on Amazon reviews and stuff I'm reading online, I'm thinking the Britax Marathon is a good choice. it's a good idea to check if it fits in the car, though. 


The Britax Marathon is what we're going with as well.  I had the "classic" for DD...although back then it was the only Marathon there was.  I'm undecided if we'll go with the classic or the 70 this time.  The price difference is significant, but I really really really like the zebra print that's available on the 70.  Silly, I know.  But it's SOOO cute!!

 

post #50 of 168

I got a chicco travel system, mostly because my good friend who has a 1 year old now LOVES hers and I see her use it all the time, it is SO convenient so I knew I wanted it.  The car seat snaps right in and you're good to go and when they are too big for the car seat, you get a bigger car seat but the stroller still works for a long time.  We got a neutral color so we can reuse this travel system for next baby, too.  In a way all baby things only last for a short time, so I don't want to not get something just because it will only last for a short time, that's kinda the point of a baby, they eventually grow up! 

 

This is my first, so this is based on her experience more than  mine, but watching her use her travel system and how easy it was to leave baby in the car seat each time seemed like the perfect solution for me!  We got ours for christmas from my mom, so I didn't have to pay for it and I can't wait to use it!

post #51 of 168

I considered the Chicco travel system, too - it looks solid. it's nice to have friends to give suggestions for baby stuff (I really don't know anyone who has kids!)

 

at this point I think we're happy to do without a stroller, we don't even want one to begin with. I've decided to just put a convertible seat on our registry and spend money on a couple lovely wraps instead :D

post #52 of 168
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I'm also not comfortable leaving a baby (or any child) in the car alone while I run into a store.  Even if it's really quick.  If I can pay at the pump, that's fine but I have to go into the gas station everyone comes with (unless there's another adult).  So, again a sling or wrap would be a lot easier than dragging that baby seat out for a quick trip inside a store.  My senior year of high school there was incident that happened down the street from our house.  It was all over the news, even on Oprah.  Here's a link to the story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/02/23/national/main163981.shtml?source=search_story  I won't put the details here.  It's pretty graphic.  But because of that I will never leave a child in a car alone, even if it's just for a few minutes.  You just never know what could happen.

 


I would never suggest leaving the child alone while going into a store, but if I'm within viewing distance of the car, I don't have a problem with leaving them alone, particularly when they're sleeping.  I can't leave my DS alone if he's awake because he'll scream until he vomits if he can't see me, but I'm not going to wake him up to ring someone's doorbell or take packages into the house (when I'm parked in the driveway).  But again, that's something everyone has to determine what works for them.  If I couldn't see my car from my front door, or we had inclement weather here, that would probably be a totally different matter.  I also don't leave my car running - again, no inclement weather. 


 

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I got a chicco travel system, mostly because my good friend who has a 1 year old now LOVES hers and I see her use it all the time, it is SO convenient so I knew I wanted it.  The car seat snaps right in and you're good to go and when they are too big for the car seat, you get a bigger car seat but the stroller still works for a long time.  We got a neutral color so we can reuse this travel system for next baby, too.  In a way all baby things only last for a short time, so I don't want to not get something just because it will only last for a short time, that's kinda the point of a baby, they eventually grow up! 

 

Well, for me there's a difference between it's relatively inexpensive and will only last a short time, it's meant to only last a short time (like clothes), and it's going to have to be replaced with a more expensive model soon so I might as well not buy it twice.  And there's also a difference for people who are liable to have more average size babies and my giant.  Like I said, my friend's LO is just now close to outgrowing her bucket seat at 16 mos, so she probably got her money's worth.  But at 24 mos I had to turn my DS FF because he outgrew his convertible by weight, and he will outgrow it by height by his 3rd bday at this rate (most kids don't outgrow this particular seat until after age 4).  But with a DH well over 6 ft I expected a bucket wouldn't last us long, and I was right.  And like I said, I'd rather ask grandma to spend the $250 on the seat pre-baby than have her buy a $50 seat and I have to buy a $200 seat 6 mos later.  That's just economics.  winky.gif

 

But I will give you a word of warning on travel systems.  The car seats themselves are not intended (designed) to be clipped in and out of a stroller, a grocery cart, whatever.  They're intended to be clipped in and out of the car seat base only.  Using it for other purposes can shorten the life of the car seat, and put your LO at risk if that latch fails.  Most car seats also have a requirement that they be replaced when "in an accident" - and some of them include being hit by another car while parked as an accident.  Knocking the car seat around the house, the grocery store, the park, in and out of the stroller - how many times would that impact be equal to what you might feel if sitting in a parked car that was bumped by another car?  Again, that's a risk to your LO.  And the last thing I'll point out is that they're not safe to use as a sleeping place for baby.  When removed from the base the seat sits at a different angle and it is dangerous to the baby's airway to be left sleeping in that position.  That's why infant car seats have to be installed at a specific angle.  I really do get the convenience factor, but these are some of the reasons so many of us don't bother with a travel system or even with buckets at all.  The uses to which they're being put are not what they're designed/tested for.  The ladies over in Family Safety can give you lots more info, I'm sure. 

 

But I'm also a believer in the 4th trimester and BWing.  We didn't even buy a stroller with DS until he was 3 mos old and refusing to be worn.  Until then he spent his time in the Moby.  I find a stroller so much more difficult to deal with than a carrier, although at 40+ lbs my back can't handle putting him in a carrier anymore, and he's outgrown the stroller, so it's walk or be flung over mommy's shoulder now (the only way I can carry him long).  You have to figure out where your comfort level lies, what works with your life, etc.  And it may be that what works for your friend you find frustrating, or what works for you she hates.  You never know, really.  Which is ultimately one of the really great (and yet frustrating) parts of parenthood.  dizzy.gif

post #53 of 168
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But I will give you a word of warning on travel systems.  The car seats themselves are not intended (designed) to be clipped in and out of a stroller, a grocery cart, whatever.  They're intended to be clipped in and out of the car seat base only.  Using it for other purposes can shorten the life of the car seat, and put your LO at risk if that latch fails. 

 

 


 

Hmm, I am not sure I agree with this part.  The chicco travel system has a car seat that clips into place on the stroller, and pictures are shown where the car seat is in the stroller.  It absolutely was intended for that purpose, as far as I can tell from all the marketing material, even the picture on the side of the box shows it like that.

 

 

post #54 of 168

Awww, reading these lists makes me feel all mushy and nostalgic about preparing for my son's birth (a whopping 20 months ago). I didn't have any close friends with babies to ask for advice, but I remember getting a lot of good advice from MDC boards and from my mom, who's a professional travel nanny and firm proponent of AP methods. For car seat, we went with a Chicco Key Fit system, which worked out great for us. We only use the car once a week or so, and we rarely took the seat off of the base. Milo was such a scrawny little guy that he still fit into it, both height and weight-wise, at 14 months when we finally got around to buying a convertible system. (A week or so later, he proceeded to have an enormous growth spurt, so it was good we bought the new one when we did!) I remember being kind of confused about strollers - so many options! - but ultimately went with the one that was both easy on the wallet easily and quickly collapsible and fairly light weight since we live in the city (the CitiMini stroller). We didn't get it until he was 6 months old though, since baby wearing made everything so easy. I was so bummed when he chunked up so much 2 months ago that it made wearing him impractical for my poor back. Thanks to my awesome neighborhood listserv, I was able to buy several types of carriers second hand for cheap...very good for experimenting with! I still have a moby, a gauzey ring sling, a hotsling, another fleece pouch for fall/winter, a mei tai, a Becco, and a Kokopax backpack. (I may have gone a little insane in the baby wearing department, haha.)

 

This time around...let's see. Conveniently enough, our kids will most likely share a birthday week, so the younger one will age through the same seasons and can wear all of older brother's clothes.  We use a diaper service, so that's easy enough...I think most of our covers are still in good shape. Last time, I got a cheapo breast pump because I wasn't sure how much I'd really need it since I wasn't going back to work. It turned out that I had insane problems with breastfeeding for the first two months so I really could have used a powerful pump, which I think will be the one "big ticket" item I purchase this time. I figure the baby will sleep in the co-sleeper for 5 or 6 months, then transition into the crib (by which point my oldest will hopefully have gone smoothly into a proper bed). In a fit of trying to declutter a while back, I sold the vibrating chair and swing, so I guess I'll see if I can pick something up 2nd hand.

 

Hmmm...as much as I miss the excitement of planning for the first baby, I have to say it's pretty nice to feel like I'm already prepared. I've been learning to knit lately, so this time around, I'm just going to concentrate on little handmade things. I want this baby to know that even though s/he isn't the first in our lives, they're still very much anticipated!

post #55 of 168

I think cristeen means they are supposed to be put on top of grocery carts, etc. And that the safety testing of the car seat might not take into account all the extra clipping into and out of other objects... ?

post #56 of 168

Not to mention leaving babies in car seats even in a travel system can cause flat head syndrome at the LEAST and anaphylaxis at the worst...It is best to leave it in the car or use it to bring baby into the house and take them out!

 

Also just b/c they have a million gadgets out there that the car seat which is not of course being called the "baby carrier" doesn't mean they are FDA or AAP APPROVED and does NOT mean they safely put the car seat at the ONLY angle it is safe which is 45 degrees.

 

I urge anyone and everyone to look into those things before purchasing them just b/c it is used by others does not make it safe or right...

post #57 of 168

Anaphylaxis? Is that the word you meant? Isn't there enough scare mongering in this thread?

 

One of the things that preserved my sanity after DD2's birth was going to the Y. They asked me after the first couple times if I could bring the bucket seat in with me so that they had a safe place to set her down if needed. The kind ladies there loved to hold babies but sometimes they ended up with several or a toddler needed some attention. No flat heads at my house. The bucket was used for almost a year. 

 

We have a Graco stroller that is a glorified umbrella stroller. It folds up small enough that I can take it on the train at the zoo, for example, but has space under the seat for a bit of storage. The seat reclines. The old bucket seat we had fit in it but we never used it that way. For DD1 I hardly ever used it but my mom did. When DD2 I've used it more since I'm a SaHP and have knee issues. 

post #58 of 168

 

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening allergic reaction...doubt it is caused by carseats. But, I do agree about the flat-head thing. I never left my babies in a stroller/carseat/bouncy chair for long periods of time because I didn't want them to get flat head & I also much prefer to carry them in a sling/carrier. I have always used Baby Bjorn, but I just bought a Moby wrap and am looking forward to using it

 

I have a Chicco travel system that I used with DS2 and plan to use with this little one as well. I have a Britax Marathon for my toddler and I have been happy with both of those seats so far.

 

ETA: I did leave my babies in the swing for longer stretches of time. They both loved to nap in the swing, and they never had flat head from that. I no longer have our baby swing and probably won't buy another one just yet because of space.

post #59 of 168

Blah wrong word! I got no sleep last night! It's that other word for suffocation! My brain is not working right. I'm not trying to be a fear monger but it is real if it's a young baby with no head control or a sleeping baby. This goes for swings and bouncer seats as well it's about the incline and the way the head can tuck into the chest.

 

At a 45 degree angle it is safe for breathing on a floor, couch, crib, cart etc it's not a 45 degree angle unless you prop it....

 

You don't *have* to believe me but it;s the truth.

post #60 of 168

Right...and baby-wearing Mama's need to look into the same thing.  The oxygen saturation levels drop significantly in a young infant when the back is not supported properly.  In a sling, specifically, it is important to be constantly aware of the baby's angle, and, at times, to even use a rolled up receiving blanket under them.  I usually snuggle my babies chest to chest, froggie style, which helps this issue tons.

 

 

 


 

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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

Blah wrong word! I got no sleep last night! It's that other word for suffocation! My brain is not working right. I'm not trying to be a fear monger but it is real if it's a young baby with no head control or a sleeping baby. This goes for swings and bouncer seats as well it's about the incline and the way the head can tuck into the chest.

 

At a 45 degree angle it is safe for breathing on a floor, couch, crib, cart etc it's not a 45 degree angle unless you prop it....

 

You don't *have* to believe me but it;s the truth.



 

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