I will be wearing this baby , but had wondered if buying one of these would be good for the times I lay her down..so that she is always near me? What do you think?
I appreciate any imput here! As Maddy is due in 7 weeks
And anyway, they did better in their carseat when I needed to set them down -- so they could look around and whatnot, and because they both seemed to sleep better when semi-upright anyway.
There are wicker laundry baskets you can buy at craft stores and you can make your own matress and bedding for it. You don't have to be terribly skilled with a needle to do it, it's much cheaper, you don't have to feel awful when your kid outgrows it, and it's a lovely keepsake to remind you of your childs babyness.
That said, I never had such a thing and got by fine without it. I never even had a bouncy seat, and the carseat was usually in the car. I always found places to put DD down when I had to. So if you are loathing buying yet another piece of baby equipment, or have budget concerns, it's certainly something you can do without.
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Our dd was large (9.5 lbs & almost 22" at birth), but she fit into the basket longer than she fit into her infant carseat - around 4 1/2 months, I think. Now we're using it to store her stuffed animals, and it's in great shape for baby #2, whenever that happens...
We could have lived without it, sure, but it did make those first few months easier, and for much less $ than a co-sleeper or crib!
edited to add: I just checked out the site again, and it looks like they've changed their stand. It's now a rocking stand, but still looks useful.
I had both baskets already and the pillows too. I agree that a basket is easy and convenient but they dont last long in one for the moses one (at least not to me).
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If you do decide to get one, get the biggest one you can find.
We have the babybjorn bouncy seat (from www.babybjornshop.com), and it's really great. It also converts to a toddler chair, so it lasts until your baby is two or so. It's a simple sling-style design (no motors/plastic/etc.), and my babies love it for napping. I think it feels similar to being in a sling on me, their weight is held in the same way. I like that I can bring it with me from room to room, and it folds down for traveling. You might want to consider something like that instead since it has pretty much the same use, and will last MUCH longer.
Congrats on your coming babe!!
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