So I'm wondering if I should invest in a swing bouncer....I'll be home alone mostly with my baby when she arrives. And I have a cosleeper, not a crib right now. So I'm wondering if a bouncer or swing would be ideal for when I have to put her down for a few minutes for a bathroom break.
Any ideas? Anyone selling or giving away anything like that? I love the 4moms rockaroo, I think it's called, but it's a real investment for me right now. So I would love your thoughts before buying this item.
Personally I love the little bouncy chairs for the bathroom. I usually keep one in each level bathroom and one where I hang out the most.
I can't use the toilet myself with a sling although I know many who do. And I find the bouncers are small enough that they fit in the bathroom nicely. Then you can play "peek a boo" with the with the shower curtain and they usually stay happy.
and you can usually find them in excellent condition for cheap in second hand stores or on online thrifting sites :)
That's not to say you can't use a bouncy seat or whatever, but I never had one and didn't miss it.
Me + DH = DD (1/2004) & DS (6/2013) & One on the way (11/2015)
- DH hold her (if he was home)
- when she was asleep
- lay her on the bathroom floor
- put her in the sink (this only works if your sink is big enough, obviously) padded with a folded towel.
I think it was much the same with DD1, except for the sink.
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
We had a bouncy seat that I kept in the bathroom just so I could stash the baby in it and shower. When the babies would outgrow the bouncy then it was a extra saucer that I kept in the master bedroom and would drag into the bathroom doorway again as a safe place to stash baby/toddler.
I swear I never knew I could take such fast showers until I had kids
I would either wait until they were napping and take a really fast one with the door open or just wait until my ex was home. This meant I sometimes was getting my shower near midnight, but I figured it was better than nothing. If I had no other choice, I would put my baby in a bouncer right at the door and be really quick.
Toddler hijack. X2
I loved a cradle swing for showers and using the stove when mine were tiny, and as they got bigger an exersaucer was helpful. I never used them for long, but for a few minutes they were really helpful in my experience.
If only they worked with my 2yo. :)