Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Graco Soothe & Swaddle Bouncer" lets me take a shower in the morning!

After we first brought him home, one of my concerns was that I would seriously never have time to take a shower, get dressed, and dry my hair before he woke up for his next feeding!  I spent many days with air-dried hair and hairy legs because I had to rush all of my usual routines during his little naps.
Solution... this bouncer seat!  It vibrates and plays soothing music or the sound of gentle waves.  There are a few things hanging from the top, but they seem to be more for show, because they aren't in his line of vision.
So now, after a feeding, I pop him in the seat right in the bathroom and he coos and bounces away while I get myself ready.  He usually falls off to sleep after a bit, and I have plenty of time to take care of me before his next feeding  :)  I also sit him in this seat in front of our sliding glass doors, and he loves to spend time staring outside.  I love to sit next to him during this time and talk about all of the things he will do someday out in our backyard!
This particular bouncer has some flaws however.  The controls are at the bottom, and he constantly kicks them with his feet.  It would bother me if it was my feet, but he laughs whenever he kicks them.  Sometimes he even turns on the music himself with his feet!  Also, I would definitely recommend buckling your baby in.  When he isn't buckled, he sinks down, and the vibrations seem to bounce him right down out of the seat.  It would also be better if the toys were actually within his grasp- but he truly doesn't seem to mind these apparent flaws and loves this seat!

**UPDATE!  I guess all babies really are different!  Baby O LOOKS AT THE HANGING THINGS!  He actually stares at them for long periods of time.  He does NOT like the vibrations, but would rather bounce.  This chair is still a lifesaver  :)

You can get it here!


  1. Congrats on the new blog!!

    I would have loved this bouncy seat when my little one was younger. Finding time to take a shower doesn't seem to get any easier as they get older...LOL

    aka "Mommy Reporter"

  2. These bouncer things, and the bucket car seat were the only things that made a shower possible for me on many, many a day.

    Super cute bebeh, too. :-)


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