We have two swings and a bouncer for our chub at home. I bought a bouncer, but both swings are hand-me-downs which I love. With our third child, we have received many hand-me-downs. When we had our first child, many of our friends still did not have kids yet, then with the second, many of our friends have little kids of our kids’ ages, and now with our third, many of our friends are done with baby items and they have generously given them to us. Having the third one hasn’t been expensive in that sense. However, we’ll see the difference in the bank account more as he grows older.
There is something about swinging sideways that puts him to sleep. I used this sideway swing and another swing I have quite often with my son. When my older two children were babies, I also owned an older style of Graco swing and used it a lot. All of my children were fond of a swing and I can say that we made a good use of the swings we have owned.
Do we look like we have a baby in our apartment?
I move my son from one station to another as soon as he gets bored.
He likes the monkey mat which has been really handy. It was a great gift our friend gave us. My son often falls asleep in it. It’s a great activity center to have when your baby is still lying on the back or for practicing a tummy time. The time of use you get out of a floor mat is very short, but it is nice to have one. I find it a great gift to give to new parents as it’s not as expensive as a swing or bouncer, but they are not as high priority in a shopping list as other items such as a bouncer and swing.
My first child loved a bouncer when she was a baby and it was a life saver for me. I don’t know what I would have done without it. Then, my second child didn’t really care for it. I hardly used it with her. The bouncer ended up being a toy when my first child’s toddler friends came over and eventually they broke it. That’s why I bought a bouncer again and it is worth every dollar of it. My third one loves the bouncer especially when it vibrates.
We have another swing in the downstairs’ play room and my son sits in it when we hang out there with my older kids. He really likes to stare at the red frog.
It’s already a weekend, isn’t it? We traveled to Texas from Jakarta this past Wednesday night Jakarta time and arrived in the States Thursday morning U.S. time. We pretty much slept all day on Thursday and Friday trying to get over the jet-lag. It’s not too bad to fight with the jet-lag with a 3 months old baby because he still sleeps a lot during the day and his body clock is still not set yet. I am bummed about it because that means two days I lost for shopping!!!