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Bumbo Baby Sitter

Bumbo Baby Sitter

Rated on Jul 13, 2012

32121

Maybe I'm missing something since this has glowing reviews, but we found that this wasn't all that necessary, and had a very short usability window.

The leg openings are very small so it was hard to get our not very chunky baby in and out of it. We ended up using the Boppy or our laps to help him learn to sit. We did use it for introducing solids since he still seemed too little for the high chair. All in all, its nice but not necessary.

Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic Infant Car Seat

Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic Infant Car Seat

Rated on Jul 13, 2012

43211

This was a no brainer purchase for us. It is top rated for safety and ease of use, and it also has a high weight limit. We assumed our kid would be bigger than he is (dad is very tall) and while he is tall, we just recently had to purchase a toddler convertible seat because he became too tall for it, but is nowhere near the weight limit.

All in all we have been very happy with it, though it is a little heavy and it would be nice if the carrying handle didn't "click" so you don't risk waking a sleeping baby.

Schwinn Free Runner

Schwinn Free Runner

Rated on Apr 10, 2012

43211

We bought this for my husband to use. It was the only jogging stroller with any sort of height adjustment that was under $200. My husband likes it, though it could definitely be taller (he is 6'5"), but he doesn't kick the support beam across the back wheels which is a plus.

Its very lightweight and seems comfortable for our son. Because the seat is at an angle he has to lean back, something he refuses to do in his regular stroller and I think that makes it safer for his neck.

The only downside is that it doesn't fold up very compactly. We leave it up in a corner of our kitchen which is fine since it is used every day.

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat

Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

54321

We chose this car seat because it came highly rated on Consumer Reports. I had further ease of mind when I had the local police department check my installation and they commented that it was a very safe seat.

I've never used another car seat so I don't know if these are unique to Chicco or not, but I have a few suggestions that will make it better:

- The restraint straps are just *this much* too short to shove between the handle and the seat to keep them out of the way when you are putting the baby in the seat. If they came out just a half inch more you could pin them out of the way and not have to hunt for them under your baby's bum.

- The sun shade isn't long enough to do much good. A parent in my new baby group took his to a tailor and had them add another panel to the sunshade to make it longer and now it actually works to shield his child from sun that isn't on the horizon and behind her.

- The decorative piping behind the child's head seems like it would be uncomfortable. When we used it with the Keyfit stroller when my child was an infant he would have a line across the back of his head where the piping pushed into it.

- The carrying bar makes a very loud click when you pull it up or push it down which means that if you have a finally sleeping child, they will wake up the minute you try and take them in the house.

Cloud B Twilight Turtle

Cloud B Twilight Turtle

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

54321

My son loves this. Unfortunately, he gets too excited by it to help put him to sleep, but I'm sure he will get hours of entertainment from it when he is older. My mom bought it for us and she mentioned that it has been redesigned since she bought one for a friend a few years ago so that it is much cuter than before.

Cloud B Sleep Sheep Plush Sound Machine with Four Soothing Sounds

Cloud B Sleep Sheep Plush Sound Machine with Four Soothing Sounds

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

32121

We received the full size one and the travel one from each of our son's Grandma's. It is absolutely adorable and my son likes using the travel one as a stuffed animal after we took the mechanics out. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well as intended because it shuts off after 20 or 40 minutes, and as any new parent will tell you, getting a baby to sleep is much easier than getting them to STAY asleep.

Safety 1st 12-Pack Ultra Clear Outlet Plugs

Safety 1st 12-Pack Ultra Clear Outlet Plugs

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

54321

This is the easiest thing to do when baby proofing. I was afraid that once our child became mobile he would be able to pull them out, but so far he has been foiled! So far...

Avent Freeflow Pacifiers

Avent Freeflow Pacifiers

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

54321

My child likes these much better than the "orthodontic" ones, and I like them because there is no wrong way up, and the molding fits around his nose and mouth. Unfortunately, the sizes for older babies sometimes have a "right way up" and the moulding is not as comfortable.

Arm & Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser

Arm & Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

43211

These bags do their job without an overpowering floral scent. The dispenser works well (and it is easy to re-roll after curious fingers get to it) but the clip part doesn't work well. It is too fat to put anywhere other than on the strap of your diaper bag, but it falls off very easily.

Johnson's Bathtime Essentials Gift Set

Johnson's Bathtime Essentials Gift Set

Rated on Apr 09, 2012

14321

We received this as a shower gift and recycled it rather than using it on our baby or passing it down to someone else because the J&J products are known to have lots of carcinogens. J&J has pledged to reformulate their products (they have the new "naturals" line) which I applaud: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=903

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