Notes from a New Mom: The Perks of Having a Nanny...

June 8, 2012 by Peg Samuel
shefinds | Kids

Now that I’ve adjusted to the chaos of having two children at home, it’s back to blogging. And thank goodness–finally some me time.

My first assignment? A Nap Nanny Chill review. The Nap Nanny Chill’s claim to fame is “Helping babies sleep, so parents can too,”  so let me tell you they had me at “babies sleep.”

With curves similar to a car seat and a plush cover, the Nap Nanny Chill is soft and squishy yet sturdy, sort of like a Memory Foam mattress. It seemed like a perfect place to sleep to me!

And at first, it was. Dani took naps and would relax in the Nap Nanny while we ate, watched television or played with her. Once Dani got a little older and stronger, though, she learned to roll over and readjust her body so we couldn’t use it for sleep very much.

But even though Dani doesn’t do much sleeping on it, the Nap Nanny is still a staple in our home. Here’s why:

  • It’s lightweight. I can easily bring it from room to room for Dani to chill in while exercising, cleaning, or enjoying some time on our porch.
  • It’s just the right height for feeding. Although Dani isn’t ready for baby food, the Nap Nanny sits her at the perfect angle when that times comes.
  • It’s easy to travel with. The Nap Nanny easily fits in my car’s backseat or trunk. There’s also a travel bag for the chair for longer trips and airplane travels. (Hey, it even fits in the overhead compartment!)
  • It’s safe. Dani can’t roll out of the bucket seat once the 3-point safety harness is secured.
  • It makes for easy (and safe!) sibling play time. The chair puts Dani at a level that allows her older brother, DJ, to enjoy his baby sister. He can also help me when I’m cooking by wiping her mouth or replacing a pacifier without having to stand on his tiptoes or reaching through crib bars.

So even though Dani doesn’t use it to sleep, there are lots more uses for the chair. The Nap Nanny can chill with us anytime. (OK, so my joke was lame, but you got the point. Right?)

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