Friday, December 31, 2010
Our Favorite Things - 2 months
Love this! It was a gift from my sister in law as recommended by a friend of hers and has been a Godsend. It has become part of our bedtime routine, and works pretty much every time.
It's belly lights up with a soft yellow glow (helpful for finding lost pacifiers before he falls asleep, too) and plays 5 minutes of different sleepy lullabies. They go slower and slower and the light fades away.
I can honestly say that it has become a cue for him that it's bed time (we don't use it during naps) and it helps him chill. There have been only a few times that I've had to play it more than once.
I have seen babies with these in the past and thought it was the stupidest thing ever. Boy, was I wrong.
Best. Invention. I could kiss whoever thought of this.
Basically, it's purpose has nothing to do with being cute (although they are cute). It helps to keep the pacifier in the baby's mouth so they don't lose it every 2 point 5 seconds and start crying. I refer to a previous post about how it is very frustrating to have to stand right next to the baby as he's about to fall asleep and continue to pop the pacifier back in his mouth for fear of a screaming, angry, crying baby.
Ashley and my thoughtful cousin Heather pointed these out to me. It is pricey at 9.99 (I know for 1 pacifier, a little outrageous) but worth it in the end. I'm already thinking of buying another one for the babysitter's house.
I take it back.
How can anyone live without a crib mobile?!
I found one on clearance (not the one in the picture) and Ezra is mesmerized by it every time he sees it. He could watch those animals go round and round endlessly. He kicks his little feet to the tune. It gives me a chance to put away baby clothes, stuff diapers, or even run to the bathroom.
I'm considering saving up for an expensive one - that I don't have to crank every 42 seconds. And might have a variety of tunes, because, lets face it, how many times can you listen to the same 15 second song without pulling out your hair?
Ezra's Favorite Thing: Himself!!
He would look at himself in this mirror all day if I let him. He's so vain...
I also have a mirror in his crib and there have been times he's fallen asleep just looking at himself. It can get him to attempt to roll over too and makes tummy time a little more fun for everyone.
I like this mirror because I can prop it on a table or on the floor next to him and I don't have to mess with velcro. Also, it doesn't distort his face like a lot of the mirrors on his toys do. I'm not sure if he likes looking at himself all wonky - but I figure its best for him to get sense of what he actually looks like.