I'm talking about THIS:
It's the Cadillac of Pack 'n Plays! This little beaut has taken residence in the corner of our bedroom and has made diaper changes a breeze. Like seriously we couldn't live without it! Okayyyy... fine... we probably could, but it sure is handy and Hadley freakin' loves it! I plop her down on the changing section in the morning and she will just stare at the ceiling giggling to herself while I brush my teeth, use the potty, or check to see if my stomach has magically deflated itself any further overnight! It's like the best 3 minutes of the day! ;)
While the changing table is a daily staple of ours, we had never really used the removable bouncer feature on the left. Well, I take that back... Mason used it to hang his work pants from. But mostly it just sat there all neglected looking, collecting dust.
Then low and behold... a miracle happened. While watching the timeless classic "Knocked Up" for the umpteenth billion time, I caught a Graco commercial for this very same product that I happen to be the happy owner of. The mom in the commercial lifted the bouncer out of the Pack 'n Play and sat her little nugget down in it while she did important things like file her nails and pour a glass of red. That's when the light bulb turned on above my head! Hey WAIT A SECOND!!! Why aren't I using this gadget that I already have!?! I want to file my nails too!!!
If you recall, Hadley isn't the biggest fan of being put down... and I'm totally down with stuffing her in my baby carrying bjorn pouch on occassion, but 11 pounds mounted to your front side for too long isn't very easy on the 'ol back, plus I'd hate to spill wine on her head (talk about a waste)! :)
Could this magical bouncer be just the tool I've been searching for? Like cat nip for babies? To find out I made Mason bust out the Phillips head and batteries for a little Sunday night project. Suffice it to say he was beyond thrilled!
But guess what folks? She LOVED it! Not only does this baby bounce, but it vibrates too! Which babies are into I guess? Who knew!?!
Then this morning, I pushed my luck a little further and I took a bath and SHAVED MY LEGS! While DRINKING COFFEE!! It might as well have been Breakfast at Tiffany's up in here!
This device has also allowed me to get back in the kitchen. While she's vibing on down, Mama's whipping up a healthy dinner to enjoy for when Daddy gets home! I've lost 2 pounds since Monday!!! It's a MIRACLE MACHINE!
If you've got a bun in your oven, you MUST add THIS to your registry. Go on and getcha one! You'll thank me later!
And just so we're all clear...
*I was not paid for endorsing this product, but Graco - feel free to hook a Mama up! ;)
**I only put Hadley in her bouncer a few times a day, so that she won't get bored with it and/or develop a vibrating addiction! :)
Fellow parents... What are your baby gadget must haves??