Things I’m glad I bought….. There are numerous essentials for babies as well as numerous extravagancies. In a few cases, though, I’ve been really glad I went for a particular brand or type of essential.
Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance Chair
J had another seat until around 6 months. We didn’t realise when we were buying things before she arrived that the majority of seats are only safe up to 6 months. In retrospect I wish we’d got this in the first place, but you live and learn….
The Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance is allegedly good up to 2 years, which makes it more than worth the extra expense (currently going from around £86.95 online- generally around the £100 mark).
There are 4 different angles at which to use the chair as your baby grows. You can just slide the baby down in to the seat, so no faffing about with straps (which were a nightmare on her last chair!). It doesn’t vibrate, it doesn’t rock but it does bounce, or rather she bounces it- which at this age at least is much more fun!
Her previous chair vibrated as we were told by friends that their baby went straight off to sleep with vibrate on. J hated vibrate. Every baby really is different.
As your baby becomes a toddler you can take away the “strap” of the Babysitter Balance and they can use it as a big boy/girl chair. It’s effectively material stretched over a frame, so the material can just be taken off and thrown in the machine. The seat can also be folded completely flat which makes it great for travelling.
For a few other things I’m glad I bought or was given see Top 5 Toys for 0-6 Months. At some point soon I’ll be singing the praises of our monitor and our nappy bin. Thrilling stuff!