Last month, Aksel’s swing was the first thing that came to mind as a lifesaver. But, children grow fast and I am sad to announce that we had to say bye to the swing this week.
Bubba has gotten so big and active that watching lights was not enough anymore…AND he may have outgrown it. But, we have a new addition to the toy collection that has quickly won my heart.
How many mothers have used a bouncer/saucer before? How many have contemplated buying one? If you are hesitant on whether or not to spend the money, head on out the door right now and get yourself one. You and your little one will be thanking you!
When we first got our saucer, I thought, “Wow, with all the activities, he will never get bored!” Do not fool yourself, babies can keep you awake 20 hours a day while still getting the sleep they need. My point? Do not underestimate their capabilities. They will get bored with the toys included. But, no need to fear, there is an answer.
In all the videos and pictures of Aksel in his bouncer, there are varied assortments of toys. This is because the saucer has SO many places to hang, stick, and place things. That means stuffed animals and mirrors, teething toys and noise makers can all be put to use. Not to mention, Bubba loves bouncing around in it.
With Bubba just learning to sit up, his movement has been very limited since he has learned to reach and play. In his bouncer, though, he has a full arm extension that has enhanced his ability to reach and explore. Not to mention, he does more squats than I do by lifting himself and dropping all of his weight!
Keeping an Eye
The last big reason I love Bubba’s saucer is the easy mobility. It requires no power and is fairly light, so I can take it anywhere. I have trucked him with me outside, to the kitchen, in the office. He has sat through psychology lectures and cooking lessons in it, and stayed happy for extended periods of time.
Placing the bouncer in the center of the house, I love to stop when walking by and interactively play with him. He is so fascinated in how things make noise or how they taste. I love watching him experience new things and learn so fast. And I especially love having a safe place to put him to do it all!