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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
|This car seat is very safe and snaps into our stroller so we don't have to take our baby out. Biggest problem is that it is very heavy. I can't lift it with one hand. It takes both. So basically, it's the only thing you can carry. Also, when your baby is just born and until she can hold her head up, it's difficult for them to stay seated with their head back because the car seat is very upright compared to other infant car seats which are more reclined. If it didn't fit into our stoller, I would of gotten a lighter one.|
|We have this stoller and it's awesome for two main reasons: it's lighter than most strollers and it collapses to a small size. It is also pretty sturdy and good-looking. The only thing we don't like is that it cannot go in sand or other loose dirt. You need a jogger stroller that has a front swivle wheel for that. Living by the beach, we need a jogger, so that'll be our next purchase.|
|This book is on the controversial side because it is very one-sided. It is pretty much against "attachment parenting," where the baby dictates her eating/sleeping schedule, and is a proponent of "parent-directed" feeding and scheduling. I really believe that certain things work for some parents and babies and not for others. This worked for us, but I still suggest reading other books as well and not being so strict on one method. I initially was doing the attachment parenting style, comforting and feeding my baby whenever she seemed to need it, but the only problem is that our days had no structure or schedule to them. I personally don't do well with having no schedule and needed a more predictable day. The biggest problem was that my baby could not fall asleep on her own--I had to nurse her so she could sleep and everytime she woke up in the middle of the night, I had to nurse her to go back to sleep. I have found this book to be helpful because it promotes full feedings and teaches you how to train your baby to sleep on her own. It does involve letting your baby cry herself to sleep, but I've learned from the book and other reading and my doctor that this is normal. It's normal for babies to get fussy and cry before they can settle themselves into sleep. Ever since I tried the babywise schedule of eat, play and then sleep, my baby has been sleeping really well at naps and night. It's hard at first, but totally worth it and I plan to start it even earlier with the next child we have. And our baby is as happy as can be!|
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