Thursday, October 16, 2008

So big!!!

I was just curious to know if any of you who read our blog know of how we could "upgrade" this papasan chair for a bigger kid version. Timmy is quickly outgrowing it, but it is a lifesaver during those times when he doesn't feel good for some reason and we want him to be in a comfortable place close to us where he can fall asleep when he is ready.

Here is what I like about it:
  • it keeps him at a good angle for his reflux
  • it is soft and well padded, and the padding can be removed and machine washed when he pukes on it
  • I can move it around the house as needed
  • it straps him in, so he can't fall out during the night when I am sleeping, and he can't wiggle himself flat during the night
  • if we travel, it folds flat to fit easily in the car

Actually, if you know of a bigger kid infant swing, I would be interested in hearing about that as well.

3 comments:

mom/nana said...

I was actually thinking about this problem/scenario the other day. Is a bean bag chair an option? It would mold to his form and most have a wipe-down material. There are child size bean bag chairs, of course. What a little sweetie!

Britany said...

our phil & ted stroller has an attachment that you can buy to make it into a double stroller. but the attachment can also double as a bouncer and a toddler chair. it holds up to a 3 year old. i don't know if it's exactly what you are looking for but worth checking into here is the website link... http://www.philandteds.com/lazyted_index.htm

let me know what you think. loveyabunches aunt bee

Lara said...

FYI - These are some of the other options I am looking at. If anyone has used these, let me know how they would work for a 1 year old with frequently poor head control.

Fisher Price Smart Stages 3-in-1 Rocker Swing: http://www.target.com/Fisher-Price-Smart-Stages-Rocker-Swing/dp/B000WUB9R6/sr=1-14/qid=1224562216/ref=sr_1_14/602-6120537-8330229?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Atoddler%20swing&page=1

Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker: http://www.target.com/Fisher-Price-Infant-to-Toddler-Rocker/dp/B000WUB9O4/sr=1-2/qid=1224562239/ref=sr_1_2/602-6120537-8330229?ie=UTF8&pricerange=&index=target&field-browse=1038576&rh=k%3Atoddler%20swing&page=2

I think this is similar to what the therapist was telling me about this morning: a Soft Touch Sitter... the only problem being that it can take 5-6 months to come in... :-(
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