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  • mistermommy 5:15 pm on May 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Dad Life 

  • mistermommy 1:15 pm on May 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: baby swings, babys r us, fisher price, , starlight cradle   

    Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle ‘n Sugar Plum Swing 

    About 2 weeks ago we had to replace our Graco baby swing because it was broken after going through almost 2 of our kids. This was a great swing we had it about 7 years but was defiantly out dated and eventually the gear system broke. The most critical thing to remember when holding on to and reusing old baby gear is that the age of the item really works against you. It is critical to keep in mind that if for example you hold on to an item for more than even 1 year you are looking at holding on to an item that has passed old safety standards and technology has advanced since your item was on the self.

    Obviously clothes and some toys do not fall in this category but please keep in mind that car seats, swings, and any other item needs to be updated frequently so that all your elite baby gear will pass current safety and material guidelines. There are so many recalls from new and old items these days so it is necessary to side with caution when it comes to your newborn.

    When we began to review the swings we defiantly started online to compare the latest and the greatest but did not truly intend to buy the top of the line but you do realize this a defiant trap to fall into because you are purchasing these items for your little munchkin. So some times you do spend too much but feel the extra is justified because its your kid.

    Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle ‘n Sugar Plum Swing:         http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4214708

    No swing compared to the Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle ‘n Sugar Plum Swing. BUT be forewarned as it is a squeaky swing. This swing keeps your newborn up to 35 lb baby more occupied than any other because it comes with all the bells and whistles. But it has to get returned because the squeaking is overwhelming. I even took it all apart all the way down to the gears and made sure it was  well lubricated but even after that eventually the SQUEAKING came back so back to Baby R Us for this swing.

    We are very disappointed as there are not too many girl friendly color swings available. Bottom line if you can deal with the noise this one has everything you need including extra sleep and chore time for parents when baby sleeps and your child is occupied to the max.

    We do not know what the next swing we buy is but after reading any negative review the biggest complaint was the squeaking on the Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle ‘n Sugar Plum Swing.

    Sorry Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle ‘n Sugar Plum Swing, we will miss everything you gave to us. We wrestled with the noise but made the decision to find a replacement for you.

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  • mistermommy 9:11 pm on May 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , breast feeding, breastfeeding, , tommee tippee   

    Tommee Tippee 

    We have breast fed all 3 of our children because of the huge benefits over formula feeding. However this is not a subject I will discuss with new parents offline because of the friction it provides in the conversation. I do understand both sides of the feeding coin but we are a strong supporter and advocate for breastfeeding for a minimum of 3 months but do encourage all moms to breastfeed for 6 months.

    It is very important that you do not introduce a bottle to your newborn to early as it may cause confusion between mom and bottle. Although if the newborn has caught on and is doing well with mom then go for the bottle as it will help baby and dad bond and gives mom a nice break.

    Now the reason for this post is I am still trying to figure out the correct amount of ounces to provide our daughter because it is almost impossible to tell how much she is getting from mom per feeding. This has been an ongoing battle so I wanted to get this information out to new parents.

    Now all newborns are different but it appears that 2 to 4 ounces during the first 60 days per feeding every 2- 3 hours seems to be a good benchmark for when our daughter needs to eat from the bottle.

    4 ounces seems to be the bench mark. Anything less she will seem unsatisfied, will have trouble getting back to sleep etc.. What have you found out???

    When mom has to head out for a few ours we wash, sterilize, warm up, and use the best on the market. Tommee Tippee products, which seems to be exclusive to Babies R Us anchor stores. Our family has always felt that before every child you must research not only everything you purchase but especially the items that protect, rest, and feed your baby.

    Information shows that it is not necessary to sterilize unless baby is premature or under weight but we are more cautious than most parents so be forewarned.

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