Graco Pack ‘n Play: Versatile and portable

Before I had my daughter, I could not decide whether or not to purchase a Pack ‘n Play, but I did spend a lot of time looking at them. They seemed like a great product to own and I pondered it for a while. I finally decided that, instead of purchasing a bassinet for my baby, I would just get the Pack ‘n Play because it could be used as a bassinet and then later on used as a play pen.

I purchased my Graco Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard at my local Wal-Mart store—a black one that had pink polka dots because I thought it was really cute. The model was called Katherine. It came with the bassinet with it and also had a toy bar included, which my daughter absolutely still loves.

When I got the product home and took it out of the box, I found that it was not a hard product to assemble and I actually wound up assembling it myself because I was impatient and couldn’t wait. The bassinet attachment is easy to use and attach and the toy bar was also easy to clip on to the sides of the Pack ‘n Play. You could tell that this product was made well and was sturdy. I also really liked the material used because it was girly and pretty.

When my daughter was born, I used the bassinet to put her down for naps and kept the entire Pack ‘n Play in my living room. We only used the bassinet until she was a few months old, however, because she started to crawl early and I didn’t want her to fall out or get hurt. I would sometimes still use the bassinet as a changing area when she needed a diaper change and it worked well for that.

As she got a bit older, I took the bassinet part out and allowed her to take naps in the actual Pack and Play. It is cushioned well, so she was comfortable and I didn’t ever have to worry about her getting out. She spends hours playing in her Pack ‘n Play and takes her toys in there with her. She asks to go in quite frequently. It’s a great place for her to be when I have stuff to do around the house because I know I do not have to worry about her getting hurt.

This product is easy to fold up and is great to take with you anywhere you go, because it is so versatile. It also comes with a carrying bag which makes it even more convenient.

I would highly recommend every mom purchasing a Pack ‘n Play On the Go Playard for their baby because it is well worth the money. You will use it for years and see that it actually pays for itself. It is a great alternative to a bassinet and is a safe place for your baby to be while you get housework done!


Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub: Roomy and safe

Before I even had my baby, I set off in search of a great bath tub to use for her when she came home from the hospital. It was really important for me to find something cute, but I also wanted her to have a bath tub that I knew she would be safe in. I looked at some tubs with baby slings, but I didn’t like them and thought the slings were not too sturdy and weren’t safe enough. I finally came across Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub in my local Baby Depot and decided to purchase it.

I was instantly attracted to this bath tub because it was so cute. It is actually shaped like a whale and even has eyes and a mouth painted on it. The tub is blue and large, so that baby will be able to use it well into toddlerhood. I liked the seat that was in the tub, however, and that is the feature that convinced me to buy it. There is a seat in the tub that will hold baby’s butt in place so he or she does not slide down too far in the water. You can sit baby one way so that their back is supported and then the other way when they are big enough to sit up on their own. My baby loved to lay back in this tub and then got to like sitting on her own too.

My daughter would play for the longest time in this tub. It is sturdy and made of a strong plastic. It is also deep enough to add enough water for baby to soak in and my daughter loved this as well. The plug in the bottom of the tub allows the water to be easily drained. My daughter used to like to pull the plug and let the water run all over the place, so this is something you need to watch so you don’t have a mess. The plug does stay in place, however, and I never had an issue with water just leaking out.

I also liked the fact that I got a whale bath toy for my baby when I purchased this tub. The toy is a cup with sprinkle holes in it and my daughter loved to play with it and be washed with it as well. She would like to watch the water sprinkle out of it and I found it to be great when I was washing her hair.

This tub is actually really reasonably priced, and it is sturdy and completely safe for my daughter. I would highly recommend the Fisher-Price Precious Planet Whale of a Tub tub over a different model with a baby sling. Your baby will enjoy being able to actually sit in the water and play. It is a must have item that should be added to baby registries. It is well worth the money and I am so glad that I found it!


Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Singing Band Walker: Upbeat and engaging

After my daughter started learning how to stand on her own, I knew it was time for me to look for a walker for her so she could finally start to get her footing to walk on her own. I looked at many different products, both online and in stores and finally decided to purchase a Fisher-Price 2-in-1 Singing Band Walker.

Originally, I found this product on Amazon and checked it out on there. It had some great reviews, but I decided to check it out in a store to see what I thought of it. I then found this product at my local K-Mart store and was definitely impressed.

For a little toy, this walker does so many different things. Of course, it will help baby learn how to walk so that eventually, he or she will be able to walk alone. But this walker also has a full front full of entertaining things. I really liked the fact that when a baby walks with it, it plays music. This is a fun way to encourage a child to walk and the music is upbeat and cheerful. It plays songs like, “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” and other similar tunes. Then, there is a four key piano on the front too, which my daughter was so fascinated by. She would push the keys for the longest time and giggle at the sounds she was making with them. There is a book with pages that you can turn attached to the front and the walker even has lights to encourage baby to walk. When baby walks, there are even phrases of praise.

All this product required was some AA batteries which was simple enough and it came already assembled, which I liked because I didn’t have to spend time putting it together or have the hassle of trying to figure out difficult instructions. I really like how durable and well-constructed this product is. My daughter is a little bit chunky, but never once toppled the walker over. She started walking by using this walker and still uses it just to play with. She loves to push it through the house at top speed because it’s so entertaining to her.

I would definitely say that this Fisher-Price walker is worth the money you will pay for it. If you cannot find it in a store, I would recommend ordering it online. It holds up so well and is a great toy, perfect to use for encouraging your baby to walk. My daughter still plays with it and I do not see her giving it up anytime soon. Even if you have not yet given birth to your baby, be sure to include this walker on your baby registry because you will get so much use out of it and your baby will love it! So glad I got it for mine!


Evenflo Exersaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center: Perfect for active children

As a mom, I have looked at a ton of different products to keep my baby entertained. After seeing an Exersaucer that a friend of mine had for her baby, I decided that maybe that was what I needed. I looked at many of these products until I finally found the one I thought was perfect for my baby. I found my Exersaucer at my local Baby Depot and can honestly say that it is one of the best and most useful things I ever got for my baby.

I wound up deciding to get the Evenflo Exersaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center. Because my daughter is so active and we have stairs in my house, I felt as if a walker wasn’t the safest option, so this seemed perfect. The Exersaucer had so many things to play with on it. There are so many different functions for this Exersaucer. My daughter was about four months old when she started to use it and I really liked the fact that as she grew, I could adjust the height on the Exersaucer to suit her and make her comfortable.

My daughter loved the Exersaucer and sat for extended periods of time in it. She would chew on the teething products that it came with and watch TV. I also feel that this is a great product if you have a baby that is trying to strengthen their legs in preparation for walking. This allows baby to stand and be supported by the seat, and also allows baby to jump. My daughter did a lot of jumping in this product and I really liked that she wasn’t constantly wearing out my arms by jumping. You can also take the Exersaucer apart to use it as a walking table type thing, which is great for when your baby starts to cruise and hold on to things to walk. My daughter absolutely loved this!

The Exersaucer is made well and is a high quality baby item. It is sturdy and you can easily see that the materials used to make the product are durable. Everything on the Exersaucer is able to be cleaned with a wet washcloth and the seat cover can easily be taken off and thrown in the washing machine.

The Exersaucer was easy enough for me to put together, but the directions provided with it are a little bit confusing. You will need some tools to put it together, such as a screw driver, because there are screws that need to be fixed into place.

At the end of the day, I totally loved this product. I felt that my daughter was always safe when playing in it and it was something she looked forward to. It was a great product to use, especially when I had something to do and needed her to be occupied for a bit. The price was reasonable, and I can honestly say that I would recommend any mom get an Evenflo Exersaucer for their baby. It’s wonderful!