Friday, July 17, 2009

Money Well Spent (for once!)

The price tags on most baby products are ridiculous. Rarely, do I feel that anything I buy for the babies is worth the money. My son used his $40 Bumbo chair for like 2 days before he was climbing out of not worth it in my mind. The fancy crib bedding collects dust as Braeden has refused to step one foot near his crib for the last, oh I don't know...16 months! But today I am proud to say that I have splurged on a baby item and turns out it was money very well spent!

The Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center arrived earlier than expected (thank you Site to Store!), and we picked it up yesterday. With the easy to understand instructions, I was able to put it together all by myself (much better than the double stroller assembly....I will blog about that later) in record time.

You can see all the great features (from music to motion...heck, there is even an iPod dock!) at their website. However, what is the best testament to the quality of this product is how Ashlyn responded to it. While she isn't a fussy baby at all (knock on wood!), she was soothed right to sleep.

I put her in the swing at her most alert, wide awake time in the evening:

Within five minutes, she was passed out!

One thing about this "Soothing Center" (fancy code word for swing) weirds me out. Mom is supposed to sleep with the swaddle blanket and bear headrest to transfer her scent. I get the concept....the "Soothing Center" addresses all of the senses in a way that makes baby feel like she is back in the womb. I have yet to snuggle up with the swing yet...but it is so soft and cozy, I might just "transfer my scent."

I hearby give the Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center my stamp of approval! Totally worth the hefty price tag. Check out for the best deal and free shipping to the store of your choice!

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