Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The kid has got NO taste!


So since Helam was born, I've lusted after and have wanted to get him the Graco Sweetpeace Soothing Center. If you don't know what this is, it is like the Lexus of baby swings, or better. Seriously, it's the most awesome piece of baby equipment I've ever seen. The way it rocks your baby is more like how a mom rocks a baby, and there are at least 4 different ways to do it, you can use your carseat instead, it vibrates, you can plug in an mp3 player, there are a ton of cool sound settings, that actually sound really good.

So, we finally cracked, gave in, and splurged and bought one. I love it. It is everything they say it is and more. The fabric of the seat is AMAZING, when I turned on the music, I thought I was listening to a gentle relaxing classical cd. When I put my baby in it all snuggled up (he was already asleep) I was very soothed watching the hypnotic sway of the swing. I was so thrilled to have the best for my baby.

He hates it. Whenever I put him in it asleep, he'd wake up pretty soon after. If I put him in it for just a few minutes to shower or go to the bathroom, he'd cry the whole time. Even with the stinking soothing sounds on.

My baby does NOT understand how to properly be soothed.

I think he thought he was fine using mom, dad, or Sariah as a soothing center.

Anyway, we pulled out his swing we'd originally got him, from the BYUI bulletin board for a cool 20 bucks. This one is a tacky blue with fish and bubbles all over it, and a mobile that Helam is absolutely in love with. We stuck him back in there and he looked just as happy as any baby has ever looked in a swing. He seemed to think he was home at last.

While I'm disappointed that he seems to be deficient in the "knowledge of proper baby soothing" department, I'm thrilled that he's excelling in the "If you can get the same dang thing for 20 dollars instead of 190, get the freaking cheap one!" department. (Which reminds me I need to do a separate blog about Essi.. who hasn't mastered that one yet.) So, we took it back and totally got our money back. Sweet.

10 comments:

K kid said...

Why is it that kids can't think toys are as cool as we think they are? What's up with Helam anyway? =]

Tenise said...

Haha! He's totally getting cardboard boxes for Christmas.

RBA said...

I think it's hilarious! What a great kid to save you and your husband $$!

Shellie said...

HI! Just saw an incoming link from your blog and wanted to come over and say thanks for linking to me :)

and that picture of your baby makes my heart melt. I had a friend that bought this really weird cradle thing for a couple hundred dollars and her kid freaking HATED it. So she tried to sell it at a Kid to Kid and they were like we'll buy it for $10! She spent like $350 on it and it was only 1 month old.

Sister Brittster said...

Sometimes kids just don't know what is good for them...or maybe you can take it as a sign that he isn't going to be high maintenance when he gets older...either way, you could always take the swing back and get back your $190...or sell it on ebay! LOL!

Tenise said...

Oh I should have mentioned that we took it back. I was so sad to do it, he was supposed to love it.

Tenise said...

Sad but really pretty happy at the same time.

Sherian and Co. said...

That is always so true! We should probably all take a lesson from him...I think I just always want what's new, maybe not what works the best or works just as well. Thanks for that Helam! Oh, and tell him I can't wait to meet him in a couple weeks. Love you all!

Andrea said...

Too funny, my kids were both the same way. But in reality he probably has the best taste because even though I hate to admit it after ALL those times I needed a break (even 5 minutes) their really is no better place than mom's arms (or dad's). LOL

Leslie & Josh said...

That is so funny. I feel the exact same way. We have a crib that we bought especially because we were haveing baby number three. Matt hardly slept in it. He preferred the swing. When he got to big for the swing we didn't sleep for six months. Then came baby number four. Same story, luckally we've come across a better swing that he can still sleep in. I don't know why I even have the crib up. He only sleeps in it about twenty minutes a day or night I guess I shoulds say. As that's the only time he gets in there. I guess I do use it as a changing station.