I wanted to wait until my package arrives to write about this, but I'm too excited. I'm not generally a trendy mom. I'm actually not a trendy anything, really. I usually think I can do things my own way and do them better. If I can find an easier, more comfortable, more logical, less expensive way, that's generally the path I'll take.
You can ask my friends about this. Most of them will remember...probably while rolling their eyes...my declaration that I didn't need an infant car seat carrier when Brenna was born. Why buy an infant seat and then a toddler seat when the toddler seat box says it does both?
Anyone with a baby is now rolling their eyes along with my friends. I lasted a week. Thankfully my friend, Kris, felt sorry for me and loaned me one they weren't using. The next time, I knew better and bought one.
Several months ago I saw a tv segment on a trendy new baby item that really intrigued me.
When Michael pulled the baby items out of the attic in preparation for Carrie, I remembered that our infant tub - which "conveniently collapses" for "easy storage" (that's a joke) now leaks at the collapse seam. So not only does it take up a lot of space, it makes a mess and is hard to empty. I decided we'd bathe this baby the old fashioned way. In the kitchen sink.
She doesn't mind it too much. As long as Daniel doesn't mess with with the faucet, or drip the wash cloth on her face, or rub her tummy too hard, or pull on her legs, or.... Basically he has to watch. It worked great for a few weeks and will work great again when she can sit up, but this wiggly, kicking in-between stage is a little tricky.
So I went trendy and bought a bucket.
Not THAT bucket. It costs $43.65! Without the stand! I bought the cheaper version. Which wasn't cheap, but does have a stabilizing stand.
I did read all the reviews and I know I basically bought a glorified bucket. But I'm excited about my bucket and I can't wait for it to get here.
And you can bet I'll post my trendy little pictures, just as soon as I take them.
Unless I'm back to hang my head and admit it's just a well marketed bucket.