Nick

Kara

8.27.2007

Infantino Car Mirror

We have the infantino car mirror in the back so that we can see the baby when we are driving. It is a great idea but this one slides all over the place. Usually I start out being able to see his face and 5 minutes into the drive, I can only see his legs. I need something that will stay in place, and this isn't doing it for me!

Angel Care Gentle Vibes Monitor

Since Nick was our first child and I am a nervous nelly, I purchased this Angel Care Gentle Vibes Monitor. It tracks movement and goes at the bottom of the crib. If no movement is sensed, the alarm goes off. This has helped to give me some peace of mind, starting from when Nick began to sleep in his own room.

The item requires a pad to be placed under the baby's crib mattress that has a sensor in it. It can be a little sensitive. For instance, if our fan is on high enough of a speed, the sensor picks up the fan as movement. Make sure it works when the baby is not in the crib. Also, if the baby is down at one end of the crib, the alarm might go off. This happened a few times, and when you hear that alarm your heart races! Overall, we've had around 3 false alarms, but it has been a good thing to have.

Avent Manual Breast Pump

Avent Pump

This is a review of the Phillips Avent manual Pump. I wasn't sure if I was going to nurse or not. My husband picked this up for me a day or two after the baby was born - and it was a lifesaver.

For a manual pump, this is efficient and easy to use. It can do a number on your hand, but it is to be expected since it is manual. Someone told me that you could hold down the handle and it will pump out milk really quickly - this works, but the middle piece usually pops out of place and then you have to disassemble it to fix it - which is annoying! All in all, this works great and is compatible with all of the Avent bottles and accessories.

If you are on the market for a manual pump, this is a great one.

4 1/2 stars