Some baby gear has already made its way into storage for future babes. Good grief! I don’t have much space to store stuff, either.
We’ve packed away:
- Bouncy seat — my mom bought this for Johnny when he was around 3 months old. He seemed to get a kick out of it and it was a safe place to set him nearby while I had my hands busy (preparing dinner, etc.). Too big for it now.
- Pack n play — he’s not too big for it, but he seems to hate being in it. He’ll scream, twist, cry and generally throw a fit. It was helpful in the early months when we used the changing table attachment, and we also used it as a safe place to lay him down for quick moments. We’ll still maybe take it with us when we travel.
- Swing — oh, my beloved swing. Lasted from 2 weeks of age through about 6 months. The swing saved my sanity early on, when he would only sleep in my arms, on my chest, or in that swing. I had to sleep too, ya know! I remember one afternoon lying on the floor next to it, pushing it faster than the motor would go since that’s all that would soothe him. I tried to doze. It was kinda pitiful.
- Edited to add: Bumbo seat. My pal Renee lent us her son’s Bumbo chair. Johnny fit in it for a short while, though he seemed confused as to why he was in the contraption most of the time. I thought it was cute.