Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Big Stuff make my brain hurt

I'm trying not to get into a panic with 10 weeks left in this pregnancy, and you coming any time before then.. But I'm trying to get some of the bigger stuff out of the way. Like what you're going to sleep in, and how you're going to be mobile.

i.e a bed/crib/pack n play and a car seat/stroller thingy.

Seeing how babies are expensive endeavors, I've decided to look at our credit card points program to try and redeem you a Pack N Play as well as a Travel System. I am thinking I might get both of those from there, but I'm still doing a little bit more "research". Both these items are of the Graco brand, and that's supposedly a big and good brand for baby stuff, and I'm trying to be frugal and use points that are sitting there doing nothing anyway.

So here's the first one..

Graco Pack N Play Playard with Bassinet and Changing Table, Model #1749822 in Brentwood 9E00BWD ( pattern/color )
( at least that's what the picture in the "redeem your points" page shows )

and the next one:

Graco Quattro Tour Travel System in Marlowe ( pattern/color ) 7B10MLW3
( once again, that's what the picture supposedly shows )

review from BabyGizmo here

BUT I am still trying to look at the different convertible car seats that would hold a child till it was 50 - 65 lbs
and get a separate stroller thingy, instead of getting one that's just an infant car seat that would have to be changed after a while. GAH DECISIONS DECISIONS!!!!! Oh well, if I redeem it from the Visa points, i won't have to pay for a toddler car seat for about another year... :P


JJ said...

That travel system is adorable. One way you can get a better idea is to go to Babies R Us and browse if you have one nearby (I had to go all the way down to Austin but there may be one closer to you). You might as well make a gift registry while you are at it and then friends and family who are farther away (hint hint) can get you things you want/need for Junior. Anyway-go and check out the seats-feel the padding and imagine you are a babie's butt. Hehehehe. You will e amazed at the differences between them. The travel system truly is the best option for stroller/car seat though. Mine have been lifesavers. As far as pack n plays-do the same thing-go and look at them before you make a decision. The padding in some is different, as are the attachments. Do you have a swing yet? I think we used the swing a million times more than that pack n play. (For sleeping I mean. My kids refused to sleep in the pack n play. They wanted to be snuggled up to mommy.) I can't believe it's only 10 more weeks!!!! Hugs!

McMGrad89 said...

I must say, that by the time a child is big enough to have a 50-60 pound car seat, the first one is pretty well worn and you would want a new one anyway. I don't know how many we ended up getting, but I will tell you it is certainly handy to have a stroller that holds your car seat. Even when they still fit in the baby carrier, they get rather heavy to carry around in it.