Object Of My Affection: Nap Nanny Chill
Okay, I know this is a bit gimmicky, but come on, who hasnâ€™t bemoaned the fact that their baby will always nap in his car seat yet rejects comfier options like, oh, I donâ€™t know â€“ a crib? In one of the baby books I read (well, okay, I only ever read one), it said youâ€™re not supposed to let babies sleep or sit for a long time in their car seat because its bad for their little necks. But Benjamin, my 4-month-old, does seem to prefer spending his leisure hours partially sitting up (maybe he thinks he wonâ€™t ruin his hair that way?).
Enter Nap Nanny Chill, a kind of ridic but kind of brilliant foam faux carseat/floor recliner. With contoured sides and a safety harness, baby is secured in the center and canâ€™t slip or crawl out. It weighs only three pounds, so you can lug it from room to room to park your mini me â€“ I find it works especially well in front of cartoons â€“ and it comes with a removable, washable cover with a waterproof lining. (Or you can trade out the regular cover for a fancy one from their line of minky-dot and fashion covers.) It has no top-end weight limit, so it even transitions into a toddler chair. That is, if you can get them to sit still anymore.