Safety Features

10 Feb

We are now the owners of a car seat AND a baby monitor. We have been talking about car seats for months and finally ordered one. You know, you can’t leave the hospital without one. And, after the whole baby dropping incident over the weekend and the fact that in 3 1/2 weeks we will be considered full-term and only 7 1/2 weeks until we hit 40 weeks- we decided it was time to get one. Please allow me to go off subject for a minute- baby ‘gear’ is ugly. The patterns are nothing you would ever want in your house, on your body or in your car. If car seat fabric or furniture was made in these patterns, no one would ever buy a car or a couch. Companies would go bankrupt. My simple question is- why don’t they just come in black or red or blue? I know I should not be buying baby stuff based on color or pattern but should really rely on safety features and ratings (no need to get upset, I have ordered a very safe car seat) but the look of them is awful. Ivory plastic? Ivory plastic with an awful pattern? Yep. That is what we got. We actually ordered a ‘boy’ pattern because the ‘girl’ pattern was horrible and I just could not bring myself to spend the money on it. The ‘boy’ pattern is really not that boyish but I guess because it includes ivory plastic with baby blue, green, ivory and chocolate material it makes it masculine. Here is a picture:

gracoOh, and I did find a black car seat with lime green piping BUT it is on backorder until June. Oh well. I think you could make a fortune designing aesthetically pleasing baby gear that is priced the same as the hideous stuff out there. Here is our new video baby monitor too:

monitorBefore you make fun of the fact that we have a video baby monitor- did you know babies are really loud when they sleep? So if you just have the sound, you would not know if they were awake or just being loud sleepers. And, we think it is cool to have the video.

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One Response to “Safety Features”

  1. jen horst February 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Alyssa’s car seat was actually Cream, light brown and a sage green. Probably the boy version as well, but like you said some of that “girl” stuff is horrible!! I used the same seat for Ryan, and we also had the matching stroller and highchair. I can only handle so much Pink, and definitely not a good color for home decor !!! 🙂 I love the baby-cam! That would have been a great piece of equipment when my kids were little, oh wait, maybe we should get one now for when they are older to keep an eye on them!!?

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