This post was sponsored by Graco. The thoughts are all mine, though!
Every now and then I get an invite to some sponsored event for blogging. Usually it doesn’t have much to do with me or my readers, but when I got the invite for the Graco Little Lounger, I jumped all over it. I really hope this is helpful for some of you coming home with babies from the NICU, because I know how much I struggled trying to find the right equipment for Charlotte.
We used a product similar to this when Charlotte was home from the hospital, but there are a few features that the Little Lounger™ has that ours did not. Which is why I wanted to share this with all of you.
Not my baby. But he models well!
First, the Little Lounger™ vibrates as well as rocks. I love this additional little sensory input, particularly for NICU babies. Additionally, there are multiple reclining positions, which is huge for babies with reflux like Charlotte. I like the extra padding in the Little Lounger™ that ours did not have, but most of all, I love that there are locks!
Yes. Locks. With the Little Lounger™ you can set the Rock Locks™, and precious, adoring, trouble making older siblings can’t rock the Little Lounger™. Baby and all his/her, medical accessories are super safe. I love it.
The accessory bar is easy to remove (Charlotte has been taking it off and running around the house with it all week. Score one for fine motor skills) but is nice to have. And finally, it is super easy to fold. Because when you are already packing up a baby with oxygen, a feeding pump, a suction machine, and diapers, ain’t nobody got time to mess with folding up the baby equipment.
I love things that make life easier when it’s been such a difficult start. I’m not one to run a bunch of sponsored posts, but I really do love how easy the Little Lounger™ can make life. Their slogan is “Take 15 minutes with the Graco Little Lounger™.” Fifteen minutes to shower, or talk to a therapist, or get dressed, or you know, brush your teeth.
But for babies like Charlotte, it was a long time before she was able to sit up, and “stations” (as we called them) were important. Each day she’d move around the room from the crib to her swing to her blanket to the next station and so on and so forth. We called it circuit training for infants. It was how she spent her life for more than the first year.
For us, having something that was safe and comfortable and easy was a life saver.
And honestly? I think that’s worth way more than 15 minutes.
A huge thanks to Sandra of mymariposastyle.com for showing us what we can do with those precious 15 minutes. Getting dressed! Did you know some people actually do that? She can totally help!