Thursday, June 01, 2006

Upgrading Stuff

The experiment with the pushchair yesterday got me thinking about how many things Amelia is either growing out of or growing into.

I've decided to buy another Stokke Tripp Trapp chair for her now rather than wait for her to reach six months. The order form is up on another window as I type. The only snag is that I just can't decide which colour combinaton to buy! Decisions...

Her nappies (the Fuzzi-Bunz) in size 'small' are for the weight range 7-16 lbs. At her last weigh-in she was 13 lbs 11 oz. On her current weight-trajectory she should be OK in these until mid July - just 6 weeks!

Her car seat: this is part of a travel system by Graco. According to their website, "The... infant car seat is to be used rear-facing only and is for infants 5 lbs to 22 lbs (approx. 10Kg) and less than 29 inches tall." This could take her up to, and I am guessing here, well after 12months. Although, I seem to recall that Barnaby effectively outgrew his carseat shortly after our arrival in the UK, which was the end of September/beginning of October - i.e. when he was 9 months old. At 9Kg (about 10 months) Amelia can safely move into a "Group 1" carseat. At this point we can sell our large travel system - yeah. There is an NCT Sale in September and I would be tempted to try and sell it then, if Amelia is big/heavy enough to move up into a Group 1 carseat.

She has just about grown out of her Moses basket. But, as I am trying to put her down to nap in her cot during the day now (to acclimatise herself to it!) this is no great loss.

Her bath is good until she is 18 months old. At about 10 months old we began giving Barnaby nightly baths as part of a strict bedtime routine (which he stll adheres to today); I expect we'll start doing that with her too. At this point we'll probably just place her bath into our bath.

She is getting big for her small crib/cot - but I think we can eke it out until she is 6 months old. Barnaby says he'd like a big boy bed and, unbeknown to him, I've been busy buying funky duvet covers to match his bedroom (lime green) ready for the change-around. We can then convert his toddler bed back into a full-size cot for Amelia.

Post-script. I am watching a pushchair currently for sale on ebay. It's called a 'Quinny Zap'; it's almost new and I'm tempted to bid on it. They fold up really small (69cm x 27cm x 30cm). I would like to be able to sell both our current prams and buy this instead, as it's the only pram I can imagine fitting into our current car with ease! However, it does feel extravagent to buy a new item when we already own something serviceable!

No more blogging. I am off out tonight! To my book group.

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