Baby Updates and Simmons Kids Slumber Time Bassinet Review

Hi. It has been so long since I’ve done my “regular blogging.”  Needless to say, I have been very busy getting to know my new best friend and future office assistant.  Thaxton is growing, growing, growing.  He is now 5 months old and weighs 16 pounds!  He also recently started eating baby cereal and is now on his way to eating his fruits and vegetables.

He is a happy baby…he only cries when he is sleepy or not feeling well, and is just a pure joy to be around.  (I often call him “Mr. Happy” or “Mr. Smiley” among other fun nicknames.)  I honestly don’t think we could ask for anything better in a baby!  And of course, he is super cute and beautiful. (Although his dad and I may be a little biased there.)

The only road bump we’ve hit along the way is that Thaxton is one of many babies to be diagnosed with torticollis and plagiocephaly, and so he has to wear a helmet for a few months.  (I will try to post more on that later.)  But other than that, the past 5 or 6 months have been just amazing!  I get a lot less sleep, and I feel I am always on my feet….but it’s all truly amazing!

As I get back in to blogging, one of the things I want to start adding to my site is reviews of some of my favorite baby products and some baby tips and tricks that I’m using.  This is extremely hard, because I have SO MANY IDEAS and SO LITTLE TIME!

But today I am starting with a product that we are actually finished with: the Simmons Kids Slumber Time Bassinet.

This bassinet was originally pictured in a post I did last year for Huggies.  Since I’m getting ready to pass it on down the line, I thought it would be a great place to start.

First off, it is a very lovely product.  I wanted a traditional looking bassinet, and this one offered that, but with fabrics that looked very stylish and contemporary.  The bassinet also rolls, making it easy to take from one room to the other.  It has a nice removable pad inside that our baby seemed to enjoy sleeping on.  You can also rock it from side to side; I found this feature to be a real plus!

Additionally it has a mobile which spins with the push of a button. (No winding!)

To soothe your baby, it also plays music or makes a chiming noise with the push of a button, and it has a flashing bar. (Thaxton loved this!)

It also has a night light and vibration feature, but we did not use this very much.  And last but not least, it has a place on bottom for storage.

If I had to make one complaint, it would be the weight limit on this bassinet.  It is 15 pounds. In the long run, I think it was a good idea for us to move Thaxton to his own room at 5 months old.  It’s made life easier for us, and I think he is sleeping better in his own room, but if you were wanting your baby to sleep in your room for a year or more, you would need a Pack ‘n Play or a bassinet with a greater weight limit.

You can find the Simmons Kids Slumber Time Bassinet on Amazon. It sells for $100-$130, depending on the color you want, and there’s also a new design, which actually looks a lot better than the one we have, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to keep her little one close by for a few months.



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