Object Of My Affection: Nap Nanny Chill
Okay, I know this is a bit gimmicky, but come on, who hasn’t bemoaned the fact that their baby will always nap in his car seat yet rejects comfier options like, oh, I don’t know – a crib? In one of the baby books I read (well, okay, I only ever read one), it said you’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 won’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 can’t slip or crawl out. It weighs only three pounds, so you can lug it from room to room to park your mini me – I find it works especially well in front of cartoons – 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.