Rocking the Bumbo

Friday, June 11, 2010

When you  have a baby, your vocabulary expands.  Not just to include all of the slang terms for body parts and bodily secretions -- get your mind out of the gutter.  On the contrary, there is a veritable lexicon awaiting all new parents.

Here's a taste:

Boppy:  U-shaped pillow used to position baby for nursing.  As in, "How the hell did cavewomen breastfeed without Boppies?"

Travel system:  Conglomerate of baby-moving items which are frequently purchased together, at great expense, and "click" together, providing reassurance of baby's safety to sleep-deprived parents.  As in, "What the hell is a travel system?  Oh.  It's a carseat and stroller.  I need one of those."

Ferberize:  Process of attempting to get your baby to sleep through the night using the techniques of one very rich Baby Expert named Dr. Ferber.  As in, "I think my baby is a Gremlin.  He won't let me sleep.  I think it's time to Ferberize him."

Bumbo:  Soft, foam chair-thing that helps babies sit up and makes them look really cute and portable.  As in:



Jack likee the Bumbo. 

Hope this finds you well,
Heather

2 comments:

  1. "Get this bib off me, Momma. Bibs are for baby boys who dont sit up in their Bumbo!"

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  2. Your son is such a cutie patootie! I registered for a Bumbo seat but haven't gotten it yet (although my mom and I just bought pretty much everything else Babies R Us sells today!).

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Rocking the Bumbo

When you  have a baby, your vocabulary expands.  Not just to include all of the slang terms for body parts and bodily secretions -- get your mind out of the gutter.  On the contrary, there is a veritable lexicon awaiting all new parents.

Here's a taste:

Boppy:  U-shaped pillow used to position baby for nursing.  As in, "How the hell did cavewomen breastfeed without Boppies?"

Travel system:  Conglomerate of baby-moving items which are frequently purchased together, at great expense, and "click" together, providing reassurance of baby's safety to sleep-deprived parents.  As in, "What the hell is a travel system?  Oh.  It's a carseat and stroller.  I need one of those."

Ferberize:  Process of attempting to get your baby to sleep through the night using the techniques of one very rich Baby Expert named Dr. Ferber.  As in, "I think my baby is a Gremlin.  He won't let me sleep.  I think it's time to Ferberize him."

Bumbo:  Soft, foam chair-thing that helps babies sit up and makes them look really cute and portable.  As in:



Jack likee the Bumbo. 

Hope this finds you well,
Heather
 
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