The Story Of Three: Summer Infant Resting Up Napper Review and Giveaway

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer Infant Resting Up Napper Review and Giveaway

About the company: Summer Infant was started in 1985 by William Lockett III after he needed a safe place to put his daughter, Summer, while he was busy doing other things. He started by inventing the original Bouncy Seat and thus the company was born.  Their long-standing tradition to the dedication of infants and children was born and they continue today to strive to providing the safest and most reliable products available. Summer Infant is genuinely committed to designing, developing, crafting, and creating the safest products with integrity, ingenuity, and safety in mind.  From their bathtubs to cribs, you can feel safe knowing your baby is in a Summer Infant product. Don't believe it?  Check out their DOZENS of awards that speak for themselves. 

We are a babywearing family. While I knew I was going to babywear, I didn't know it would be because Baby Skibbles actually wouldn't let me lay her down anywhere. While now at almost 6 months old, she is getting better, I still have trouble.  Because I was stuck with always wearing her so she would sleep, I was thrilled to be given the chance to review Summer Infant's Resting Up Napper. I was desperate for a few minutes of alone time and figured anything was worth a shot! 

I was so excited when the box arrived at the door.  I quickly pulled it out and saw that it came in just a few different pieces. While I didn't exactly want to wait, I did wait until Andrew got home so he could put it together for me. He said it was super easy to figure out and one of the simplest things he has put together for us. 

Before I put the baby inside, I played with it a bit. It features a 3 point harness to ensure that the baby doesn't go anywhere.  In the center front of the napper is an easy to push vibration, which helps babies relax more with the constant motion.  One either side there are also levers for folding so you can travel with something light and compact.  The plush, super soft material completely covers the sides with velcro so our baby can't get hurt.  The entire cover is also removable so you can machine wash it!  It's also breathable, and because there is no hardware underneath, there is no risk of mold!

I'll be the first to admit, I was a bit hesitant about trying it because we have something pretty similar, but Baby Skibbles has refused to sleep in it since she was just a few weeks old. But, I put all fear aside and went for it. One day, after nursing, she fell asleep in my arms, so I walked over, and turned on the vibration.  I laid her down inside the Resting Up Napper and her eyes immediately popped open. Of course, right!?!? I was about to shoot myself because this meant she was going to wake up and be fussy from not sleeping. But NO!! She closed her eyes and fell back to sleep. I was literally shocked. So shocked, in fact, I immediately text Andrew and told him. Of course, he didn't believe me either. A few days later he was off work and I laid her down inside the Resting Up Napper in front of him. Same thing happened- her eyes popped open, then closed and back to sleep she went. He came out of the bedroom and said "Wow, why didn't we get one of these sooner!?" My thoughts exactly! I wish I would have known about this sooner because it has really been a lifesaver for me.

Even though is says birth-5 months. Baby Skibbles at 5 months still looks very comfortable in it and has some room to grow.  I do make sure since she can roll now that I'm always close by when she wakes up.  I love that it is low to the ground because it seems more secure.  The material is so soft that I wish my sheets were made with the same material.  I was actually contemplating asking Summer Infant to make an adult size blanket out of it! 

Improvements: The vibration does have an automatic timer that turns itself off. I wish that there was a way for me to set how long this time was on my own inside of just waiting for it to turn off.  One day, Baby Skibbles woke up as soon as the vibration stopped, so it would be nice to keep it on if that was my preference. 

BUY IT: You can view the Summer Infant Napper & All Summer Infant products HERE.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win themselves their own Summer Infant Resting Up Napper!  Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway will be up until 5/25/13 at 12:00am EST.  Open to US residents only!  Good luck!

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Anonymous said...

I would also love to have the Prodigy™ Travel System (Traction Fashion)