Tuesday, March 25, 2008

411 on the Amby bed

So, the unfortunate truth is that I don't love the Amby bed. Don't get me wrong, it is a really nice product, and I think it works for a lot of people, but I haven't really noticed a difference from any other bed that I have used... I think it's because I swaddle my babies, and the bed basically creates the same effect, and their arms are not free, so the bed doesn't move when they move... because they don't move.  I know you all think that I'm obsessed with swaddling, which I am, but I swear that's why!!  Plus, I don't have a colicky baby, but I don't think your baby has to be colicky to reap the intended benefits of this bed. I think the bed is definitely better than a bassinet though, as it is very soft and comfy, and has an incline. I'm sad to say, however, that I've reverted back to our $25 bouncer, as it has calming vibrations that help to rock Sayer to sleep, as I don't have the time/energy/desire, to rock him to sleep a million times a day (and night)!! The Amby bed does not have any such mechanism, so in order to place my baby in the bed, he needs to be sound asleep, which I am not really a fan of. If I had a bassinet, I know I still wouldn't be using it either. So, since I'm not really using the Amby so much, I think I am going to sell it. Which is fine, because that means that I will have a little extra money to put towards my dream stroller, which has changed from this:

to this... the Phil & Ted Vibe

...which is an upgraded version of the first picture.  Pretty sweet, huh?!  Normally I would never dream of buying such a pricey stroller, but since we will be moving to NYC, and selling our car, the stroller will be our main mode of transportation (for our kids anyway) so we are able to rationalize it! Hooray!! That has been the biggest thing that moms say about living in NYC with kids, get an awesome stroller... with a rain cover!

So anyway, back to the Amby bed... I am glad that I bought it though, as I would have always wondered about it and wanted it. Now I have tried it, and now I know that it is not something I need, so I won't have to obsess over it anymore! So, there you go, Morgan's review of the Amby bed.  Woo-hoo!

10 comments:

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Good to know! I have read lots of rave reviews about it too but its good to hear a review from someone I actually know...Nice stroller too by the way! Looks perfect for a little NYC strolling!

Lant Family said...

I saw someone with this stroller up on Campus last week and thought it was so awsome. What brands is it? Can you snap the carseat in it? I think you should go for it!! Why not, if this is your car then you need a good one. To bad about the bed. I guess you never know until you try it out.

A Little Sass said...

I have heard the same thing about living in NYC with kids ... get a good stroller! I think it is so fun and cool that you are moving to New York. What a cool place to live for a while. Take advantage of all the cool things to do and see! Oh the Met!

Lindsay said...

Those look cool and futuristic! Don't forget to dress them in silver jumpsuits!

Ash & Ry said...

Glad to hear your review, it makes me feel better. Ever since seeing it on your blog I've wanted one, but decided about a month ago that it wasn't really a necessity... don't you hate that... Needs vs. wants :). That stroller is the bomb, we looked into one last summer. You should definitely get it!

Josh and Michelle said...

You can definetly justify it. I am so excited that you are moving there. That will be so awesome. Did you know that Megs is going to go to school there too?

Heather said...

It was great to see you at the park the other day! You looked so good for just having a baby 3 weeks ago. I love that stroller. It's so compact for being a 2-kid model.

Danielle said...

wow what a stroller wow nothing like the old ones they had when my kids were babies ( ok that sounds like my kids are really old which would make me old LOL but they are not that old LOL )

it seems so wierd to me that you are moving to NYC not that i even get to see you much now but that is just so far i will never see ya LOL - when mindy lived in buffalo i know she spent some time in NYC you should ask her for some tips she always does fun stuff

Jasmine said...

Wow! congrats on moving to NYC! When do you guys leave? Cute kids!

Lark said...

I've never even heard of the Amby bed - good info for future :)
Love the stroller - glad you get to purchase a cool item like that.