I’m all about the deals … no denying that I enjoy being frugal. Our first good deal of 2007 … a used exersaucer that Nicholas loves playing in! I found it on craigslist for $20 – an older, very simple version of the ones we’ve seen in the stores for $80 – $150. He didn’t seem to like the new ones – I thought it might be because he was over-stimulated – they have so many toys attached! Anyways, the one we have is very plain, with only a few toys built in to the tray, and he really enjoys it.
We have friends who call it “the circle of neglect” … really got us to thinking about how we’re going to use it. I’m torn, because I want him to be OK playing on his own from time to time, but I don’t want him to feel neglected. I think we’ll walk the fine line carefully, so he gets the best of both. Wishful thinking?