Friday, September 19, 2008

The Mind Boggles

Not up to date on baby gear? Neither am I. I had no idea you could get a special timer just for remembering when you last fed, changed, napped, or otherwise interacted with the baby.

I'm not much on keeping track of things. By three days I haven't entirely given up on the chart from the hospital, but everything I write on it is entirely fabricated. I know I fed them sometime. They'll remind me if I forget to do it again. I probably forgot to change them, but I'll remember when they start dripping.

Of course there are people out there who keep those charts for months. They probably wouldn't use the timer that much either, as it doesn't have archives for the truly obsessive record keeper.

I'm still not sure why you would need a timer for something that comes with its own built-in alarm . . .

4 comments:

Rachelle said...

There is a reason we don't have fish. I killed at least 3 as a child.
Kyri was born thinking I would know when to feed her and that she didn't have to wake up and remind me. This led to some issues; she has learned and now she reminds me constantly.

CappuccinoLife said...

Ha! I am always left gaping and stammering when the pediatrician asks that routine question "So, how often is your baby eating?".

By 2 weeks post birth, I have stopped counting. I figure as fat as my babies are, I must be feeding them enough.

No charts and lists here either.

Wendy from Zoom said...

Mine all came with an alarm, but each time we found the volume control knob was broken. Defective workmanship, I guess...

Devona said...

My very good friend keeps a color coded chart. Poor thing. She spend a lot of time talking about when her daughter did this or that. Ate, pooped, slept, etc. I would think that she'd go nuts but it comforts her somehow.

I am not that way. I have two solutions to baby noise: Change them or feed them. I always try feeding first. If that doesn't work I try changing them next. If that doesn't work I try feeding them again. That's why baby carriers are a good thing, feeding and walking around at the same time is very helpful.