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Old 07-12-2016, 04:59 PM
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I got mine today the bag looks awesome, I had a few parents say they want it.how do I get more for parents that are interested, the question paper asked if interested in getting more but doesn't say how to.

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Old 07-12-2016, 07:50 PM
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I got it just now... it is so great! I will be using this for our outings. I have one dck, sometimes 2 (theyre siblings), with my own 2 sons. We go out to parks, museums, and beach. This will be great for that.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:03 PM
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I am very impressed! Its really well thought out.

I like the neutral colors used too but personally, I think it would have been kind of nice to have different colored labels (accents, tags or zippers or something) on each inside bag/piece so that the one needed is immediately recognized. I had to keep pulling each one out and reading the label to make sure I had the one I wanted.

But that was just today, maybe you just get better at using it the more you use it.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:12 PM
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I am very impressed! Its really well thought out.

I like the neutral colors used too but personally, I think it would have been kind of nice to have different colored labels (accents, tags or zippers or something) on each inside bag/piece so that the one needed is immediately recognized. I had to keep pulling each one out and reading the label to make sure I had the one I wanted.

But that was just today, maybe you just get better at using it the more you use it.
First and foremost, it really is a nice bag. Very roomy and seems well made. DD is 4 and I still carry a diaper bag. I carry the diaper bags that look like handbags, because I found that I liked having the pockets that a diaper bags offered. Regular handbags seem to be lacking in that area.

With that being said, I agree with the bold above. Right now everything kind of blends in together. I plan on using this diaper bag for DD's belongings when she sleeps over at my in-laws or her and I travel. Currently, during sleepovers or travel, DD uses a suitcase and I put a days worth of clothing and hair accessories in a gallon size baggie. That way she can pull it out and get dressed independently. It also helps me with organization when packing. I do like that I can use the different smaller pouches for this and it seems little more eco friendly vs using gallon baggies. My MIL also places DD's dirty clothes in a plastic grocery bag, so having the laundry bag included in the diaper bag is a huge plus.

For my mother in law I could immediately tell that the same colored bags would be difficult to look through, so I plan on putting different colored sticky notes on the outside labeled with the contents. IE: Pjs, clothes day 1, clothes day 2, etc.

I LOVE having an insulated food pouch and bottle pouch. DD and I travel a good amount (small weekend trips) Because of allergies this means I pack her food and drinks for the car and will buy more at the grocery when we arrive at our destination. Usually she has two insulated food bags. One for lunch and snacks and one for drinks. Having the insulted bags included in this diaper bag means I have ONE bag to carry and keep track of, not three. That's a big plus in my book

If I could make a couple of recommendations:

Make the interior liner of the bag and the smaller pouches different colors. For example, make the interior liner dark purple and the smaller pouches the white/grey pattern.

I would also make the smaller pouches with a plastic window where parents can write the contents on card stock, paper, etc and slip it in the window. This might make finding the correct bag faster and easier. The labels right now are great for infant use, but I can see this bag lasting families past the infant years. Having the opportunity to label your own pouches will encourage longevity with this bag.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:16 PM
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I got mine yesterday and packed it up. We took it to the park with us today. It is big enough to carry everything we could ever need for an outing but not extremely bulky. I am very impressed.
Will be taking it to the beach next week and I'm pretty sure it will replace the 3+ bags we took with us last week.
I do agree with bc about some minor changes to make finding individual bags a bit easier. I won't be bringing a bag of bibs so the labels aren't really useful. I packed a smaller bag for each child and wrote their name on the tag. Diapers, wipes, spare clothes, sunscreen and a hat all fit in the smaller bag. Overall I am thrilled.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:10 PM
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I am loving it! I can bring everything we need out back, it's all sorted and organized, no digging around in a catch-all bag to look for wipes or kleenex, bandaids, everything in its place and a place for every single thing you could think of.
Someone mentioned the neutral colors; love that it's not all babyish covered. But I do agree with a different labeling system.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:23 PM
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I also love that it doesn't really look like a baby bag. We used it today to go the the museum. I do wish the bottle holder would hold a couple more bottles. We used it for water bottles and they were slightly frozen and still had some ice at lunch which was nice. I love the laundry bags. I would use these with this bag if staying at a hotel. The little plastic bags they give never hold all of our laundry! These are great for that. I am not sure what I would use the other bags for at this point, but they are easily removed if you don't need them. Now if DD was going to travel she may use them to split up different days of clothing, she is funny like that! She does it to make sure she has an outfit for each day. So far after using it once, we really liked it.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:42 PM
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I think it's a fantastic diaper bag. I wish I had one similar when I was lugging everything back and forth to daycare for 3 little girls. I used a duffle bag that nothing stayed organized in.

I would love to see a backpack version of this.
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I found my first problem with it... Can't throw it in the wash now, I doubt I could throw any other diaper bag in the wash either. But, just saying, it would be nice! -calcare
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:47 AM
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I recieved mine yesterday. Used it already.
I loved the packaging.
Item seems well made. Very sturdy seams and closure Velcro. It was a bit roomy for the two infants I have. Both are around 9-11 pounds.
I also tried it for size on a neighbors 16 pounder. It fit him well.
But every baby is built differently so that's something to take into account.
The neighbor and I both thought a one piece design would be better. Less pieces and less chance of someone assembling incorrectly.
I wonder what the price point for the item would be?
I did email back a scan of the form today, as mentioned in the paperwork. I enjoyed this and will use it when needed.
I hope to be included in other reviews too.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:23 PM
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http://babyboomproducts.com/pack-right-diaper-bag/

I received my diaper bag right before we left on a week long vacation - perfect timing! I absolutely love it and was impressed with how much it held. I packed one baby's items - multiple outfits, pjs, towels, sheets, blankets, diapers, whole container of wipes, toiletries, toys, shoes - and was still able to zip it! Didn't need any extra bags. Would be perfect for daycare outings. You could easily fit every thing needed for the day for multiple children.

Pros-
Attractive - I personally don't like carrying a teddy bear bag
Love all the inside AND outside pockets so things don't get lost
Very roomy
The bottle bag snaps to the inside of the diaper to keep it upright - genius!
Inside bags hold a lot of items and seem durable
Comfortable to carry
Size isn't awkward
I like the idea of laundry bags

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I wish the inside pouches weren't pre-tagged (bibs, sheets, etc) It is not a big deal, just my OCD. Especially once baby doesn't need bibs / burp clothes
Laundry bags not waterproof. For the price point, I'd like to see that.
Price - not sure what actual cost would be but Amazon has at $70-80. I know high end diaper bags are pricey, but I wouldn't personally pay that much.

I appreciate the opportunity to review this bag. I will definitely continue to use it regularly.

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Old 07-23-2016, 12:41 AM
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Hi! I too am trying out the bag. I think it's interesting you are the second person To mention funny baby patterns "teddy bears" on other diaper bags. I honestly haven't seen any diaper bags with funny baby patterns since like the 90's. Do they even do that still? Most of what I see are petunia picklebottoms which are often patterned, but in trendy ways with trendy (seasonally) colors. And petunia picklebottom knockoffs which make cheaper attempts at following trends. Oh and Skip Hop is a huge brand right now and is a fantastic bag. I agree with some of your other comments. Waterproof wetbags would have been super useful.
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Ok I just looked at the link hoping to see the teddy bear pattern. I looked the bag over, why is there a crib sheet pouch? Is it common, to carry crib sheets in the diaper bag? Why would you need too?

I would personal would not use most of the pouches listed, as labeled, never carried crib sheets, pacifier, bottles or bibs. I did carry nursing cover up, breast pads, emergency contact info, meds (teething, diaper cream /lotion and toothpaste/ brush) personal care items (brush, clippers, bib strap (to use with napkin), thermonter), clothes, wet bag, diapers, wipes and large water bottle for myself.
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Big box stores still carry flowery and teddy bears type bags. I meant a bright pink bag for a baby girl, etc. 😀
I think one angle they are going for is to have it as a daycare bag. You'd pack everything your baby needs for a week at daycare? As a provider, I've never made parents bring bibs or sheets. I have those things on hand. That's why I didn't care for the pre - tags.
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Big box stores still carry flowery and teddy bears type bags. I meant a bright pink bag for a baby girl, etc. 😀
I think one angle they are going for is to have it as a daycare bag. You'd pack everything your baby needs for a week at daycare? As a provider, I've never made parents bring bibs or sheets. I have those things on hand. That's why I didn't care for the pre - tags.
My families bring and leave, no diaper bag allowed, unless drop in. I provide sheets and bibs. The description of the pacifier bag sounds more like a everyday bag not just for DC.
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:46 AM
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Ok I just looked at the link hoping to see the teddy bear pattern. I looked the bag over, why is there a crib sheet pouch? Is it common, to carry crib sheets in the diaper bag? Why would you need too?

I would personal would not use most of the pouches listed, as labeled, never carried crib sheets, pacifier, bottles or bibs. I did carry nursing cover up, breast pads, emergency contact info, meds (teething, diaper cream /lotion and toothpaste/ brush) personal care items (brush, clippers, bib strap (to use with napkin), thermonter), clothes, wet bag, diapers, wipes and large water bottle for myself.
That's whyit would be great if there was a way to personalize it more towards your own unique needs as far as labeling goes. I love that everything can fit in snug and doesn't get tossed around; that you can find what you're looking for.
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Yes - everything was so organized and easy to find!
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We took the bag to the water park today instead of taking multiple bags it was awsome it held everything.towels,extra clothes sunblock,snacks,food,my soda cans .The bottle bag worked really good it held lots of frozen water bottles and they stayed frozen it was very hot today 110 .we were at the water park for 6 hours they were still half frozen when we got back.I really love this bag an wish I got it long time ago. I think every one with kids should own this bag light weight great size. One thing I would change is the labels those are perfect for babies but would be nice to write your own labels.maby different colored labels also to be easy to find things.
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We took the bag to the beach with us and it worked wonderfully for staying organized.
I do wish the clothing bag was a wet bag, however, so I wouldn't have to use a plastic bag and then the clothing bag.
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Today was the first day I used the Reste Infant Restraint. I used it on an alert 6 month old for a nebulized albuterol blow-by treatment. It allowed a much more effective dosage by limiting waste and minimizing crying. I read a book to baby during this time.

I have a crib wedge under the head of the mattress and it prevented baby from sliding to the bottom, flipping around or grabbing the tubing. Baby was also much more content with this method than my usual "in the high chair with toys" breathing treatment.

I can't use it for sleep, yet. I am still awaiting a doctors note. Client used an "AR Pillow" , for reflux, at home which is essentially a large wedge with a similar harness system. Mom has great difficulty with baby "spinning" off to the side, then out of it. She also stated that it forced baby's chin to chest which scared her. She is hoping to get doctors approval to use this product instead until baby can pull up or reflux resolves.

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Review for diaper/travel bag

I LOVE:
the size and ample room to carry all your needs, yet it's so lightweight
it has 2 insulated bags
all the pockets and separate containers
a paci holder
laundry bags
easy to fold and store away
the color of the bag and the see-through ability of the smaller bags
individual ID tags on everything in case you leave something behind

I didn't care for:
changing pad could be a little more substantial(maybe longer)
price seems high compared to many other diaper/travel bags
laundry bags could be waterproofed
would love a way to label the lining pockets
and a way to label the bibs, burp cloth, etc. pockets for individual needs/ages
made in China

That's what I've got so far.
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I got mine today the bag looks awesome, I had a few parents say they want it.how do I get more for parents that are interested, the question paper asked if interested in getting more but doesn't say how to.
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I'm Karen from BabyBoom. I'd be happy to assist if you are interested in this item! I can be reached at kpeterson@beteshgroup.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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I got it just now... it is so great! I will be using this for our outings. I have one dck, sometimes 2 (theyre siblings), with my own 2 sons. We go out to parks, museums, and beach. This will be great for that.
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Glad to hear you are enjoying the bag. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly kpeterson@beteshgroup.com
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I am very impressed! Its really well thought out.

I like the neutral colors used too but personally, I think it would have been kind of nice to have different colored labels (accents, tags or zippers or something) on each inside bag/piece so that the one needed is immediately recognized. I had to keep pulling each one out and reading the label to make sure I had the one I wanted.

But that was just today, maybe you just get better at using it the more you use it.

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Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions. We will definitely take into account for go forward products So happy your are pleased with the bag! Should you like to suggest to a friend, or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at kpeterson@beteshgroup.com.
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I received the infant restraint (i thought I was getting the diaper bag).
I can't test it out due to licensing and my own child is too old for it, plus I don't have a crib mattress (he sleeps on a twin).

Unless a child had a legit health concern, i wouldn't use or recommend this product. Once a child can roll on their own, they are safe to sleep on their stomach. I also don't believe in restraining infants unless they are in a car seat or stroller. Restraining them inhibits their natural development.

I can only see this being a good item if there are medical concerns.
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I also got the baby restraint device. When we first signed up for this I had a 9m old, but she is now to old for the product and I couldnt use it due to licensing. I can see it being useful if mattress what propped up due to a breathing issue, I remember having trouble with dd sliding down on a propped mattress when she had RSV and pneumonia as an infant. I would not typically recommend a sleep aid product like this. Seems like a huge liability. The product itself seems good quality though.
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I also received the infant restraint. I tried it on my 4 month old niece who weighs 16lbs. The fit was nice. Attaching it to the pack n play sheet took a little bit of work. Once it was all set up, it was easy to attach the baby to it.

That being said- it's not a product I would go out an purchase. It seems like it's something you sound use for a very short time. Then I would worry about the baby still somehow trying to turn and getting stuck?
I do see it being useful (like pp said) when they are in a propped up mattress because it keeps them from sliding down and keeps me from worrying they canslide down and suffocate.
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Overall quality is excellent except I would make the Velcro depth about twice as deep. I think the Velcro will fail fairly quickly with multiple washes that come from use and blow outs.

Value... I don't know the price

First use experience: I don't have a tester baby but I was able to hook it up into the equipment I have and use a doll the size of the average four month old.

I think it is pretty roomy for the age you would need it for to prevent flipping. Once a baby can flip (usually from five to seven months but some earlier and some later) they wouldn't really need it for SIDS purposes. Once a kid CAN flip on their own from back to belly there is a window of about a week after the first flip when they are at risk of succumbing to SIDS with each day from day one to seven decreasing the risk substantially. This is also, IMHO, most risky for kids who have NEVER had belly time or had very very little belly time. Babies who have had belly time from the day their cord healed until they can flip would not, IMHO, be at the same risk as they would be quite proficient in turning their heads, lifting their heads, and getting up on their forearms. All of these things avoid them rebreathing their exhaled breath.

compared to other sleep positioners: We aren't allowed to use any sleep positioners in Iowa and most States don't allow them. I can see this being useful if a kid has an order to have the head of the bed elevated for breathing or reflux to keep the baby from gravity scooting it down.

Would I recommend the product: For daycare... NO. I can't imagine any state allowing an infant restraint like this. Iowa wouldn't.

If you read the packaging advertising it says it prevents rolling over, sliding, limb entanglement and falling/climbing out of crib. That's wherein the problem lies. A kid that can climb and fall out of a crib is a kid that can get up on their knees... monkey up the side of the crib, lift one leg over or grab any elevated surface at the corner of the crib THEN lift a leg over or go out head first.

This baby isn't in the SIDS zone unless the crib or playpen is crazy shallow. The sids rates start to dramatically decline at the age of six months. A kid that can scurry over the crib is at least a year for a tall kid ... even later for an average or small kid. There are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule though. I've heard some stories of other babies (usually from their mothers) who could flip at two months and could stand at four months)



Here's my fear. I worry about hip dysplasia seen in infants who are carried around in carriers (crotch danglers) will also be seen in kids who are put in this product. If it is put on too tightly, it could cause this.

I worry about it actually being used for a restraint for kids in daycare to keep them down when they go through the phase of standing up and screaming during nap time when they should be laying down. Also the times when they can pull themselves up but can't get down.

I see this being used for the older toddlers who can scurry over the very very shallow playpen products we have now.

I worry about the surface the underneath side is attached to and if it is strong enough to hold a kid struggling to flip thus flipping his or herself over with the playpen pad and getting entrapped between the bottom of the playpen and the walls of the playpen and whatever surface the playpen bottom attaches to.

It's big and roomy enough to use on toddlers... especially the wirey ones that are scrawny and powerful.

The window of use for good and not evil is pretty darn short. The odds of getting a flipper who is two months old or even three is pretty slim. I've only had a four month flipper. They were the wirey powerful scrawny ones. Haven't had a thick one flip young.

I can see it being awesome for giving neb treatments.

I can't see any State daycare licensing ever allowing it BUT, although I have read every states home daycare regs, it has been a while and things change over time. So... who knows.

I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole doing daycare. With my own if he was an early flipper.... I would have gladly used it in his crib alongside my bed.

I think the inventors had good on their minds and came up with something that would really work to restrain the baby down in a crib BUT I don't think they really understand the lawsuits they are going to get when these are improperly installed and used for older babies/toddlers who have the underside attached to a crappy new playpen that's on the market today.

I think they need to really research the nap nanny lawsuits COMPLETELY and see WHY they were sued even when the product had a zillion instructions and warnings attached. Just because you put in instructions like "only use on floor" ... when people use it differently than the warnings you still get sued to oblivion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...wsuit/1748321/

It should NEVER be marketed to keep kids from falling and climbing out of the crib. That's go to go first. That kid isn't a sids range kid so marketing it as a sids product isn't appropriate.

Lastly, this thing... if used routinely would have to be washed a zillion times. It may not even make it one sleep period before it has to be washed once a kid has a head to toe blow out or pees through it. They really need to research the Velcro after it has been washed hundreds of times. The Velcro is the number one thing that can't fail.

Wish I could be more helpful. I can't give it any stars. I wouldn't want the liability of recommending it even with a one star.

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Overall quality is excellent except I would make the Velcro depth about twice as deep. I think the Velcro will fail fairly quickly with multiple washes that come from use and blow outs.

Value... I don't know the price

First use experience: I don't have a tester baby but I was able to hook it up into the equipment I have and use a doll the size of the average four month old.

I think it is pretty roomy for the age you would need it for to prevent flipping. Once a baby can flip (usually from five to seven months but some earlier and some later) they wouldn't really need it for SIDS purposes. Once a kid CAN flip on their own from back to belly there is a window of about a week after the first flip when they are at risk of succumbing to SIDS with each day from day one to seven decreasing the risk substantially. This is also, IMHO, most risky for kids who have NEVER had belly time or had very very little belly time. Babies who have had belly time from the day their cord healed until they can flip would not, IMHO, be at the same risk as they would be quite proficient in turning their heads, lifting their heads, and getting up on their forearms. All of these things avoid them rebreathing their exhaled breath.

compared to other sleep positioners: We aren't allowed to use any sleep positioners in Iowa and most States don't allow them. I can see this being useful if a kid has an order to have the head of the bed elevated for breathing or reflux to keep the baby from gravity scooting it down.

Would I recommend the product: For daycare... NO. I can't imagine any state allowing an infant restraint like this. Iowa wouldn't.

If you read the packaging advertising it says it prevents rolling over, sliding, limb entanglement and falling/climbing out of crib. That's wherein the problem lies. A kid that can climb and fall out of a crib is a kid that can get up on their knees... monkey up the side of the crib, lift one leg over or grab any elevated surface at the corner of the crib THEN lift a leg over or go out head first.

This baby isn't in the SIDS zone unless the crib or playpen is crazy shallow. The sids rates start to dramatically decline at the age of six months. A kid that can scurry over the crib is at least a year for a tall kid ... even later for an average or small kid. There are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule though. I've heard some stories of other babies (usually from their mothers) who could flip at two months and could stand at four months)



Here's my fear. I worry about hip dysplasia seen in infants who are carried around in carriers (crotch danglers) will also be seen in kids who are put in this product. If it is put on too tightly, it could cause this.

I worry about it actually being used for a restraint for kids in daycare to keep them down when they go through the phase of standing up and screaming during nap time when they should be laying down. Also the times when they can pull themselves up but can't get down.

I see this being used for the older toddlers who can scurry over the very very shallow playpen products we have now.

I worry about the surface the underneath side is attached to and if it is strong enough to hold a kid struggling to flip thus flipping his or herself over with the playpen pad and getting entrapped between the bottom of the playpen and the walls of the playpen and whatever surface the playpen bottom attaches to.

It's big and roomy enough to use on toddlers... especially the wirey ones that are scrawny and powerful.

The window of use for good and not evil is pretty darn short. The odds of getting a flipper who is two months old or even three is pretty slim. I've only had a four month flipper. They were the wirey powerful scrawny ones. Haven't had a thick one flip young.

I can see it being awesome for giving neb treatments.

I can't see any State daycare licensing ever allowing it BUT, although I have read every states home daycare regs, it has been a while and things change over time. So... who knows.

I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole doing daycare. With my own if he was an early flipper.... I would have gladly used it in his crib alongside my bed.

I think the inventors had good on their minds and came up with something that would really work to restrain the baby down in a crib BUT I don't think they really understand the lawsuits they are going to get when these are improperly installed and used for older babies/toddlers who have the underside attached to a crappy new playpen that's on the market today.

I think they need to really research the nap nanny lawsuits COMPLETELY and see WHY they were sued even when the product had a zillion instructions and warnings attached. Just because you put in instructions like "only use on floor" ... when people use it differently than the warnings you still get sued to oblivion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...wsuit/1748321/

It should NEVER be marketed to keep kids from falling and climbing out of the crib. That's go to go first. That kid isn't a sids range kid so marketing it as a sids product isn't appropriate.

Lastly, this thing... if used routinely would have to be washed a zillion times. It may not even make it one sleep period before it has to be washed once a kid has a head to toe blow out or pees through it. They really need to research the Velcro after it has been washed hundreds of times. The Velcro is the number one thing that can't fail.

Wish I could be more helpful. I can't give it any stars. I wouldn't want the liability of recommending it even with a one star.

Yes, you articulated a lot of my concerns and that I failed to.

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I received the infant restraint and was unable to use it as none of my little ones are young enough to even fit!

I tried to check around with a few of the moms in the area, but none were interested in trying it out either.

That said, even if my little one was young enough to use it, I don't think I would. To me, the added restriction doesn't seem very safe to me. If they are able to roll over, they are able to roll back over... Or at least, that's what I had always been taught.

Application wise, I can see how the velcro would wear out very quickly making the product not very cost effective.
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Overall quality is excellent except I would make the Velcro depth about twice as deep. I think the Velcro will fail fairly quickly with multiple washes that come from use and blow outs.

Value... I don't know the price

First use experience: I don't have a tester baby but I was able to hook it up into the equipment I have and use a doll the size of the average four month old.

I think it is pretty roomy for the age you would need it for to prevent flipping. Once a baby can flip (usually from five to seven months but some earlier and some later) they wouldn't really need it for SIDS purposes. Once a kid CAN flip on their own from back to belly there is a window of about a week after the first flip when they are at risk of succumbing to SIDS with each day from day one to seven decreasing the risk substantially. This is also, IMHO, most risky for kids who have NEVER had belly time or had very very little belly time. Babies who have had belly time from the day their cord healed until they can flip would not, IMHO, be at the same risk as they would be quite proficient in turning their heads, lifting their heads, and getting up on their forearms. All of these things avoid them rebreathing their exhaled breath.

compared to other sleep positioners: We aren't allowed to use any sleep positioners in Iowa and most States don't allow them. I can see this being useful if a kid has an order to have the head of the bed elevated for breathing or reflux to keep the baby from gravity scooting it down.

Would I recommend the product: For daycare... NO. I can't imagine any state allowing an infant restraint like this. Iowa wouldn't.

If you read the packaging advertising it says it prevents rolling over, sliding, limb entanglement and falling/climbing out of crib. That's wherein the problem lies. A kid that can climb and fall out of a crib is a kid that can get up on their knees... monkey up the side of the crib, lift one leg over or grab any elevated surface at the corner of the crib THEN lift a leg over or go out head first.

This baby isn't in the SIDS zone unless the crib or playpen is crazy shallow. The sids rates start to dramatically decline at the age of six months. A kid that can scurry over the crib is at least a year for a tall kid ... even later for an average or small kid. There are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule though. I've heard some stories of other babies (usually from their mothers) who could flip at two months and could stand at four months)



Here's my fear. I worry about hip dysplasia seen in infants who are carried around in carriers (crotch danglers) will also be seen in kids who are put in this product. If it is put on too tightly, it could cause this.

I worry about it actually being used for a restraint for kids in daycare to keep them down when they go through the phase of standing up and screaming during nap time when they should be laying down. Also the times when they can pull themselves up but can't get down.

I see this being used for the older toddlers who can scurry over the very very shallow playpen products we have now.

I worry about the surface the underneath side is attached to and if it is strong enough to hold a kid struggling to flip thus flipping his or herself over with the playpen pad and getting entrapped between the bottom of the playpen and the walls of the playpen and whatever surface the playpen bottom attaches to.

It's big and roomy enough to use on toddlers... especially the wirey ones that are scrawny and powerful.

The window of use for good and not evil is pretty darn short. The odds of getting a flipper who is two months old or even three is pretty slim. I've only had a four month flipper. They were the wirey powerful scrawny ones. Haven't had a thick one flip young.

I can see it being awesome for giving neb treatments.

I can't see any State daycare licensing ever allowing it BUT, although I have read every states home daycare regs, it has been a while and things change over time. So... who knows.

I wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole doing daycare. With my own if he was an early flipper.... I would have gladly used it in his crib alongside my bed.

I think the inventors had good on their minds and came up with something that would really work to restrain the baby down in a crib BUT I don't think they really understand the lawsuits they are going to get when these are improperly installed and used for older babies/toddlers who have the underside attached to a crappy new playpen that's on the market today.

I think they need to really research the nap nanny lawsuits COMPLETELY and see WHY they were sued even when the product had a zillion instructions and warnings attached. Just because you put in instructions like "only use on floor" ... when people use it differently than the warnings you still get sued to oblivion.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...wsuit/1748321/

It should NEVER be marketed to keep kids from falling and climbing out of the crib. That's go to go first. That kid isn't a sids range kid so marketing it as a sids product isn't appropriate.

Lastly, this thing... if used routinely would have to be washed a zillion times. It may not even make it one sleep period before it has to be washed once a kid has a head to toe blow out or pees through it. They really need to research the Velcro after it has been washed hundreds of times. The Velcro is the number one thing that can't fail.

Wish I could be more helpful. I can't give it any stars. I wouldn't want the liability of recommending it even with a one star.
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