Editor’s Note: The Nap Nanny and Chill have been recalled by the CPSC. You should discontinue use immediately and return it to your retailer.
When I came across the Nap Nanny at a trade show, it was about a month before I gave birth to my son. Nap Nanny Chill,
a high-density foam recliner that’s the perfect combo of soft and firm,
was designed by a sleep-deprived mom looking for some relief. (Sound familiar?)
born was–and still is–a champion sleeper. But after six months of all-nighters with the next one, I was
excited when the Nap Nanny arrived at my doorstep. I tore open the box and prayed
for a miracle.
I loved how comfy this thing was. My
three-year-old did, too–he immediately took to relaxing on it in front
of the TV. In fact, the Nap Nanny Chill is made to grow with your family
and can be used by older kids as a chair. As for my younger guy, he did
like hanging out in it, but he never actually fell asleep in it. I
think we received the Nap Nanny a bit too late to really reap the
benefits for him–he was already sitting up.
If I were to do it over again, I would have gotten the
Nap Nanny as soon as the baby was born. I think it serves as a great
alternative to a bouncy chair (many of which never really strike me as that
comfortable) as well as a swing, since I didn’t always want my baby to
be lulled to sleep by motion. The biggest drawback is the price–at $129.99 it is definitely not for everyone.
Now, our Nap Nanny has become a shower nanny. It’s the perfect place to put the baby while mama gets to spend a whole 30 seconds to wash up. If I’m lucky. -Melissa