Just to clarify, I'm anti-walker myself. I agreed wholeheartedly with Spock's reasons for banning them -- they don't teach the babies how to actually walk, they give them higher reach without them being old enough to understand that they should not reach for certain objects, they fall and are dangerous near stairs. This one was a gift. Not very baby-friendly and I hid it away for as long as I could. Vicky finally insisted that we use it because it was getting harder to keep The Bhablet out of the kitchen and the bathroom.
It helped in that he was no longer on the floor and couldn't get at some stuff. But he could reach others, and he was no longer in complete command of his body. Also, the seat is awkwardly stitched and any baby would have a hard time learning to walk in it. And lastly, it's too low so he had to bend too far forward to be able to grab the handle as he walked. We used it purely to keep him off the floor from time to time. Now, of course, it's back on top of the cupboard.
I have been looking for a push-chair for months. Haven't found anything I like, so I've gone back to walking him myself, from time to time. Obviously, it's not the same thing. Then again, I don't really mind restricting his mobility, given how we live.
The one we zeroed in on this summer didn't work out so we are looking again. Anybody know a 2-bedroomed place, preferably no higher than the first floor, with modern conveniences and parking, for a reasonable rent?
Just when I had been grumbling about never getting any, Katy threw me with a "You're such a wonderful mother, Sunny!" Did I ever mention how much I love and admire this lady? Because I do. She and the rest of the other Roy family have given me friendship, a home, shelter in the middle of the night, food, company and many hours of comfortable laughter. Currently, Katy and Dana babysit The Bhablet while I attend rehearsals for Proof. I know they enjoy it, but it's still a big deal for me, because I know only too many other people who would not see it the same way. I think it's wonderful that I should return to acting after so long for a Red Curtain production. I'm still pretty nervous, but not as insecure as I might have been.
Still has his nasty cold.
Seems to have one as well. He was also sent some lovely clothes by a certain Mad Aunty. Hurrah for handmedowns, ses I.