Working for a baby gear company definitely has its advantages. I sometimes get to review awesome new products like the Signature Series™ Smart Seat™ here and the new Trekko activity stroller here, but to be honest, the real reason I come to work every day with a smile on my face, is because I share a belief in working for a company with purpose. I have a passion for all things baby. If you let me start talking about baby gear, my eyes will just glaze over as I go on and on.
I had my first child before I worked for Graco, and my second after. When I found out I was pregnant with the second, I immediately was excited for all the new gear I wanted to buy. My husband, always the
cheapskate realist, questioned needing anything new since all of our gear was a) perfectly fine for the first one and b) still in great condition.
Using my new found knowledge of baby gear, I spouted off numerous facts about updated product features that would make our jobs easier as parents. I won most of the battles with facts, and the ones that I didn’t, well, let’s just say sometimes pregnancy hormone tears are very effective for winning battles too.
Jed is almost three, and our home is less filled with baby gear. I have sadly parted with Jed’s playard, Snugride, and Sweetpeace. When I brought home the Trekko to review, DH quickly suggested we donate our original full size stroller. He said I should choose one, since we did not need two.
I did not like this at all. The two strollers featured completely different features. Why didn’t he recognize this? It was completely obvious.
Or was it?
My passion, as well as the way we both use the stroller makes me view things differently. DH leisurely strolls at the park or on walking trails with Jed during the day. I maneuver crowded malls on weekends, almost always, with my daughter in tow. Discussing the differences in use, allowed my husband to see the other side, and to understand what features make things easier for me as a parent.
That’s what baby gear is all about for me, giving products features to allow users to care for children with ease and enjoy the everyday moments.
What’s your favorite Graco gear item that helps you parent a little easier?