I think we will probably end up getting the Fisher-Price Rainforest Bouncer. After rocking, shushing, bouncing, and going crazy with Hila for hours, we finally got her to sleep in Bethami‘s old bouncer (Eden’s really), while we sat on the floor beside her and continued to rock and shush her. It sure would be nice to have a machine, fully loaded with bells and whistles, take over for a little bit to rock her back to calmness, or better yet, sleep. And for those amazing times when she’s quiet and content to just sit and look around, I think then she’d like the bouncer too.
I think a swing would probably work better, but it’s a little harder to convince someone to bring a big swing from America, space-wise, and they are just way too overpriced here to even consider — and we do have Bethami’s old swing anyways, which Hila likes even though it drives us crazy.