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Oh, Look the Batteries are Dead

Again, having a five month old I really thought I would not have to deal with certain things until years from now, but like everything else I thought I knew about parenting I was wrong. Turns out that almost everything LTD uses takes batteries. I figured that when he was older his toys would need them; I just had no idea that they don’t make baby products that don’t take them as well. LTD’s swing, bouncer, papa san, sleep sheep, glowworm and diapers all take them. Okay, I lied about the diapers, but you get the idea. Also, the electronics I have been using for the last twenty years use AA or AAA batteries, but most of the baby’s things take C, I mean I haven’t used a C battery since Reagan was president. In case any of you doubt batteries aren’t expensive than you have never purchased them. In a misguided attempt to save money I purchased a ton of Rayovacs on sale. Well, you get what you pay for, they last half as long the big boys Duracell and Energizer. The only bright spot is that since they didn’t last long they are now all gone.

Another battery related pain is the battery cover on all the baby stuff. Unlike normal products all of the baby battery covers are screwed in place with tiny screws. I trust you all know what unscrews a tiny screw, that’s right, a tiny screwdriver. Can anyone guess what keeps happening to my tiny screwdriver? Correct, I keep losing it. To sum up, batteries are expensive, you need a lot of them and they should sell them with tiny screwdrivers.

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  • The solution my friend is rechargable batteries. Very expensive upfront but worth it in the long run and better for the environment.

  • my husband & i had this same realization shortly after our “in need of movement at all times” baby was born. now, we give batteries as baby shower presents. sure, we get weird looks and awkward thank-yous, but we know they’ll be grateful at about month 3!!

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