I thought of starting a Mom Review Blog.
Confused? I don’t mean a blog where I review products for families (yes I already have one of those). No, I mean a blog in the voice of a child reviewing mom.
But I already have enough blogs and it is kinda a one-note extended joke. So, instead, I bring you my first, and probably only entry.
Review of Mama by Junior
I’ve been thoroughly testing out my Mama for the past ten months, more if you consider the “in womb” experience. This particular model of mom is also known in certain markets as “Candace”.
I’m pleased to date with functionality although wear and tear has been an issue and I wish an extended warranty was available. I like when manufacturers stand by their products with guarantees.
I obtained this model second hand and, in fact, continue to share her with the original owner. This is a suitable arrangement as we frequently compare notes and find that more complex operations such as “wear her down until she gives us snacks” works better with two users.
The function I make most use of is the “carry and cuddle” option. This option may be activated in a variety of intuitive ways, including crying, speaking “mama”, and even just looking cute. There is plenty of padding on mama and no sharp edges so I find her very comfortable. She even comes with an optional “sling” accessory which is a fashionable addition for longer periods of carrying.
My sister, who previously used the carry function with great regularity, warns that this function diminishes around 30 pounds. At this point, she says that she has had to rely on the “Daddy” back-up for anything more than occasional carrying. In fact, at only 24 pounds, I’ve already noticed some groaning and creaking during the lifting phase.
Although at over 30 years of age, this model is in the middle-range for moms, I am still quite happy with the style I selected. I am particularly enamored of the strong contrast between her dark hairline and fair skin as that is one of the first things I was able to see.
Another favorite of mine is the lactation phase. This is easily activated and I’ve been able to access this on demand, although sometimes service is slow at night.
This particular model excels at playing and seems to be designed for musical games. She has several such games pre-programmed, including singing songs, reading, and “flying” me through the air. I’ve been able to upload other applications, such as drop and retrieve (for sippies, spoons, etc.), “peek-a-boo”, and “high five”. The available apps are almost too many to describe. My sister has raved particularly about “crafting” and “playground visit” functionality that I should be able to access soon.
If I were to suggest an upgrade, I would like a better battery with a shorter recharging period. My model requires 6-8 hours at night or else performance is sluggish. I believe that 4 hours should be sufficient.
Despite these limitations, I’m very satisfied with her and look forward to many years with her.
Full Disclosure: I receive this Mama for free and am completely biased.