Just to add to the Kick and Play chair, it is good, because you can remove the toy bar, so when Milly was sleeping it wasn't on her, we would just put it on gentle vibrate and she would sleep peacefully.
We were given lots of vouchers for Milly so bought her the Fisher Price Kick and Play bouncy chair. It plays music and lights up and since about a week ago (9weeks) she has been ablet o use the other function on it, where she kicks her legs onto the pads and the music and lights come on, she giggles when this happens and has realised that she is making it happen. Also it has a vibration feature on it, which when she is irritable, we just pop her in her chair, switch it on and it soothes her to sleep. We couldn't have managed without this chair as Milly had a lot of trouble sleeping when she was born and so after checking with my Health Visitor she ended up sleeping in it most nights. The chair also has toys which hang down and a mirror with two detachable teething rings.
I use Fairy Non-Bio washing powder and Fairy Fabric Conditioner, my husband has sensitive skin so I switched to Fairy before I was pregnant. I have used other Fabric Conditioners since Milly was born, she is now 10 weeks old, but found that she didn't get on very well with them, so always buy Fairy.
I wouldn't buy a Bio washing powder, as my mother-in-law washed Milly's clothes recently and she only had Bio liqui-tabs in, they caused her to come out in a rash, so when we got home I washed all her clothes again in Fairy.
Fairy also has good offers on, at the moment you can claim a free Kipper book, no P&P, just by sending off any receipt which shows a purchase of Fairy products, we have now collected all four books for Milly and I have started collecting them for my nephew. And at Tesco at the moment you can buy a 2 litre bottle of fabric conditioner only 88p, fantastic.
Safababy is a fantastic item which has really helped relieve our worried about cot death. Safababy is a great item, which makes the foot of the cot closer to baby, so that the sleeping space is smaller. This makes it safer for baby as she hasn't got anywhere to wriggle to. We have used this since we put our daughter in her cot last week and it is one of the best products we have purchased. Milly is a wriggly baby and at 10 weeks is very strong so we were very worried about her wriggling under her sheet and blanket, but the Safababy stops this. It goes across the cot and stays in place by a belt which goes under the mattress and then goes in between the cot bars on each side. It means that the blankets/sheets cannot be pulled up over baby's head and she can't wriggle under. It really is a brilliant invention which will grow with her as you can easily move it down the cot the more she grows.
I bought mine for £19.97 from Kiddicare.com and it arrived the next day. I would deifinitely recommend this tien to anyone with a young baby in a cot.
We didn't wait until my 6 weekly check up as I too just felt that I couldn't wait, it was slightly different for us as I had a caesarean, but my tummy was still very tender and I still had a lot of pain. It did feel weird at first, but that was purely because we had been "doing the deed" for four years to try for our daughter, so I think I was so keen to get back into it as it was the first time in four years that there was no pressure and it was just for us.
Health Visitor and midwife both said that I should wait until 6 weeks but I didn't think it was necessary as I was ready.
However one thing I will say is be very careful, make sure your partners hands are washed as I ended up with an infection in my womb (NOT A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE), my GP put this down to my body being run down and more prone to infection, but he explained that if we hadn't caught it as early as we had it could have caused lasting damage had it spread to my tubes or ovaries. I have been on antibiotics and it has now cleared up, but it was a very frightening experience as there was a lot of blood loss and pain.
I hope I haven't scared or worried you but just thought that it was an important point to make as we forget so easily how prone to infections we are due to being run down. anyway, take care.