We never really bothered strapping Adriana in to her gliding chair. I did strap her in the first few times, but since we were letting her nap in it all swaddled up when she was a newborn, it just didn't seem practical to strap her in. We rarely bothered turning it on, and just used it as a safe place to lie her down when we were downstairs, so even once she was out of the swaddle we just ignored the buckle. When she started sitting unsupported a couple of months ago, we began to use the chair much less, for fear that she would tip herself out, because now that we were willing to bother with the straps, they weren't long enough to reach around her. So when her chair arrived at our new apartment after the move, I decided it was time to put it away to save for future babies (shhhhh....don't tell Brian). I was about to take it apart so it would fit better into a box, when I remembered that for months it seemed like most the pictures I took of her included that chair, and I decided that one last picture was required.
Wee squooshy monkey:
Three weeks old. I believe this picture also documents the first time I put her in clothing that required something be pulled over her head. She outgrew the shirt before I got brave enough to put it on her a second time.
Less wee, less squooshy, still a monkey:
Seven months old.