Hello out there Find The Pretty readers. Now that I’ve started blogging about the world of baby I have a hunch that a few of my new readers might enjoy a post about my boys’ favorite toys from ages 0-6 months.
First and foremost at age 0 months they didn’t care at all about toys. At all! They cared about eating, getting fresh diapers, their soothies and being rocked. Once they did start to play they had quite a long list of toys that have captured their fancy.
This is a great spot for the babies to begin their Tummy Time activities. At first they will like to lay on their backs and become engaged with the world around them. Don’t be disappointed if at first they just lay their like little lumps. Soon they will track objects, and then eventually they will reach for objects. Now (at 7 months) my boys roll around and grab all the toys. If I’m lucky they will get trapped by one of the arches and amuse themselves for a few moments before they roll across the floor.
I can not state strongly enough how amazing having TONS of these links around has made me. I use them to extend the length of the toys on our activity mat. I also link toys to the boys’ car seats, strollers and jumperoos. They are the perfect size for their little hands to grasp and they love to chew on them (teething time at our house!). This pack comes with 24 links and I might just be crazy and buy a second pack.
This crazy looking guy is a big hit. Lots to look at, lots to grab onto. The back is all black and white patterns (perfect for newborns). Thanks Tara!!!
I couldn’t forget Sophie. This little lady has a great squeak and has all the right nooks and crannies for teething.
This is a new toy to our house from Gramma and the boys are OBSESSED with it. You can suction it to your baby’s high chair, or like me, you can just toss it into the mix on the floor. It has a fun rainstick sound, both fun and soothing at the same time.
These round rattles are another favorite at our house. The boys can get their little hands into the holes and grasp the balls and get a really good shaking session in. They are also big enough that they can’t get them into their mouths. In my mind these are a must.
My boys were each given a Lovey by their cousins when they were born. They have become a nap-time staple in our household. They boys love to snuggle and rub these guys on their faces as they fall asleep. They have a ton of options for animals and colors. We have the cow as seen above (we call him Moo-Cow) and we also have the puppy version (we call him Puppy, we are very clever at our house).
Hopefully you find this list helpful. As the boys grow, and therefore my knowledge grows, I will share more options for older babies.
For those of you that have had children or watched after children you know how it is almost impossible to find socks that stay on baby feet. For some crazy unknown reason manufacturers somehow lose all common sense when making itty-bitty socks and they put no elastic in them. Babyhood is a stage in your life when you kick your legs and feet like crazy and it’s also when you are flexible enough to put your feet in your mouth on a whim. So sock-makers PLEASE listen and use elastic.
I recently found the cutest little socks from Baby Boden that are not only adorable but also will stay on the boys feet. You can tell right away that these socks are not like all the other cheap-o options out there. They are designed with some style in mind and the packaging is oh so pretty.
I will leave you with a fun little clip from HIMYM. As Lilly would say, ” But sock”.
Hello Find the Pretty readers. I wanted to give you a heads up that I’m adding a new category of posts to my site entitled “Squeakers”. These posts will be Baby or Momma-centric. Obviously with the addition of my twin Squeakers I have a lot more thoughts on baby products and baby adventures, not to mention pretty things the Mommas need to keep them feeling sane and inspired. I hope you enjoy what I have to share and will come and visit regularly.
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