now that we have a baby on the move, her favorites have changed quite a bit. she doesn't sit long enough before she's on to the next one. not to mention the serious need to keep up with the cool kids in her life, she's got to have something that holds her attention for longer than eleven seconds.
you can go ahead and throw on this list the hairbrush, wooden mickey mouse shaped magnets you can find littered about the kitchen floors, barbie doll legs and arms- good for chewing- and legos. the big kind. also good for chewing.
felt storage basket. I randomly came across this storage bin while looking for Easter baskets for the babes. I was unsuccessfully using a dainty little wire basket, but as her toy collection has grown over the last eight months, that basket wasn't cutting it any more. I l.o.v.e. this basket. it is rather deep, but its fantastic for holding all of Baker's smallish toys - AND it has handles making it easy to move from room to room if need be. I want like five more of these guys.
sit to stand walker. we pulled both this walker and that music activity table down from the attic earlier this month. rather than Baker pull up on everything dangerous in sight (!!!), she pulls up and stays put for several minutes- thank heavens! we thrifted both of these toys when the twins were wee bits and they are still in excellent condition. one of the few things we kept and I'm sure glad we did!
bath toys. the best time of the day is bath time. not only for loosening the layer of food covering every inch of her little body, but she has the BEST time playing in the water and splashing about. soaking her mama is the name of the game, and she always wins:) when she's not attempting to climb out of the tub (!!!) she loves these squirt toys and these floating balls. they keep her busy enough for me to get her lathered up before she starts off like a little motorboat around and around that tub. I swear the twins were never this busy. maybe I'm just in denial, but I swear.
snack cups. now that Baker is eating solid food and snacks, I have been making a point to bring snacks and food along for her when we are out and about. I relied on these stackable snack containers when the twins were little and have once again found good use out of them. cheerios, yogurt melts, baby puffs.. sliced strawberries, apples, peas.. you name it. its easy to have those on hand and I toss the cylinder in my diaper bag and we are off! I also have used this similar snack container and I like it just the same.
rainbow stacker. she hasn't figured out how to legitimately stack the rings, but we have been practicing on it- but most of the time the wooden rings end up in her mouth. I suppose this age is all about the chew toys. doesn't stop me from keep up with her fine motor skills!
what have been your favorite toys since your babe became mobile??