At just over 10 months, my baby has preferences for his entertainment. It is an amazing feeling to watch him experience the joy that these things bring to him. Each of them, has some way or the other, to provide him with physical or mental stimulation. What I have learned over the past few months as a new mum, is that it’s not necessarily the most expensive toy that creates this joy, curiosity and/or excitement. I’ve therefore decided to share with you my Baby’s Favourite Things:
In no order of preference, here are my baby’s favourite things:
1. The Baby Einstein Neighbourhood Friends Activity Jumper™ as seen above in the featured image.
Kayden has been loving his jumper since he was just over 6 months. There is so much happening around him, literally, as it has a 360-degree feature which allows him to stimulate all senses. The various sounds and textures cause him to jump with excitement. He is fascinated with the variation of bright colours, shapes and features of every little item on this jumper – he is in his element, in his own little bouncy world whilst on his jumper
We purchased this Jumper from Baby City, for more information and/or product details: click here.
2. Bright Starts Hide ‘n Spin Monkey
Kayden isn’t walking yet, he is at the stage where he wants to be up on his knees or standing up, and this toy has definitely encouraged him to do that more often, as it requires him to stand and throw the balls into the monkey’s hat or the tummy (of course whilst supervised). The lights and sounds when a ball is inserted into the hat or tummy goes a long way to encourage him to be more active. He loves to catch the rolling balls, only to promptly put them back into the Monkey
We purchased this toy from Baby City, for more details, click here.
This stuffed toy boy doll, I found at Dischem. It was the last one there and as I almost walked past it, it gave me that puppy dog look, saying, “buy me, buy me, please….pity please…”
So, I did and I am glad I did so. He had no name when he came home, Kayden’s grandmother helped give him a name, i.e. “Tommy”. Tommy has become an essential travel companion for Kayden, and “Tommy” always brings a smile to Kayden. We play hide and seek, using Tommy to say “boo!” to Kayden and he loves that! The connection between a child and his stuffed toy is priceless…..and should never be underestimated.
For more details on this toy, click here.
4. Disney Winnie The Pooh Walker
“I’m young and free…watch me go…!” – that’s the feeling Kayden depicts when he is on his walker. He loves being mobile, whether walking or running, forward or backwards, he is always happy-go-lucky. There are various shapes, colours and sounds on the large play tray in front to keep him entertained. It has 3 height adjustments which is great as we have been able to adjust it as he grows taller. It is extremely well built, provides loads of entertainment, and can easily be disassembled for travelling. It has become an essential item during extended
time away from home.
We also bought this from Baby City, for more details, click here.
5. Dave and Ava
We accidentally stumbled across these videos whilst looking for songs to make Kayden sleep one day. And what a pleasant surprise! The animation and the level of detail is absolutely breath-taking! Dave and Ava help bring alive a variety of nursery rhymes, in a rich and diversely created world. These are nursery rhymes we all learned as kids, and you will find yourself singing along to them as well. You can stream the videos off YouTube or purchase the mobile app, which allows download of all the videos to your smart device, for offline use. Kayden’s face lights up when you just mention Dave and Ava. He watches them so engrossed, with expressions on his face that are priceless. The slower songs are very soothing for bedtime. I think every child should be introduced to Dave and Ava
If you haven’t heard of Dave and Ava yet and would like more information, click here.
If you enjoyed reading this post, you may also enjoy my previous post: My Irreplaceable Son
What are your Baby’s favourite toys? I would love to know, so please do comment below.