As Number Two becomes more alert by what seems like the minute, a whole new set of challenges presents itself. He is no longer just eating, sleeping and pooing, he is awake for longer periods and more easily bored when he is.
The teacher in me is desperate to stimulate him and whilst the earth mother in me thinks that in theory wafting brightly coloured washing around whilst doing chores gives him the same stimulation as an expensive mobile, I can’t help but by drawn in by the many beautiful baby toys out there on the market.
So yes you’ve guessed it, I’ve started shopping. And when shopping there is always that debate, between the beautiful things you would love to adorn your home and the many many garish plastic items, you know that despite driving you crazy, they will adore. And thus, you will get a moment to waft said washing in perfectly lovely peace.
So what are our top 5 toys of the moment? Which does number 2 give more than a passive interest to?
The tiniest Jellycat Bunny; perfect for holding onto with the tiniest of hands. Perfect for car journeys and added comfort when falling asleep.
A cool Lamaze Robot, with bright colours and mirrors, perfect for capturing attention and playing games. Always guaranteed to raise a smile.
The ever popular Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo; Number Two thinks life is designed for being upright so this is with him as with so many others a huge hit.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes; it has music and lights and is small enough to fit in my bag. Perfect for emergency bored moments when we’re out and about.
And last but certainly not least, the East Coast Say Hello Activity Spiral. This has without a doubt put an end to Number Two’s dislike of the car. He loves to watch the colourful shapes bobbing up and down.
And of course, we won’t be able to resist looking for more lovely things to capture his imagination. Please do comment below or email us with your recommendations. Number One, Number Two and I would all love to hear about them.