Toys, Toys & more Toys. How many toys a baby needs? I decided from the beginning not to over do the amount of toys Pepa Carlota has. And she doesnt get all of them available at once.
I like to rotate toys 5 at a time. So she learns that everything is available all the time and doesn't get bored that easily.
As she plays mostly alone, as I am teaching her to be independent and not be "entertained" I get to notice which toys are her favorite.. And I can explain why these ones are my favorites at the moment as well.
1. Wooden Story - Koala Bear Teether:
I have been seeing this beautiful toys made of wood and coloured with natural paint all over the net and I fell in love with them. I was so happy when Pepa´s God Mother Helena gave her this beautiful teether for christmas. She loves it and it is a very beautiful toy to take with us when we go to a party or restaurant. It serves as teether as well as a beautiful accessory to her outfits when we are out and about.
2. Handmade Baby Gym:
Me and my dad made this. I love design and our flat is decorated in a very minimalistic scandinavian way. So I really wanted a Baby Gym that wasn't made out of plastic and in crazy colors. So, almost 2 years ago I designed it and made it. It is a mix of natural wood, crochet pearls and cotton rope. Pepa has been playing with it since she was born until now (i added the Baby Bjorn bouncer under it when she was too tiny to grab the pearls)
3. Lucky Boy Sunday - Polly Doll
This Danish brand makes 100% Alpaca dolls. They work with people from Bolivia under fair trade. This doll is softer than my cashmere sweaters and so well made. It was a present of my dear friend Anne. She says she looks like me, and i think she was right!
love the quote on their website: POLLY LOOKS IN THE MIRROR AND SAYS "WAUW"
4. Bruin - Activity Center
It isnt the prettiest toy we have, but It helps Pepa to learn. My parents bought it last year at ToysRus. I can't find the link to it, but i linked a similar one in this post.
I am amazed by the way Pepa learns and discovers new things in this activity center, she learnt that moving things will make other things move, she loves the songs and I can see her fine-motor skills improve day by day. we have it hanging in her crib but I have a white blanket covering it when she isnt there playing ;)
5. Fisher Price - Song Book
I love this one and Pepa is just starting to learn how to use it. Everytime you turn a page a new song starts. She already has a favorite song and it is fun to see her dance to the melodies. I think this toy will be used until it doesn't work anymore.
I'm Andrea - a food enthusiast and blogger. Recently I noticed I have been answering a lot of questions about what I buy for my daughter Pepa, or what are my thoughts in certain "mom stuff". This is how I realised I should start a blog about being mom.. Or "Mom" like me! I hope to share my thoughts, amazing, things I buy and amazing recipes with other moms, just like me!