Adorning a corner of our living room is a collection of toys of various shapes and sizes that I thought would be super-appealing to our baby. Well, they are - to an extent. Yet as soon as Janet the Cat saunters past, or the remote control is in view, or - you know - she … Continue reading Toys? The baby likes remotes, feet, the cat and anything else ‘non-baby’.
At almost seven weeks old, my baby girl was beginning to 'wake up' and realise that there are interesting things all around her. Yup - it was time to get her a play gym. Now, at this point, we hit a few play gym-shaped obstacles. Our specifications were simple: it's going to be in our … Continue reading Well hello there, handsome play gym [insert cheeky wink here].
Two weeks-deep into parenthood. The husband goes back to work. The visitors begin to taper off. It's just you and your mini-me (and, in my case, Janet the Cat, but I don't want to talk about her: she ate a birthday cake that I so lovingly made, and I'm still not over it). It was … Continue reading Baby Sensory: worth the money? (Spoiler alert – yes!)
Letting your almost-six-month-old loose in a bed of jelly, a carpet of cereal and a pile of ice-cream sounds hellish, right? (Think of the washing! Think of all the chubby-baby creases to prise the forgotten food out of!). How about if I told you that you and your mini-me could indulge in all of this … Continue reading Hooray for messy play
I need to declare something: I'm not a fan of garish plastic toys that are a.) gender specific, and b.) garishly plastic and tacky-looking. Ada has lots of toys (her current favourite being a wooden spoon and some simple stacking cups from IKEA). Recently, she's been showing more interest in fiddly things like zips, shoelaces, … Continue reading I made a toy and I liked it (well, I say ‘made’ – does threading buttons on to string count?)