Sleep. We all need it. Babies need even more of it. Sometimes, as those poor little guys are getting used to the outside world, they have trouble learning how to sleep. There are a variety of things out there to help.
We visited a local science museum not too long ago using a couple gift cards we got for Christmas. Since we had a little left on the cards and we decided that our boys were still a little too young to really get a whole lot out of the museum, we let them pick out a few things in the gift store. One of the things they picked out was this fun music toy.
Making music is a very important skill for babies to develop. This Fisher Price tambourine is a good way to get started. No, it is not a real tambourine, but yes, it does make noise when it is shaken.
The Mozart Magic Cube really is magic! It’s a fantastic way to introduce babies and toddlers to music. We love this toy so much that when Froot Loop accidentally dropped it off a ledge and broke it, we immediately went out and bought a new one.
I’ve found a new line of toys that both of my boys absolutely love, although Froot Loop doesn’t seem to understand that they are Cocoa Puff’s toys and he gets first dibs on them. Being a 3 year old sure is tough!
It seems so quickly that babies go from just lying there to sitting up, then crawling! Then suddenly they're standing up and holding onto things. Soon, they're walking and it seems like just yesterday they couldn't even roll over... It also seems that there are so many toys out there that encourage babies to develop these skills. One of my favorites is the LeapFrog Musical Activity Center.
This toy should be on every baby registry. Froot Loop wore his out because he played with it every day for over 2 years, so I put a new one on Cocoa Puff’s list and I’m so glad I did. This toy is perfect for the car and for diaper bags. It lights up and plays music, so it keeps baby’s attention when they’re strapped in that car seat!