Hurrah, your baby is eating real food! But just how are you supposed to keep little one entertained whilst you prepare them a nutritious meal? Here’s my countdown of top five toys that can keep baby entertained while you’re busy being supermum.
Before I was a mum, I never really got why people used baby carriers. “Why don’t they just use a buggy?” I used to think, but I TOTALLY get it now. When you have a baby that is going through a clingy phase and doesn’t want to be put down it can be exhausting and sometimes you just need to get on with things! Also sometimes it’s nice to take her for a walk without having to push the buggy.
Public transport user, city dweller – Lara reviews the Bugaboo Bee Plus.
In a big, bad city like London, size matters. As a family of home workers we don’t own a car, so when researching a pram for our baby boy we were focussed entirely on what would fit onto public transport. It was really important for me to be able to get out and about with my baby, and not be grounded by a massive pram.
(Well, not really an ode. That is a bit too demanding for my poor brain – I just had a baby, you know! But if I were poetically inclined I would write odes to this guy. I’d write sonnets, heck, I’d dedicate an epic poem to him. That is the depth of my feelings…) Rachael has already told you about one of your new gentleman friends, Freddie the firefly. Not to encourage infidelity, but I really need to introduce you to another man you are going to need in your life. His name is Ewan, and he is a dream sheep.
When I first started looking for a pushchair my main requirement was that it was small enough to fit into the boot of my car, a Kia Picanto, possibly the most inappropriate car to try and squeeze a pushchair into. What I thought was extensive research led me to purchase not one, but three, different pushchairs – each having their advantages and disadvantages.
Yes – it’s a mouthful, but the VTech Little Friendlies Singalong Spinning Wheel deserves a fantastically long name because it’s a fantastic product.
I did not want to be one of those parents who co-sleep. I’d had it drilled in to me that co-sleeping was bad, the risks were high and babies should sleep in their own crib in the parents’ room for the first 6 months. Unfortunately, no one told the boy this.
Listen up – I’m here to tell you that you need a new man in your life. Let me tell you about this guy. He’s great with kids; he’s universally loved by all adults (I dare you to touch him and tell me you didn’t enjoy it) and he’s incredibly versatile – wondering if there’s sick in your hair? He’ll help you figure it out. Gagging to know more? Let me introduce you to Freddie…
There are so many different teething toys out there and Emma has quite a few of them. The one that she keeps going back to however is the Nûby Teething Blankie. They come in 4 different designs but we have the lion which I purchased from Sainsbury’s for around £4.
1. Perfect Prep Machine
Once we realised breast feeding wasn’t working out for us, and that buying pre-mixed formula would work out costly, I managed to convince my boyfriend to buy a Perfect Prep machine. We were lucky enough to find one on a local selling site for £30 but having had it in my life I would happily pay full price.