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The best new toys EVER…

This has been a week of new toys.. and a week of “just find someway to entertain the baby”

Our first toy is a new Fisher Price mobile. He LOVES it.. I have been looking for a mobile that is a little more entertaining then most.. and considering his love of the ceiling fan I was very glad when I found this one.

The animals rotate and the leaves move up and down.. It catches his attention so well and keeps it!

(granted at some point, his room will be forest themed and well…this doesn’t exactly match.. but it’s all about the entertainment factor.. and this has IT!)

Our second toy of the week is this play mat… (it was actually the first toy of the week, but I’m too lazy to arrange the pictures.. sorry!)

One day in costco I saw a lady with a baby. She had this blinking star toy attached to the baby’s car seat and I was immediately drawn to it. I knew Miles would love it so I kind of bombarded her about it. She told me it came from a play mat that she has so I started researching.

I almost didn’t go with this particular one. (I research things like this TO DEATH!) but ultimately I did. I am sooo glad I did. It’s fantastic. I know I can’t expect a long attention span from him at this age, but this still keeps him busy for quite awhile.

(Please excuse the dog.. he’s still not used to this not-being-the-center-of-attention-anymore thing.. He see’s the camera and still thinks he needs to be in EVERY picture..)

And the twinkling star. HUGE hit! It lights up and flashes different colors and plays up beat songs. He is completely mesmerized by it. We use it all around the house.. in his crib.. on his bouncy chair.. EVERYWHERE.. I would have paid the $60 just for that star! :)
He also really likes the mirror.. and the sun shine rattle thing that he can hit with his hand..
It was a great investment and I can see how it will last him for quite awhile. There are enough things to keep him entertained for a few more months.. (hopefully longer..)

And the last one isn’t a new toy for him.. but it kind of is for us!!

We try to leave the blanket off his car seat as much as possible while we are in the car so he can get some sunlight. (I’m a little neurotic on the vitamin D deficiency thing!) but he is a HUGE baby about the sun being in his eyes. We even have a VERY dark tinted car. So I opted for the next best thing and got him a pair of “sunnies”
And surprisingly he leaves them on just fine and doesn’t seem to mind them, and more importantly doesn’t cry when the sun is in his eyes!
The first time he wore them, Aaron kept looking back in the rear view mirror and just laughing.. they’re pretty darn cute!
Last but not least.. the video’s of the toys…. (again.. pardon the dog..) The play mat video was taken after about 15 minutes on it. So he is just starting to get a little bit fussy..

And sorry about this video.. I can’t figure out how to flip it.. So just turn your head! :)

What a fun week for little man! :)


  1. Mixed Up Me says

    Cute videos!! Where was the star in the video? Not that it mattered, he was mesmerized by the other toy. Fun!!

  2. The star in on the side. That’s what he’s looking at!

  3. Mixed Up Me says

    I hope he doesn’t forget he has the rainforest hanging over his head and wake up screaming in the middle of the night thinking the giant toucan is going to eat him!!

  4. I have been looking at play mats – you’ll have to tell me what kind this is!

  5. Ava has that exact same play mat. I got it when she was 2 or 3 months old. She’s almost 7 months old and still loves it! It’s a great investment!

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