If you've been reading for awhile...you know, the last week or so I've been writing...then you know I have a five-month-old baby girl. For todays Must Have Monday, I've decided to write about the five must-have baby toys for a 4-6 month old.
1. Jumperoo. They come in all shapes and sizes with various toys, but the premise is the same. It's a safe place to put the baby and let her jump to her little heart's content. They can be very pricey, although I just found the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is on sale today for $69 on Amazon! They're regularly $99, so this is a great deal! That being said, I bought mine through a local selling wall on Facebook. I just couldn't justify spending $99 (or more!) on one, especially when we only have one income currently. So, unless Nana or Grammy is going to buy you one, I suggest checking out a local selling wall or a yard sale--just don't forget the rules! :)
2. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes. My son loved this so much that I buy it for every single baby shower I attend. It's like quiet-down crack for babies! I even have a picture of him and my niece, who was probably seven at the time, laying on the couch just completely mesmerized by the thing. This may be a little excessive, but we even have two. One for the diaper bag, and one for the house.
3. Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy. It's a rattle and teether, all rolled into one. Smart, because let's face it, everything that baby plays goes directly in the mouth.
4. Vulli So'Pure Teether, Sophie the Giraffe. First of all, she is absolutely adorable! Second of all, baby loves, loves, loves to chomp down on those little horns and knobby knees. The Sophie we have does not have the handles, but I would really recommend getting one that does. It makes it a lot easier for baby to hang on to.
5. Taggies Little Taggies Blanket. These were around when my son was a baby, and to be honest, I thought they were just a gimmick. I would have never spent the money to buy him a blanket with a bunch of tags sewed to it. Well, Baby C received one as a gift, and I would venture to say it is probably her favorite plaything. Since then, I have seen a Kindergarten friend of my son carrying hers around and another friend of mine says her three-year-old still sleeps with her Taggie every night. So, maybe twenty-five bucks for a silly blanket is a little excessive, but if the lovey will last her several years, it's worth it in my book.
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