I enjoy finding toys to inspire playtime as blythe grows. most often, I pick the wooden toys. they are simplistic, natural, long-lasting.
+ when I came across the stackable, colorful wooden shapes I hoped blythe would get good use out of them. the blocks have yet to let us down as they been picked out of the basket and played with every single day since they have come home. a favorite.
+ the animal rattles double as a teether and make for good grabbing toys when baby is just getting interested in holding onto something. these are land of nod. I believe this was one of my first toy purchases for blythe.
+ the cooking set (not fully pictured) includes six pieces and is another land of nod buy. we contemplated purchasing a full play kitchen, play food, and play cookware, but opted to start out slow with a simple set of just the cookware. her grandparents had these wrapped christmas morning under the tree!
+ we eventually added a simple set of fruits while passing by the target dollar section one morning. a good pick long term as they are durable and budget-friendly.
+ if I recall the "most basic wooden block set" actually are jenga pieces also a target dollar section buy. blythe doesn't know the difference, and even if she did, I doubt she would mind it doubling as an older kid game (wink, wink)!
which toys are your kids currently into? at what age do you find your kids looking for more than just the infant / imaginative play and grabbing for those (oh so wonderful) noisy ones?
have less. do more.
+ a small jar of matchsticks, for a prettier solution to the cardboard box
+ clothespins in a jar for easy access to hang things or seal kitchen things
+ hand-rolled beeswax candles of various sizes stored in a large jar for sitting around
+ the perfect white dish for my all purpose string
blythe would never leave the tub if i let her. she is my water bug. i love her love of bath time because it has always eased up the "chore" of sorts for us both. i can count on one hand the times we have had bath meltdowns, all the rest, are just bubble play and singing and getting lots of water on the floor and on mama!
hi, friends. i am long overdue for a blog post. and mind you, i realized this, but my days are running together trying to keep up with a toddler. so keeping up with her quickly became more important than this here blog! but we are back and with a sweet small shop recommendation, no less. you may have heard of poppy lane and company from other IG users? they have bracelets of all sizes for the "mama and me" matchy-matchy girls out there, or just for a little something to doll you up on the everyday. they come in any color you can think of. they last a long time and don't budge if you give them a quick rinse and dry. blythe girl wears hers almost all day long! but i will say not to let your baby sleep in the bracelets. it is up to you, of course, but i just say no accessories in the crib regardless. the one's pictured are a cotton candy pink (which i think is currently out of stock) and the mother of pearl with gold accents. blythe also has a sterling silver one that goes with just about every outfit and stays in the diaper bag for a quick accessory change. what a girl mom thing to say, right? be sure to visit stacy's shop @poppylaneandco on IG!