I used to be the biggest toy hoarder. Whenever I was out I would always find an excuse to get the latest and greatest toy that was great for my daughter’s development. I’ll be honest, I was a sucker for great marketing. Once we moved to the city in an apartment MUCH smaller than the house we lived in in Tampa, I finally stopped buying toys.
I saved a bunch of toys from when Harlan was younger so that Avery does have toys to play with. As soon as Avery got to the age that she was old enough to reach out and grab toys, I pulled out everything that I had so that she would be able to keep herself entertained. I would try to rotate a group in and out so she would never get tired of playing with the same old thing. Apparently my brilliant toy rotation plan didn’t work very well because it seems that Avery would much rather play with random objects lying around the house rather than all of her cool toys.
Check out some of the items I’ve caught her playing with after the jump!
What household items does your baby love to play with?
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