When we were registering for baby gear, I asked a lot of my friends with babies what their essentials were. Predictably, everyone had a completely different list. Some loved one brand over another, some insisted I would never use the very item another friend said was invaluable. I found myself confused and feeling like I had over-registered. And to an extent, I probably did.
Eli is 5.5 months now and he is just starting to be really interested in toys. If you put him on the floor with a few toys around him, he’ll roll over and grab at least one, sometimes multiple and play, contentedly, for upwards of 20-30 minutes. It’s pretty much the awesomest phase and also one of the coolest things to watch. And as we’ve worked through our stash of baby toys and baby gear, it has become very apparent that there are 10 items that my son cannot (figuratively) live without. At least not happily, that is…
I’ve included all the links to the items and just as a disclaimer, I paid for or received these as gifts from friends and make zero profit off linking you to them. Just thought it would be mean to say my kid loves something and not provide the opportunity for someone else’s baby to enjoy them too!
I imagine his tastes will evolve with time, so I’ll try to update the list at some point in the future. These are Eli’s favorites, what are/were your child’s must have toys or other items?