Well, I have really slacked on the holiday posting, but I thought I would at least post what we are loving round these parts for the one year old set.
If you haven't seen this on Facebook yet, this 10-month old's letter to santa could have easily been written by Emmy. So, there's always these gifts. Ha!
A few months ago I saw a post on Instagram about these revolutionary spoons called Num Num's. Basically, your baby can just dip them into soft items (we like hummus, greek yogurt and baby oatmeal) and the food sticks to them so your baby can eat off them easier. This video can explain it better, but it has worked really well for Emmy to learn how to use a spoon without all the mess.
Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits:
I am not sure if I shared this cute picture from Emmy's one year photo shoot:
but this smile was 100% due to bribing. She loves these Little Duck Organic Mango and Pineapple fruits and she probably had a whole bag at our photo shoot. Well worth the $4-5 these puppies cost. They aren't sweetened, just dried organic fruit. We also like the blueberry apples ones. You can pick them up at Whole Foods and Buy Buy Baby.
Emmy is getting some blocks, a little Dyson vacuum (she loves to help me vacuum) and some books from us for Christmas, but here are her absolute favorite things to play with right now:
Julie (my friend that watches Emmy two days a week) got her these Hide N Squeak eggs for her birthday and she loves to open them and put the little egg heads on them (and dump them all over the floor). It also is a puzzle because the eggs fit into different shapes on the bottom and the egg shells match the faces on the egg insides.
My sister gave Emmy this toy as a hand me down from her girls. I can't tell you how many times Emmy goes to her play room just to put the cookies in Cookie Monster's mouth and get them out of his backpack. It provides 15 great minutes of entertainment, people!
Emmy cannot sort shapes yet, but she loves to take the lid off of the one at church, put it back on, dump all the parts out, put them back in and repeat. We can get through almost a whole mass with this thing in the play room.
Favorite toy not pictured – lids – baby girl loves a lid. I give her old loose and pressed powder containers and those entertain her for minutes! She likes to put her lids on her bottles, cups, containers, anything!
Hope this helps for the little ones in your life! I wish I was being compensated by someone for this post, but alas, no one is paying me to write this blog! :)