Posts Tagged ‘teethers’

First Toys for Babies

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

First Toys for BabiesWhen I had my daughter, I wasn’t really sure what to buy for her as far as toys go. I wasn’t really aware that she would even care about toys at such a young age. During a baby’s first months they can’t sit up or really grasp anything, but there are some toys that your baby can still enjoy.

Play mat: Babies need tummy time and the time you spend on the floor bonding with baby is a huge benefit to them. I suggest investing in a nice playmat. We went with the cheap version both times. This is something I regret. Before baby can grasp a toy, he or she may bat at one or learn to pull down the music string on the play mat. Look for a colorful mat with different interactive, soft toys. In my opinion, the more toys on the play mat, the better.

Musical toys: This Baby Einstein toy has been the best for us. It has colorful lights and plays a few different classical songs to entertain baby. Just be careful. It’s a little heavy for baby to hold. You can always just use your IPhone and download a music app. Music is great for entertaining baby, but it also soothes and calms baby and momma down.

Soft Books: Babies enjoy momma and daddy’s faces. Spend time reading to even the smallest of your children. The interaction is priceless. Soft books like this one from Taggies are what we have used. The mirror on the front is a bonus toy. Babies love to see their reflections.

Toys with Tags: Babies love tags. My son, Levi, has a monkey that he adores. My 2-year-old daughter still plays with the tag on her Teddy. These small toys from Dandelion are perfect for baby’s small hands. Soft blankets with tags or soft dolls with tags are great first toys.

Rattles and Shakers: Find one that is colorful and soft for baby like this one from Dandelion. Allow baby to hold the rattle and shake away! I always have a small rattle in my diaper bag. It’s the perfect go-to toy for a fussy baby in the car or if we need something to entertain Levi in a restaurant.

Teethers: Oh teething! It’s not fun for baby or momma. Luckily, there are a variety of teething toys out there to help soothe baby and make playtime fun. Chewbeads makes colorful, fun teethers for baby. They also make necklaces for momma to wear that double as a fashion accessory and teething toy.

So, momma, what have you used as a first toy for your baby? Enjoy the simplicity of baby toys. Soon they will be playing with Legos and Barbies.

Karyn Meyerhoff is a mom of 2 in Northeast Indiana. She loves to play with her kids, but she wishes she had a bigger house for all of their toys.

RSVP for Mom’s Milk Twitter Party | Got #milkmiles?

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Join us, Tuesday Nov 22nd for the Twitter Party of the Year!


Don’t get stuck reading about this about when it’s over!

Join us for  Mom’s Milk Boutique‘s first ever Twitter Party Bash hosted by Cloth Diaper Geek and Dirty Diaper Laundry. It’s sure to be the Twitter Party of the Year!

We will be celebrating the upcoming Black Friday promotions and kicking off the launch of our new Milk Miles Rewards Program!

The prizes and sponsors are POURING in so you don’t want to miss this amazing party!

The Details:

Date:  Tuesday November 22, 2011

Time:  9:00pm-10:00pm Eastern

Hashtag:  #MilkMiles

Platform:  Twitter via Tweetgrid, TweetChat, Hootsuite, etc.

The Sponsors so far are amazing!

One Grand Prize: 

  • Grand Prize Package Includes 10 GroVia Shells, 5-Soaker Pads (2-pack), 2-Booster Pads (2-pack), and 1-50ct Pack of Bio Soakers! (valued at appx. $300) (one winner) from @GroVia

Additional Sponsors and Prizes:  (more details to come)

  • CJs BUTTer
  • Tots Bots
  • and more!

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our wonderful sponsors for donating such awesome prizes!! Be sure to LIKE them all!! You could even go to their Facebook wall and TELL them how much you appreciate it!

RSVP and enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  In order to be eligible to win you must have RSVPed and tweeted a minimum of (1) time during the party with the #milkmiles hashtag.

*Please check back often as new entry methods will continually be added to the form.  All the additional prizes besides the Grand Prize will also be added in the coming days.