Isaac’s favourite toys at 19 months

The title of this post is pretty self explanatory… I’m going to write a list of all the toys Isaac loves now at 19 months old. Some of these surprised me and some I knew he’d love, so here go’s..

10961799_409413285902682_866760760_nWith this one you get the little bus and all the letters of the alphabet to stick on your fridge (or anything magnetic!) You take out the letters one by one and put them in the bus window (where the N is) and it tells you what letter it is and sings a song about it! It also has a little music note button that you can press to hear the “abc song” and “the wheels on the bus”. This has Isaac obsessed with the wheels on the bus, he turns round and round when listening to it. He loves this toy so much, everytime the living room door opens he shooting towards the kitchen. I never used to like him being in the kitchen for all sorts of reasons, but now I feel comfortable him being there as I know the bus has his attention. He just stands at the fridge whilst I do the pots etc. LOVE this toy!

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I only introduced Isaac to the world of stickers this morning and was pleasantly surprised by his reaction. I thought he’d be running around sticking them all over the walls but he seemed to understand that they were only meant for the book. I asked him what each sticker was before I gave them to him (as they were a bit fiddly for him to un-peel from the page himself. If he didn’t know I’d ask him and he’d repeat (or try depending on the word). His favourite was “PIG”. This book has lots of stickers including a few big mr tumble ones. Isaac had so much fun with them, he flicked through the pages and chose which one he wanted to put each one on and then placed them down gently.

10979337_409413652569312_148449884_nThis was bought for Isaac for Christmas by a friend of mine. It’s a book that includes alot of little sturdy cardboard tools… hammer, spanner, paintbrush etc. It has a few different scenes like a plumbing scene, a painters scene and in each scene the children have to place in the jigsaw pieces which are the tools. Isaac enjoys carrying the tools round seperatly aswell for some reason. He likes to hole and look at them. He spends ages at the book trying to slot different ones into all the different shapes. It’s ace!

10896994_388275708016440_5498966427002152515_n (1)I’m so glad he loves the little Tikes car. I think he would have loved it no matter which variation of little Tikes it was. He sits in it pressing the horn saying “beep beep!” and when I ask where his car is, he runs straight over to it and gets inside always making sure to shut the door! (safety first 😉 ) It’s a classic, I’m sure many readers will have had a little Tikes of their own as a kiddie, I sure know I did! The only worry with this is he gets a little excited and the odd time it has toppled.. No harm done (apart from mummy’s minor heart failures!)

  • ANYTHING to do with Raa Raa the noisy lion !

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This little man is Obsessed with Raa Raa and he was lucky enough to get a couple of Raa Raa items off Nanny and Grandad for christmas. Raa Raa is REALLLLLY difficult to get hold of and they probably had to remortgage the house just to buy the Raa Raa cuddly toy.

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10869698_388695021307842_5810775541051467713_oThis is a fully adjustable basketball net ..It goes up to 4 foot when you adjust it so it can last quite a while for the little one. I didn’t think Isaac would get or like this at first glace but he absolutly loves it. He doesn’t throw the ball in the net, it’s more of a drop but still he gets excited when he does… so does every one in the room. He drops it in the net and then shouts “A GOAAAAAALL!” It’s too cute!


I will leave it there for today, there are so so so many toys that Isaac is into at the moment, so I will do a more detailed post in due time.

Thankyou for reading!

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Too many toys!

Christmas means love, family and happy times to me…

It also means presents… lots and lots of presents, which means no space to put lots of presents.

I did my toy clear out before Christmas getting rid of so MANY toys and giving them to a charity shop. Toys that Isaac is too old for and toys that he doesn’t really bother with any more. I sorted them out into one big pile ready to put in a bag to take to the shop when Isaac suddenly decides that EVERY single toy in that pile is his favourite toy ever! He uses words like ‘WOW!’ and ‘YAAAAAY!’ whilst playing with them! Why do they do this? I suppose we’re all guilty of it at some point, thinking of it, I do the same when clearing out my clothes. Maybe i’m not so vocal about it but I do think to myself “Oh I might wear this” or “what if I get invited to meet the queen?” or “what if I DO go to the gym?” YEAH RIGHT!! I end up with one thing in my pile and you could probably put your money on it being something that I stole out of my mums wardrobe a long time ago!

Isaac’s bedroom has so little room, i’m struggling to find a storage system that will actually help the situation! The one I do have atm is brilliant. It wasn’t too expensive & can be found HERE. we just have TOO MANY TOYS!

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Atm we have all his christmas toys piled together on the other side of the room 😦

So leading to the point of this post… Any suggestions of toy storage would be very useful!

Thankyou in advance,

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Some of the most useful items for me & isaac (over time)

 

So I thought I’d tell you all some of the more useful items me and Isaac have come across since he was born.

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1… A pram with a car seat attached

I have mixed feelings about this pram mine was a Mothercare’s own pram with the car seat to use from newborn. I loved the fact that I could put him straight onto his pram from the car with no messing about and vice versa. It just means that you don’t have to wake baby up everytime they’re getting in and out of the car. My pram is really chunky which at first I thought was amazing because I could fit all my shopping in etc but now we drive everywhere so it never gets any use in that sense it’s just bulky and gets in the way, especially when trying to fit down aisles in shops or getting on the bus. This is where my new little buggy comes in …

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You can’t really go wrong for £35 can you? It’s a nice little pusher and so much easier to get around. It’s better to take on day’s out and easier to get out and put in the car.I struggled so much getting my other in the car! So now this is Isaac’s main set of wheels 😉

Click here for link to buggy 

2. Lamaze octopus pirate 

Isaac has kind of outgrown captain Calamari now but every now and then he’ll still pay an interest in him. He absolutely loved this toy until about 4/5 months though. It’s such a lovely toy, it has teething rings, a rattle, it squeaks, crinkles and is soft depending which leg you have hold of. It just looks good!

3. Foam play mat

I couldn’t find my one online (I bought it in the shop) so I’ve linked a similar one. This was from Toys R Us and it’s absolute god send. I hate hearing Isaac whack his head on the floor especially on my laminate so I went out and bought this. It doesn’t stop it 100% obviously but there have been a few times when I’ve thought to myself ‘Thank god for that mat!!’ The only annoying thing about this is Isaac has learnt how to take the pieces out as it slots together and he has hidden one that is nowhere to be found!

4. Sensory balls

I think me and Aiden have as much fun with these as Isaac does. These balls are amazing, they’re great to feel. They come in bright nice colours and haven’t gone down or popped in the months that we’ve had them. Isaac likes to roll these across the floor, bounce them off the back of the seats when he’s in the car and just sit feeling them. It’s good that you get 3 in a pack as well in different sizes.

5. Winnie the pooh projector. 

This was great when he was younger not so great for an older baby. This projects images of Winnie the pooh and friends on the ceiling and plays lovely soothing songs. If you pick day mode light images come on the side of the projector so the baby can still see it if it’s too light to project. Isaac used to go to sleep to this up until he was about 6 months old, after that stage he just used to try and grab it and it had the opposite effect where the music kept him awake.  The music goes creepy when the batteries are running out also just to make you aware so it isn’t a shock and you don’t feel like you’re in a horror film.

6. Cookie jar Fisher-price

This was a present from Isaac’s uncle and aunty after they seen how much he loved his cousin’s. This is without a doubt one of his favourite toys. He sits and puts the shapes inside and pulls them out, although he doesn’t full understand the concept of putting them through the actual shape sorter part yet, he’s getting there. It sets of a cute song when you put the shapes in which is so catchy that sometimes you hate it when you catch your self singing along to it. I often find Isaac sticking his full face on the top of the cookie jar to peer in and see whats inside almost as though he’s expecting something to change with it! It’s a good one to take on your travels with you as they can even play with it whilst in a car seat, although it is a big chunky to fit in your bag.

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Speaking of bags, Here are 2 of my all time favourites. Both from Cath Kidston. They don’t sell the changing bag any more but the cutest little suitcase in the world is here. It’s got little fire engines all over it and enough room for a babies/toddlers clothes for a couple of nights.

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Please tell me these aren’t the cutest little suitcases you’ve ever seen. They’re so retro! For 20 to 25 pounds they are absolutely amazingly priced! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

That’s all for this post guys, as my little man has just awoken from his nap.

Much love,

Nina.x