It has been a little while since I last did a favourites post and since we have gathered quite a few favourites recently, I have put them all into this post. Although these are geared towards a nine month old, many of these products would also work for younger babies as well. Some of them would make great Christmas presents too!
Although your baby might not actually need all of these toys, they have been firm favourites of Freddie’s and I would highly recommend them if you are expecting or have a little one! None of the above are particularly budget busting and they have provided hours of fun as well as preventing many a car seat meltdown. Some of them are currently in the sale too!
I haven’t done a round up of our current favourite products for a couple of months and there have been some products lately that we literally use every day! If you have a baby of a similar age or who is coming up to six months hopefully you might discover some new favourites too!
The majority of the products I bought pre-baby were as a result of recommendations by real mama’s found through blog posts, forums and on social media. Since then, there have been several products that I have used over and over again that were definitely worth the money! However every one has different preferences and so, with that in mind, I took to Instagram to ask other mums what their one essential mother/baby product was. Some of which will definitely be on my list if we are lucky enough to have another one! All of the products, and the contributors social media are linked so make sure you check them out. I have found the Instagram community such a brilliant source of information, hilarity, honesty and solidarity so definitely head on over and say hello! View Full Post
All products are linked below.
This is by far Freddie’s favourite teether. It’s small enough for little hands to grasp easily and he loves exploring the different parts with his gums. You can apply teething gel to the back of the Monkey’s head and this helps to get the gel to those hard to reach areas. It’s also easy to clean and I am now contemplating buying a back up!
These videos are so great. When Freddie was around three months he really loved watching the red, white and black versions which gave me a few minutes to tidy up or grab a cup of tea. As he got older he enjoyed the more colourful videos more and was totally mesmerised. We actually paid for the download so that we could use it during fussy car journeys without worrying about the wifi.
Freddie didn’t get much use out of this bouncer until we had to start weaning early at five months. He was too little for a high chair so this provided the perfect stop gap. It is super portable and folds up really easily.
The theme tune to this has been in my head for about the last two months but it’s Freddie’s favourite thing ever. Now obviously I don’t sit him in front of the television for hours on end but this ten minute show allows me to at least shovel some food down or try and make the house look halfway decent. It’s also been a lifesaver for many a car seat meltdown.
This may seem like an incredibly boring favourite but these are life changing! Honestly. No more faffing with the ones that stick to the window and then fall off pretty much constantly. These go over your window like a giant sock and hey presto. No more worrying about that little bit of sunlight creeping through and irritating your little one.
The Connecta Solar Weave is a very, very thin and light carrier designed for hot weather. The fabric blocks 95-99% of the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays and during our very random British heat wave this was the only carrier that was bearable to wear. View Full Post