I’m currently typing this whilst a cheeky little boy is suckling his dummy and kicking his legs. Life with a baby is certainly adorable at the best of times. I wrote a post up on my personal blog about my first experiences with Jasper. He has officially been on this earth now for just over 5 weeks and the time has flown by. The past few days I’ve noticed little glimmers of smiles coming in (it’s not wind I swear!) Whilst these little glimpses make my heart sing, I’m desperate to encourage him to practice using these facial muscles more and more. Along with this, I want to encourage any smiling as a smiling baby to me is a happy one.
Me and my husband have tried silly faces, cooing noises and of course little toys. Itty Bitty Toys from Hallmark have proved successful in stimulating his brain. Whilst Jasper is a very receptive baby his concentration can differ depending on his mood but not with these. He is completely and utterly hypnotised by these toys and I can see why.
These adorable little Itty Bitty Toys include Disney princesses/characters, your favourite Star Wars cast such as Chewie, the whole Avengers team and many more. I’ve found it difficult not to order the Scooby-doo series for my scooby mad husband.
As you can see from the pictures Jasper not only reacts to the Itty Bitty Toys but genuinely seems to enjoy them. They’re made of a soft plush material meaning he can knock them off any surface he likes without damaging them. Suitable for children from one month up I’d suggest keeping an eye on friends and family who may steal them for their own collection!
Have you got any suggestions for excellent toys for babies under 6 months? I’d love to hear in the comments below.