Today I was marveling at one of Jayce’s toys that is just amazing, and it made me think about a few other products that I am just so glad someone invented. I’m sure that there are many more baby products that I love and will think of as soon as I post this, but for now here are my top three baby “things.”
Baby Mum Mums. Aside from the really stupid name, they’re perfect. They are thin-as-a-wafer rice cakes and Jayce has been eating them since he was about 6 months old or so. I love them because they are so easy! They’re mess free: no crumbs, no stickiness and no little pieces to pick up (like puffs), so a good option for the car seat. If we’re out somewhere they’ll keep Jayce quiet and appeased. Also, they are so light that they don’t ruin his meals and aren’t a choking hazard. I think they are moderately healthy, or at least not unhealthy, which counts for something.
A sleepsack. We have been using one of these since Jayce was too big for swaddling and they are perfect. Since we put Jayce down while he’s still awake, and he likes to do a little light gymnastics before bed, it ensures that whenever he does eventually settle down that he will be covered and warm throughout the night.
This air ball popper thing. (Sorry, too lazy to look up the name, it was hard enough to find a pic without knowing the name of the product!) Anyway, push the button and a light flow of air pops the balls out the spout at the top, and they roll back down the ramp if not intercepted by baby. This is such a fun little toy that Jayce never passes up on, and I think that anything that can keep a 1 year old’s attention for 15 minutes deserves mentioning. This is the toy that inspired this post, as this morning, like every other time it is within his line of vision, he toddled over, hit the button, and giggled and clapped as soon as it started.
Does anybody else have any favorites worth sharing?