An innocent-looking, but dangerous toy

Hey, you’re new! I love new people, welcome. You may want to subscribe to Baby-Log via RSS feed or via email. Thanks for visiting!Take a good look at this picture. Isn’t this toy just adorable? it’s a soft furry little sea lion, a present from a friend who brought it back from her travels. It’s […]

Toys That Last – Sassy Me In The Mirror

Babies love faces. One of the first things they see is their mom’s face, and probably the next one is dad’s. But how can they see their own face without a mirror? Ok, we have established that a baby needs a mirror. The one my baby had was Sassy Me In The Mirror and boy, […]

Toys That Last – Baby’s First Blocks

To tell you the truth, for a while this toy was a source of frustration for me. But that’s just because of me, being a clueless, silly, first time mom.

Toys That Last – Tiny Love Fruity Pals

My sweet, sweet friends sent me these toys when my baby was born and I will remain forever grateful. My kid enjoyed them so much and for such a long time that I just had to tell the world about it, couldn’t keep it to myself. Meet my son’s three little friends: Read more… or […]

Toys That Last – Tiny Love double sided first book

If you’re thinking about a book for your newborn, then you’re a much more experienced parent than I was when Eric came into this world. But now, 20 months later, I have learned a thing or two about newborns, infants, babies and so on and nothing stops me form putting in my 2 cents worth. […]

Think newborns, what is the first image you see? A crib with a mobile. I never thought it matters what kind of mobile I get for the baby. If it was left up to me, I don’t know what I would get.

Toys That Last

If I had one word to describe my experience of choosing a toy for my baby, no matter of the babies’ age, it would be “overwhelming”.

I am so against kids being glued to a TV set. Yes, that’s a quiet time for mom and God knows I could use some of it, but that doesn’t make it all right for the kid to be watching cartoons or whatever for hours. I didn’t really believe that watching silly kiddy TV shows can do anything for their development, until I saw the Baby Einstein collection.

If you were to ask me when I was single: “What makes a good present for a 16 months old boy”, I’d say “Beats me!”. But now, living with a baby for that long and having spent every day of his life with him, I have a very good idea what toys stand a chance.

It is true that every kid is different and they all are unique, but there are activities that most of kids like at 15 – 18 months and there are toys that almost always will be a success with toddlers of that age.