As you know, we’re working with Hape in the lead up to Christmas to share our thoughts on a selection of their baby toys. Last week, I told you all about all the fun we’ve been having with our Penguin wobbler and this week I […]
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We are so thrilled to be working with one of our favourite Toy Brands again in the lead up to Christmas. If you’re a regular around here, you might remember that a few months back, Hape sent us an adorable set of bath toys to […]
With Autumn in fall swing, we have bought the colours & textures of my favourite season inside for some Autumn baby play, making use of some of our most loved toys too! Just like our garden play last month, this weeks play theme has been centered around our make shift play gym (Our Shnuggle Stand!), taking advantage of the ability to customise this however we want to according to the day.
I tied red, orange & yellow sensory scarves along the back of the stand to create a bright & colourful backdrop for our play this week. As well as injecting colour, they were just the right length for Florence to grab and scrunch in her hands. I also used them to stroke her face & tickle her feet with!
I also hung a Mama & Belle teething necklace from the other side of the stand — I love adding things like this to our play. Florence spent ages batting it backwards and forwards as well as exploring it with her hands while laying down. When sitting up in her Bumbo, this is the perfect height for her to reach for and chew upon to soothe those pesky teeth.
Along with her beloved Skip Hop Bandana Buddy Fox who is packed full of awesome sensory features, we have some other toys from the Skip Hop range which were perfect for our Autumn Baby Play. I ordered this Skip Hop Explore and More Egg Shaker Trio Set* back in September and the three characters included are just adorable. There’s a fox, a hedgehog & an owl and each of them make a different rattly sound and have different patterns & textures on their bellies. They’re the perfect size for little hands. Florence likes to pick them up and shake them and pass them from one hand to the other. They will be perfect for small world play when Florence is that bit older.
The other Skip Hop addition to our Autumn Play was the Explore and More Roll Around Rattle which we’ve been sent by our friends over at Jo Jo Maman Bebe. I won’t go too much into detail about him now because I’m writig a full review soon, but he is proving to be one of Flo’s favourite ever toys.
We also played with some of nature’s treasures – conkers & pine cones. Florence is puttig EVERYTHING in her mouth just lately, so before play began I boiled the kettle and left them to soak to get rid of any nasties. As the conkers were quite small, I poked them through the holes in the Skip Hop hedgehog’s tummy so that she could still feel them and see them without being able to attempt to eat them!
We’ll be adding some extra elements to our Autumn Baby Play over the next week as we move on to some Hallowe’en & firework night inspired activities.
Here are some of our favourite Autumn Play ideas from some other lovely bloggers. :)
Hallowe’en Discovery Bottles – MudPie Fridays
Baby Play: Autumn Colours Treasure Basket – www.edspire.co.uk
Infant Activities for Autumn – The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide
I’d never heard of Skip Hop as a brand before, until my friend Jennie told me all about their baby toys. I’ve ogled at her Camping Cubs Play Mat each time we’ve visited! Last week, while on the hunt for toys to add to our […]
Now that Florence is officially out of the new born stage – *sobs!* – I though I would give you a bit of a run down on the products & other things which made our lives a whole lot easier in those early days with […]
As a new parent, you really can never have too many blankets. Whether it’s a special Granny knit, a fleecey snuggle baby blanket, or a giant muslin, we very rarely leave the house without at least one. This month, as part of our Zippy Bibs ambassador role, we were sent one of their new baby blankets to test out and over the last few weeks we have been putting it through its paces. SPOILER ALERT: We love it. SO MUCH.
The pink & white stripey baby blanket is a pretty and practical baby must have. It’s knitted with 100% combed cotton making it perfect for keeping baby cosy on a cold day or out and about.
It is unbelievably soft and completely free of any bobbly bits for the ultimate comfort for baby. Florence also now quite likes to play with it, stroking it with her hands.
Not only have we used this blanket to keep Florence snuggly & warm throughout this strange non summery summer, we’ve also used it as a play mat, picnic blanket & photo backdrop.
Having used this blanket almost every day, you can imagine we’ve had to wash it quite a few times and it is still as soft and lovely as the day it arrived.
This gorgeous blanket makes a really lovely gift for new parents and at £20 is very reasonable for the quality. It is available in a number of different designs from stars to spots and in pinks, blues, greys & monochrome.
It’s safe to say Florence absolutely ADORES bath time! It is a key part of our daily routine and BOY do we pay for it if for whatever reason we skip it. Like me, a warm bubbly bath seems to completely relax her and get […]
As you know I am a complete baby clothing addict. I cannot walk past a shop without having to go in and check out their baby range, nor scroll through instagram without clicking on the link of those reeeally cute rainbow leggings Florence just must […]