Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Attention Moms!


If you are pregnant or have a baby under one, this post is for you. Or if you're shopping for one for Christmas, too! I was recently on Pinterest when I came across this AWESOME article. It's the 15 best toys for baby's first year - written by a mother that is also an occupation therapist. She lists each toy and then goes into detail on how it will help your baby work on fine motor skills, cognitive development, communication, and self-help, etc. It's really well written and such a great read. Check it out here!

We already owned quite a few of these toys, but I picked up some more for Hadley for Christmas. Majority of them are under $10 and can be bought from Amazon Prime. She's getting these rattle balls, crinkly blocks, high chair suction toy, and ring stack (all of that cost me only $25). I LOVE that the OT explained in the article how I can help her play with each of these toys to get the max benefit out of them. Again, seriously (and no one is paying me or making me say this), check it out.

What else is Hads getting for Christmas?! The Pottery Barn Kids anywhere chair, this adorable tee shirt, and a bunch of books. I'm finding one can never have enough board books. Oh, and this hat, but it was so freaking cute when it got here that she's already wearing it, ha. What are you getting your babes?!

I'll be back tomorrow with a delicious (and easy) shrimp stir fry recipe. Yummmm.

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  1. I'm so excited to read this article! Even though Rory won't be here before Christmas unless she decides to come early or some other reason, we decided to still get her a Christmas gift. We got her a Christmas snowglobe from Things Remembered and got "Rory's 1st snowglobe 2016" engraved on it.

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  2. Oh my gosh I LOVE THIS! Thank you for finding and sharing!! Cam already has a lot of this stuff but there were a few (super cheap) things I just sent to the Grandparents for Christmas.

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  3. I have some OT friends and have heard some good recommendations over the years, which I think is always helpful!

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  4. That's pretty awesome that they are all well priced too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. What a great list! We have most of these, but I may need to add some crinkly blocks and a baby tool bench to Bennett's Christmas list. I have been boycotting Sophie since before Camden was born (since she is so expensive and begging to be chewed by our dog), but I may need to cave and get one for B. He has been chewing on everything lately!

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  6. I need an article like that for my almost 2-year old! So many good ideas though.. and you can't go wrong with the anywhere chair! R loves his so much!

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  7. LOVE this! Pottery Barn Kids had so many fabulous furniture pieces and touches for Serena's nursery! Haddie is going to love that chair! <3
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  8. The good thing at that age? They just want to eat the paper for Christmas ;)

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  9. this is fabulous! i have a few friends that just had babies and now i know what to get them :) and i'm obviously saving the article for the future lol

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  10. Logan loves those stackable rings and seriously, you can never have enough books!

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  11. Ooooh what a great article! Thanks for sharing! We already have most of these toys (actually a good reminder to dig them out of storage) but there are a few things I may buy for Christmas!

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  12. Oh super helpful! I'm pinning this for future reference. Thank you!

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  13. Oh I love these types of recommendations. I'm a psychologist and always go to the OT and Speech Path for my recommendations for my little one.

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  14. I'm ordering a few of these for Lexi... like you I already have a few but this gave me some great ideas. So glad you shared this!! Hads will love the chair... it's great for photo ops. xx

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