1.) Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Musical Walker: Best. Purchase. Ever. Just last week, Ledoux started **trying** to walk. Although still a bit unsteady enough to walk unassisted, she uses this walker to walk all around our house. She hasn't quite figured out how to turn it, so she runs it right into the wall, and will let out a loud shriek to let Lee and I know it is time to come and turn her around. So that she can run it into the wall on the other side of the house. Over, and over, and over again. She loves it. That's what matters, right? (PS: I left the batteries out of it. I cannot take one more singing toy in my house!)
2.) Bright Starts "Having a ball" activity table: This is one of Ledoux's very most favorite toys. When she started standing up at the end of month 8, this was so much fun for her! She could pull herself up on it, and play with all the music and sounds (and lights!) Side note: I have every song it plays memorized, and find myself humming them under my breath. When Ledoux is not around. Sigh.
3. Yogurt Melts: Hands down, next to bananas, Ledoux's go to snack are yogurt melts. She loves these, and I go through about 4-5 bags of them a week. She shovels these things into her mouth. I don't blame her for loving these, have you tried them? Gosh, at the risk of sounding like a weirdo, I love baby food. SOOO good. (another of
4.) Munchkin Snack tower: Love this! Ledoux's snacks all go in this, and it pops apart to easily pour out for her for each snack time. I put fresh fruit, melts, puffys, you name it in this. Its neat, organized, and takes up very little space. Win!
5.) Edushape My Soft World Blocks: I had no idea Ledoux would love these as much as she does! These are her "go-to" toy in her nursery. She crawls right over and takes them out of the container. They are foam, and super soft, and she loves to chew on them. Great buy for less than $20!
6.) MAM teether: Doodle is teething right now (when isn't a baby teething though...really?!) and she loves this teether. She carries it around in her mouth, as she crawls, like a little puppy dog. Its pretty funny! It fits her gums well, and has little 'bristles' in it that massage her gums when she bites down.
7.) This Little Piggy board book: This is Ledoux's current favorite book. Who doesn't love the little piggy story? It has a fun little finger puppet in it, which makes Doo crack up laughing!
8.) Eric Carle "Around the Farm" sounds book: Ledoux also loves this book. I love Eric Carle anything thanks to the bright pictures, and I am glad Ledoux does too! Each animal picture also has "sounds" so on each page, we can press the button that goes with the animal and she can hear what noise each one makes. Her favorite is the turtle (random) and the horse (neeiiiggggggh!)
So there you have it, our favorite things for 8-9 months!! I cannot believe that tomorrow my baby turns ten months... one year old (and a walking baby) are right around the corner! Slightly nervous, very excited!