I haven’t done a “must-haves” post for a long time and a lot has changed over here. Â Here are a few of our favorite things at the Damron house lately.
Yummi Pouch. Â Everyone’s kids loves food pouches. Â We’ve spent a small fortune on the store bought organic ones that usually cost about $1.50+ each. Â I decided that I felt wasteful both environmentally and financially when Aiden was killing 2 in a sitting at home. Â Enter – the Yummi Pouch. Â They are bigger and can hold more than the store bought ones and I can choose to put whatever I want in them. Â I fill it with applesauce, yogurt, smoothies, and oatmeal and I have one content kiddo.
Prince Lionhart 3 in 1 Potty. Â Like I mentioned earlier this week, we are in the very beginning stages of potty training, but we were recommended this potty for a couple of reasons. Â The front doesn’t have a big lip so kids are able to just sit down on it and not have to adjust themselves. Â It also has grips on the bottom so there is no chance of sliding when a child goes to sit on it (but several do that), the top part also fits on the real toilet for when a child is ready to make that transition and once they are totally toileted, it serves as s step stool.
Baby Signing Time. Â I just bought this DVD for Aiden a couple weeks ago and we usually watch it most days. Â I had been working with him on sign language for a long time now, but really only a couple signs like “all done,” “more,” “eat,” and “milk.” Â He knows them but doesn’t use any of them except “all done” frequently. Â This is just another medium to teach him more words and he likes it. Â The songs are catchy and keeps his attention better than me just doing it 100 times in a row with him. Â I try hard to maintain a low media child, but this is one video that I like.
Green Toys Stacker.Â We got this for Aiden a couple months ago to practice learning shapes in correlation with each other and he really likes playing with this thing. Â Bonus that it’s made by Green Toys which are made in the USA and this toy is made from recycled milk jugs – No BPA here.
My Blankee. Â My grandma bought Aiden this blanket before he was born, but he’s finally taking a liking to it the past month or so. Â I also finally feel comfortable putting a blanket on him when he is sleeping and when I do, he usually sleeps a hour longer during naps!
Melissa and Doug Large Peg Puzzles.Â In the past couple months, Aiden is finally liking to play with puzzles for a little bit and can actually do them!
Little Tykes Cozy Coupe. Â I’m pretty sure most little kids have access to one of these and have for the past 30 years, but they are still great!
Stride Rite Sneakers. Â We are on our second pair of Stride Rite sneakers and we love them. Â They are easy to get on, look comfortable for Aiden and are cute. Â I highly recommend going to the store to get your child’s feet measured. Â It does wonders for them.
In case you want to catch up on our past must-haves, here they are:
What’s your favorite things right now?