Skip to main content

Things I Love...Month 2

Manhattan Baby Winkle: I bought this colorful little toy at a consignment sale not knowing anything about it. Turns out it was a great find! It's a popular teething toy, which is handy since Henry is teething early. But it's more than a simple teether. It's also an interesting lightweight rattle, which is very easy for little hands to grab on to. In fact, this was one of the first toys Henry grabbed by himself, and the first toy he can grab with two hands and bring to his mouth.

Winkle
 

Moby Wrap: When I was pregnant I never considered getting a wrap. I thought they were dangerous looking and complicated. Instead I got a Baby Bjorn (which Henry doesn't really like) and called it a day. Flash forward to today, and I love love love my Moby wrap. The Moby was first suggested to me by the nurse at our pediatricians office when they diagnosed Hen with colic. I took her advice when I realized I was getting nothing done during the day while Henry was screaming and refusing to be put down. The Moby did take some getting used to, and took several tries to learn how to quickly tie it and to safely put Hen in and take him out. But once I got the hang of it, its been easy, convenient, and comfortable. The only downside is that the fabric is so heavy that it's quite warm when you wear it, which is hard in the summer.

Moby Wrap.
 
Diaper Genie: Before I wrote this, I asked Morgan what his favorite baby product was and he quickly said "the diaper genie." When I asked him why, he simply responded, "Can you imagine how stinky our house would be?" And he's right! I can imagine; babies downright smell. But I have two problems with the diaper genie. One, it's pretty small and I feel like it always needs to be emptied. Two, the replacement bags are expensive. But with that said I've never smelled the diapers.

We have the Diaper Genie II Elite. And no I didn't make Henry take a picture with it!

Comments

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2020

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure! 2021 UPDATE: Please be patient with links this year, with supply chain issues things are selling out faster and restocking slower. I anticipate some of the specialty toys will not restock once they are gone. So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created toys, but only works for classroom settings. While there are many work

Montessori Toddler: Favorite Toys and Activities 18 to 20 months

I've been putting off this post for a little while because I felt a little disappointed that I didn't have more to share. See, Teddy just isn't that into materials, especially those on the shelf. He tends to return to a couple of favorites over and over again and ignore all other attempts at shelf work. But, really that's my own adult feelings getting in the way of Teddy's own interests, and developmental path.  It's also me subconsciously valuing fine motor skills and stillness as more important than gross motor play and movement. I working hard not to do that, and want to normalize that all toddlers are different. All children have different interests and that concentration doesn't have to mean sitting still for long stretches of time.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. With all that said, here are some of Teddy's favorites over the last couple of months. Favorite Montessori Toys 18 to 20 Months I'm listing the toys that have be

Our Kids' Montessori Gift Lists 2020

With the holiday season upon us we've been making lists and gathering gifts for the Kavanaugh children. It's always a fun process of observing my children, seeing what they would really be interested in and making some decisions based on what I see. This year is different because I'm also making decisions knowing that we are looking at a very long and quiet winter ahead. So that's influencing the amount I will buy and the specific choices I will/have made.  Henry and Nora are also at the point, being into the second plane of development, where they heavily influence the items on the list and what is ultimately purchased. So, you'll see that while Montessori influences what I will purchase and what goes on their list, so does their own preferences and personality.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.  Theodore Teddy is 14-months-old right now and as the fourth baby, we have so many toddler things. But, there are a few things I've still found tha