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Hope81
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Baby toys-activities

Mar 26th, 2012, 14:35 PM   #1
 
So how much a newborn does besides sleeping and feeding? Do I have to buy toys, playmat etc before the baby is here? And if yes what kind of toys?
We were thinking about those lamaze toys that you put around their wrists and a cot mobile or light show but does it really need much else the first month?
Its not because of the money but I am completely overwhelmed with the amount of the shopping I need to do before baby is here when I can barely manage 1 h at the mall without getting overtired
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 14:50 PM   #2
 
Hi Hun my little man just likes being spoken to and carried around. Toys he likes at the moment is his interactive bouncer and play mat. I've got loads of Lamaze toys and they are as big as him lol x
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 14:53 PM   #3
 
Oh thank you, do you think we will be fine then with a couple of newborn Lamaze toys and a playmat and leave the rest for later? We are planning on getting a swing too that has a toy bar if I recall.
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 15:42 PM   #4
 
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Oh thank you, do you think we will be fine then with a couple of newborn Lamaze toys and a playmat and leave the rest for later? We are planning on getting a swing too that has a toy bar if I recall.
I think that would be fine to begin with and maybe a bouncer chair so you can sit babba in it while you're cooking or showering?
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 15:45 PM   #5
 
Aha so I need both a bouncer chair and a swing
God thank you so much i had no idea lol. Good point though about me cooking and getting the baby with me. Such a stupid I am lol. I thought I will Just put the baby on its car seat or sth
 
 

 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 15:50 PM   #6
 
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Aha so I need both a bouncer chair and a swing
God thank you so much i had no idea lol. Good point though about me cooking and getting the baby with me. Such a stupid I am lol. I thought I will Just put the baby on its car seat or sth
Personally I'd rather have a bouncer than a swing but that's just me. If you're happy to use the car seat and not buy a bouncer stick with it, it will do the same job!
 
 
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Mar 26th, 2012, 21:06 PM   #7
 
The lamaze feet and hand finders ate great along with freddy firefly but not for a newborn I think Tyler started getting into them around 1 1/2 - 2 months? A mat is vital along with the bouncy chair, really calms Tyler down and he naps in it sometimes. We brought the swing later as Tyler kept napping in his chair and I was worried he was too hunched, the swing is more cradle like. Tyler like his whoozit too!


 
 

 
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Mar 27th, 2012, 00:36 AM   #8
 
We bought a swinging chair (second hand from Ebay its immaculate!) Jaiden loves it it soothes him and sens him to sleep,

We have a play gym and a few toys that wrap around his wrist, thats it for now, dont think they need much more than that as newborns, plus most play gyms come with detatchable toys for when theyre a bit bigger too

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Mar 27th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #9
 
My lo loves her activity mat and her mobile the most. That is about it so far
 
 

 
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Mar 27th, 2012, 18:13 PM   #10
 
We got a lot of toys as presents too when Holly was born
 
 

 
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Mar 29th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #11
 
My LO loves her playmat. I have the Lamaze rattles to go round her wrists,but as yet (at 4.5 weeks) she shows no interest in them at all. She likes her bouncy chair to a point,but has Tobermory in the right mood for it! Other than that, it is just me singing her songs and talking to her that stimulates her.
 
 

 
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May 3rd, 2012, 17:03 PM   #12
 
Hey,
My brother just turn 1 years,
SO now i think its good time that i purchase toys for him...
What are you think?
 
 

 
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May 3rd, 2012, 17:09 PM   #13
 
Hope your questions are too sensible! I hadn't even thought of these things :s

I am the same as you though, we're not strapped and can afford what we need but it's where to start. Very overwhelming!

I was thinking though of writing a list of what we needed and just ordering stuff online. There's lots that have been recommended on here, so I think lots of things i dont need to see because i really dont know which toy is best out of 500 lol!

I see the firefly lamaze toy mentioned on here before Pinky is it a good one?? xxx
 
 
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May 8th, 2012, 17:18 PM   #14
 
freddy the firefly is amazing, Alyssa is just starting to notice her toys and actually want to touch them and shes always stared at freddie and her other lamaze toy jaques the peacock as if they are the most interesting things in the world. i have freddie on her playmat and jaques on her carseat/pram to entertain her while were out.
 
 

 
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May 8th, 2012, 18:01 PM   #15
 
We have a jaques too and a playgro vibrating dog thing that he loves. He pulls it and makes it vibrate and puts the feet in his mouth. We've just discovered teething beads! 2.50 the best teething toy ever!


 
 

 
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