We may still have to wait a few more weeks until we get to hold our own little bundle but at least I will be getting a lovely dose of baby goodness this afternoon when we meet the darling girl of friends of ours. No matter how many new babies I meet, it never gets boring! While we already spoilt the little lady with some gorgeous gifts a few weeks ago we don’t want to show up empty handed so we got her a copy of one of my children’s favourite baby toys:
We’ve had our friendly Lamaze Octotunes (0-24 months, RRP $29.95) since the twins were born almost 7 years ago, after the twins the other kids enjoyed him and so have lots of little visitors to our home. Over the years the award winning Octotunes design has been released in a few different colours but the concept is still as much fun as it was back then. Children can squeeze the eight musical tentacles to play different tunes and even put together a real nursery rhyme or their own song.
If you are looking for another guaranteed hit look no further than Frankie the Hanky Whale (9 months+, RRP $29.95), we only discovered him with baby Sybbie but he was a real winner and I know our new baby will enjoy him too when the time comes. Soft and cuddly Frankie comes with four coloured hankies that you can stuff into his mouth and pull out again from his spout, such a fun way to teach little ones about cause and effect. Who needs nasty plastics, expensive batteries, bright lights or loud noises when you can have Frankie?
Two weeks ago we picked up our baby capsule at our local Toys’R’Us and all of a sudden it is starting to feel very exciting, not long until a teeny tiny baby will be coming home in that seat! I can’t wait to share a snap of our new addition with you all. The gorgeous Lamaze Play & Grow toys are designed to easily clip onto your pram, capsule, car seat or baby bag and provide your little one with lots of entertainment on-the-go.
Each Play & Grow toy (RRP $19.95 each) is unique and has different features to keep your baby happy when out and about. Bright colours to look at, interesting textures to touch, quirky sounds to listen to, mirrors to peek in, fun shapes to explore and even funky teethers to bite on, send your child on a journey of discovery with one of the many friendly Play & Grow characters. I am already picturing this gorgeous Squeezy Donkey dangling on our new capsule.
Lamaze Developmental Toys are available at Target, Big W, Toys’R’Us, Baby Bunting and all good independent baby retailers across Australia.
To find out more about Lamaze and to browse the range visit www.lamazetoys.com.