Crawling.

I have been meaning to write this post for a while. . . and now that Luke is fully walking, I thought I should write it before I forget. I find it the most helpful to read or hear about what things other parents have used and had success with their kids. So, here are a few of mine and Luke’s favorite things – crawling edition!

He loved pushing anything and everything around and really liked this VTech – Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

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I can’t believe this are the only 2 pictures I have with this toy. . . he plays with it all the time. But I guess I can believe that the TV remote and dog’s water dish are always more fun. . . <sigh>

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He liked pushing it around as well as playing with all the buttons on the front. And still does, even though he is walking! Recent pic from this weekend. . .

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So simple but used so much – this ring stack is a staple must-have! Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack. We actually keep it in the bathroom for him to play with while we are getting ready in the morning.

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Yes. I know the orange ring is missing. . . it’s around here somewhere. Winking smile 

 

Once he started crawling – he was into everything so baby proofing was a must! We used these corner guards on the coffee table in the living room (Prince Lionheart Corner Guards, Chocolate Brown) and child locks (KidCo Swivel Cabinet & Drawer Lock 4ea) on all the cabinets and drawers.

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We started introducing a sippy cup and love this one.  Zo-li Bot Straw Sippy Cup –>added bonus – he knows how to drink out of a straw now!

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Another must-have: gathering place for bath toys –> Brica Super Scoop Bath Toy Organizer and a cute faucet protector—> Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover, Whale.

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This was an awesome tip from Sarah – for the crib! Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Crib ‘N Go Projector Soother.

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Plays music and projects an image on the ceiling. We play it at bedtime while he is falling asleep. And he can play with it in the morning too.

We got this placemat for at restaurants.

  Summer Infant Tiny Diner – Blue. I was on the fence if we should get it.  .. reading the reviews they weren’t the greatest and I agree with them. The mat stains quickly, Luke likes to try to pull it off the table and it doesn’t stick the greatest. .. but it still works better than nothing and we take it when we eat out. And I like the little tray at the bottom/side that catches A LOT of food!

I also got these Brinware placemats too. ..

 

They are a nice thing to roll up and put in the diaper bag and put down where ever he is eating.

So, there you go, a few of the things that have made our life a *little* bit easier in the past few months.

If have kids, I hope this helped. If you don’t, pin this to your “may need in the future” Pinterest page! Smile 

 

Parents – anything I forgot that you would recommend???

 

*FYI – The above links are affiliate links from Amazon.*

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  1. We have a push toy that converts from a stand-n-push to a sit-n-ride, and both of my daughters loved it! The stacking rings are a big hit in our house too. We also have a set of stacking cups, and they’ve kept our girls entertained for hours! I like the disposable placemats that you can pull up after a meal. No clean-up to worry about, plus they’re recyclable. Traditional wooden blocks and Melissa & Doug chunky wooden puzzles are also big winners in our house. The nice thing about classic toys is that they last and can be passed down to little brothers/sisters!
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    • KT

      Totally agree about classic toys – and we put a Melissa and Doug puzzle in Luke’s Easter basket <-- good toy! Luke has just started to get into the stacking cups too - although he doesn't like them stacked on top of each other, he loves to put them back together! So funny to watch them progress thru the stages!

  2. No babes for me yet but I still find this very helpful to know for the future! BTW congrats on winning the Endure tank top giveaway!! SO CUTE!
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    • KT

      Yup – good info to put in the back of your mind for the future!! And thanks, I am super excited. 🙂

  3. This post is great! I am sure all moms with little ones hitting these stages will appreciate your input.
    My sons had a train they could sit on and scoot around on… they liked to push it everywhere. They also had a shopping cart… basically they loved to push around anything with wheels (at 11 and 13 I think they still like to push the cart at the store!).
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    • KT

      Yes! I was totally thinking that I need to get Luke a little shopping cart. And love that they still like to push the cart. 😉

  4. Awww, this is an adorable post!
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