Now she is going on 20 months so this post is a tad bit late, but I wanted to keep posting these because I’ve had some mommies out there telling me they have wee ones a little younger than Caroline and are curious about her interests and what she likes to play with. See below:
Personalized Melamine Plate and Bowl. We got Caroline’s from Lima Bean Kids last year and she has used it a ton…it’s easy because you can put it in the dishwasher so it’s something that can actually be used! If you’re hunting for a fun gift, this is a great idea.
Jellycat Animals. They are the best…hands down. Miss CC won’t go anywhere without her best friend Lambie, but Daddy brought home Bobo the Monkey recently and she has taken to him, too. They are easy to throw in the washing machine after a roundabout with pasta as well ;).
Beaba Spoons and Forks. I have bought all sorts of toddler cutlery from every brand imaginable, and these are by far the best. They are a bit pricey, but we use them day in and day out and have held up extremely well. They are the perfect size for her hands, and she is learning to eat with a lot less mess, too.
iPad (and Fisher Price cover). This has been a worthwhile investment so that Caroline didn’t damage
mommy’s her iPad. It’s great for travel in the car (and by plane), and we watch Mickey Mouse all the time. It’s also great for downloading learning apps too so this can grow with her.
Lansinoh Straw Cup. I love love love this cup!! No spills, doesn’t flip but rolls, and it’s easy to clean. Caroline uses it almost like a toy sometimes so it keeps her entertained.
Karen Katz Flap Books. CC LOVES reading books, and the lift-the-flap are her favorites by far. These are even winners from me, who spends night after night reading them over and over and over again (yes, I have them memorized now). Not sure what it is about her liking to pull up the flap, but you can never go wrong!!