We have lots of toys for Ryan. Our family room floor is covered with his things… he has a bouncer, an activity gym, a baby bjorn “babysitter,” a bumbo, an anywhere chair from pottery barn, a walker, a jumperoo, 2 toy chests filled with toys and books and carriers.….…. wow, writing all that out makes Ryan sound like one spoiled little boy!
But I feel like in the snap of my fingers he has gone from “ooooo preetttyyy llliiigghtttsssss” to “ok lady, I’m bored and you better do something about it. Fast.”
I try to keep him entertained by reading books and playing with toys that make noise when you push buttons… and he really does love scooting around the kitchen floor in his walker (for about 10 minutes). But I feel that we’ve reached the age where he needs MORE. His brain needs more. And of course I want to buy the best things that I can for his development. I know interaction with him is the best – and we definitely do that (peek-a-boo, funny faces and noises, baby in the mirror, itsy bitsy spider, reading, etc.) – but what else? I feel like sometimes he’s looking at me and thinking “Mom, that’s not funny. You are one crazy lady. (And I’m bored).”
So… calling all seasoned-moms! What should we buy?! What’s the best way to entertain him at this age? Best developmental toys? And please… no DVD recommendations. We’re doing no TV until he’s 2. Thank you!!!