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It’s that time–another favorites post! I have to admit, when Avary turned 3 months old, everything started changing! Developmentally she was doing so much more, she was more awake and alert, and I think the biggest change was that she finally wanted to play! My list of favorites this month features a lot of items for an active, playful baby.
Bumbo. We started putting Avary in her Bumbo seat when she turned 3 months old. She had great head and neck control and always wanted to be sitting up so she could see what was going on. I put her in the Bumbo under her play gym so she could grab her toys, on the bathroom floor while I showered, while I cooked dinner, outside while we had a picnic. . . I love our Bumbo, and I’m sure I will keep using it for awhile longer!
Infantino play gym. I was so excited when I got to take out Avary’s Infantino play gym! I couldn’t wait to watch her explore and enjoy her toys. I loved this play mat because it was easy to set up, take down, and wash. Also, I loved that it came in girly colors! Avary would spend quite a bit of a time on this playmat batting at the toys.
Tula baby carrier. I am a big advocate of babywearing, I just love it so much! When Avary was a tiny newborn, I loved using my Moby wrap because she could be all snuggled up against me, and she loved falling asleep that way. As she got to this age, she didn’t want to sleep anymore–she wanted to look around and see what was going on! I borrowed a friend’s Tula (when I took a flight with Avary by myself) and fell in love! So I purchased one of my own, and I couldn’t be happier! I loved the support it provided, it never hurt my back, and Avary loved being able to see everything! Not to mention, the come in the cutest prints! I also purchased the newborn insert; because, without it, Avary sat too low in the carrier. I don’t regret spending the extra money on the insert because even now at 5 months old, she is only around 14 pounds and it just provides her more support and lets her see better.
O Ball. At 3 months old, Avary was still working on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, of course. She always wanted to try to grasp and hold onto her toys. We got her an O ball and she absolutely loved it! (still does) The openings make it so easy for little, learning hands, and I could tell she felt so accomplished when she grabbed hold of it and could swing it around. I actually think this toy helped develop her coordination to move on to grasping other things successfully. I definitely recommend trying an O ball out–such an inexpensive toy that baby will love!
Bright Starts Lots of Links. These were another one of Avary’s favorites. We used these links all the time to entertain her. We would strand several of them together and hang them from her carseat and it would entertain her the whole ride! Most of the time she would fall asleep holding onto them (too cute!). We also would use them to extend her toys hanging from her play gym to make them more in her grasp. What else can I say? They are cheap and loved!
Infantino Topsy Turvy Soft Foam Puzzle Mat. Because we have hardwood floors, I knew I needed some kind of foam floor mat to cushion the area I was letting baby play. These Infantino foam squares work perfect! Avary rolls back and forth and does tummy time on them every day. I think she likes how colorful they are, as well.
Lamaze Classic Discovery Book. This crinkle book is seriously one of Avary’s must-haves! It is a soft fabric book with crinkle pages, as well as a squeaky page and a rattle page. It has lots of different fabrics and textures on it, and it is great for little, discovering hands! I clip it on the carseat, take it in the diaper bag, put it on the bouncer–this little book really keeps Avary interested, engaged and happy!
These are the products that I loved during Avary’s third month of life. What did you love, mommies??