Mini is just about to turn 9 months old, so I thought I’d share the items I’m eyeing for her right now (and P.S. — her 3-6 month wishlist here):
+Christmas books! I had to have the Spot one, but I also ordered the perennial classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” which my Dad used to read to us. I also need something that communicates the religious side of Christmas, so this one, which I’ve gifted to several godchildren as an addition to a fun toy gift for Christmas, is in my basket.
+This is my number one wishlist item for mini — I think it’s perfect for her right now. She can sit in front of it and play for hours, and also pull herself up with it/walk with it as she learns. Yes, it’s hideous, but I’ve learned the long and hard way that the tackier and plastick-ier, the better. Speaking of, this shape sorter is also on her list. I had ruminated on getting a wooden Melissa and Doug one a few posts back, and several of you commented/emailed to say that the Fisher Price OG is the way to go. In that vein, this? Or this?
+My mother-in-law gifted mini a set of nesting wooden blocks that belonged to Mr. Magpie, and mini LOVES them. They are actually this exact set I found on Etsy (!!!), but this set by Melissa + Doug is similar. Mini loves to sit and bang them together, knock them over, and just hold them in her hands. And speaking of wood toys, I am obsessed with this for when she’s walking around!
+I just ordered mini this chic and breathable sleepsack as a back up to the Aden + Anais one she’s worn for months now. I’ve been meaning to get a second for some time because I put her in it during naps and at night, which makes washing it something of a timing challenge.
+I order multiples of these Peter Pan collared bodysuits for mini as she enters a new size — they are the perfect layering piece for under dresses, overalls, etc., and the SOFTEST pima cotton. I got a lot of questions about what she was wearing in the snap above, which I posted to Instagram just before we headed to the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, and it was one of these bodysuits underneath one of these monogrammed corduroy overalls.
+Not particularly exciting, but I need a new bottle brush — the bristles on her old one by Avent got all bent and out of wack — and this one gets good reviews. OXO always has such a smart design! Speaking of OXO, this has also been in my cart now that I’m feeding mini cut up blueberries and grapes. Timesaver! And I’ll feed her these bits of grape out of this mat.
+For on-the-go Puff enjoyment, I read way too many reviews on snack catchers, and these ones by Munchkin are the clear winner.
+Thanks very much to the mom who suggested Dapple for bottle-cleaning! Much more powerful than the castile soap we’d been using!
+I’ve gotten some great jammies recently from Gap. They’ve sold out of my favorites, which had nutcrackers all over them, but these are precious. They’re a good, soft cotton and I am obsessed with the zip over the buttons. So much easier.
+I think mini’s too young for a babydoll, but the classic Carolle baby is at the top of my list when she gets old enough.
+I’m ordering a new pair or two of Sweet N Swag mocs. They actually stay on mini’s feet!