It’s so crazy to me that Thomas is nearly 7 months old already. Everyone always says the days are long but the years fly by, but I’ve felt like days fly by too! Nights, on the other hand, used to be loooooong. But now that he’s a GREAT sleeper, nights are pretty lovely again.
His little personality is so, so cute — and big. Our friends and family comments on how expressive and interactive he is. Every stage with him has been so fun and I imagine that will continue! For all your new (or expecting moms), I’m sharing baby items that Thomas (and Tommy and I) have loved over the last 6 months, plus a few other random things that are just fun to remember. I’ve also rounded up what we registered for and unnecessary baby registry items in earlier posts. And you can see Thomas’s nursery here!
What Thomas Loved from 0-6 Months
The Solly Wrap was the only way I could get anything done for the first few months. He wouldn’t sleep in the Snoo (more on that soon), he’d sure sleep in the Solly.
He wasn’t a fan of this bouncer until he was about 4 months old, but he loves it now, even at 7 months! (My friend’s baby liked hers at 2 months old though.) We never got a swing or electronic bouncer since we love how easy it is to move this around the house.
Lovevery Play Mat
He has LOVED this play gym at every age!!! If you get just ONE thing for your kiddo, get this! When he was tiny, it was a good spot for short bouts of tummy time. He loved laying on it and looking at the black and white cards. It was fun to watch him find himself in the mirror. And as he got closer to five months, he started to love the hanging rings and crinkle kick section!
Loverly Subscription Box
We started the Play Kit subscription when he was 5 months old and it’s spot on – he loves the toys that came in it! Our next one just shipped and I can’t wait! Bonus that the toys are cute!
Yes the dog toy. It was a gift from a dear friend when Maizey got sick. She never played with it, but it was with her on the day we said goodbye. And now Thomas LOVES it, which warms my heart immensely.
Barn Yard Dance Book
“That’s Not My” Usborne Books
These books are SO cute and as he got a little older, he started reaching for the fuzzy parts on the page. It’s adorable! We read one of them before every nap. We are building up quite the collection. So far, we have That’s Not My Dinosaur, Chick, Train, Puppy, Elephant, and Giraffe!
UPPAbaby® VISTA V2 Stroller
We LOVE this stroller. The bassinet was handy when he was tiny, but he hated most stroller rides until he was big enough to sit up. Now he LOVES walks and babbles the whole time we’re walking. This stroller has so many ways to adjust as he grows and my husband and I especially love the height-adjustable handlebar. (He’s a foot taller than I am!) Full review here.
SmartNoggin NogginStik Developmental Light-Up Rattle
This toy terrifies me. But Thomas LOVES it. And that’s what matters
Felix Fox Wooden Baby Rattle
He loves this fox so much.
Other things he loves at this age:
- Having his diaper changed — seriously, he giggles the whole time! What a good kiddo.
- The bath — he looooves it! It’s always been a way to calm him down when he was tiny and cried more, and now he loves playing it. He’s about to outgrow this bathtub we put on the counter!
- Sneezing – he has a huge smile after he sneezes!
- His feet. He’s always grabbing them.
- Being outside. He gets the most serious face and takes it all in. He loves watching cars drive by.
I can’t wait to see what he loves as he gets older!
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