what toys and products are best ?
I'll try to explain how and why I use certain toys, books, or products that I have had a lot of success with in terms of eliciting language. Not all toys are created equal!
The LovEvery Baby Boxes were on my registry and I was soooo excited to use them! Here's my take on box number 1!
None at this time! As far as play things or mouthing, but I would recommend this book on
Baby Sign Language! We started signing really early on! He books recommends beginning right away in hopes that they can start signing back around the 8 month mark!
I was underwhelmed with this box. But in reality, baby can't really 'play' with anything at this stage. It's you interacting with them for the most part. The black and white books baby is super into! The photos they give kept baby engaged for a long time. The mittens didn't fit at all and I wish they had made them adjustable because it was a nice idea! I would have preferred the swap outs more. We shall see what the next box brings! I saved $$ by paying ahead for the whole set, so onwards we go!
You'll notice I didn't include a total amount for the entire contents of the box. That is because if I were to do it over again and make it myself I wouldn't add anything else because that was really all the baby needed, and 'need' should be used loosely. You can really even lump the munch mitt into box 2!
Now, if you factor in the science behind it for the guidebook of this stage and that the materials are well made and non-toxic and all that, you can see that it could be worth close to the amount the they are charging. If those other aspects are not super important, maybe think about skipping this box and buying the things you need separately.
This is a video of me going through the contents of the box if you wanted a closer look!
Check out my post to find out what I thought about Box #2!