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“Paci”

So my son has loved his pacifier from day one! Some babies don’t like them and other love them! My son has his at all times!

Oh how paci has been my personal best friend for a year now! It seems to make him stop crying at the best moments. Although when he can’t find one he throws a baby temper tantrum until I do.

I’ve learned to always have a stock pile of pacifiers on hand and if I don’t the Frazier house is constantly looking for one. I feel like even though we have a million floaters I find my self saying, where in the world is his paci? Have you seen it?

STERILIZE: what you do to your first baby’s pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby’s pacifier by blowing on it.

Just recently we purchased self closing pacifiers!

Uniquely designed to help protect your baby. These new pacifiers close automatically when they are dropped, to prevent them from getting dirty. You can choose from Silicone or Latex.

They work great and I highly recommend them, no more worrying about how to clean it off when there isn’t a sink around, it stays clean for you!

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Stuffed Animals

My Mom made my son a giraffe stuffed animal and he loved it! He actually carried it around and played with it so much that I sent him to Mom’s house for repairs.

She just sent me a picture of a penguin that she made out of scrap material and I love it! The colors are perfect and it’s just so adorable! These are great gifts for little ones and easy travel companions.

You can find this penguin pattern at http://www.purlbee.com/purl-bee-penguin/

Basic Steps:

  • Draw a pattern with a washable fabric marker of the animal on the back of the fabric.
  • Cut out figures on the outer drawn line.
  • Decorate the front and back sides as you want.
  • Pin the two patterns together right sides facing each other.
  • Remove pins and turn the animal inside out so the right sides are now facing you.
  • Fill the animal with stuffing until it is as firm as you want.
  • Push the extra fabric of the hole inside the stuffed animal and sew the gap shut.
  • Add other details such as ears, tails or clothing such as a scarf or vest as wanted.
~~A helpful hint… Mom used chop sticks to push the stuffing into the beak!~~

There are a lot of different patterns and tutorials at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=tags;sa=showtopics;tag=stuffed_animal

ChuChi

When my cousin first sent us a ChuChi as a gift I thought what in the world… This thing looks crazy without a face!

Well I gave it to Kyler and he was in love from day one. Its a portable, unbreakable, comfy, night-light. It has two modes, one night light and the other is a heartbeat which is easy to turn on by the hand. It automatically shuts off after 2 minutes to help battery life.

Kyler really enjoys ChuChi when it’s dark outside and we’re in the car or at night time best of all. It’s cute and cuddly, can’t go wrong!

 

The only downside to ChuChi is that it’s only surface washable. My son has definitely gotten ChuChi dirty over time and he’s due for a cleaning that I can’t figure out!

You can purchase your own ChuChi for about $25 at Amazon… follow the link!…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002W7H1YW/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=tmim-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B002W7H1YW&adid=1YG9SD23TEMXQ0Y15DXC

Playful Puppy Pull Toy

Melissa & Doug Playful Puppy Pull Toy

I wouldn’t go out and buy one today but it’s an ok toy to have.

I love the pull string idea and the puppy wags his tail when you’re pulling him along which is cute.

Kyler enjoys chewing on the strings as he pulls it and seems to end up carrying it around by the string more than anything!

It recommends starting at age 18 months but he is 12 and fully understand the concept of the string pulling but prefers to carry him.

This toy is brightly painted with non toxic paint.

I don’t like it being so hard and him easily falling on the toy, yes I may be a worry wart but that’s the only down side I can think of.

He loves anything that’s a dog toy and seems to fully enjoy this one.

This can be purchased for only $15 on amazon… http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VNXSPA/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=tmim-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B000VNXSPA&adid=08ZB98SY678WTNX99ZX2

Homemade Black/White Flash Cards

Mom got the idea of these cards from Wee Gallery Art Cards for Babies…

Kyler enjoys putting them in his mouth more than looking at them of course but it’s still a cute idea!

I go through the cards with him daily and I’d like to hope that he’s starting to recognize them. I haven’t really pressured him to try and pick out the apple when I say apple and so forth. Maybe that will be my task this week!

They’re a cute idea and if you’re artistic it will be easy for you to make yourself. It’s a great way to have fun while learning.

These can be purchased on Amazon for about $12

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P5UGJU/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=tmim-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B000P5UGJU&adid=12T0Q5WCSRRZVDWS8X77

Or you can try making your own! 🙂

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