23 December 2011

Sloan's Top Ten

Here are the top 10 things that SLOAN loves to play with right now:

10. Elephant Titus aka "Ellie the dog"!
 As Sloan grows older I believe Ellie will quickly hit #1 toy and playmate. Ellie LOVES playing dress up and one day, so will Sloan.

9. Activity Center.

we expect this to increase in importance as she gets older. Sloan loves to read her cloth book that crinkles while we eat dinner. She has also started paying attention to the books I am reading to her at night and will stop nursing to look at the pages. She is a very curious baby.

7. Play Mat.
6. The Music Table!
Sloan LOVES music! It makes her so happy. She has a music table that she LOVES. She can make it play music too

5. Sophie the Giraffe!
By far the most expensive toy we've purchased, but Sophie is the BEST teething toy. She is an import from Paris France and worth every penny! We expect Sloan to use Sophie more and more as her teeth start to come in. We expect her to have her bottom teeth in the next few months.

4. Sloan LOVES her Hands and Feet. Just this week at 5 months old, Sloan pulled off her own socks! She is constantly using her feet to play with toys, and if she keeps this up, she will probably be headed for a wonderful soccer career like her mother. 

Nothing is more accessible than ones own body parts - Hours of endless fun, they bend, they stretch, they fit inside the mouth with ease, coming in at number four its her hands and fingers! Perfect for teething, gnawing, and interlacing. We just can't keep her hands away and why would we?

3. Captain Calamari!
He's actually an Octopus but either way, this pirate toy has eight legs of fun! He crinkles, he has rings, his feet are easy to put in the mouth, and underneath is a surprise mirror!

2.  Lots of Links! Seriously these are the best toy you can get and i'm not sure why i waited so long to get them. We have it rigged so her toys are connected and hang from the "dry cleaning" hook in the car and over her carseat. She LOVES the links and often chews on them as much as the toy itself. 


1.Manhattan Toy Winkel.
 This toy didn't win awards for nothing! Easy to grab and hold, Sloans first real toy that she would grasp and keep hold of. She shakes it and chews it. The only drawback is when her arm gets stuck in the intricacy and she can't shake herself free.Also, according to these pictures, it is a great sleep inducer.

We expect this list to change as Sloans growing needs change. She will be getting new toys for Christmas and we are excited to see how well she likes them. Her Grammy and Grandad Beeman gave her the first Christmas present and since it was green (and going into her savings account), she enjoyed playing with the bow and gift tag! We are quite certain that Sloan will also like to play with the wrapping paper and boxes over the actual toys for the next few years but she IS our first child, and because of that, she will certainly be spoiled!

My predictions for the next few months are SPOON, Christmas Toys, and Pots and Pans. Its just about time to baby proof the house! 


  1. I loved this post, because I'm always looking for new (good) toys. I'd like to know more about the music table, because Jade loves music too! Captain Calamari is also very cute, and I love the links and Manhattan Toy Winkel ideas. We'll be moving Jade's new car seat to one side of the backseat, and I think it's a great idea to hang the links from the dry cleaning hook! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I ended up taking more links and making a loop around the handle rather than just hang on the hook since she was able to pull it down. Its nice because I can hang a few toys at various eye levels and then while i'm driving, i'm not wondering if she dropped all of her toys.
    The Music Table is Leap Frog
    We took two legs off of it, and that way, it is at an incline so she can get to it and see without having the be able to pull up or stand. You can remove all of the legs or none as well. :)