So I’m a bit behind with my Baby Favorites posts as Autumn is now 14 months… how did that happen?!?!? But I’m catching up now. Well, that’s the story of my life. ha!!
As I usually remark, time flies! Especially when you’re having fun. And life with a baby is a lot of fun. Sure, it’s a lot of work without a lot of sleep, but damn, it’s so much fun. It’s the best to see them light up when they are playing or learning something new. I’m constantly amazed at how fast Autumn picks up new things. It’s one thing after another. I just love it so much!
Check out some of our family’s favorite things that Autumn used and enjoyed.
Baby Favorites @ 11 months
As Autumn had become more and more confident about standing up in the tub while holding on the edge, she had really started to freak us out about her falling in the tub. Price ordered this bath mat and it has really put us at ease as it helps reduce how slippery the tub gets, reducing the chances of Autumn falling. Yes, we tell her to ‘sit that tiny tushy down!’ over and over but she still gets daring and stands up but at least this helps. Plus, it’s easy to remove so it doesn’t have to stick around for our showers.
Autumn thinks everything is a phone. Everything. It’s quite silly and funny to have her talking to a piece of paper or a pen. We got her this play phone so we could swap out whatever she is talking to for this. She presses the big button and listens to the mousy voice say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ or sing to her and smiles with excitement. Super cute, and no fear of paper cuts!
My sister gifted this to us when Autumn was first born as we are all big Dave Matthews Band fans. It’s always been a big hit but even more so lately as Autumn has ‘moved on’ from her Sleep Sheep. We now use music to help her get relaxed by it at bed time. I turn it on after we get into her room post tub so it’s playing on shuffle while she gets in her PJ’s, brace, and gets cozy with her BFF owl. It’s nice to have this playing as I love DMB and it reminds me of the concerts I’ve been to.
Autumn loves this thing. Loves it. I swear she could sit on it this all day. Or push it around. Or be pushed around on it. She can’t yet climb on it herself but she certainly lets you know that she wants to go on it, and the sooner the better. We zip around the living room and kitchen and she loves it. I make tire screeching noises we turn and she cracks up. It’s the best being a baby!
Bath time is a big deal in our house as it winds down every day. It the time when Autumn (sorta) sits still and relaxes. She plays around with her floating bath toys but her newest favorite thing are bath books. Once I dump out all the tub stuff she grabs a few things and hands me the bath books so I can read to her while she plays. And most often I end up reading the books like 5+ times in a row. ha!
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I’ll do a favorites post every month/stage as Autumn grows, changes, and develops.
What are some of your favorite things for 11 month olds?
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