Thursday, February 3, 2011

Songs Without Words

People always tell the mom-to-be to “just wait until [baby] gets into the noisy toys!” I heard that a lot when I was pregnant. For most of the past 5 months I’ve dealt with quite a few toys that make noise and, if I’m being honest, I kind of love them. They entertain Grant which keeps him happy and smiley…and they’re kind of fun for me too . Do those people who warn you of the noise-makers love the sound of a crying child? Because when Grant is screaming like a madman I can sometimes put him in his jumpy and he is instantly distracted by all the entertainment (perhaps that’s why they call it a stationary entertainer?).
As I said, Grant has a lot of noise making toys. Our living room is over-run with them. Many, but not all, are Fisher Price. And I gotta say, I’m a fan of some Fisher Price stuff. He has one toy that his Grandma gave him that plays 5 songs – all of which I know the words to and sing them to him shamelessly – and it has a big mirror and lights. Whoa. Music AND lights? He looks at this thing like he’s won the lottery. Although, to a baby, I suppose that is winning the lottery. Throw in a fresh diaper and a full bottle of warm formula and life is good.
But my two personal favorites are his jumpy and his baby gym (both can be seen in my 5 month post). Both are made by Fisher Price and both play music. And not unpleasant music. Husband makes fun of me because with the baby gym I actually have a favorite song (he forgets that I listened to them all day for weeks on maternity leave). The music doesn’t have words. So how is it that I always get them stuck in my head? How do you get songs stuck in your head that have no words? I frequently get songs from other toys stuck in my head. I’m sure the people in my office are ready to throw a stapler at me if they hear “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” one more time. Or if I break into “If You’re Happy and You Know It” again when it’s too quiet. I guess before now I just never realized that you could get a song stuck in your head when it didn’t have words. Weird.


  1. I love the toys that make noise too! They keep aydan very entertained so that I can actually get some things done around the house. Love the thing ever!

  2. The same thing was said to me also, and like you and Dana, my living room is FULL of them. In fact, I think more of them make noise than not. And I too say, if it keeps the kid entertained and happy, then momma's happy too!


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