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.