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recommend me some toys for an 8 month old?

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minipie Sat 27-Jul-13 22:07:43

yes I'm in London lara

mm she is obsessed with the remote control so maybe I should find an old one and take the batteries out.

sadly I don't think she will be given much for her birthday! we have a very small family...

DD2 is 8months and currently loves a vtech phone, a rattly ladybird that crinkles and a maraca. Anything else doesn't get a look in. She's too busy crawling and trying to climb.

I do sometimes think she doesn't have enough, great ideas here.

beachesandbuckets Sat 27-Jul-13 19:56:04

Nothing!!! Seriously. She will be given an obscene amount of stuff for her 1st birthday and Christmas, and you will feel physically ill looking at all the plastic stuff filling up your living room, so keep your list as a wish list til then. We ended up with so much plastic tat, and some items from the kitchen (collander, wooden spoon, cups, empty plastic containers) would have kept us going til bday time. Maybe a couple of handback books if you are really desperate to buy her something.

laracroft2001 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:54:11

Wow ignore that... It's showing up as £75 on amazon!!! I defiantly did not pay anything like that.

Are you in London at all?

laracroft2001 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:52:22

If you like the idea of a musical table.. I got a leapfrog one off amazon for 19.99.. May have been on offer at the time, but either way worth every penny!

minipie Sat 27-Jul-13 19:51:03

I now have a huge basket of stuff on amazon, need to whittle it down! thanks for your help.

today dd has insisted on being held to stand and walk all day so may need to add a walker to the list to save our backs...

Gingersnap88 Sat 27-Jul-13 19:44:59

Treasure basket full of different textures to explore?

minipie Sat 27-Jul-13 19:42:43

thanks! I like the look of the elc cylinder. just looked up that activity table, ouch the price!! will see if any of my friends with older babies have one taking up valuable floor space...

ratbagcatbag Sat 27-Jul-13 17:46:31

Leapfrog my discover house, half price at £7.49 on amazon.

adagio Sat 27-Jul-13 17:42:23

7 months here… her current favourites:
cheap and cheerful: colander, rubber spoon, cheap ball

She loves this:,default,pd.html

We have been given/ lent a sit in walker which she likes, and also borrowed this :

which is awesome! It does french as well as English and has the most addictive songs (as in, I can't stop muttering them, not that I actually 'like' them per se!)

CaptainJamesTKirk Sat 27-Jul-13 17:12:03

Hide and squeak eggs!!!

minipie Sat 27-Jul-13 17:10:45

thanks, this is great! yes agree nothing too technical, I just think she's ready for things that are made of two bits of plastic rather than just one, iyswim! she has maracas and loves them, we also have dear zoo and various that's not my... books. crinkles are also very popular here, especially any baby wipes packet for some reason...!

I will look up the tomy eggs and alphabet ball

pop up toys sound good, any particular ones?

<makes list>

Lottapianos Sat 27-Jul-13 14:47:02

Cause and effect toys (pop up farm for example), wooden blocks, plastic ball. You can make your own shakers by putting rice or lentils in plastic bottles and sellotaping the lid shut. Scarves or other large pieces of material are really good for peek-a-boo or simple hiding games. Definitely nothing remotely technical or computer-like!

And don't forget books - 'Dear Zoo' and any of the 'That's Not My....' are great.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Sat 27-Jul-13 14:41:13

Musical instruments, maracas were a favourite with my dd. she still plays with them now. I think anything with sound will always be a hit

HenriettaPye Sat 27-Jul-13 10:02:35

Tomy hide and squeak eggs!
They are fantastic!! Currently reduced to £4.48 in amazon and kiddicare sale

Bubbless Sat 27-Jul-13 09:51:03

My daughters 7 months and loves anything that 'crinkles'! (Like a crisp packet but more expensive) wink

laracroft2001 Sat 27-Jul-13 09:36:12

The leapfrog alphabet ball. My ds was obsessed with it around that age and still loves it a year later!

27cats Sat 27-Jul-13 09:33:12

Shape sorter, anything involving 'posting' things, things where you get a response for pressing buttons (eg something lights up or pops up).Don't think you need to get too technical yet, or else theres nothing to move on to. smile

minipie Sat 27-Jul-13 09:21:38

DD has recently become much more interested in playing with toys which is great as it gives me a breather

She has got plastic links, stacking cups/rings etc but she doesn't have much in the way of more complex or interactive toys (like anything that needs batteries for example!). though she does have a jumperoo and loves it. It seems like she might be ready for some slightly more grown up toys soon but there are SO many out there I don't really know where to start.

Any recommendations please?


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