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Car toys - 1 year old

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KoalasAteMyHomework Thu 04-Jun-20 14:10:47

My older son attends a SEN school, which means we spend approx 20/25 mins driving each way and at pick up time a good half hour stationary in the car in the queue. I have to take his younger brother with me, who is about to turn one (I can't change the set up, it is what it is. Please no guilt trips about how long we spend in a car each day!!)

Before lockdown, baby would nap or be entertained by some basic books or those dangly Lamaze style sensory toys. But now he's had ten weeks without the school run and is almost one. He's obviously not old enough for most of the busy books/colouring/lap trays with Lego etc but he's outgrown the baby toys and has worked out how much fun it is to throw things!

Any toy recommendations to entertain him, preferably without screen time? He's rear facing and it's the stationery part of the journey we have trouble with. I've twisted my back spending so much time leaning round. Also, the queue occasionally moves so I can't really get him out of the car seat or sit him with me, just in case.

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KoalasAteMyHomework Thu 04-Jun-20 14:12:40

Thinking of doing a small portable treasure basket, but it would be nice to have other ideas so I can swap things round.

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Bamaluz Thu 04-Jun-20 14:28:38

I find toys just get thrown out and whined for, it would be good to have something attached to the back seat, some kind of activity centre.
Do you have a mirror so that you don't need to turn around?

Bamaluz Thu 04-Jun-20 14:44:13

Although having looked online to show you what I mean I can't find any.

I'm sure I've seen them somewhere!

KoalasAteMyHomework Thu 04-Jun-20 14:54:34

Yes we have a mirror.
I saw some taf toys online that attach to the headrest which I think would work rear facing. But they are very expensive for what they are - doesn't seem much more than a dangly scrunch toy.
I might get him a toy steering wheel but that's all I've managed to come up with so far! I miss the days when a wooden spoon would occupy him!!

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Ricekrispie22 Fri 05-Jun-20 11:10:21

We had the VTech twisty koala. I was able to attach it to the car seat by threading an elastic strap through the ring in the middle.

KoalasAteMyHomework Fri 05-Jun-20 11:47:42

Thanks I'll take a look!

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