To sum up, if you are wondering, I have quite a lot of toys already, what should I get more and how will I be able to store them more?
My advice is this, SIMPLIFY. You should do a tidy-up of your existing toy library to simplify it first. Re-evaluate what you need, before you welcome and new toys home!
Or, if you are wondering, how can I avoid people giving me the same types of toys for my newborn or upcoming babies?
This is when you can CONTROL the gifts that you receive. Don’t feel bad to ASK for a specific type of toy.
You can, for example, direct the grannies to go for the more expensive items and other relatives and friends for other types of items.
There is no harm in coordinating in advance to ensure you are not overwhelmed by unnecessary extra gifts that you have no need for.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS
I am sure you are all sensible parents and doing all the right things for your little one. We are not here to tell you what you need to choose for your baby, but simply give you a little more information for you to make an educated decision when it comes to choosing good toys for your little one.
After all, echoing what I said in the beginning, you DON'T need a lot of toys to create a sensory challenging, and exciting environment for your baby.
But if we use some toys to help, we are more sure of a couple of things:
They have been tested and certified by toy manufacturers, which gives us a higher level of security when we use them.
And, we won't mix them up with our daily objects. We know those toys are designated for the baby, which may just make our lives a little easier!
Hope it helps xx