My DD (7 months old today!) has suddenly changed which toys she likes to play with--I think it has to do with now being able to sit and wave things around. That got me thinking about what sorts of toys we should think about having for her in the future (especially because I like to make her toys, so I need some lead-in time). What are/were your babies' favorite toys in the second half of their first year?
For the record, my DD's favorites are currently a set of cardboard nesting blocks, my plastic measuring cups, and a stuffed chicken that I made her (it has lots of details and dangly feet, etc., and the head is stuffed with cloves so it smells delicious).