So I thought all you clever mama's might have some good ideas for me. My MIL had the bright idea of getting 19 mth old DD a little suitcase of her own, filled with special toys, that she can play with and look at while I'm busy with the new baby who will be showing up in a couple of weeks. I imagine that this will mostly be used during nursing times, or when she really wants to be held, and I just CAN'T put the newborn down. However, I can't really figure out what all to put in there? She loves bubbles, but that requires me to participate, she loves books but has millions and they seem to have lost their novelty, she's an animal lover but has lost interest in toys per say.
I'm also wondering about the logistics of this concept, as we're in the heart of temper tantrum phase. If this suitcase is incredibly appealing, and holds all of these special goodies, is it going to be worth the meltdowns that take place when a nursing session is over and the suitcase is then put away? thoughts?
Ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!