My DD is 17 months right now but when she is 21 months Im going to be having a baby. The toys she has right now are barely holding her attention and honestly they drive me NUTS. They were all gifted to us and they are all plastic, annoying toys that make a lot of noise. DH suggested redoing all her toys before the new baby comes so that she would have something to play with that would keep her attention when Im busy with the new baby. The problem is for the life of me I can't think of what to get her. She loves to be outside so I thought some kind of jungle gym for the back yard. After that Im stumped. Ive gotten her or was given toys for her that I thought she would love. She plays with them for maybe a day and then ignores them. I have boxes full of toys that she won't play with anymore. Any suggestions for things to hold her attention?
We do go out by the way. We have annual passes to the local gardens, both zoos on the island and getting ones to the aquarium this weekend. Only thing is I don't have a car and with a newborn Im not sure how much Im going to feel like walking around. There arent any museums or places like that around here. I don't feel comfortable with her going to a playgroup since the last two I took her to she spent the time in tears because everyone was spanking and yelling at their kids (she is very sensitive to other childrens feelings and gets upset when people yell/hit their children). I don't allow her to watch TV since she is so young and even if I did the TV holds no interest to her. When DH and I watch videos shes running around playing, not sitting watching them.
~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005