Registry Roundup: Toys

When the hubster and I registered, we originally did not pick out any toys. This was something that we assumed people would probably buy for us, but we weren't sure that it necessarily needed to be on our registry. Luckily, a few mommy friends of mine took a look at my registry and encouraged me to not only register for toys, but to research them. Turns out that I really do have opinions on what I want my baby to be playing with, and I'm glad that I took their advice.

Now I don't consider myself an extreme person. I think everything in moderation is a great attitude to have for many things in life. Being a teacher, however, who sees chidren with attention issues daily, I really think it is important to think about how we are entertaining our children.

I ended up naturally shying away from (but not shunning) most plastic, light up, crazily colored toys. Anything that seemed ridiculously stimulating in general. This wasn't my plan starting out, it's just what I ended up being comfortable with. I'm certainly not putting down anyone who loves this kind of thing, but it just didn't seem like the right fit for us. And while I'm sure the occasional plastic or light-up toy will make it into our home, I really didn't want that to be the be all and end all of toyland for our baby.

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So without further ado, here are a few of the toys that made the cut and ended up on the registry for Violet's enjoyment:

I seriously love that the little jingle ball is from an etsy store called 'Violet', so it has my baby's name on it! I really am in love with the IKEA baby gym. Not only does it look cute, but it looks like you could easily change out the toys when baby starts to get bored.

Clockwise from top left:

Wooden Squish Toy - Amazon
Cloth Jingle Ball - Etsy Seller Violet
Cloth Teething Toy - kaikids
Crocheted Flower Rattle - Etsy Seller For Stitches Sake
Roller Coaster - Amazon
Organic Wooden Blocks - Etsy Seller little sapling toys
Rag Doll - Etsy Seller poppy and ted
Wooden Ring Toy - Amazon
Sensory Owl - Etsy Seller Softie Cafe
Wooden Gym - IKEA


  1. All of my kids LOVE the roller coaster. Even my 8 year old still plays with ours. My only regret is that I waited until baby 3 to get one. I had no idea how popular it would be! My youngest calls it a "playground". And wooden blocks are endless fun! We have our share of electronic toys but they aren't as fun.

  2. Etsy has the cutest baby things! I registered on specifically so that I could put all of the cute things I found on Etsy on my registry. Very cute picks!

  3. Such a great idea! One of my sisters-in-law is expecting their fourth child in May. Now I have ideas for gifts for the baby that both parents will be happy with!



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