42 Types of Baby and Toddler Toys in Your Home is the fourth and final edition of this mini-series about the stuff we acquire when we have a baby! If you missed any of the other posts, now’s your time to catch-up:
- 42 Things in Your Baby’s Nursery
- 42 Baby Supplies and Equipment in Your Home
- 42 Necessities in Your Baby’s Layette
And, I didn’t forget your older children:
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Bedroom
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Closet and Drawers
- 42 Toys and Things in Your Child’s Playroom
If you are a new visitor to this series, welcome! If you are a return visitor, welcome back! I create lists of 42 household inventory items. 42 for the “4 Two” in the Toot Sweet 4 Two name and household inventory lists because we lost our home in a wildfire in 2007 (see Any Way the Wind Blows) and I didn’t have a household inventory list, or even photos, to submit to our insurance company for our claim.
It took me 9 months of working nights and weekends to create that list and because of my experience, you’d think I was better prepared now. Well, like everyone else, I lead a “toot sweet” life and even though we have rebuilt a new home and furnished it with new stuff, I’ve never made a new inventory OR taken photos. Until I started this project in June 2013.
May is traditionally the first month in my area of Southern California when we have our first 100 degree plus day of the season. It’s usually before the 10th of the month; I know this because my mother’s birthday is the 9th of May and almost every year when we celebrate her birthday at my house, that weekend is over 100 degrees!
Anyway, in May 2013, we had a typical 100 degree plus day and the winds were howling, which makes me nervous. And, like a flash of lightning, I thought OMG – I haven’t done ANYTHING to document our new household stuff! So, I started in June 2013 and decided to share it on the blog.
I know – it’s mind-boggling that it’s taken more than a year to create these lists of 42! I think by mid-year next year I’ll be done.
On top of creating these lists for inventory purposes, it helps me to organize my stuff and get rid of clutter or things I’ve not used for awhile. And, because I tackle one area at a time, this project hasn’t seemed so overwhelming. Plus, since I’m not working on an inventory list for a claim, there is no pressure or time crunch to get.this.done!
This is my great-niece, Princess Sweet Cheeks (left) with the Princesses P (Princess P in the middle and Princess Sweetie Pie on the right), also my great-nieces. Princess Sweet Cheeks is the daughter of my niece, Nicole and her husband, Rob, and the Princesses P are the daughters of my niece, Tiffany (and former blogging partner here at Toot Sweet 4 Two) and her husband, Chris. This photo, while taken at my house this past May during my Mom’s birthday party (their great-grandmother), was not taken by me, so a shout-out of thanks to Nicole for sharing this photo and the others below!
Princess Sweet Cheeks is the newest addition to our growing family and a ginger-haired beauty in a sea of blondes and a few brunettes (me and a few of my other nieces and nephews). We have another ginger-haired beauty in our family, Bizzy (another niece) and my nephew Kyle, while blonde, has a red beard!
Anyway, Princess Sweet Cheeks lives in Arizona, so I don’t get to see her often and when I do, I usually have to share her with a crowd! Everyone loves babies! You can read “her story” here: The Incubator.
Here she is surrounded by toys all over the floor that she’s no longer interested in and a basket of toys that she’s decided holds better treasures. Below, she’s surrounded with toys inside her playpen.
Here’s the list of 42 Types of Baby and Toddler Toys in Your Home:
- Baby gyms
- Floor mats, playmats, puzzle mats
- Crib mobiles and soothers
- Crib pull-down toys
- Baby rattles and teethers
- Soft cloth books
- Snugglie, blankies, security blankets
- Musical chiming plush toys
- Plush activity sets
- Bath toys
- Stroller and car seat toys
- Interactive toys
- Walkers, push & pull toys, wagons
- Musical toys & equipment
- Blocks, stacking toys, activity cubes
- Hand-eye coordination toys
- Cause & effect toys
- Manipulative skills toys
- Arts and crafts supplies & toys
- Other educations & learning toys
- Workshops, tools
- Play kitchen, housekeeping items
- Kitchen toys, tea sets, dishes
- Rocking toys, ride-on toys
- Puppets & accessories
- Dolls, doll clothes, accessories
- Doll houses and furniture
- Balls and other sports gear
- Board, card, action, magic games
- Stuffed animals, soft & plush toys
- Vehicles, rockets, planes, boats
- Action figures, accessory sets
- Building sets, blocks, Legos
- Puzzles, brain teasers
- Pedal cars, bikes, scooters
- Inflatables, pools, outdoor toys
- Doctor kits, money/banking kits
- CDs and players
- DVDs and players
- Costumes, dress-up, role play
- Play tents, teepees, tunnels, houses
And, here’s your FREE printable checklist: TS4T Checklist – 42 Types of Baby and Toddler Toys in Your Home.
(other lists of 42)
NOTE: the list below is not all-inclusive. For a complete list of available lists of 42, visit Archives – By Category.
- 42 Kitchen Basics for Your New Home
- 42 Cooking Essentials for a Well-stocked Kitchen
- 42 Must Have Kitchen Utensils
- 42 Baking Essentials
- 42 Nice-to-Have Kitchen Supplies and Equipment
- 42 Nice-to-Have Kitchen Gadgets
- 42 More Nice-to-Have Kitchen Gadgets
- 42 Even More Kitchen Gadgets
- 42 Still Even More Kitchen Gadgets
- 42 Furniture and Fixtures in Your Kitchen