Since we are still gradually adding new foods and products to TJ’s diet, this week’s favorite find is once again indirectly related to food. Fisher-Price’s Little People figurines are some of my son’s favorites toys at 18.5 months and quite helpful to our routines.
On top of his multiple food allergies and sensitivities to textures, my son is often a picky eater. While Mickey Mouse Clubhouse continues to help us during parts of mealtimes, we also rely on our friend, Fisher-Price’s Little People. Whether they are taking turns “eating” TJ’s food with him or just being held in my son’s hand, they add great support and distractions during breakfast, lunch or dinner.
In addition to helping with food, I have mentioned before that they also help on our car rides. These little people are amazing! Because TJ keeps one or two in his hands, he very rarely scratches at his eczema anymore as I drive. Sure they get thrown and cause some drama sometimes; however, their benefits outweigh those other moments.
Here are some of our helpers:
ADDED LINKS TO SOME OF THESE AMAZING LITTLE PEOPLE COLLECTIONS
While my favorite find of the week is not directly related to food allergies and eczema, it has definitely helped with everything in many ways. Over the past couple of months, TJ has grown to looooove his stuffed animals. He not only carries them around with him but also loves to pile them up and roll around with them. (At first, while I thought it was beyond adorable, I worried the rubbing against his skin would cause hives or an eczema flare up. However, to date, it has never done that!)
Out of all of these stuffed buddies, Buddy is his favorite.
Buddy comes on walks, grocery shops, plays with us, and has brought TJ additional comfort.
In addition, Buddy comes on most car rides and has helped with keeping TJ from scratching at his eczema during most of these drives. During last school year, car rides were stressful for both of us. No matter my antics, many times TJ would throw his toys, take off his sneakers and scratch away at his eczema, sometimes causing it to bleed. Thank God for protecting us during those times as I am not sure how I didn’t get into an accident. Driving with screaming babies on traffic-packed highways is not an enjoyable experience. So far this year, we have only had a couple difficult rides. Thank you Buddy and your pals for that.
Also, with the start of day care again, Buddy helps bring TJ comfort when I drop him off. I no longer drop off just my son but also this awesome stuffed guy or one of his other pals. Mostly Buddy though…
This Friday, I thank Taggies for their excellent and adorable product and products. Mornings are brighter and less stressful because of this stuffed pup. Last but not least, thank you Buddy for watching out for my little guy and bringing even more smiles to our days …
What is your child’s favorite toy? What was your favorite toy growing up? How did or does it bring comfort to your days?