I Thought All Baby Toys Were Essentially the Same . . . Until I Found This
As a new mom, I'd done my fair share of "nervous wreck," middle-of-the-night googling, poking around the dark corners of the internet in search of advice — advice that would tell me how, exactly, I should be spending time with my brand-new daughter. I'd learned the best thing I could possibly do was talk to her, but what was I supposed to be talking to her about? And I'd learned the second-best thing I could do was read to her, but what was I supposed to be reading to her? And where did toys fit in?
Dark corners of the internet, do you know?
There's no shortage of questions for a millennial mom to ask herself. They swirl around in the brain, sticking to our thoughts, making us worry — worry that while we're talking to our babies and reading to our babies, there's some trick to it we've missed, some instruction that indicates that we're doing it all the right way.
Earlier this month, Lovevery, a company that designs play products for parents, introduced Play Kits, a subscription-based system of science-based toys for a baby's first year. I was lucky enough to test-drive one with my 5-month-old daughter, and it immediately sent those whirling fears of mine packing. Though it's a tad pricey at $36 a month (or $72 per box because it ships every other month), you're not just paying for stuff. You're paying for the right stuff.
Even if you're not as insecure of a parent as I am, the kit can't help but make you feel as though you're (finally) playing with them in a smart way.
Read on to learn what exactly comes in a Play Kit.