More Than Toys

by tinysneakers

Companies spend billions of dollars researching and developing the best and most creative toys for tots. Parents spend an almost equal amount of time staring down the endless toy aisles at the store wondering which brightly colored plastic concoction will turn their kid into the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.

Well toy companies, I’m on to you. And so are the babies.


The more toy-like it is, the less it appeals to the tiny tot. Kabes is following in my footsteps with a preference for pots, pans, & Tupperware over blocks, rings, and rattles. I’ve noticed the same trend in babies worldwide. {Ok, my circle of friends wide.}

Also the more interested you as a parent are at not giving it to said baby, the greater the appeal. It should be noted that babies are much too smart to fall for the reverse psychology approach.

Current list of random objects that Kabes finds far superior to toys:

– Doorstops {the springy ones}
– Thresholds
– Hinges
– Tags
– Remotes
– Cellphones {especially ones playing music}
– Spoons, forks, bowls {especially those currently being used}
– Fireplace doors
– Food wrappers
– Plastic bags
– Paper of any kind
– Sunglasses
– Phone chargers/video game cords
– Dryer
– Drawstrings on pjs
– Water bottles
– Pens


Do you have a baby with a preference for non-toys?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika August 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

Yes! My son is now 1 year old and still likes “non toys”. Water bottles, cell phones, body spray bottles, the lint trap in the dryer, plastic bowls, the baby monitor, etc. Who needs toys when?!?


Pavement Runner August 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Our baby girl (11 months) is about half and half. She loves her toys but also loves the random things around the house like vents, shirts, blankets, curtains and screen doors.

They are just too cute sometimes.


Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean August 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

haha love the list of everything he loves, especially the dryer!


Coco August 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Don’t forget the lure of the empty box. Forget the expensive toy that came in it!


Samantha September 7, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Grace is only three months so she doesn’t play with a lot of toys. I think she’ll be like this though, she loves playing with water bottles already! Lol


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