So I had this awesome idea yesterday that I would make this really cool “discovery bottle” for Kinley. I used a dressing bottle, filled it with fun little objects, glitter, and body wash (it was a clear body wash with fun bead-like things in it), and then super glued the lid on. I guess the problem with awesome ideas in your head is that they don’t always achieve awesomeness in real life. In my head I imagined this toy would entertain her endlessly and she would find fascination with all the fun objects I so carefully picked out for her. True, she did play with it…er..sucked on it really…but for about 10 minutes. Granted, Kinley is only 9 months old so maybe my expectation for her intellectual fascination in my glorious creation is a bit high…I don’t know, what do you think? Maybe this is something an 18-month old would prefer? Or maybe it is now a piece of junk and I should stop my endeavors for home-made toys. I will let you know in a year. Tune in next August for a revised review. In the meantime….maybe for a 9-month old you should try a “dry” discovery bottle filled with colored rice and other fun things. That might have been a better idea….
Have you tried anything like this? How did it work out?