Baby Play


When and How to Wash Baby Toys

11th 05 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly


When Neive really started to play with her toys I thought I better start washing then. I wasnt too sure what to use and how often i should do this so i spent some time on Google and asking friends. I thought it might be helpful to share what i did.

We have a dog, so as well as Nevie slobbering all over the toys they were also going on the floor and picking up dog hair.

I washed her soft toys in warm water with a little bit of hand washing liquid. I did this with one toy to start with and let Neive have it back to ensure she didnt have a reaction to the solution. I have no idea if needed to do this or not as it should have been washed out but i wanted to be safe.

I then washed her hard toys with out batteries in warm water with normal fairy liquid and i wiped all the toys that had batteries in with anti bac wipes and then a damp cloth. I did check this and Dettol have on their site that that’s fine to do.

I did this every couple of weeks and then again if i took her toys out with us, she had a cold or had other baby friends over. Babies with blocked noses are no fun at all so if you can avoid germs spreading do it.

I did this until Nevie was crawling and putting anything and everything in her mouth (see poor Humpty Dumpty in the photo) as it seemed a bit pointless after that. I now only tend to wash toys that have been in other babies months, out with us or if Neive has been poorly.

We dont have a dishwasher but I know some toys can also go in them as well.




Emergency Blanket – Sensory Baby Play

20th 04 2017. Posted in Baby Play by elliekelly


I got this top play tip from my NCT friend Kim and it has been one of Neive’s favorite baby play things since she was around 5 months old.

An Emergency blanket! They cost about £1.50 so a total bargain for hours of baby play fun. I got mine from Amazon in packs of two and they have lasted ages.

Baby sensory also use these so they are an actual thing 🙂

Just unfold it and put it on the floor. When she was little i put her on top of the blanket and she loved kicking her legs on it and then crushing it up in her hands as it makes a very satisfying crunch and crackle noise.

When she started rolling she would roll around and round in it to make a little space cave and now she pulls and pushes it around the room.

I didn’t ever leave Neive with this as she does like putting it in her mouth and she could also get quite rolled up in it.

My top tip, when your baby has really had a good play with it and it nice a cracked sit underneath it with them. Its like you’re under Harry Potter invisibility cloak!


Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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