As soon as my little Charlotte started showing interest in toys, I knew I wanted to invest in things that were good for her development. I quickly hopped on my computer and did some research on the best toys. Here's some of Chacha's favorites.


I know you're thinking they're just cups. But don't let the simplicity of this fool you.

Green Sprouts stacking cups

encourages dumping and stacking for motor skills. I think this toy is by far Chacha's favorite toy to play with. These little cups are BPA free and each cup has drain holes in the bottom for an easy transition to bath time!



Mozart Magic Cube

is an interactive toy that allows your love bug to add and subtract instruments. When your baby presses on each side of the cube, the instrument begins playing music and lights up. Chacha may not realize it, but she is creating her own musical symphony with this cube and will play with it for 7 minutes straight,

which is a long time in baby world

:) and the music is bearable unlike many other baby toys out there!


I have to admit, I first came across this rattle in US Weekly. A number of celebrities were interviewed claiming it is "THE BEST" rattle out there. Of course I had to order it to see what the fuss was about. Now I get it! Every time you shake the


, it's head changes colors green, red, and blue to stimulate your baby's eyes. Chacha went nuts for the changing colors! It has a soft rattle when you shake it and the textures are perfect to develop sense of touch. Another great feature is the mirror on the bottom (not seen in the picture). It's small enough for your love bug to hold onto and I promise you won't be able to get it out of their grip!