Our Kid Doesn't Need More Stuff

I literally laughed out loud the other day as I sat in silence in our living room while Wyatt played in his room alone, thinking that moment was just too good to be true. I figured he was reading or playing with a toy I bought him as I listened to him  giggling out loud to himself. Come to find out he had found the top to a tupperware bowl  (Don’t ask how that got there) and was flipping it around between his hands. He was surrounded by toys of all kinds, plastic, wooden, colorful, plush… and he chose the tupperware.


It had me thinking that I needed to stop buying him so many toys, and in fact reduce the overflowing basket of toys I have accumulated over the past 10 months because all it is doing is taking up space. I reduced it down to 15 toys, ones he plays with and enjoys rather than the expensive cute ones I should have known he was going to hate. As a new mom I am always learning, its comical how much I don’t know. I decided to share one of the many things I’ve learned since becoming a mama… my child doesn’t need more stuff, in fact he needs less. Less toys in my home means more communication, imagination and concentration from my child, ill take that.


New mom? Going to a baby shower unsure of what is even good out there these days? Check out these toys, I promise you they won’t sit at the bottom of the toy basket taking up space.




Row 1: Take Along Tunes  Neon Rattler

Row 2:Rock A Stack  Sit to Stand Rocker Teething Keys 

Row 3: Baby Einstein Octopus Banana Toothbrush   Sophie 

Row 4:  Rollin Rainstick Chewy Teether  Baby Wooden Balls


Wyatt’s Jumper: Gap

Shirt: Mama Bird Shirt



  1. July 21, 2016 / 2:50 am

    Hey mama! Just found you on Instagram! I’m looking for contributors to my blog, happiestplaceinamerica.com and would love to collaborate with you! You’d be the perfect mama contributor. Please contact me via my site if you’re interested in connecting. I’m located in SLO as well!

    • July 25, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Hey there! Would love that, shoot me an email.. you can find it on my Instagram.

  2. Lori
    July 21, 2016 / 3:02 am

    Great lesson to learn early on in parenthood Stef! So smart!

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