Friday, November 5, 2010

Book & Product Review

Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy Bundle: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
I finished the Stieg Larsson trio of books and I loved them!  There are some violent scenes that made me a bit queasy but I thought they were worthwhile reads that kept my attention.  I believe the first one was the best even though it had the most disturbing violence but the plot was the most intriguing.  I did have trouble keeping all of the characters straight but that may be a personal issue.  

I am trying to delve into some child rearing books including the popular, Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel.  I started the latter yesterday and so far it seems a bit common sensical.  Wait, something I experienced as a child will affect how I parent?!! No way! You get the idea.

Playskool Busy Gears
I thought I would post some toys that LO is enjoying at this time.LO loves the Playskool Busy Gears.  She takes the gears on and off and then hits the button to get them to turn and play obnoxious music.  She wore out the battery and I have been reluctant to change it but this toy keeps her entertained.  It is not the toy of my dreams as I prefer non battery operated items where children can use their imagination but I think you have to have a mix and compromise a bit. 

Green Sprouts Stacking Cup SetShe is also enjoying the ol' faithful stacking cups as they make noise when you bang them together.  There is also the joy of eating one and banging the other one against the one in your mouth so that it makes a funny noise.  Some of the cups are in the bathtub and she enjoys playing with them and reaching for them on the side of the tub.  They wash well when she spits up on them and they lack an annoying song.  Good product!

Two Vanilla Teething Rings - Pink Poodle/Orange ElephantI hate even mentioning the next product but I bought a lot of teethers and all of them were a big flop.  We were given the infamous Sophie as a gift and she actually loves her but EVERYONE has one.  I wanted a smaller more traditional teether so I bought the vulli two pack and she really likes them.  They are vanilla flavored which freaks me out to no end but she uses them and enjoys them.  I currently have a sack of abandoned teethers from Sassy and other brands but these get the big thumbs up!  Unless they give LO some horrible condition because they are flavored then I will be POed.