I’m realising that when you have a little one toys are not just for playing with. They are for creating a whole adventure with! Making up stories, sounds and silly songs. Baby C is just turning 3 months old and he loves lights, sounds and has just started to grab at things. It’s pretty amazing. I sing random songs to him and use toys to create characters. I’m not sure who has more fun, me or him! That’s why I am so pleased to have found The Irish Fairy Door Company. They help fairies relocate into homes and gardens. Seriously! OK, for the
boring serious folk out there… what they do is create Irish Fairy Doors and other fantastic toys and accessories to help you create a lovely story with your little one. The doors are gateways for fairies to come and live with you! You can then register on their website to create your very own fairy name and delve in to the world of Fairy Valley where the fairies are house trained and ready to pop through your door! As Baby C is a little too young to enjoy his very own Fairy Door yet, we still wanted to start the story with him through this lovely 3D Toadstool Night Light.
The night light firstly is just that, a lovely small glow light that switches itself off after 30 minutes. It’s battery operated so you don’t have to worry about wires and it has space at the back to pop it up on a wall. We decided to leave it freestanding so we can take it from the bedroom into Baby Cs room in the middle of the night when we feed him or change his nappy. It’s really light and easy to hold. I feel like I’m in a magic kingdom with a fire torch when I walk around with this! (I obviously love getting into the Fairy Valley story!) It switches on by gently touching the fairy door. I love the idea that I can still incorporate the fairy magic with something practical. It’s so easy too, literally take it out of the box, unscrew the back to pop the batteries in (you need 3 x AA batteries which are not included) and that’s it!
This morning after we changed Baby C’s nappy we used his hand to gently touch the fairy door and illuminate the nightlight. Obviously, the whole time we are talking to him making gasping sounds and lots of oohs and aaahs… as you do! He found the red light so amusing and decided to do his good morning talking to the toadstool instead of us. It was rather amusing! I know he is to young to understand the concept, but it doesn’t mean I can’t talk to him about it. It makes me animated as a parent so that’s going to stimulate his senses as I make up fairy stories and it can progress, as he gets older and he can understand about the magic Fairy Valley.
I’m learning that as a new mum there is nothing like a practical item that’s easy to use and Baby C loves too. If you see me walking around with fairy wings very soon, you know why. You just have to believe!