Baby has a new favourite toy

27/01/2015 19:28

I think I speak for all parents when I say that toys are a complete and utter waste of time for the first 18 months of a childs life (at least). Colours, sounds, shapes, movements and lights... all useless at consistently entertaining a baby. I don't know why I'm suprised either. It's obvious isn't it? Why would any curious, new world explorer be interested in a talking bear when there are wires, electric sockets with switches, remote controls, crumbs, stones and tiny cracks in the floor that are all so. much. more. FUN! If you spent your hard earned money on something designed to entertain your baby then like the rest of us... you've fell into that commercial trap set with your favourite bait. If a baby is supposed to play with it, they wont. If it is potentially harmful to their little bodies then they will be all around it like flies round poopies (I have to refer to it as poopies now. It's second nature. Just like I married a woman called Mummy). 

But don't worry. I am here to solve all of your problems and tell you about a new toy that will safely and consistently entertain your little ones forever more. It gets better too... it's free and is available to us Dads only! Beards.


Yes beards. I have never allowed my facial hair to grow before and on a whim decided to see how I would look with a furry face in 2015. I haven't shaved since a few days after Christmas and it's approaching the 1 month mark now. It has been well worth the wait. Sure I looked scruffy for a week or two and yes I had   to show the patience of a saint until the itching phase passed but once established it has changed our family dynamics for good. With a beard, I command the respect of my family, for a man with a beard is one to respect. With a beard I am instantly more intelligent, for a man stroking a beard is wise beyond belief. With a beard I possess a sensory experience and toy to tug on that will entertain our baby safely time and time again. With my beard I am the man of this house!


Dad Beard



Topic: Baby has a new favourite toy

Date: 07/02/2015

By: Ryan Costello

Subject: Growth

It's still growing and the more it grows the more she loves it!

Date: 03/02/2015

By: Emma | The Mini Mes and Me

Subject: Beards

I remember spending a small fortune at Christmas for the kids to be more Interested in the wrapping paper and boxes. Who needs toys! x

Date: 30/01/2015

By: Clare Nicholas

Subject: Lol

Completely agree, we spend fortunes on toys and they are happy with the simple things

Date: 30/01/2015

By: Agata P.

Subject: haha

I can see how this would be baby fave. Leo likes pulling hair too :-)

Date: 29/01/2015

By: Lori

Subject: Beardy face

My husband swings between beard and no beard so often that I'm surprised that our son recognises him. x

Date: 29/01/2015

By: Cass

Subject: Beardy

I'm seeing lots of beardy posts lately ;-)

I'm trying to talk my husband out of growing a beard as he looks silly with it but he's determined to have a go at growing one.

Date: 29/01/2015

By: Laura @ Kneadwhine

Subject: Beards

Haha - my Dad always used to be popular with babies for this very reason. He's less so now that he's decided to go clean shaven!

Date: 29/01/2015

By: Kara

Subject: Haa haa

Brilliant - my kids were always scared of my Dad's beard!

Date: 29/01/2015

By: Charlotte

Subject: toy as beard

That's hilarious, but doesn't it get annoying being tugged all the time? :p

Date: 28/01/2015

By: My Family Ties

Subject: Beards

Very cute, but it must be so annoying to have your baby pulling at it!

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