Thursday, January 29, 2009

Things I Love Thursday - If it Makes Baby Happy, It Makes Mama Happy

My baby girl has been Miss Grouchy Pants for the last week or so. Pink eye on top of a regular cold makes any baby miserable. She hasn't been eating well and has been super clingy all day long. The upside is that she gives amazing hugs.




While I don't condone plopping my kid down in front of the tv for an extended period of time, there is one kids' show that she loves to watch whether it be online videos or recorded on the dvr. About once a day, we sit and watch a couple videos and she rocks back and forth to the music. I will warn you that these songs get STUCK in your head. They are so simple it's almost ridiculous. Specifically for preschoolers, kids are encouraged to dance along with the songs and learn to brush their teeth, not eat food off the ground and that it's ok to like bugs.

As much as it is a silly show, it is not horrible to watch. They have real musicians and actors guest spot and there good little lessons to be learned for tiny tots. Plus, the music is actually really good much of the time. It is not all baby pop, but a good amount of house music or tunes that are more indie pop.


At any rate, I'm a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba and my baby girl is too. It's the only show she'll watch to the end. In fact, today she got so cozy watching an episode, she fell asleep right on my lap. We haven't had a good snuggle nap in months and it was fabulous. Makes mama happy.


Napping from Anne on Vimeo. A photo would perhaps have been more appropriate here, but there wasn't a camera handy and the flash likely would have woken up the babe. So you get to watch me nap. Does it inspire you? I hope so. Go take thee a nap!

To see what everyone else is loving today, check out The Diaper Diaries.

6 comments:

Angela said...

I have to admit that the first thing I think of when I see this show referenced is this post...

yogabbagabba

Jenn said...

Thanks for the recommendation. There's teething (molars!) going on in our house, so there is certainly additional clinginess. Maybe this will help.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

There's nothing sweeter than a little bit of snuggling. I love watching my children get super excited over music on television. That's what this show sounds like. I'll have to check it out. There's often a need for a little bit of "calm" during the day. :)

thediaperdiaries said...

Seriously?? This show completely freaks me out. I feel like everyone is on drugs.But I am a fan of whatever works so you get your Yo Gabba Gabba on!!

Jean said...

awwwww!!! I miss those snuggle years. Now I just get the air pushed out of me when Sam sits on me.

heather said...

Aw - so cute!

Don't know ANYTHING about kids shows! :) Although I think I'll have to resort to some Baby Einstein very soon - I have myself a screamer these days...