So we made a hanging ball (G Kisby calls it her cat toy) for above her nappy change and she absolutely loves it.
My NCT friend Gill then gave me a great idea of using a 'thermal emergency blanket' to create a multi sensory learning experience, which again was a huge success. She loved the noise it made when she moved her arms and legs and was mesmorised by the reflection of light. So as not to furnish our front room with a large silver blanket I have now folded it up and put it under her usual play mat so it still makes a nice crunchy noise when she kicks.
Notably this one needed some supervision since she tries to get everything in her mouth.
This got me thinking...what else could I make (or improvise) into a baby toy with a little bit of creativity. Not only would this save money but Mabel appears to enjoy her cat toy as much, if not more, than some of the other things we have bought.
So I am going to do more research and get making, don't fear G Kisby will be around to approve any of my plans before they are launched to Mabel, I am well aware that common sense (health and safety?) is not my strong point.
Any ideas or home made contributions to her toy collection welcome...