Baby's first light show.

MagictheaterThe onething we have in the baby’s room that always gets questions is the Philips Magic Theater. I found it in Wired Magazine a few months before the baby was born, and it looked so cool I got one. It’s basically this funny looking projector that projects different patterns through slowly rotating slides. There are a variety of slides for different developmental stages, and even some blank ones for you to make yourself. The small green feet underneath it allow you to project the light anywhere in the room – on a wall or ceiling. It also plays music, and unlike every other electronic baby thing I have, the music sounds like a real music box and not the typical annoying bleeps. I can’t tell if Madame really likes it yet or not (her attention span isn’t exactly long), but if you are looking for something to soothe your baby at bedtime, you might want to check it out.

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