Zachary has had a fascination with buckles as long as I can remember. Even when he was tiny, he was always very interested in the way his car seat and high chair snapped together and tried to figure out how to un-buckle himself! He loves to play with all the buckles and now that he can walk, he will often just walk up to his car seat and stand there for a few minutes trying to figure out how the whole thing works.
For a while I’ve been wanting to find him a buckle toy, and I took a few minutes to google it this morning and found a few different options. This one, made by The Buckle Toy, is the nicest (with pinch proof buckles, even) and definitely the cutest and most colorful (thus, most appealing to Zachary). The next time I buy Zachary a gift, I might even buy two, so I can keep, say, the turtle toy at home and the small pillow toy in my diaper bag.