Shopping for a baby is hard work. All babies need some sort of toy to entertain them and stimulate their minds, but all babies have different interests, even at such a young age. What your baby will like will be very different from what someone else’s baby will like, and their interests will change as they grow older and develop. Therefore, it is worth knowing what is available on the market right now, so that as your child develops, learns, and finds new interests, you can keep their creativity fed.
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
This ball is great for babies that are starting to explore. The bumps are just the right size and shape for grabbing and holding. It makes rattling sounds to stimulate your baby’s brain. Every bump varies in color and texture for a rounded tactile experience. The colors and patterns are perfectly contrasted for grabbing the attention of younger babies.
Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether, Yellow
When your baby’s first teeth start coming through, you will want to keep them clean. But it can be hard to persuade toddlers, let alone infants, to brush their teeth. This brush is a teether and a brush in one, encouraging your teething child to use it. It is also the right shape for a baby to grip it, and just the right size for tiny hands and mouths.
The First Years Stacking Up Cups
Stacking cups are an always popular baby toy. They can be stacked inside each other or on top of each other to help develop coordination. The bright colors and graspable shapes encourage exploration and play. And they have large numbers on the bases, to encourage your child to learn to count.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Musical toys are especially good for developing neural connections. This toy plays pleasant classical melodies for small babies through to toddlers. The handle is easy for small hands to grip, and the beads on it add texture and a fun rattling sound. The toy uses bright lights to reflect the tune of the music and keep baby entertained.
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy, 5L x 3.5H x 4W-Inch
This toy is great for teething babies, as well as exploring babies. The springy, bendy textures encourage exploration, play, and grip development. Because it is big it helps teach your baby to use both hands. The soft texture encourages teething. Because of the bright colors and curious looping, your baby will be mesmerized by it.
Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center
If you want a high chair toy that will keep your baby busy for longer periods of time, this is a great choice. The center spins to encourage visual tracking earlier on, and to promote exploration and development of motor skills later. The rattling beads are visible for better understanding of cause and effect. And it has many textures and sources of movement for greater intellectual stimulation.
Fisher-Price Little People Surprise & Sounds Home
This little home is perfect for teaching your baby or toddler about the house. It plays all sorts of sounds and there are wonderful surprises when your toddler moves certain parts of the home. This toy promotes exploration and experimentation.
Fisher-Price Rattle and Rock Maracas Musical Toy
The soft bases of these maracas are specially designed for small hands to hold. The rattle itself has visible colorful beads, to show your baby where the sounds are coming from and promote intellectual development.
LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Set
This tea set is perfect for older babies and young toddlers. The varied colors promote attention to detail and the toy plays many different songs. This teapot will teach your baby about counting, colors, manners, etc. It is also great for developing fine motor skills.
Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs
These eggs are great fun for young toddlers. If you press them they will cheep loudly. The expressive eggshells come off to reveal colored fillings. And the shells and bases are designed for sorting games, by shape and by color, for more logic development.