Babies love stacking, cuddling, pushing, and interacting with their favorite baby toy. Explore a selection of crib toys, bath toys, early development toys, plush toys, interactive toys, and more. Look for musical mobiles to hang above the crib and changing table, and consider getting an infant swing with an overhead toy bar featuring hanging toys that your baby can look at and touch. As your baby grows older, they'll also enjoy rattles and teethers, play stations and baby gyms.
There’s nothing sweeter than the smile and laughter of an infant child. Keep your baby happy and smiling with toys designed just for them.
A good list of toys appropriate for newborn babies to 12 months:
Birth – 6 Months: Stimulating Sensory and Motor Development
Even the tiniest newborn is poised to soak up sensory data like a sponge—and in doing so, stimulate brain development.
A newborn’s vision is limited, which is why tiny infants respond best to black-and-white objects, bright colors and bold graphics. But vision develops quickly, along with motor control. As early as the second month, babies will begin studying their hands and swiping at objects. Most begin rolling over between two and six months.
For babies under six months, the best toys are:
- Rattles, teethers and other sensory toys that expose baby to a variety of sounds and textures
- Colorful baby mobiles and banners that stimulate vision
- Baby safe mirrors (babies are drawn to faces)
- Baby activity centers and play gyms that encourage reaching and grasping
- “Tummy time” mats that help build abdominal strength (a must for back-sleeping babies)
- Age-appropriate educational videos and music that stimulate vision and hearing
6 – 12 Months: Interactive Play
During this period, babies discover cause and effect—shaking, banging and pushing every object within reach. Hand-eye coordination improves; favorite games are “clap hands,” “pat-a-cake” and “peek-a-boo.” Most babies begin crawling around seven months and by ten months, many are starting to “cruise.” In addition, they begin to put sounds together to form simple words.
For babies between 6 – 12 months, the best toys are:
- Shape sorters and nesting cups, which reinforce the concept of object permanence
- Activity centers and push/pull toys that allow baby to create movement
- Adventure courses that encourage creeping and crawling
- Musical and sound-making toys
- First photo albums
- Gentle rockers and bouncers, which satisfy baby’s love of motion
- Stuffed animals, dolls and “blankies” for cuddling
- Age-appropriate educational videos and music
- Storybooks that you read to baby.