There are so many toys out there! It’s hard to know which are best for baby’s development. Here are some toy recommendations for their first year:

For Tummy Time: mirrors, rattles, and play gyms

For fine motor skills: stacking cups, balls, and plastic link toys

For encouraging standing: activity tables

For bath time: plastic cups and bath-safe boats

For communication: books, toys that make animal sounds, dolls for pretend play

For hearing: rattles, squeaky toys, simple musical instruments

For vision: high contrast toys – look for black and white!

For touch: squishy and soft toys like stuffed animals, and sensory sets

More to consider when picking a toy:

  • No small, removable parts
  • No sharp edges
  • Can it be cleaned? You’ll thank us later!