Best Toys for Babies
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 baby’s 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!