Best Baby Toys for 0-6 Months Old
Author: Mother & Baby
You might think that all your baby wants is to be chilling out and watching the world while snuggled in a nice comfortable place, but newborns really need to be engaged. Newborns are constantly learning about the world and everything in it, from colours to shapes to sounds.
One important thing to do is to help them to stretch as they are used to being in the fetal position, this will help to tone their muscles. This stretching time is often called tummy time. So in this stage, you can place them on a playmat and we have a whole selection of the best ones for you and your baby. Also, you can play songs or sing yourself, something which is highly recommended. See below some of the best baby toys for newborns:
Miffy Activity Cube
This is a really soft toy for newborns, with pictures and textured embroidery on each face of the cube. The toy is big enough for keeping your newborn alert and also can be used later on for throw and catch activities.
Jellycat Bredita Bunny Soother
This soft, adorable Bunny Soother is perfect for your newborn baby. It’s a light colour, suitable for when their eyes are still developing and its made from a lovely tactile fabric for your baby to engage their senses. The Bunny Soother suitable from birth and strong enough to survive the test of time as your baby’s best friend.
Ollie the Owl
If there’s one thing on your mind in those first few months with a newborn, it’s sleep! Luckily, there’s plenty of baby toys designed to help you with this. Ollie the Owl can be used from birth and is a soft toy with four different in-built tunes, a night light, and a cry sensor, which plays music to your baby if they wake during the night. It’s a lifesaver — not only does it look adorable, but it’s also very huggable and soothes even the most restless baby.
Lamaze Freddie the Firefly Rattle Baby Toy
As always with toys from Lamaze, this is far more than just a rattle! Freddie the Firefly is full of surprising features your baby will love, with his soft fabric head, ribbon fillers, colourful rotating wings and a see-through pod your baby can gaze at. The high-contrast patterns are also perfect for developing your little one’s vision.
Lamaze Philip Pelican
A great little all-rounder, Philip Pelican has many different features that make him the best buy. With multiple colours and patterns for visual development, textures for tactile development, a peek-a-boo mirror for facial recognition and an opening beak aiding cause and effect learning. Philip also has a handy hook, making him great for clipping to the car seat or pushchair on the move. He’s safe to be used from birth and will keep your baby entertained for months.