Sep 8, 2021
Playtime is important for infant development, and these toys can be a big help
Your newborn’s first few months of life seem to be all about diapers, feeding and sleep (or lack thereof).
But did you know that playtime is also a major part of your little one’s development? From cognitive and physical development to emotional and social growth, the importance of play is undisputed.
Through play, children of any age—even infants—can learn about themselves and the world around them. And you can join in on the fun, too: playing with your baby can help them achieve important physical milestones, develop their (quickly growing!) brains, teach them about emotions and social skills and encourage language development.
And it doesn’t have to get complicated. Especially during those early months, setting aside some time each day to get down on the floor to play and read with your little one can make a huge impact.
Baby’s Development Milestones During the First Six Months
There are some basic milestones your baby will begin to hit over the first six months. (Keep in mind that each baby develops at their own individual pace; these are a general guide, but don’t hesitate to talk to your pediatrician if you ever have any questions or concerns.) Here are the milestones to look for, according to the CDC, and how play can help:
Babies 0–2 months:
Holding up their head on their own
Making eye contact and following objects with their eyes
Cooing and gurgling
Turning their head toward sounds
Try this: Holding a soft toy in front of your 2-month-old baby during tummy time is a great way to help with head, neck, core and visual development.
Babies 2–4 months:
Copying facial expressions
Reaching for toys with one hand
Rolling from tummy to back
Holding and shaking a toy
Try this: Giving your 4-month-old baby a rattle to hold will help encourage skills like reaching and hand-eye coordination as they “wake up” from those early newborn days.
Babies 4–6 months:
Looking at themself in a mirror
Responding to their name
Showing curiosity at toys and objects (and trying to eat them!)
Passing toys from one hand to another
Rolling in both directions
Beginning to sit without support
Try this: A quick, simple game of peekaboo with your 5-month-old baby can start to teach complex concepts such as object permanence and social development.
When choosing toys for your new baby, stick with safe, simple objects that encourage exploration and open-ended play. Things like rattles and other grabbing toys, balls, activity gyms and board books are great for encouraging developmental milestones during your baby’s first six months. There are even milestone subscription boxes tailored by age if you’re looking for a little more bang for your buck; the boxes by Monti Kids and Lovevery are particularly nice for developmental play.
To help you and baby get started on building important skills (and a great toy collection), we’ve gathered a list of best-loved toys for newborns to six-month-olds and beyond.
1.Toyshine Push and Shake Wobbling Bell Sounds Roly Poly Tumbler Doll
Made for Little Ones
Lovely Colors and Diverse Expressions- It has subdued colors, with a naive facial expressions, just like a cute baby. Nodding doll is a good partner in the growth of the baby.Now buy the doll,you will get a lovelt gift-a cute little doll with long ears. The design principle of the tumbler,accompanied by a crisp bell, soft and warm sound is not harsh,can effectively train your baby's hearing. Swinging Function- It is produced according to the design of principle of "daruma", and is effective to attract baby to stretch hand to touch, even play with the funny toy. Vivid nodding doll tumbler,A roly-poly toy, round-bottomed doll, tilting doll, tumbler or wobbly man is a toy that rights itself when pushed over.
Safe and Exciting
1)Non-toxic ABS material 2)With ringing sounds,music 3)Nodding head function, such a dorable toy! 4)Safe non-toxic, breaking proof, resistance to fall off 5)Learning balance and movement abilities, Develop sense of vision, Develop auditory 6)Nodding: Push the doll, let him nod, like in a friendly greeting.
Shaking Function: Tumbler design, push and shake to enjoy great fun, attract baby to stretch out its hands to touch or do look up training.
Nod Function: Gently push the doll and it will nod, just like friendly greeting, encourage baby to stretch out its hand and touch continually.
Sweet Tones: Crisp and soft sounds to protect baby's hearing, simulate their hearing development.
Cute Tumbler Doll 3 Month Old Baby Toys
1. Visual Development: The colorful doll not only can stimulate baby's visual development and help them identify various colors at early stage, but also is good for the development of baby's visual sensitivity and ability to distinguish. 2. Hearing Development: Soft and crisp tones can guide baby to distinguish directions of the sound source. This can improve baby's hearing sensitivity and stimulate baby's hearing development. 3. Hand-eye Coordination Skill: Tumbler Doll can swing in different directions, which can train baby's tracking ability, and improve its hand-eye coordination skills. 4. Body Balance Development: Cute Tumbler Doll will cause baby's interest to play, extend sitting hours to exercise baby's back, slowly help baby to master their body balance ability. 5. Gross Motor Development: Shaking Tumbler design can attract baby to stretch out its hands to touch or do look up training; gentle tones help baby to turn around or stand up to look for the sound source
First of all, many are mistaking it for a pack of 5 dolls, also please read the product information carefully before ordering. It's a pack of ONE SINGLE doll and there's NO COLOUR CHOICE... and it's CHINA made..
Your baby will be loving the doll very much as it is attractive..!
The quality of the doll is very good.. almost unbreakable material, no sharp edges, no harsh sound.. The doll is very attractive and the soothing sound grabs baby's attention almost immediately.. The size is perfect for the baby to hold, and also she is unable to put it in her mouth due to the oval shape, unlike other toys, which I'm very happy about... !
Just a little warning, it's a bit heavy due to its balancing material used inside, so don't let your baby play alone with the doll or she might accidentally hurt herself.. ALWAYS BE AROUND the baby when she's playing.. not only with this doll in particular, but in general too.. !
2.Gund Peek A Boo Bear Animated with Voice
GUND combined one of baby’s favorite games with a soft and adorable animated plush toy. Peek-A-Boo Bear features a movable mouth and arms, as well as a satin-accented blanket that provides additional tactile sensation. At the push of a button, the bear recites one of six different phrases and hides behind a blanket before popping back out to delight baby with an interactive game of peek-a-boo. Available in an on-trend tan color that’s a unique alternative to the traditional pink or blue — perfect for baby girls and boys alike. Three “AA” batteries included. Surface-washable. All ages. About GUND: For more than 100 years, GUND has been a premier plush company recognized worldwide for quality innovative products. Building upon our award-winning and beloved plush designs, we continue to practice innovation by constantly developing new original and licensed designs to appeal to the next generation of customers. To that end, each one of our plush toys is constructed from premium materials for unparalleled softness and huggability. Press peek a boo bear's foot to play. The bear will engage a child to play a game of peek a boo as bear interacts, the arms will move up and down bringing the blanket with him. The bear speaks an introduction and 4 random phrases which engage the child. 3 AA batteries required--included. The world's most huggable plush since 1898. Perfect for play or décor. Great gift for holiday. Surface washable.
Amazing little bear, very appealing to young baby/child. With warm, fun, clear voice saying hello etc. A memory of several sentences. With arm movements holding peek a boo blanket! My first grandchild Maisie, at 4 months was captivated on Christmas morning by her new talking bear! Lovely to see, what a memory to treasure!
Well made product,, batteries concealed behind ‘safe child’ screwed door at bear’s base. Still accessible for a parent to renew batteries.
3.Soothe ‘N Snuggle Otter, Soothing Toy with Light, Music and Breathing Motion!
For baby 0-12+ Months with Musical otter soother with “breathing” motion .
11 Sensory Discoveries to engage your baby’s senses of sight, hearing, and touch ?Otter mimics the rhythmic motion of breathing to naturally soothe your baby
Customizable with up to 30 mins of music and sounds, volume control, and soft lights ?Extra-soft fabrics; machine-washable with electronics removed .
This toy is Practical, safe, good material and the baby likes it, it helps him sleep and stay in specific spaces alone, without you carrying it and your baby rests luxuriously with the otter, the heartbeats and movements are very real as described. The child will feel comfortable in the company of this stuffed animal as it performs movements with the music and other sounds. The movement of the abdomen, which is the best melon, when combined with the snoring voice, it looks like a living thing, so the baby seems to be relieved. However, the motor sound can be heard relatively, You can adjust the volume, but you will hear the same motor noise as the voice with the volume minimized. It may be difficult to use if you are concerned about this. Sound, light, and belly movement functions can be turned on and off individually, so it's good to stop only the belly movement. I can't help it because there are no other similar products in the market right now.
4.Baby Bath Toy Set of 14 Pcs Chu Chu Colorful Animal Shape Toy (Multicolor)
Age Group: 3 Months + Pack of 14 Bath time Fun Aquatic and Wild Animals Bath Toy.Bright colors for visual stimulation,Sparks the imagination. Perfectly sized for baby's hands to hold and squeeze.Fun Floating Characters Include : 4 types of fish,sea lion,crab,rabbit,frog,squirrel,cat,penguin,bear,duck.Fun characters toy float in the bathtub and helps develop good hand eye coordination and Imaginative Play making bath time more fun! It is made from premium quality rubber that is easy to clean .When you squeeze these toys, they make a lovely sound..100% Safe & Non-Toxic: BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Lead Free.
Colors are very bright and looks great this is an value for money and made of BPA free material It makes noise when pressed, some but 2 or 3 toys don't make sound only problem is that some of the whistles which is fixed into toys that can come out overall the baby will love it and worth it.
5.Newborn to Toddler Baby Play Gym
For baby aged 1-12+months Colorful dancing lights. More than 10 activities and toys. Machine-washable padded mat. Thickness of mat is 5mm. Mat converts for stage 2 put-and-take ball play. AAA batteries required. By Fisher-Price.
Color lights were not very bright which is good as bright lights will not affect the baby eyes. It has Has two modes to adjust volume - medium and high. Two modes of music were available - one was playing continuously , other plays only if the toys were hit or the balls were passed over the arch. Toys have attractive colors will keep the baby engaged and it is made of BPA free material. The mat is washable made of good quality fabric. The width of the gym is optimized and you baby will love it .
6.Fisher-Price Original Infant-to-Toddler Baby Rocker
For baby aged 0-12+ months Portable and Multi-functional Chair cum Rocking Chair with 2 Point Reclining Seat.Removable Dangling Toys Attachment & Removable Tray also. Promotes Hand Activity and Motor Reflexes.Convenient space for feeding, playing or lounging, from infant to toddler (up to 40 lbs).2 cozy recline positions & kick stand for stationary seating ?Stylish, machine-washable seat pad,Instructions Included.
Grows with baby from new born to toddler. Baby can use from birth up to Max. 20kgs. (44 lbs).(2 - C alkaline Batteries not included)
It is an all in one Investment for your baby which runs longer than any other products including rattling toys and build using strong materials best for your baby.Toys included helps in the building concentration and listening skills due to its amazing color and sound.
made of BPA free material.Make sure to check the clips are tight before placing your baby inside the rocker.Make sure all the nuts and screws are tight before using it.
7.Lamaze Fifi The Firefly
Suitable for baby age 0-6 months. Mirror play helps baby learn how to focus, track images and explore the face,Clacking rings awaken auditory senses,Fun jingle sound will delight and keep baby entertained, capture baby’s attention, and engage baby’s hearing,Soft velour body and multiple textures on the wings keep baby engaged,Tethered ladybug teether helps to sooth baby’s gums. Fifi the Firefly features a soft velour body that's ideal for cuddling. Her layered wings include a peek-a-boo mirror for interactive play and multiple textures, shapes and crinkles that encourage baby to explore. Filled with features; Fifi has a squeaker, clinking rings, tethered ladybug teether and knotted antennae perfect for chewing. She has bright colors on her tummy and high-contrast black and white patterns on her back. The Lamaze clip lets you hook Fifi to strollers, carriers and diaper bags to take her along for on-the-go fun.
The product is made of fine quality material and designed perfectly in consideration of safety of the baby,the mirror is a shiny sheet which look like mirror won't break if the baby is throwing it around.The teether is made of BPA free material and squeaky sometimes may not squeak if pressed softly.Lots of different color fabrics are used to attract the baby.
Baby will be overwhelmed with it.
8.Colourful Plastic Non Toxic Set of 8 Teether and Rattle for New Borns and Infants
Entertaining and Educating Toys: From 3-18 months where they are just beginning to grasp things on purpose, shaking, pulling, roating or on to teething.100% Safety : This rattle is made of BPA Free ABS plastic of non-toxic eco-friendly material, safe for children to get it on mouth or chew on. A perfect Gift for newborn babies also. Development toys: Helps strengthen baby's sensory ,motor and hand and eye cordination skills different colors, various shapes, unique design can develop baby recoginition ability. Attractive Sound Toy Helps to Soothe Baby: Attractive and sweet sounds will show up when mommy shake the rattles, a useful and essential toys for parents to soothe the little baby. Light-weight and small volume, can be played in anywhere such as outdoor, indoor, even in the car. Perfect Size for Little Hand: The colorful baby rattles are big enough which avoid mistake swallow, perfect size for little hands to grab it. Hours of fun with those fun rattles and teether.
The quality of the product is good and so for there was no incident reported. Kid have shown gradual increase in coordination listening and moto skills. There is an often complain of deformation of toys when washed in too hot water, do not try to do that and present it to the baby. Please wash the toys in lukewarm water with salt in it.