In honor of this, we’ve compiled our list of the best baby toys. These baby toys are simple and as natural as possible. Below are some of my favorite baby activity toys… some of these baby toys we have, some others we use to have (and love), and some we want. :) These baby toys are suitable as either baby girl toys or baby boy toys.
Best Baby Toys
Best Baby Toys 6 – 12 Months
This awesome sensory ball is made with all-natural rubber and food-grade paint, which means it is 100% safe for your baby to put his/her mouth all over! When the ball twirls, the colors make for a fun sight for baby as well.
This baby toy has been played with by all 3 of our kids and most recently has saved dinner time for our family. Little Sister (8 months) is not crazy about sitting in her highchair unless she has food being shoveled into her mouth. This keeps her occupied while the rest of us eat and chat… and the suction cups keep it from being thrown on the ground (like every other toy we have tried to give her). Not to mention, the beads are great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor development!
Sophie wasn’t around when our older two were babies, but she has become a beloved member of our family since Little Sister’s birth! She is great to chew on (especially with teething) and her neck is easy to hold.
This simple baby toy is great for keeping little hands busy (hello church or doctor’s office) and it can also be helpful for teething babies. If you have a baby who loves to chew jewelry, this is a great toy for him/her!
12 Month Old Baby Toys
This puzzle has (miraculously) survived all three kids and is one of the best baby toys! I love this puzzle (more than the other few varieties) because it helps reinforce animal sounds, which I think helps a great deal with language development.
This toy for babies is just the coolest thing ever and is on my list for Little Sister this Christmas! Research has shown that babies prefer to look at the human face more than anything else…so why not let them play with faces! :) The great thing about this baby toy is that you can easily adapt it for the age of your child! Once he/she has outgrown looking at photographs, put alphabet letters or numbers in there and use them to make a game for your 3 to 5 year old. The possibilities really are endless!
This toy would be great for babies approaching their first birthday. It is wooden, so it won’t fall apart, but offers fun activities on its side for stationary babies as well! The little storage shelf in the front makes it fun for babies to take items around the house with them. :)
What was/is your best baby toy?
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our popular follow-on post >>> Best Toys For Toddlers
Click here for more ideas for a new baby: