With the latest research touting the benefits of play, it’s natural for parents to want to gear up on every gizmo and gadget that promises to jump-start baby’s development. Parents looking to maximize their infant’s physical and cognitive development with just a few simple baby toys should look for the following qualities:
- Simple designs and basic shapes that are easy to grasp and will engage your child’s growing imagination.
- Multipurpose toys, such as a rattle that also serves as a baby teether.
- Toys that grow with your child, such as blocks that can be used in increasingly complex creations.
- Natural materials that are better for the environment and heirloom quality construction that’s built to last.
We’ve rounded up the best baby toys, ranging from simple to action-packed, as an easy way to play with babies while stimulating their mind:
Floor-play, which simultaneously engages both the body and mind, is far more essential for baby’s physical and cognitive development.
This Skip Hop light up baby gym features black and white graphics with bold colorfuls to stimulate baby’s sight as he or she grows to view a rainbow of colourful. The unique, interactive arches play upbeat music along with two light modes: tracking for baby to follow and an amazing light show.
Babies love to explore their world, not just with their eyes, but equally with their hands, ears, and mouths. A good rattle should engage many senses at once.
Dëna Toys’ teethers are soft and allow your baby to stimulate her creativity from the first day. She will spend the day experimenting, playing and chewing safely.
With Dena, her first toy is very fun, very safe and very useful for psychomotor development.
A toy that grows with your child, basic blocks are a must for any toy collection. At first a few colorful cubes spread out during tummy time will entice the baby to lift his head and reach out his fingers. Later the little future architects will enjoy arranging and stacking them.
Hape’s ABC blocks help develop Imagination & Creativity, Social Skills, Self Discovery & Problem Solving.
Letters, pictures and numbers inspire toddlers to create buildings, words and stories.
Babies as young as 6 months old may already have developed an attachment to a special friend that goes with them everywhere.
The super soft and very loveable cuddle toy from Done by Deer is a fan favourite!
This cuddle toy is a true friend and likes to hug and long necks are for long hugs.
Babies love to have bath toys around to make bath time more fun. Bacteria and mold can be a problem, so choose products with no holes, and always dry everything thoroughly.
The Babymoov Badabulle Splash toys ensure baby’s bath time is fun for both of you.
Fun and adaptable, the characters are completely safe for baby to play with and bite on.