Babies can be hard to buy for. There are so many limits to what they can safely play with. So I thought I’d share my top toys for babies (from birth to 18 months and beyond) in a holiday gift guide.
Top Toys for Babies
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- Tiny Tickler Play Ring – This tickler is fun for older siblings to play games with even the littlest brother or sister.
- Fisher Price Little People School Bus – Little People play sets are a great investment, because they are safe for infants and toddlers, but are still fun for years to come.
- Melissa & Doug Rattle Rumble Push Toy – Every little mover mover needs a push toy.
- Melissa & Doug Owl Stacker – A stacker toy is great practice for baby’s hand-eye coordination.
- Sassy Ring O’ Links – You can never have too many links to hang and attach toys or just to give a teething baby.
- Personalized Wooden Remote Control Teether – Give baby their very own remote control that’s much safer to chew on.
- NiHaMa Crochet & Wood Teething Rattle – The crochet and wooden beads on this rattle offer different textures for baby gums.
- Alex Busy Town Activity Center – This wooden activity cube is great for older babies and will last for years and years.
- Sassy Crib or Floor Mirror – A crib and floor mirror is awesome for tiny babies practicing tummy time.
- Chicco Aquarium Spinner – A spinner toy like this one teaches baby simple cause and effect.
- Plan Toy Pull Along Snail – This little bobbing snail is the perfect friend for a new walker.
- Playskool Busy Ball Popper – I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for babies NOT to giggle when this starts shooting balls out.
- Alex Toys Wooden Whimsy Blocks – Every baby needs wooden blocks and the fun shapes and patterns make these even more fun.
***Not all toys are appropriate for all ages. Please follow manufacturers’ specific age recommendations.***
Sarah Williams (@Sjs03290) says
I would add any of the step2 products, especially the water table!
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I’d add the Melissa & Doug Jumbo knob Farm Puzzle to the list.
Stephanie J says
My kids loved the fisher price baby Einstein music “ipod”
brooke t says
sarah davis says
Oops you had that under the correct name! How about a soft lovey.
sarah davis says
I’d add those colorful plastic chain links. my son loves them and you can hook them onto the stroller, car seat etc or just play with them.
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Luna S. says
I would add a puzzle or books!
Megan F says
Sam Stamp says
You already have a great list of gifts not sure what else to add. There are some soft squishy blocks that are a really great toy!
I would add a chunky puzzle.
Sara Jackson says
My daughters favorite toy is her simple rattle!
Jessica @ Bring The Kids says
I think that stacking blocks are a great one too!
Hilary Vanderpool says
I would add Sophie The Giraffe. It doesn’t look like much but it’s amazing for teething babies.
Amy O says
Playskool Busy Ball Popper
Lindsey Gain says
My girls love the gum ball machine from fisher price!
Sara Hale-Filler says
I would also add the fisher price star stacker toy
I would add the cloth books!
Sophie the Giraffe – my son is obsessed with his Sophie!
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Alison Z. says
Fisher-Price Roll-a-Rounds: Swirlin’ Surprise Gumball Machine
Maggie True Armstrong says
a see ‘n say!
tracey berthiaume says
cardboard or cloth books
Mindy McCrea says
I would add puzzles to the list. Even simple puzzles are great toys for babies.
I’d add the See ‘N Say The Farmer Says toy!
Brittany Boardley Renaldi says
Melissa and Doug Train!
I like classic toys, especially ones that do not make too much noise!
I would add Manhattan Toys’ Whoozit!!!
Kim Corrigan says
The activity center you featured
Charlene S says
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Love these gift Ideas!
Rachelle Anderson says
I would add books that play music. My daughter was obsessed with them!
Becky VanGinkel says
I would add the Melissa & Doug Trunki and the LeapPad Learning Table! I think educational toys are a must for children of all ages:)
I would add the Fisher Price Jumperoo
Jenny @ My Little Me says
Books and more books. My kids have too many toys!
Ashley Schein says
any kind of book.
Dee Sunday says
My daughter got Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker Toddler Toy for her first birthday and LOVES it! I just took off the smallest few off the top and she has so much fun taking them off and putting them back on the pegs. It’s great for learning shapes, colors, differentiation, and fine motor skills. It says 2+ due to the smaller size of the top few pieces, I just removed those, put them in a bag for later and we play for hours with this toy! 🙂 Love the list Krissy 🙂
Pragmatic Mom says
Wonderful list. I’d add cloth books and board books. Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Gorilla are our favorites! And any book with Maisy by Lucy Cousins.
I would add Sophie The Giraffe. It looks like a cheap toy but that is my son’s favorite. So happy I got one.
Great ideas for Christmas…the tickler play ring looks like a great stocking stuffer!
debbie jackson says
vtech spin and learn top
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Great ideas! My daughter also loved her vtech spin and learn top.
I would also add soft cloth books – not sure if you consider books toys but my daughter loved to play with ones that had different textures.
Krissy @ B-InspiredMama says
You’re so right! I totally forgot about books.