I’m not trying to be absurdly specific with the ages here, but there is an enormous difference between a newborn baby and a rolling around, playing, babbling baby. So today’s roundup is focusing on gifts that the latter child would love. Next week I’ll bring a seriously strong newborn gift list (or should I say mama gift list) to you. Yet again today’s list comes with much surveying of mamas, so this is a collaborative effort.
I hate this thing. But my children (both children) LOVE it. So much. Play-with-it-for-an-insanely-long-time kind of love. You can lock the wheels for them to play with the obnoxious front or you can unlock them so they can walk it around the house as they’re first cruising. Another great sit-to-stand toy is this alphabet train.
These blocks are listed on several top baby gift lists and multiple mama friends ranked this as one of their well-loved toys. They’re a good size, visually stimulating, and squishy. Cool.
Once baby’s moving, they’ll stay busy chasing this guy around, so I’m told. You simply push down on the caterpillar, which sends it zooming across the floor. Also a fascinating lesson in cause-and-effect, which is a baby toy win.
At around 6 months is when that itch to gnaw on absolutely everything peaks, it seems. I don’t know if it’s because the name of this toy is super Frenchy and fancy or if it truly is a teething toy miracle, but parents swear by this guy. Personally, my kids have never known the joys of Sophie. But they both really loved rubber duckies (for chewing, yes).
Like other bead mazes, it has the moving parts, the colors, the blocks. Unlike other bead mazes: it has suction cups to hold it to the ground. YES. Yes yes yes yes yes.
A fun take on a classic concept, this stacker toy also rocks… and it looks like the most adorable little penguin.
Ok. Ok. We’re probably not going to drop $160 on a swing for baby, but this thing is awesome. I mean, look at it. I want a grownup sized one…
Alright, what did I leave out? What toys do your babies love!? Hate?