Before snatching up that next baby toy, make sure that this purchase is something your baby can get use out of and you won’t regret buying in the future. Family and friends looking for baby shower gifts-these are for you too!
Here are a few things to consider:
- Make sure the toys are age-appropriate. The age range of a toy is usually pre-printed on the packaging. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is a government agency that regulates the safety of products in the US. The commission has toy safety standards that children’s toys must meet safety standards and be third-party tested.
- Provide a variety of toys. Babies are learning about the world around them through their senses. Keep in mind that the way things feel, sound, and look are all very stimulating to babies.
Manufacturers know that new parents are suckers for buying up any and all toys for baby. But what toys will babies really play with and use? You don’t want to waste your money on a ton of baby toys that are just going to sit, neglected, in a toy box.
With this in mind, these are some of my top choices for baby toys based on the baby’s age:
Check back soon for 6-12 month toy recommendations and 1 year baby toy ideas!