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Baby Toys & Gifts

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s the fact that toys can play an essential part in the growth and development of our children. Not only are toys fun, they can also be educational at the same time, so your child can literally be learning whilst they are playing. Finding baby toys online however, is much easier said than done. The main reason for this is simply down to the fact that there is so much to choose from, so we aren’t quite sure where to begin. Baby toys can vary drastically depending on which age group your baby falls into, but if you are looking to provide your baby with toys to stimulate them visually and mentally, you will need to know where to look, and what to look out for. To help ensure you can find the best possible baby toys for your little bundles of joy, here we’ll be taking a more detailed look at the different baby toys currently available, as well as three of the most popular baby toys online.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy (Multi-Coloured)
971 Reviews
Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy (Multi-Coloured)
  • Floating Octopus bath toy
  • Includes 3 rings to toss and hook onto tentacles
  • Encourages counting
  • Learn through play
  • BPA FREE
Bestseller No. 2
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Teether Rattle, by Rainbow Designs
106 Reviews
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Teether Rattle, by Rainbow Designs
  • Crinkle,jingle,teether
  • Inspires children to explore the world around them
  • Encourages children to enjoy using their senses
  • Helps children to use their hands for precise movements
  • Safe from birth
Bestseller No. 3
Cute Baby Kids Sound Music Gift Toddler Rattle Musical Wooden Colorful Toys (2pcs)
47 Reviews
Cute Baby Kids Sound Music Gift Toddler Rattle Musical Wooden Colorful Toys (2pcs)
  • Material:Wood, Suitable for baby who more than 3 months old.
  • Gorgeous color increase the baby's sensitive to colors.
  • Iron sand inside, just shake it to produce pleasing hissing sounds.
  • Pleasing hissing sounds can practice baby's listening.
  • A great toy for develop and improve baby's IQ.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Lamaze Freddie The Firefly
1481 Reviews
Lamaze Freddie The Firefly
  • Fun flying adventures for baby, suitable from birth
  • Soft colourful wings full of gorgeous textures and hidden surprises
  • Stripes, colours and patterns encourage focus and attention
  • Chewy ribbons and soft ladybird teether for baby to discover
  • Stays close to baby with the easy on-the-go clip
Bestseller No. 5
Nuby Bug a Loop Teether
181 Reviews
Nuby Bug a Loop Teether
  • Massaging Nub-eezTM soothe and stimulate gums
  • Multiple Teething surfaces aid in the eruption of new teeth
  • Silver winner at the Practical Parenting awards 2010/11 for best Baby Toy under £20
  • BPA free
  • Easy for Baby to hold

Last update on 2017-07-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Which baby toys are best for the developmental stages? – When your child is aged between 0 and 6 months, the world around them will be a new, and possibly scary place. They will want to take in as much as possible, so will be constantly scanning their surroundings, as well as trying to touch and feel as much as possible. Your child will want to shake things, try to touch them, put them in their mouth, and interact with them as much as possible. Because of this, you will need to ensure that you choose the most relevant and suitable baby toys. Some great examples include the following:

  • Rattles
  • Play mats
  • Play gyms
  • Contrast toys
  • Hanging mobiles for the cot
  • Musical toys

Which toys are best for babies aged between 6 and 12 months? – From 6 – 12 months, your baby will be a lot more inquisitive, and will be a lot more aware of their surroundings and with what is going on around them. They will be a lot more mobile and will be crawling on their hands and knees, with some even able to walk. When babies reach this age, they often find that they are able to pass and play with objects such as building blocks etc, so you will need to find toys that reflect that when they play with them. Some great examples include:

  • Building blocks
  • Large dolls houses
  • Highchair toys
  • Pull along activity toys
  • Activity tables
  • Teddies
  • Dolls
  • Toys for the bath
  • Stacking rings
  • Shape sorters
  • Beakers

Which toys are best for children aged 12 – 24 months? – For babies aged between 1 and 2 years of age, this is where you really need eyes in the back of your head as your baby will be full of energy and will be zooming from spot to spot, playing with whatever they can get their hands on. Once a baby becomes a toddler, not only does this open up a whole new world of possibilities in regards to exploring, it also allows them to play with more toys in the process. For these reasons you’ll wish to find toys that help keep them busy, whilst entertaining them and educating them in the process. Some great examples include:

  • Balls
  • Dolls
  • Ride on toys
  • Construction toys
  • Activity centres and toys
  • Push along toys
  • Walking toys

3 of the top baby toys currently on the market

Now that you hopefully have a much better idea of which toys to get your children, based upon their ages, it is now time to take a look at 3 of the most popular baby toys currently available on the market today. These are:

Beby Musical Learning Table – This musical learning table really does have it all, and is the ultimate baby toy for parents looking to keep their children busy and entertained, whilst educating them and assisting with their development in the process. Ideal for children aged 6 months and above, this table has a drum function, it lights up, it has a piano function, it comes in bold and vibrant colours, it has a flip the page feature, mirror feature, and much more besides. this musical learning table is the ultimate activity centre that is guaranteed to provide hours upon hours of educational fun for your baby.

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Musical Activity Table Baby Toys - Beby New Design BN16014 Laugh & Fun Electronic Educational Toddlers Toys for 6 month+ Baby kids Children Green Color (Green)
29 Reviews
Musical Activity Table Baby Toys - Beby New Design BN16014 Laugh & Fun Electronic Educational Toddlers Toys for 6 month+ Baby kids Children Green Color (Green)
  • 【DRUM FUNCTION】Little kids can tap the drum in the middle of the desk to feel the rhythm with light up and sound effect.
  • 【PIANO FUNCTION】Lights up and allows for free play, classic melodies, and also introduces baby to colors and Do Re Mi.
  • 【ADDITIONAL FUNCTION】The music table can be tied on the bed for your little infant play it. The tie rope have set with the board.
  • 【ACTIVITY TABLE】Legs are assembled, removable and sturdy. So your boys girls can use the sound toys from 6 months+ sitting to 2 years old standing play.
  • 【GIFT IDEA】Made from safe and non toxic ABS plastic. Great gift idea for any occasion! 1.5V AA batteries required(not included).
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Beach Set Sand Water Table - Beby 2017 New Collection 10 Pieces Summer Garden Play Tools for Children Toddlers Baby
1 Reviews
Beach Set Sand Water Table - Beby 2017 New Collection 10 Pieces Summer Garden Play Tools for Children Toddlers Baby
  • [High Quantity] Made by environmental friendly plastic, best quality beach toys in market. The surface of sand table toy set is soft and smooth which not do harm to your kids.
  • [Much more fun] Sandbox Toys and Beach Toys for Fun Activities: Build sand castles. Great opportunity to learn and adopt creative skills while playing. The sand table toys can played above 2 kids, which increase funny to your kids.The sand table set includes 10 pieces of plastic sand toys to let your kids enjoy a great day at the beach or home.
  • [Use Anywhere] Beach sand set includes everything your kids need to have hours of fun playing and building sandcastles at the beach, sandbox, playground, or anywhere there is sand. They can even enjoy in the pool or tub!
  • [Durable ] The beach toy set comes with a durable mesh bag for easy storage. It's also convenient for a beach trip. The foot of sand table can be removable, so it's easy to carry and storage.
  • [Suitable] This beach sand toy set has small parts, not for children under 3 years.

Last update on 2017-07-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy – Next up we have the Nuby octopus floating bath toy that is ideal for children from 18 months and above. This octopus toy in bright vibrant purple floats in the bath and has three rings which can be tossed and hooked onto the tentacles of the octopus. It has been found to encourage counting and interaction with new objects, and it is the perfect addition to any bath. To make bath time a fun and enjoyable experience, this is the ideal toy.

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy (Multi-Coloured)
971 Reviews
Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy (Multi-Coloured)
  • Floating Octopus bath toy
  • Includes 3 rings to toss and hook onto tentacles
  • Encourages counting
  • Learn through play
  • BPA FREE
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Nuby Activity Octopus Toy
1 Reviews
Nuby Activity Octopus Toy
  • Nuby activity octopus toy features parts that rattle, squeak and crinkle encouraging multi-sensory stimulation, discovery and laughs.
  • The bright colours and vibrant patterns help keep baby engaged and entertained during play time.
  • With plastic rings and teething parts, it supports visual development, hand to eye co-ordination and sound awareness, and when you pull the fish it jiggles!
  • Perfect for little ones aged 3 months and above.

Last update on 2017-07-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Vtech baby crawl and learn lights ball – Suitable for babies aged around 10 months and above, this baby crawl and lights ball from Vtech is perfect for children looking for visual stimulation. Designed to promote crawling as the baby will crawl after the ball, this toy is considered very useful for the development of a young child. The ball has an in-built motor to move it, it has numerous features designed to improve motor skills and senses, plus it has plenty of large buttons for your child to press, which will play animal noises.

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
VTech Baby Crawl and Learn Lights Ball - White and Pink
1159 Reviews
VTech Baby Crawl and Learn Lights Ball - White and Pink
  • Promotes crawling: Built-in motor activates to make the ball roll around and around
  • The ball stops within easy reach of baby with limited controlled movement
  • Twist, slide and spin the manipulative features to develop motor skills
  • Press the chunky buttons to hear fun music and animal sound effects
  • 3 x AA batteries required
SaleBestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Vtech 184903 "Crawl and Learn" Bright Light Ball
  • Magical moving ball rolls on it's own encouraging crawling.
  • Press, slide and twist the animals for motor skill development.
  • Bright colours and flashing lights attract baby's attention.
  • Animal buttons introduce animals and colours to baby.
  • Includes 4 sing-along songs and 12 melodies.

Last update on 2017-07-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Despite the labels that say “suitable for ages 0-3 months,” we still worry about the safety of toys around our babies.

It’s important to know that any toy around a baby can be harmful, purely because babies want to put everything and anything into their mouths! Soft toys are the best to buy for your baby or to give as a gift to friends and family who have a new born, but it’s also vital that you look out for any potential hazards such as:

  • Small buttons and beads – used for eyes, noses and anywhere else on the soft toy.
  • Labels and tags – these should be untacked from the toy using a sewing tool, or cut back as far as possible. Any tags attached should be removed and disposed of.
  • Ribbons and accessories – usually sewn on, you can check for any loose stitching that may come undone during play.

Likewise any activity gyms and play mats should be inspected for any loose materials that could be harmful to your baby.

Safety is essential when introducing a new toy to your child, but ultimately buying baby toys and gifts is fun! You can experiment with giving your baby different toys and activities that they can play with and learn from. Musical toys will make your baby giggle as they learn about different sounds and they can have great fun textures from blanket patterns and shapes.

As long as you take all the necessary precautions before introducing a new toy to your baby, you will have lots of fun and activity teaching them all the different sounds, colours and materials they will come across at such a young age!

If you’re looking for baby gifts for your friends or family you can opt to buy cute baby grows or blankets that babies can use all throughout their development. Stores such as Mothercare also offer advice and options for buying appropriate baby toys and gifts.