As a new mom, I always wondered if there were educational baby toys that could actually help my little bundle of joy reach major milestones. Milestones like reaching, pressing, babbling, crawling, talking that make us so proud as parents, but more importantly show that our children are thriving and developing normally.
Of course every child is unique and develops at their own pace, but providing a rich sensory experience and tools to help baby get there is just as crucial.
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So throughout the years, I made it a point to find the best early development toys for infants. Toys that would help develop an emotionally intelligent baby and provide them with essential skills later down the road.
Whether you’re looking to teach baby to listen and reach or walk and talk these brain-boosting learning toys will provide plenty sensory stimulation and physical skills that will be important through child development.
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So if you’re asking yourself, What are the best toys for my baby 6 months and under?? we have a list of our favorites below. Educational toys to encourage a smart, happy milestone-reaching child from 3 to 6 months of age.
BEST DEVELOPMENTAL TOYS FOR BABIES
This soft playful peek-a-boo book features fun rhymes for story-time and bonding.
It was one of my favorite picks for reading with baby, especially because it was soft to touch and easy to toss in the washing machine when used as a teething toy :).
The peek-a-boo flaps in this bright colorful baby book help develop hand-eye coordination and fine-motor skills, making it a great choice for baby’s first toy! Definitely something to add to your Amazon shopping list before the holidays.
Looking for more? Check out this baby and toddler shopping list for recommended gift ideas!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.