Looking for the best toys for your baby’s development? See how Lovevery toys can help support your child’s learning through play.
Every parent knows the struggle: scouring through the endless options of toys online and in-stores. Trying to find the best toys for their baby or toddler. And often, we grab whatever is a “top-seller” or popular brand marketed for our child. However, we often find that those toys are not actually the best for supporting development long-term.
That’s where Lovevery comes in. The brand makes toys that are tailored to a child’s developmental stage, taking into account the age and milestone a child is approaching. And because those first few years of life are some of the most formative, choosing the right toys early on is key.
What exactly is the Lovevery Play Kit?
Lovevery is a subscription-based toy box, featuring stage-based play essentials — meaning the toys in each play kit are specifically made to support your child’s learning and play, according to their age and developmental stage.
The toys are built to last and made with sustainably harvested wood, organic cotton, nontoxic paint, and baby-safe plastics.
From newborn babies to age 4, Lovevery play kits focus on the specific skills your little one is working on at that moment.
So for babies between 0-12 months, the kits are further broken down to cater to those needs: The Looker (0-12 weeks), The Charmer (3-4 months), The Senser (5-6 months), The Inspector (7-8 months), The Explorer (9-10 months), The Thinker (11-12 months).
Lovevery Play Kit for Newborn Babies
I had the chance to explore some of these toys. Below is a closer look at the Looker Play Kit for newborn babies (between 0-12 weeks old).
Although newborns don’t actually need toys per se, they can still play in non-conventional, yet developmentally appropriate ways. At this stage in development, babies are sensitive to light and sound and growing awareness of the world around them. They are building new brain connections and exploring high-contrast images. The Looker Kit features play items to help baby practice these new skills, like black and white contrast cards, sensory links, and mittens.
Play items in the kit:
There’s a two-sided Mobile for visual exploration and focus — and you can get the most out of this toy by using it at each diaper change as those will happen frequently during the newborn stage
Simple Black and White Card Set – great high-contrast images to use throughout the day especially tummy time. In addition to this set, you also get a more Complex Black & White Card Set to tailor to baby’s needs as their vision develops and they become more interested in complex patterns.
A cute little baby book made with sustainably harvested wood
Standing Card Holder
Great for keeping those contrast cards together and making tummy time more fun wherever you are!
Black & White Mittens
A fun sensory experience that promotes hand discovery, hand control, and body awareness
The perfect Play Gym and stroller accessory: switch, hang, and separate the links for new sensory exploration.
Silicone Rattle with Removable Ball
Perfect for grasping—and learning how to track moving objects and sounds.
BONUS: Play Guide
Each kit comes with a play guide for PARENTS! So you know what baby is working on and how to play with your little one at this stage — backed by research.
The Best Evidence-Based Toys for Babies and Toddlers
One of the greatest perks about the Lovevery play kits is that the toys are designed with a team of experts: academics, researchers, and specialists that do the work for you — so you spend less time scouring the web researching the best toys for babies and spend that time better connecting with your child.
The kits are based on the Montessori method that emphasizes:
- Sensory-rich play
- Freedom of movement
- Open-ended toys
- Letting kids face challenges to develop independence
- And less clutter
Should you buy the Lovevery Play Kits?
As you can see there are many pros to the Lovery toys — the fact that they are specifically tailored to your child’s age and developmental needs is a great reason to love it. And knowing the kits are created with expert input helps parents and caregivers feel a little more confident in their selection.
But is the subscription worth the investment? For some parents, the price may seem a bit steep, especially with the upfront cost. However, for those who’ve been through tons of both cheap and pricey toys alike and know how much you inevitably spend on kids’ toys (that you regret), Lovery is a no-brainer. Each toy serves its purpose and is benefiting your child’s learning experience, rather than over-stimulating. Plus, if you want to skip a month for any reason, you can manage your subscription preferences as needed.
If you’re shopping for gifts and looking for toys that parents can appreciate, Lovevery Kits are a great choice — birthdays or holidays!
To learn more about Lovevery Subscriptions, see the Play Kits here.
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.