There are plenty of toys out there for children, even the youngest of children from 0 to 6 months. These are the toys that are safe and that help to support early development, focusing first on discovery. The first six months are when your baby is getting to grips with all of their senses. Therefore your baby will benefit from playing with toys that help them to develop touch, hearing and sight.
What Toys are Popular?
Babies aged between 0 to 6 months old love contrasting colours that are bold and bright, such as the primary colours. They are curious, wanting to feel things with their fingers and their mouths, which is why it’s important to look for potential choking hazards and to only by toys suitable for their age range. The toys should be light, soft and easy to handle. It’s also beneficial to look for toys that will react to your baby – such as toys that make sounds, rattles and even baby safe unbreakable mirrors so they can see their reflection.
Here are a few suggestions on what toys to buy if you’re preparing for your new baby or looking for new toys for your growing child:
- Rattles are traditional toys and they are still popular
- Teethers are essential for you and for your baby! Teething isn’t fun and rubbing teethers against the gums can offer some relief.
- Cloth toys such as the In the Night Garden Travel Pal
- Soft toys
- Baby gyms
- Soft books
- Talking toys – the Henry Hugglemonster talking soft toy is suitable from birth
It’s important to learn to read the labels and packaging of all the toys you’re considering, or checking the details on the websites when buying online. If you cannot see the suggested age range it’s better to avoid giving the toy to a baby and looking for a safer alternative. Look for manufacturers and toy suppliers that follow the safety standards in the UK, especially the British Toy and Hobby Lion Mark. If you’d like to learn more about our safety and quality standards please click here.
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