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The Ultimate Guide to Baby Toys: For Every Stage of Your Baby's Development

It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the variety of baby toys available, especially when every baby is different and their developmental milestones will vary. Hopefully this guide will help you navigate the world of baby toys - babies don't need an abundance of toys either so choose what works best for your little one and yourself!

Newborn to 3 months

At this stage, your little one is simply getting used to their new surroundings. High-contrast, black-and-white baby toys are perfect. Since babies have limited vision range, hanging mobiles, using soft rattles, or patterned blankets can be engaging.

4 to 6 Months

This is when your baby starts reaching for things. Baby toys such as soft toys, textured balls, and teething rings can help in developing these skills. Toys that make sounds when squeezed are also great additions.

7 to 9 Months

Now, your baby is likely enjoy baby toys that respond to their actions. Toys with buttons that trigger music or make the toy move are fantastic choices.

9 to 12 Months

At this stage, babies start to improve their fine motor skills. Simple baby toys like building blocks, stacking cups, and push or pull toys can support this developmental milestone.

1 to 2 Years

This is the age when pretend play begins! Baby toys such as dolls, stuffed animals, or kitchen sets can spark their imagination. Also, simple puzzles and shape sorters can enhance their problem-solving skills.

Remember, every child develops at their own pace. This guide provides a general idea of what might interest your child but every child is different!

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