So you want to buy a great toy as a gift for an infant but have no idea what is around or what kind of things are popular this year? Or perhaps you want to buy something special for your own baby?
There’s no need to spend hours searching the stores as we have put together this great guide to the top five toys that will make any young child (and their parents) both extremely happy, and if it’s a gift, very impressed by your shopping skills. Better still they are all suitable for both boys and girls, and each toy mentioned offers a developmental benefit too.
Choice 1 –Lamaze Flapping Fiona
Suitable from birth but equally good for older babies, this multi-colored flamingo is super soft to the touch and has lots of different textures, such as velvet, silk, smooth, and crinkly for baby to enjoy the feel of. It even has wings which flap up and down with an inviting whirr if activated by pulling the clip. Fiona can be attached to a stroller for baby to enjoy her while you are out and about.
Choice 2 – Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy
Bath time is a great opportunity to have lots of fun with baby, so any mom or dad would love to have this cute penguin toy to entertain their infant in the tub. Suitable for babies from nine months this bright blue toy will be an instant hit, especially when wound up and the arms set it swimming through the water. It’s easy to use, and during play baby experiences both visual and audio stimulation while developing hand-eye coordination.
Choice 3 – Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
A fabulous way to introduce your baby to classical music from composers including Chopin, Rossini, Vivaldi, and Mozart through fun play. As the music plays the lights change with the notes, which is exciting in itself. This top selling toy comes complete with batteries and is suitable for babies at least three months old.
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Choice 4 – Vtech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Designed for infants from nine months old this is a top toy to help baby gain confidence to stand and sit independently. They will never tire of the various sensory experiences it offers, such as piano keys, lights, rollers and shape sorter as well as a telephone and songs to sing along to! All these goodies can be accessed while baby is sitting or standing, or, of course, somewhere in-between.
Choice 5 – LandFox Animal Puzzle Cloth Book
Part toy, part book, this cloth delight is great for babies from birth up to two years, and the smallest of hands will happily spend many hours touching the various fabrics used to add contrasting textures which have been used to make this durable and safe book-toy. There’s definitely lots of visual and tactile stimulation to go with the fun story of Oodles the owl.