Whether you are buying a gift for a birthday, Christmas, or baby shower, infant toys are a fun, easy gift idea. Infant toys are essential in a baby’s development, so it is a gift you can feel good about giving. Most baby gifts can be given to a baby girl or boy because they don’t usually gender specific.
Here are top 6 you gift ideas for infants to get you started.
A special baby blanket
It may not sound like a toy, but there are many kinds of baby blankets out there. My kids always loved the blankets that had a favorite character, like an Elmo or Mickey Mouse as the “head” and the “body’ as a blanket. They are soft, colorful, and easy for baby to hold plus have a friendly face. A fact of development is that baby’s love faces. This special blanket can easily become one of your baby’s favorite toys. A bonus is many of them come with clips, so it’s easy to attach it to a stroller, car seat, or any place so it won’t be easily misplaced.
Baby Rattles are fun
Baby Rattles probably go back as far as the beginning of time, but with good reason. Baby Rattles do several things; they get baby’s attention, they encourage baby to reach for it, and help with teething. Rattles come in all different shapes, colors, sizes, and design. From the plain rattle with the round flat top and handle to the baby keys we all remember, to elaborate rattles that do many different things, baby rattles are sure to be a hit.
Shape Sorter starts teaching early on
Shape Sorters are a little more advanced and take baby lots of practice to master, but that is a big part of the fun. Shape Sorters come in many different shapes and sizes, but the basic idea is to get the right shaped object into the right shaped hole. It helps baby work on fine motor skills as well as problem-solving.
Baby blocks for the right age group
Baby blocks can be the simple ABC blocks made of wood or very intricate blocks with characters and scenes inside. Whatever type of baby blocks you decide to get, be sure they are the right size for the age of the baby you are buying for. We all know that baby’s put everything in their mouths, so the blocks shouldn’t be too small, or the baby can choke on it.
Toy phone, to be just like mom
Baby does watch and learn the most from their parents or caregiver, so toy phones are fun for baby. The toy phone can play music, light up, and talk to your baby. Be choosy and pick out a toy phone that your baby will love. There are SO MANY baby phones out there!
Floor gyms and play mats get baby moving
Floor gyms and play mats are great to get baby moving around on the floor. It helps with gross motor skills and can keep baby entertained. The large top “gym” has a variety of hanging toys, rattles, and play mirrors to get your baby reaching and stretching to get the prize. Floor gyms and toy mats are a lot of fun for your baby and do get them to move and “exercise.”