When it comes to giving gifts, whether it’s for Christmas or as a special “welcome to the world baby gift”, I always struggle – especially if it’s for someone I care about because I want to give them something that will be fun and useful. When it comes to baby gifts, I always find myself looking for hours and googling gift ideas but now that I have a daughter I can be helpful to the people, like me, that look for gifts ideas online.
In all honesty, babies don’t need much. They are happy being next to their loves ones and being able to chew stuff. I can’t tell you how many things I got for my daughter that I never used…just because I thought she would play with them. That being said, there were a few things she really liked and that’s what I’m going to share with you. Since babies tend to chew everything at this age I’m only recommending non-toxic toys, that are safe to chew and gender neutral.
The following gift ideas are based on what my daughter and her baby friends liked between 0 and 6 months. Click on the name or picture of the toy to see more details or to purchase.
At around a month and half, she started paying more attention to her surroundings and the mirror was the first thing she noticed. She would stare at this for quite a bit and still now at almost 2 she loves mirrors. You can’t go wrong with this one! What I liked about this one is that I could attach it to the side of her crib or put it on the ground. If you think this one is a bit pricey, here is a cheaper version.
My baby can’t get enough of this toy! Keeps her busy long enough for me to do stuff around the house. It’s a must for all babies.
We got her this toy when she was almost 5 months and she started playing with it while doing “tummy time”. She still plays with this toy at almost 2 years old so it’s a good purchase.
Plenty of activities to keep a baby busy. They will play with this past 6 months.
This balls is awesome. Those little faces peaking in and out make it a really fun toys for babies.
All babies need blocks and these are some pretty cool ones.
These are also a great set of blocks that go well with the set I mentioned above.
Before I had my daughter, we got her the Fisher-Price Rainforest Gym but now that I’ve researched more about toys I’m not a fan of Fisher-Price because some of their toys are somewhat toxic. For the next baby I’m going to get this gym. You can also get this Haba Color Fun Play Gym and add the toys your baby likes to it.
Babies spend most of their time on the floor (or in mommy’s arms) so it’s important to get a non-toxic play mat like this one. You can read my post on non-toxic playmats here.
All babies love to stack things. These are a great toy and lots of fun in the tub too.
If your baby likes music this is a great toy and one that she will grow into.
My daughter loved staring at her baby mobile and it gave me a little break from holding her. There are several cute mobiles you can get. These are my favorite ones: Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams Mobile, Vilac Mobile, Animals Wooden Ceiling Mobile and Mobile Pyjama animals.
The following toys are all small toys that babies can grab easily, shake, bite, lick and do basic baby stuff. These are the toys we used the most and although they are a bit pricey, they are non-toxic and hold up pretty good. We still have them for the next baby. You can find more toys like these here.
I know these are bath toys but she loved holding and chewing these so we used them in the bath as well as out of the bath.
That’s my toy list. Is there another toy you would add to it? Something your baby loved? Leave a comment!
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my non-toxic shopping section.
Disclaimer: I was NOT given these products for review nor do I work for the companies mentioned in this post. They were purchased by me and I just wanted to share my findings with you. What’s written here is 100% my personal opinion.
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