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Toys are a really important part of your newborns’ development. In the early stages of development, there are many things which are crucial to a baby’s development. Babies who are less than 28 days old are told as newborns. In the medical world, it is what it is. But some parents can still call their 6-month-old baby a newborn.
This stage of development is very important. In these early stages, anything the baby touches or senses will have a place in their mind. So you have to pick your toys and playthings very carefully! You have to know what your baby likes in these early stages. I’m going to give you some information which can help you later on.
In the first week, your baby starts to recognize voice around. Parents are generally around the baby at this stage. The baby can’t understand what you say exactly but they can feel the compassion you are giving them. In the second week, your baby can focus on the items around! They can see up to 20 inches in this period. Most of the babies will try to interact with anything that comes close to them during this period. In the third week, your baby starts to control their movements. You probably noticed your baby tries to position themselves when you hug them. They can feel the passion in your arms. In the fourth week, your baby will start to make some noises and they will try to mimic the sounds.
Now you have a basic understanding of what babies think during the first month. You can make better toy-buying decisions with the help of this information. I’m going to list 30 best toys for newborns to help parents like you and me!
Best Newborn Toys of 2019
|Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball||8.4|
|Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym||8.2|
|Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Kick & Play Piano||9.0|
|Baby Einstein Discover and Play Piano||8.5|
|The First Years My First Rattle||8.1|
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
Sensory toys are great for these stages of baby development. They can provide huge amounts of benefits to newborn babies. Sassy development ball comes with rattles and different kind of textures. The baby can also play with the huge bumps on it and feel them. The toy’s size is great for small hands. You can also teach about the patterns on it to your baby with ease. You can think about buying this toy because it’s really colorful and has a good design. It can be also used as a teething and chewing which is really great. Rattles are great for noise stimulation. Overall, you can really buy this product for your newborn!
Sassy Floor Mirror
This might be a good option as a toy. Your baby starts to recognize objects after week 2. You can start to develop his or her visual skills after this time. Colors are great for attracting your baby. The red ladybug is especially great. Soft frame construction is great and it’s not harmful to your baby. The mirror is plastic so you don’t have to worry about breaking or cracking. Some babies might not enjoy the mirrors so keep that in mind. Overall this is a great product to have if you are a fan of mirrors.
Sassy Developmental Sensory Ball Set
Sensory toys are always great in the early stages of baby development. This three balls sensory set is a great place to kick-start your baby’s development. It’s a price-performance product since it comes with 3 different balls. They are all designed differently to attract and develop your baby’s sensory skills. The colored one is soft plushy which is great for small babies. It can be used as a crib toy since it’s very soft and gushy. The blue one has good textures on it. It can easily develop different sensory skills of your baby. The last ball has another small ball in it which is great for stimulating hearing.
Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym
Material quality is always a question for most of the parents. However, this product is made of extra high-quality materials. You don’t have to worry about the quality if you are getting this product. It might sound pricey at the first but it’s a great toy to have for most of the parents. Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano gym consist of 5 different play toys for your baby to enjoy! The head of the toy designed as a piano which can make sounds. There are animal figures on the bed part of it and they look awesome! Overall, this is a good toy to have if you are looking for an activity center for small babies. Highly suggested for parents on a budget!
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Kick & Play Piano
This is another hearing development toy for little babies. It’s extra durable and cheap. Your baby can play the notes on it by kicking or touching the buttons on it. Buttons are soft and nice to touch. This is also a great toy to develop motor skills. Each of the five notes makes different noises and they will definitely attract your newborn! It can also help to develop counting skills since it has numbers on it! Lights on the toy are highly attractive. There are many things to say about this beautiful toy but I want you to experience them yourself! You won’t be disappointed with such a toy at this price!
Fisher-Price Deluxe Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat
This is a not toy to be exact. However, it will definitely help you as a parent. It will help you to keep toys in one place and keeping your baby safe. It’s highly durable and the base of the product is really great. It has a sturdy design but also comfortable at the same time. You can fold it and use it later if you want to save place. Maximum suggested weight is 25 pounds for this product. If you are looking for a floor seat I will definitely suggest this product.
Baby Einstein Ocean Glow Sensory Shaker
This beautiful sensory shaker comes with 4 different classical melodies which are soothing for your baby’s ears. Lights will change color and melodies will be activated by motion. As you can see there are different colored tentacles under the animal on it. They promote visual activity since they are colored. Your baby can easily grab the toy and play with it. I can suggest this one if you are looking for an entry-level visual stimulator for your baby.
Baby Einstein Octoplush
The textures are great for tactile development. When your baby hugs this toy it makes some simple noises which are great for activating hearing development. It comes in three different languages including English, French and Spanish. The volume control function is also great, you can set it to the level you want with ease. Highly suggested for parents on a budget!
Baby Einstein Discover and Play Piano
There are many piano toys on this list because of the babies like them so much! There are three play modes in this instrument. You can activate the animal sounds function for funnier moments with your baby. It also has over 20 classical melodies and funny sounds for your baby to enjoy! The lights on the buttons will light up when your baby plays it. This piano is a little bit cheaper than the other ones.
Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
First of all this bendy ball is suitable for kids between 3 months and 36 months old. Your baby can easily bend this toy with little fingers. Your baby will be amused by rattle sounds of this ball as he or she shakes it! You can also play color discovering games with your beloved one which makes this toy more valuable! Highly suggested if you are short on the money!
Tiny Love Take Along Mobile, Animal Friends
Mobile toys are great if you are an active parent like me. You can easily carry around this toy with yourself. This toy can easily fit into baby cribs, car seats and strollers. It can play 30 minutes of pleasant music for your baby. It comes with 3 different connectors for each mode. I can suggest this toy to active parents!
Tiny Love Meadow Days Take Along Mobile
This is another mobile toy on the list. This one is not very different than the other one. The only difference this one has 5 different melodies the other one which can be cool. You can get this one if you like the colors and animals on this one!
Playgro Clip Clop Activity Baby Rattle
Baby rattles are generally great for newborns. This one has a really funny looking donkey on it. The rattle has 3 different colors which you can teach your baby later on. This toy is made of hundred percent polyester which is not harmful to your baby. Colorful beads are great for sensory development. Crinkle feature is great and it will definitely help your baby’s tactile development. Highly suggested if you are looking for a high-value product.
Lamaze Freddie The Firefly
This is an all in one toy which helps your baby to improve focus and tracking things. This toy can make a jingle which will amaze your baby and keep the attention on the toy for whole playing time. Tethered ladybug is really great for soothing your baby’s gums. There are also lots of bright colors on this beautiful and simple toy. If you get Lamaze clip you can attach to toy on cribs and strollers with ease. Highly suggested for any parent out there and suitable for almost 1-week old babies!
Playgro My First Bead Buddies Giraffe for Toddlers
If you don’t like ladybugs you can get this beautiful giraffe for your baby. The rattle is great for auditory stimulation. Fabrics are also mixed which is great for tactile development. There is one thing I would like to mention about this toy. The crinkle feet is a great function! If your baby squeezes the feet, the toy will make a funny noise! Which is really cool! I can suggest this toy to babies between 1 month and 3 months of age.
The First Years My First Rattle
This is another classical rattle toy if you are looking for something simple. The price is normal but I suggest you get ones on the top since they have more value! However, this product is also great with 4 different rattles on two sides. It’s also really ideal because of its shape. The shape is great for little babies. This is also great starting rattle for most of the babies, you can consider buying this one if you don’t have any idea what you are doing.
Wishtime Rattle Teether Set Baby Toys
Rattle toys are great for starting your baby’s development. This is an all in one toy set for parents who are looking to get more of their money. All of the toys are tested with FDA. The toys in the package are BPA free. You can use toys in this set until your baby gets to 6 months of age. If you make a little calculation you will understand that you are getting toys really cheap. I can suggest this toy to parents who are looking to get their baby a lot of toys.
Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym
This toy comes with three different playing modes which include; lay and play, sit and play and stand and play. These three modes are great for your baby’s development. There are colorful dancing lights in these modes which will stimulate your baby’s visual and auditory senses. There are more than 10 activities in this beautiful toy which your baby can enjoy. You can also wash the mat in the machine which is great for busy parents like me! The price might sound on the expensive end. However, this product really deserves it!
Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit
Perfectly designed green turtle activity gym for your beloved newborn! I can definitely suggest this ball pit to babies below 6 months of age! There are 40 different sized and colored balls inside this beautiful ball pit. Even 6 weeks old can play with this toy. You can easily put together this toy since it doesn’t require any setup knowledge. Turtle’s feet will make funny noises when your baby touches them! The poles are designed with black and white colors which are great for your baby’s eyes. If you are looking for a ball pit I can suggest this one for you!
Music Party Fun 7 Piece Baby Rattle and Teether Toy Gift Set
I shared another rattle set already. However, this set combines rattles and teethers at one place and this makes this product a good one! The price is really cheap, you get one rattle for every two bucks. The set comes with many different sets and colors. This set includes trumpet, candy, clef note, rattle ball and a drum. However, this set might be suitable for babies above 3 months of age. Keep that in mind before you buy the set!
HABA Rattling Max Dangling Figure
I’m sharing this toy because it’s extremely high-quality. This toy is made in Germany and it’s going to be last for years. Your kid probably can inherit this one for the next generations! The toy works really simple, your kid can easily bend the body of max and it will make tingling sounds. You can use the ring below to attach the toy to other toys with ease. You can also clip the toy to any fabric out there which makes the toy really usable! If you are looking for a toy with quality, this is what you are looking for.
Gund Winky Lamb Baby Rattle
This looks like a standard toy. However, this is not the case. This baby lamp can make funny noises as your baby plays with it. If you are looking for a plush toy but a rattle at the same time you can get this one for your beloved one! Suitable for all ages and it’s machine washable!
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Sights and Sounds Travel Activity Toy
Polyester is always a good choice when it comes to buying toys! Black and white colors on the toy will definitely attract your baby! You can easily attach this toy to cribs, strollers and baby seats with the Velcro on the top. It’s an all in one toy which includes BPA free teether, clutching ring and other functions. There is also a hidden mirror on the toy which will encourage tactile development.
Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Giraffe
This is a great toy which helps your baby to go to sleep faster. We all had a soft and cuddly bedtime toy when we were babies. These kinds of toys will make great memories in our childhood. This toy can also play up to 15 minutes of continuous music. Your baby can activate the music with a gentle squeeze. This will help your baby to learn cause and effect with ease. It also comes with volume control which makes the toy more valuable, you can also turn off the toy with ease.
Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella Peach 12″ Soft Baby Doll
Bedtime toys are a great addition to your baby’s toy arsenal. This soft baby toy is a great friend for your little baby. It’s really soft and has really cute facial features. However, it’s suitable for babies mostly above 1 year of age. You can easily clean the surface of the toy with a semi-wet cloth. The size of the doll is also very good which is 12 inches. Some bigger toys might be a problem for babies but Stella doesn’t have this problem.