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Baby Toys: Finding the Perfect Baby Gift
Infant toys are available in such a wide variety that it can be difficult to sort out just what the little one needs and would benefit from the most. Here is a guide to set things straight. First, this article explains how to find the most appropriate baby gift when you are not sure about the baby’s level of development. Then we break down the wide world of baby toys into helpful groupings, such as educational baby toys, baby blankets, and wooden toys.
How to Choose a Baby Toy as a Gift
When buying a gift for an infant a good rule of thumb for those first 2 birthdays is to go for a developmental stage between the birthdays. Look for an item labeled 18 months and up for the first birthday gift and six months later it will be a brand new toy for the baby. Developmental milestones are so huge the first two years that those six months will mean a big difference in attention span and ability. It will be a wonderful gift to have a new activity already available mid-year.
Below are the most popular kinds of baby toys by category:
Teethers and Rattles
Teethers are tough-textured items giving the baby something to chew on that won’t disintegrate under the power of constant gumming and baby saliva. Popular teething toys include the classic infant keys on a closed key-ring and teething necklaces. Popular items in the baby section of Toys R Us are linking rings or “links”. These rings are great teething rings and are also useful as baby stroller toys since they can be attached to the stroller arm keeping the toys connected while on the go.
Baby rattles are also classic baby toys that are safe and guaranteed to captivate infants for hours. Be sure to test a rattle out in the store, because some can be annoying for parents who have to listen to the shaking rattle all day long! Rattles also double as teething toys and are available in styles from plastic to silver, which can often be monogrammed for a small fee.
Blankets are the quintessential baby gift and are another great opportunity for monogramming to create personalized baby toys. These will be around for comfort for years and years perhaps even after the silky lining has worn off with repeated washings.
The quality of the blanket material will make a difference in the longevity of these items since the repeated washings are tough on them. Consider trusted names when making this investment. Modern baby blankets come in an array of colors and designs to appeal to the quirkiest of 3 month-olds.
Educational Baby Toys
Learning toys for infants vary by the month of the child’s age. Lamaze baby toys run the full spectrum of developmental milestones including newborn baby toys, stroller toys, and musical baby toys. Brand new babies are visually stimulated by black and white contrast patterns, while adding color to these patterns after a few months will attract the attention of the older infant. Mobiles and playmats are available now with interchangeable piec...