Best Gift Ideas for Babies (Toys for babies)
Our toys for babies list has been carefully selected by our expert Ruth ( primary school teacher, diploma and masters in Special Education and Educational studies and mother to two boys under the age of 5).
The criteria for the best toys for babies to make the list meant that those chosen not only will delight your baby but also have some developmental/ educational benefit. Ruth chose toys that engage curiosity and provide high motivation for exploration, wonderful play and assured early learning! All of the listed toys are available instore and online at Cogs the Brain Shop.
InnyBin is an incredibly unique shape-exploration experience toy for babies.
A 2020 Toy of the Year Finalist! The six chunky shape blocks are each designed with fascinating textures that are sure to thrill the fingers. There’s a cube, a diamond, a sphere, a triangle, a flower, and the happy Fat Brain logo…
But the best part? As kids push the shapes through the elastic bands of the cube, curiosity is sparked and young minds can’t help but explore, experiment, and discover.
InnyBin is a great toy for ages 10 months and up.Buy InnyBin
Meet PipSquigz from Fat Brain Toys, they’re Fun Little Suckers!
Playful colours, fun sounds, fresh tactile experiences and super suction make the perfect toy!
Simply push pipSquigz down on any smooth surface and watch baby interact with this high-quality silicone suction toy.
Sensory integration is a crucial developmental milestone for every infant. pipSquigz is a brilliant toy for babies that combines touch, auditory processing, visual stimulation, and kinesthetic learning all in one toy.
Age: 6 monthsBuy PipSquigz
Little hands can’t get enough of the stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting, and wiggling! Another welcome invitation to timeless play.
Tobbles Neo is one of our favourite toys for babies – bright and cheerful colors, the physics of motion – and the addition of more tactile clout! The unique grippable texture of Tobbles Neo awakens touch. See those gentle, playful curves? They truly enliven tactile experiences.
Young minds revel in stacking, toppling, and the discovery of endless ingenuity with Tobbles Neo. Six uniquely weighted pieces balance, neatly nest, and incessantly spin beyond your expectations.
Gratifying to hold in your hands, weighted to invite investigation, and likely to be swiped from your possession.
Age: 6 Months+Buy Tobbles Neo Now
The popular toddler’s educational toy comes with 6 different eggs and funny facial expressions. Crack them open to reveal 6 different colours that your little one can identify and match
This learning toy suits your baby needs as they grow. There isn’t just one way to play – play hide & seek, shape sorting, colour matching and more.
Give the gift of fun learning for Easter, your baby’s first Christmas or as a first birthday gift – you can’t ever go wrong with these.
Age: 6 Months+Buy Hide and Squeek Eggs Now
Playnest farm provides a unique combination of a soft resting area and a self-contained play environment for babies and toddlers. A triangular fabric covered inflatable ring to provide additional sideways support when sitting. Around the playnest, there are 8 multi-sensory features to stimulate touch, vision and hearing. Playnest is also an excellent place for baby to sit while playing with other toys. The fabric cover has a soft quilted centre and is machine washable.
Suitable from birth.Buy Playnest Farm Now
The Hape rattle and teether collection is easy for babies to grab, comfortable to hold and safe to chew making it a perfect toy for babies.
This beautiful smiley faced colourful rattle has movable rings and raised rubber rings on the teether to sooth pain with rattling sound when shook.
The monkey eared teether has two sides to chew on with different shaped raised surfaces.
Made from a safe, rice-based material, this collection of sensory toys helps babies take their first exploratory steps. Designed to be held by little fingers.Buy Hape Rattle & Teether Collection Now
Whirly Squigz are a set of three colourful silicone spinners that encourage fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning. Each one is made of 100% high quality silicone that’s colourful, pleasant to touch, and safe for teething.
Hold them, explore their unique contours, chomp on them and let them soothe sore gums…
Then, stick them to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface – like a bathtub wall, a table-top, or a window. Give them a spin, and… WHOOSH! – Around and around they go, faster than the eye can see!
Age: 6 months+Buy Whirly Squigz Now
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