How to choose the right toy for your baby
Many toys have age-range information on their packaging. This can be useful, but in terms of play, it’s only a guide. Your child’s interests and stage of development will probably give you a better sense of what to choose. Age-range information can be important for safety, however – for example, when toys contain small parts that could be swallowed by a baby. In these cases, it’s wise to follow the recommended age-range information.
For your baby, the best ‘toy’ and play partner is you, a carer or other close family member. Your baby will delight in watching your face, listening to your voice and simply being with you. He/She’ll also enjoy looking at a brightly coloured mobile, listening to a wind-up musical toy or learning to reach for a rattle. When your baby can sit up, he/she might also like things she can bang – a wooden spoon to bang on a pot is every bit as much fun as a purpose-built toy.
Toddlers love to play with boxes, and often find the wrapping a present comes in more fun than the present itself. Other good choices for toddlers include construction toys and clothing for dress-ups.
Older children often like to solve problems and use their imagination. Puzzles or games that get your child playing with others are also good choices.
The best toys for children in this age are ‘open-ended’. These are the toys that encourage your child to play using imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills.
everyday household items often make great open-ended toys. Pots and pans, plastic containers, pegs, clothes baskets, blankets ... children can find a way to play with almost anything! One important note – any household items your child plays with should be safe, so avoid sharp objects, or small objects that could cause your child to choke.
Age 0 m+
|Babymoov : Activity nest||Babymoov : Babyni||Babymoov : Project night light|
|Oops : My bedtime friend||Oop : My doudou friend||Oops : My nap friend|
|Oops : Easy Squeeze||Oops : Happy melody||Oops : Easy shake||Oops : Easy rattle|
|Oops : Easy move||Oops : Easy doudou||Oops : Easy friend||Oops : Easy ring|
Age 3 m+
|Oops : On the go friend||Oops : Happy light||Oops : My strong teeth||Oops : Easy teether|
|Oops : Easy long friend||Oops : My bath time friend||Oops : My best friend multi-activity toy||Oops : My best friend multi-activity toy 2 in 1|
|Oops : Safe & fun playmat||Oops : City / Forest gym||Oops : Soft friend big animal||Oops : My travel stroller toy|
Age 6 m+
|Oops : Wooden maracas||Oops : Easy sound||Oops : Easy click||Oops : Easy soft book|
Age 9 m+
|Oops : Easy go|
Age 12 m+
|Oops : My life in the forest / city||Oops : Easy block||Oops : Come with friend||Oops : Easy family|
|Oops : Easy pull||Oops : Easy puzzle||Oops : Easy shape||Oops : Imagine puzzle|
|Oops : Happy puzzle||Oops : The happy house||Oops : Rolling friend||Oops : Fun forest/city train|
|Oops : Bath time story||Oops : Build a tree/house|
Age 3 yr+
|Oops : Easy jet|
|Animal planet model : African elephant||Animal planet model : African elephant calf||Animal planet model : Bengal tiger||Animal planet model : Giraffe|
|Animal planet model : Giraffe calf||Animal planet model : Tiger cub standing||Animal planet model : Lion cub playing||Animal planet model : Black panther|
|Animal planet model : White tiger cub standing||Animal planet model : White tiger||Animal planet model : Leopard||Animal planet model : White tale deer buck|
|Animal planet model : Timber wolf standing||Animal planet model : Timber wolf walking||Animal planet model : European Elf / Moose||Animal planet model : American bald eagle|
|Animal planet model : Red fox||Animal planet model : White&Brown rabbit||Animal planet model : Squarrel||Animal planet model : Hedgehog|
|Animal planet model : Polar bear||Animal planet model : Polar cub walking||Animal planet model : Polar sitting|