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What Type of Toys Are Right For My Baby for the Ages 0 to 6 Months?


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Question: What Type of Toys Are Right For My Baby for the Ages 0 to 6 Months?
Answer: Babies at the ages of 0 - 6 months are all about discovery. They are discovering how to use their hands, feet, eyes and most of their senses. They are fascinated by cause and effect, and are becoming aware of their surroundings.

Toys that are the most popular for young babies at this age include toys for looking, listening, sucking or fingering. Babies love to see bright primary colors like red, blue, or yellow. Toys with high contrasts and simple designs are the best buys. Toys should be light, soft and easy for your baby to handle. Toys that respond to baby's actions are more popular.

Above all, it is most important that all toys follow the safety standards as described in the Toy Safety Checklist. Toys should be BPA and Phthalate free.
What is BPA?
What are Phthalates?

Some popular types of toys for this age range include:

  1. Rattles: Rattles entertain and stimulate babies. Rattles have been around forever and it's easy to see why. Why are Rattles Good For My Baby?
  2. Teethers: Teethers are great for babies who love to mouth things. They are one of the most useful baby products around! Why are Teethers Good For My Baby?
  3. Baby Play Gyms:Your little baby will love some tummy time and play gyms are perfect for that.
  4. Cloth Toys
  5. Squeeze Toys
  6. Soft Squeeze Balls
  7. Hanging Toys
  8. Plastic Keys On Rings
  9. Play Gyms
  10. Soft Dolls
  11. Small Stuffed Toys
  12. Soft Hand Puppets to be moved by Adults
  13. Unbreakable Mirrors
  14. Audio Lullaby CD's to be played by Adults

Here are some great ideas and recommendations for baby toys best suited for your baby.

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