Toys for baby
An investment piece should be made of quality materials. Wooden products will likely last longer than toys with batteries and moving parts which can break. Also, consider buying big-ticket items in gender-neutral colours, so they can be passed on to future siblings.
A play gym offers baby’s first lesson in cause and effect: “If I whack my foot against the toy, it’ll move. Yay for me!”
Isabelle wears: Nature Baby kimono bodysuit in hummingbird print, $29.95, naturebaby.co.nz.
Shake, rattle and hold — thereʼs a reason people have been giving babies rattles for centuries, theyʼre great for improving hand-eye coordination.
Classic wood elephant rattle, RRP$12, visit babyfirst.co.nz for stockists.
Anything that a baby can grab and safely put in her mouth will be a winner, and Sophie the Giraffe is a hands-down favourite with babies worldwide.
Sophie the Giraffe SoʼPure teething ring, $24.99, dimples.co.nz.
A mobile above baby's cot will keep her entertained for those precious few extra minutes you need to have a shower and get dressed!
Timbuktales musical mobile, $99, thekidsdept.co.nz
Push the button and the balls spin – cue the squeals of delight from your wee one who can now sit up all by herself.
Little Tikes Lightnsound spinning top, $34.99, planetfun.co.nz
A soft cuddly toy offers a world of comfort. If your little one grows an attachment to a particular cuddly friend, our best advice is to buy a spare!
Kaloo Doudou knots rabbit in cream, $35, thekidsdept.co.nz.
Simple rings are light and easy for tiny hands to grab.
Tolo Toys baby links, $14, thekidsdept.co.nz.
The Lamaze range of toys, with their many different textures and noises, is brilliant for promoting babyʼs sensory awareness. Plus, the handy ring makes them great for clipping onto the stroller when youʼre out and about.
Lamaze Logan the Lion, RRP$26.95, visit babyfirst.co.nz for stockists.
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