I have to admit that I am massively excited by the prospect of buying for babies of this age.
Its when baby toys start to get good! .. or in lots of cases noisy!
For me the bright lights and sounds on many are complete draw for babies and watching them mentally and physically get to know how to play and how to make toys ‘do’ things is priceless.
Jacob is just leaving this age range behind and heading off into the world of bigger toddler toys and but if I am honest I am still loving so many of his littler guy toys so I have popped some below for you to take a look at.
Some of them were sent for review through the year and some were toys we bought or family bought for him so there is a real mixed bag of things in there all with a varied array of age ranges and prices.
Steiff Beige Large Fynn Teddy Bear – From Birth – £99.99
If you have small baby to buy for this festive season you could always go for something to cherish and play with like a Stiff Bear! The ones at born gifted are a great example of price ranges and styles. My personal preferences was the Large Fynn teddy bear that comes in at fabulous 80cms tall so great for a baby playmate and even for the nursery. If Steiff aren’t your cup of tea they do a large range of soft toys too.
Tiny Love Follow Me Fred Baby Toy – 6+ months – £19.99
Follow me Fred has the most adorable little tunes and barking noise, he has been by far one of Jacobs favourite toys in this range. He has a flexible middle so you can make him go round in circles if your baby is not yet mobile and once they are you can straighten him back out and he will motor over most floor services to encourage crawling.
TOMY Lamaze Symphony Oscar – 6+ months – £11.99
Symphony Oscar is a gem of a find for the price. He is packed to the rafters with the quality features you would expect from Lamaze. He plays music too and it’s not the annoying kind either. In fact he has 4 melodies and baby can press his tummy to add in extra musical instruments to create a proper symphony!
He is super sturdy and ours took a real heavy battering as Jacob decided to make him play by throwing him at the wall so if can withstand Jacobs heavy-handed ways he’s good to go for anyone
Fisher-Price Fun Feelings Monster – 6+ Months – £9.99
Who says Christmas has to be expensive, The fun feelings monster from Fisher-Price is a great price and a great play too. He has 3 different sides to his face, happy, sad and surprised and the roller that is his face is really easy to move to change faces. Along with each face there is also a different sounds to reinforce the ‘faces’ emotion.
Summer Infant POP ‘N JUMP – 6-12 months – £69.99
We were lucky enough to review this some months back and loved it. The Summer Infant POP ‘N Jump is great for portability and play and was a total hit with Jacob and me when we were using it. Its construction is lightweight and makes it an ideal item to take to grandparents and friends alike to keep your small person entertained when not at home or even at home it really does give you the choice.
LeapFrog Count and Crawl Kitty Musical Toy – 9+ months – £17.99
The LeapFrog Count and Crawl Kitty is great for exploring numbers 1-20 and comes with an inbuilt little piano on its back and is great for fine motor skill building! This kitty also has two-volume levels so you can keep the noise down!
Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo – 9+ months – £30.99
No baby toy box would be complete without a BeatBo! now this funky fella comes in a ray of shapes and sizes but this original is my favourite with his brightly coloured flashing lights fun songs, learning content and dance moves and with the added feature of being able to record a word or phrase that BeatBo then adds to music! Jacob loves the BeatBo range so much he has in fact got 3 different versions of it!
Tomy Toomies Sort ‘N’ Pop UFO Toy – 10+ months – £17.99
This sort ‘n’ pop UFO is great for building colour recognition and shapes with its inbuilt share sorter. It’s great for getting those fine motor skills underway and with the added spinning of his spaceship and the pop at the end that chucks them out, Jacob has loved this one.
Is there anything you have spotted that would have to be on your 6-18 months gift guide? If so do let me know.