Shop a fantastic range of beautiful that have been specially designed to stimulate young minds. Helping your baby learn and develop without even realising it. Choose handcrafted wooden toys, sustainably made and painted in child-safe water based stains. Natural rubber teethers and bath toys to soothe troubled gums and encourage bath time play. Baby sensory toys to stimulate sight, sound and touch. And beautiful soft toys, comforters, pram toys and rattles that are perfect for little hands.
Toys for Babies
When it comes to babies only the best is good enough. As parents, we want to choose baby toys that will delight and inspire little ones whilst being completely safe for little hands and mouths. Our range of baby and infant toys have all been chosen with children in mind, they are safe, age-appropriate, and provide plenty of sensory stimulation. So whether you are looking for a first toy for a baby shower gift, something fun to encourage rolling and crawling, or ride-on toys and walkers for babies taking their first steps, we have the perfect toys for you.
Toys for Newborns
Ok, so when they are really tiny playtime is simply about gazing into your eyes. Babies love faces. And as they grow they quickly enjoy discovering the world around them.
Soft cuddly baby toys with bright or contrasting colours and lots of textures are perfect for new babies. We especially love the ones that have bits that crinkle or rattle. Different colours, textures and noises are all perfect for engaging the senses. Stimulating babies development as they interact with the world around them and learn through play.
Moulin Roty has a wonderful range of soft toys and comforters that are suitable from birth. A French company started in a commune in the 1970’s, Moulin Roty remains a cooperative to this day and has stayed true to their founding values of solidarity, cooperation and respect. Their high-quality plush toys are made with beautiful fabrics designed to delight and chosen to be non-toxic and gentle.
Every one of their characters and toys has been beautifully designed. These are toys to make you dream and fall in love with. Babies love the different colours and textures of the fabric. And the tabs, teething rings, rattles and loops all make for toys that will be cherished by babies and remain faithful companions through the toddler years.
Their soft rattles are perfect for tiny tots. They love to watch and listen as you play with a rattle in front of their faces in the early days. A soft rattle is perfect as they learn to grasp and grab and create endless smiles as they learn how to move their bodies to make the noise. Some of them even have little mirrors for them to catch sight of their reflection as they play.
Activity and Pram Toys
As babies grow their sleeping and eating takes up less of their day. Thus they begin to require more stimulation from the world around them. By two to three months old having baby toys you can attach to their pram, cot or car seat is a great way to keep your baby entertained and learning. Or set up a play area with toys hanging above them as they lie on a play mat.
Many of the Moulin Roty baby toys come with little loops for easy attachment and we love the gorgeous organic Nanchen dolls. The ring makes them easy to attach to a pram or cot and they are perfect to chew on when teeth start coming through.
Sensory Baby Toys
Sensory baby toys are the perfect way to keep your little one entertained whilst at the same time helping them with early development skills. Babies learn about the world around them through the senses of sight, sound and touch. Engaging these senses helps build nerve connections in the brain, making it vital for babies learning and development.
Choosing toys for your baby that give lots of sensory stimulation will not only keep them engaged but mean they are constantly discovering something new every time they play.
Sensory play doesn’t have to involve toys. There are lots of wonderful ideas for messy play, such as jelly, spaghetti and mud. These games engage the senses and allow your baby to discover different textures, temperatures and smells. But sometimes it’s nice to know you are catering to their developmental needs without having a huge amount of mess to clean up afterwards.
Here are some of our favourite sensory baby toys that every home should have
A simple rattle is actually a wonderful toy for stimulating babies senses and encouraging learning. They will learn hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and cause and effect as they figure out how to make the sound. And even the tiniest tots will love listening to the noise as you shake a rattle for them.
A rainmaker is also a wonderful twist on a rattle that makes a great sensory toy for babies. The calming sound is perfect for developing auditory skills. As with all musical toys, this is one that will be played with for years in different ways as your baby grows.
A Sensory Ball (or four)
Balls are a great sensory toy for babies anyway as they encourage movement, strength building and the development of gross motor skills as babies try to push them around. Specially designed sensory balls have the added benefit of different textures for baby to discover.
The BigJigs sensory spikey baby ball even lights up when you throw it at something which babies and toddlers both love. And their tactile grid and bell balls are perfect for little hands to explore as they are easy to hold. We also love the Plan Toys sensory tumbling balls. They come in a set of three and each one is designed to stimulate a different sense. A mirror for sight, fluff for touch and a rattle for hearing.
Reading with your child at any age is one of the best gifts you can give them. Even from a young age, the sound of your voice and looking at the pictures is a great learning activity. Babies also love to have a book they can hold themselves. Cloth books or the Plan Toys mirror book are perfect infant toys
Full of colours and textures to explore, babies will amuse themselves, develop keys skills and start an early love affair with reading all at the same time.
Every baby should have a set of building blocks. They have been a staple of our toy boxes for generations and with good reason as they offer so many opportunities for learning and developing through play as well as being a wonderful way to interact with your child.
Wooden building blocks have progressed a long way from those loved by our grandparents. And although we still love and see a huge benefit from playing with simple, natural wooden blocks, we love sensory blocks too.
Bath toys are great for sensory play as they automatically include water in the equation. Make every bath time a voyage of discovery with our wonderful range of natural bath toys.
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