Preschool Toys

Published on July 5th, 2017 | by Tae


Baby Toys 0-3 Months – Keep a Newborn Entertained!

When you think of 0-3 month old babies, you don’t necessarily think about toys. They might not be interested in toys like a toddler, however there are some toys out there that can benefit your 0-3 month old greatly! So I’ve compiled a short list of age appropriate, beneficial baby toys 0-3 months.

Baby Toys 0-3 Months; Mirror

Baby Toys 0-3 Months

Pictured; Bright Starts See and Play Auto Mirror

Everything is new to your baby, even themselves! Babies love to look in mirrors, they get to see all the funny faces that silly baby in the mirror makes! Mirror play can help promote bonding time between baby and parents too, you can make funny faces with them and play a cute game of peek-a-boo.

Baby Toys 0-3 Months; Lamaze Toys

Baby Toys 0-3 Months

Pictured; Lamaze Captain Calamari 

Pram toys are great for teeny tiny ones. They clip onto your pram/car seat/cot to give easy access to your baby and provide not only visual stimulation, but mental stimulation too. This is because Lamaze toys always have little “activity” bits for babies. Teething rings, crinkly bits, textured fabric, rattles, even squeakers.

There’s a lot of design variety out there for you to choose from, monkeys, octopuses (octopi?), dolls, robots, even dragons and unicorns! You name it, there’s probably a Lamaze toy designed that way so you can pick the perfect design for your baby.

You can find these toys pretty much anywhere too, I got Lamaze’s “Emily” doll for my daughter as a gift after her 8 week jabs from the local Tesco for £9.99.

Baby Toys 0-3 Months; Rattles

Baby Toys 0-3 Months

Pictured; Fisher-Price Shake ‘n Rattle Maracas

Okay, so your 0-3 month old might not be able to pick up a rattle yet, but they’ll still benefit from you shaking one for them. Babies love noise and bright colours, they excite them. It’ll encourage them to reach out and try to pick up/hold the rattle so they can play with it themselves. There’s lots of rattles out there, from old fashioned no nonsense rattles, to rattles with teethers, spinning shapes and textured bits on them. It doesn’t matter what rattle you go for, there’s a reason they’ve been a baby favourite for so many years, they help improve hand-eye coordination in your baby.

Baby Toys 0-3 Months; Crinkly Books

Baby Toys 0-3 Months

Pictured; The Very Hungry Caterpillar “Lets Count” On-The-Go Book

Crinkly books are a great baby toy. The pages are noisy and they usually come with a clip so your baby can take it out and not lose it. These baby toys can be educational from a tiny age too. Some promote numbers, animals, colours, shapes and some even have teethers on the page corners. They introduce your tiny infant into the world of books and speech, and even make a cool sound when they scrunch it! What’s not to love?

You can pick these crinkly books up in toy shops and supermarkets. I got my baby one from the local Tesco for only £1.99.

Baby Toys 0-3 Months; Play Gym

Baby Toys 0-3 Months

Pictured; Fisher Price Kick and Play Piano Gym

Newborns spend a lot of time lying down and can’t really do much, so a play gym is perfect for them. Bright colours, hanging toys, mirrors, interactive toys, even a kick piano on some! Play gyms can encourage little ones to reach up and grab, sit up, promote self awareness and improve hand eye coordination, all while mum or dad cleans up and gets the dinner on!

Again, there’s a lot of variety out there so you have a lot of choice when it comes to a play gym for your baby!

All in all, while your small baby might not need toys, there are many, many ways early development toys can benefit even your newborn. You don’t have to splash the cash, most of these toys are relatively cheap and for the bigger things like play gyms and play nests, you can always buy for a fraction of the price second hand!

See my post on “Essential Baby Toys on a Budget” for inspiration!

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