If there is one thing near and dear to our heart, it is baby toys.
When we first started KidzInc one of the key motivators was our first child. We wanted to buy her toys like any parent, but we also wanted to develop her mind at the same time.
We were unsure what baby toys would do this, and even how to begin. It seemed there were not a lot of high-quality baby toys on the market, and they were hard to find.
Starting a toy store certainly solved this issue for us :). But in all seriousness we understand why finding the best baby toys you can for your child is close to your heart.
So today we have put together not just a collection of baby toys, but a collection of baby toys that are high quality. They will support your babies development in all aspects. Including social, spatial, motor skills fine and major, and cognitive development.
The development we saw in our daughter using some of these toys, and now in our son have been amazing.
We know that every single parent want to develop their baby. So without further ado, here is a list of baby toys we feel you should know about.
First off the rank for baby toys is one of our personal favourites, the Tobbles Neo by Fat Brain Toys. Winner of the prestige 2013 Toy of the Year – Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair, and many other awards. The Tobbles Neo is wonderful for building fine motor skills, co-ordination and spatial awareness.
The bright colours and fun stacking options, make this a wonderful toy for baby while developing critical skills at an early age. They build in a variety of ways, meaning the biggest piece does not always need to be at the bottom. A lot like there are many answers to one problem.
The design is unique, and they are very tactile and easy for baby to grab hold and play with. As far as baby toys go, we believe this one is a must-have for any parent.
Included in our must-have baby toys collections is a soft book. Where would a baby be without a book :)?
The Galt Giant Soft Book makes books fun for Baby. It is an 8-page book with crinkle wings, furry body, shiny wings, patterned spots, peep-o leaf, squeaky petal, dotty shell and s sun mirror. Most importantly Machine washable.
As baby toys go, making books fun has all sorts of long-term benefits for baby.
And in terms of long-term benefits how about music? Shown to have a direct linkage to understanding math, the Hape Early Melodies Xylophone is a wonderful instrument for baby.
The Hape Early Melodies Xylophone helps baby develop an appreciation for rhythm and music, hand eye coordination and sensory perception.
All of Hape wooden toy products are masterfully made, and this one has no square edges.
Where would a baby toys collections be without a walker? The Hape Little Rider is one of our favourites. Winner of the toy of the year 2014 in Finland, it has soft rubber handles, rounded edges and even a storage compartment for baby toys.
The other wonderful aspect is that when baby gets tired, baby can ride it. This is a great baby, Walker.
Another classic in our collection of baby toys is the Hape Book Wood at the Zoo. With colourful coloured pages, made with non-toxic paints it is a great option for a baby book.
Helping baby with visual, tactile, and auditory cues. It is also great for Developing Social Skills. The basics of communication, cooperation, and collaboration; encourages trust, friendship, and language development.
If you are planning a vacation soon, then this might be one to add to your collection. The K's Kids- Jumbo Go Go, Winner of Dr Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products Winner. It comes with a teether key set to start the engine, has a real engine sound, followed by music and lights. Just like mum and dad it even includes a place for babies bottle :), a pocket for toys, and a mirror.
A cool toy to add to babies collection, and perhaps give you 5 minutes to yourself.
Let us introduce you to K’s Kids - Popboblocs Chain An Inch Worm. As baby toys go, this one is all fun, with development sneakily included. The inch worm develops babies fine motor skills, as each of the pieces of our little worm link together. This is so baby can build inch worms of different types and configurations. 2D and 3D configurations are possible. Winner of the preferred Choice Award 2013 - Baby and Toddler Toy.
Inch Worm is a happy little worm, and we are sure inch worm will make baby smile while learning.
I know you might be asking where are the baby toys for the bath? Well how about Plan Toys Sea Life Wooden Bath Set. Float them on the water, fill them up and squirt the water out. This set of 4 animals includes a Shell, Starfish, Turtle, and Dolphin. Wonderful for developing coordination, fine motor skills and imagination.
In term of baby toys, we have left one of the best for last. If you are not familiar with Tegu, prepare to be amazed. These beautifully made magnetic wooden blocks, will bring baby hours of fun. That is right we said magnetic! One of our very best sellers for baby, the offer hours of fun, and the pleasure of building structures with wood.
The magnetics lock the pieces in place, making play interesting and versatile for baby. And the winner of Slow Toy Movement Award - 2014. All paints are water-based, non-toxic and the magnets are safely embedded inside each block. Made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified Honduran tropical hardwood timbers. Tegu blocks are heirloom quality toys and meant to be passed from generation to generation.
Some of the Tegu range suitable from Zero up. This one is a real favourite in our baby toys range.
You can see our full baby toys range, by clicking here, and should you have any questions about this or other toys in our range, please ask.
Happy playing x