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Gifts for Parents Who Adore Baby Toys

Updated on January 14, 2015

Toys for Babies to Love and Learn and Have Fun With

As a grandmother with grandchildren well past babyhood I've hesitated to take on the challenge of building a Baby Register. But secretly, I just love baby toys and giving them as gifts. What could be more wonderful than seeing the expression on a tiny child's face when they see their new gift. Usually the expression on the little face is smiles; sometimes its laughter, and occasionally the baby may not be so interested at first sight of their new toy but, without a doubt, the little one grows to love the toy and get heaps of pleasure from it.

And then, of course, there's Mommy and Daddy who often have more fun with the toy than their little child, and that's a great thing to see as well. Whatever brings happiness gives me pleasure and so I've chosen some toys that remind me of toys that my grandchildren had when they were babies, and other toys that have been created in more recent years.

Photo by Clare Bloomfield

Time for Play - Beautiful Toys for A Beautiful Baby

It's common knowledge that babies thrive on interaction with people, particularly their parents and other loving family members and friends. Additionally, toys are of utmost importance as they add color and sound that helps baby to develop in ways that only safe and well made toys can do. A baby's coordination and visual development is helped tremendously when he or she is provided with toys and equipment that are designed for the appropriate stage of development.

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Entertain your baby with baby-friendly versions of classical music by some of the old masters. There are 7 high quality enjoyable classical melodies from Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini that can be easily heard by pressing a button. Your baby deserves the best of music right from the start.

 

Time to Relax - Ideal for Baby's Quiet Time Out

Rockers, bouncers and activity mats or gyms are essential for baby to be safe in while Mommy is busy with her household tasks. There is always that time of the day, usually the latter part of an afternoon as I remember, when baby can be a little unsettled but as long as they can see Mommy they will usually amuse themselves at least for a short while. So what's nicer than knowing that your baby is comfortable in the special little seat, or lying on the mat and being amused by the hanging toys while you get on in the hope of completing your tasks before the next feed or bath time.

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Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Portable Rocker
Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Portable Rocker

You and your baby will love this rocker which starts as an infant seat or rocker and is just right for the newborn baby. As your baby grows the rocker is easy to convert to an infant seat for interactive toy playing, as well as being a toddler rocker. You and baby can go anywhere with this as it is easy to fold and has a built-in handle. Maximum weight is 40 pounds and it requires 1 D battery.

 

Fun In the Bath - Delight Baby With These Adorable Toys

Little ones just love to splash in the bath and play with their toys; it's often the most enjoyable time of their day. I well remember the fun my twin grandchildren had at bath time and often their dismay when that time was done! Toys are so bright and colorful for little ones and it's a joy to see the pleasure they get from their toys.

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Munchkin Lazy Buoys Bathtub Toys
Munchkin Lazy Buoys Bathtub Toys

Lots of fun at bath time with these adorable Lazy Bouys. Your baby will be intrigued with these individual pieces that float, strain water, scoop, pour and spin as well as nest. They will keep baby amused for as long as it takes to complete bathing, and longer if you will allow it!

 

Quiet and Gentle Video For Baby to Enjoy

The Last Play of The Day - A Few More Toys to Help Baby's Learning

These toys may be a little too stimulating to play with before bedtime but they are so great I just had to include them. Babies don't need all their toys at one time but this is a selection of toys that are educational as well as amusing and they will help your baby to develop skills and gain confidence as they grow. I hope that this choice of toys assists when choosing gifts for any mother-to-be whether first time or otherwise.

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Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! 1-2-3 Crawl Along Snail
Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! 1-2-3 Crawl Along Snail

This gorgeous snail will have your baby smiling and giggling without a doubt. He’s full of fun and baby will love him at tummy time as well as sit-up and play time. He’s also great when baby is ready to crawl; he will wobble along with lively music and dancing lights. Requires 2 AA batteries.

 

Please Share Your Thoughts

What Baby Toys Do You Like the Best?

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Do You Enjoy Baby Toys as Much As I Do? - I'd love to read your comments.

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      Valerie Smith 3 years ago from New Zealand

      @Jogalog: Thanks Jogalog for liking my lens and for your comment; it is very much appreciated. I'm like you - I love babies and I love their musical toys; the two go well together and make for heaps of happiness :)

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love making babies smile with these type of toys. Unlike some people I don't find musical toys irritating and love it when my daughter is having fun with them.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @Hansoph: Thank you for your comment, I'm pleased that you enjoyed my lens. Being a Mom of two little girls is a very special time in your life and I'm sure you're just loving the fun you have with them. Thank you also for Squid liking my lens. I've just visited your first lens and enjoyed it very much.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @TheHonestWebGuru: Thank you very much for your nice comment. Thank you also for Squid liking my lens. I've just been reading you lens about pumpkin syrup. It's sound yummy!

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @Max Globe: Thank you for your very welcome comment. Thank you also for Squid liking the lens. I've just enjoyed reading your lens about Scotland.

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      Hansoph 4 years ago

      As a Mom of two littles girls, this lens has been really insightful. Thanks!

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      TheHonestWebGuru 4 years ago

      I love baby toys, and I love your lens too.

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      Max Globe 4 years ago

      thank you such a great and adorable topic :)

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      PlumberJorge 4 years ago

      Yes, I do. Especially if they are played with by cute little babies. :)

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @BestRatedStuff: Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I really do appreciate it. Have a nice day and best wishes to you.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @billymar: Thanks so much for your comment. I'm pleased to read about your sister's new baby and I'm sure you are a favorite aunt.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @jmsp206: Thanks so much for your comment. I'm delighted to know that you are a new granmama; that certainly is exciting.

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      Valerie Smith 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you for your comment. Thank you also for liking my lens; I appreciate it.

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      I do, the bright primary colors and bold/cute features always make me smile.

      They are fun to buy as long as they are good quality. Love your collection.

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wonderful collection of toys. really appreciate your selection. i love it.

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      billymar 4 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions. My sister born a baby recently. I have always wanted to be the favorite aunt for my nephews.

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      Julia M S Pearce 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Oh yes. I have just become a granmama and am very clucky about all the babies clothes and toys there are. So cute.