Best gifts for baby

With the holiday season approaching, it’s always fun buying for babies.  But what are the best gifts that are both educational yet entertaining?  From books to dolls, activity centers to walkers and rockers, check out these top 10 gifts, which include award winning products as well as brands you can trust for your little one.

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Here are the top 10 gifts for babies:

Alex Jr My Busy Town

My Busy Town Developmental Toy by Alex Toys  — ages 6 months – 2 years

This is a wonderful developemental toy that includes activities to work on gross and fine motor skills, as well as an introduction to the alphabet.  Complete bright colors and patterns and a solid wooden construction!

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First 100 Words and My Big Animal Book by Roger Priddy — ages 0-2 years

Roger Priddy is THE best author for vocabulary building books for small children!  With realistic photos that are intriguing to young children, these books will entice little ones to connect words with the pictures.  My son loved these books when he was young!

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Melissa and Doug Take Along Shape Sorter — ages 9 months – 3 years

This padded shape sorter is soft for infants, yet teaches both hand-eye coordination and shape identification for toddlers.  The perfect on-the-go toy for the active baby!

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V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker — ages 9 months – 3 years

This grow-with-you toy is a learning center that transitions from sitting on the floor to helping baby walk and learn.  One of V-Tech’s highest rated toys, yet is affordable!

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Lamaze Cloth Book — ages newborn – 18 months

For a newborn, you can trust the quality of Lamaze products.  With bright, bold colors, these cloth books attract the attention of babies.  Choose from 6 different styles that vary from a baby’s day to animal designs.

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Baby Stella Peach Doll — ages 6 months – 3 years

This award winning doll includes a life-like toes, soft skin, and a belly button, as well as removable diaper, sleeper, and pacifier that attaches magnetically to her mouth.  Every little girl needs her own doll, and this one is the perfect first doll!

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Baby’s My First Photo Album of Family and Friends — ages 3-12 months

Babies love to look at family members.  Plus, what grandmother wouldn’t want baby to be able to recognize her on her next visit?  Start early with this photo album!

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Ballyhoo Ball — ages 6 months – 2 years

One of the newest toys on the market!  Each little ball produces a different sound; all fit into the large ball.  Play with them together or separate.  Bumps, spikes, and textures work on increasing baby’s senses.

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Lamaze Play and Grow Firefly — ages newborn – 2 years

An adorable take-along toy that is suitable for even a newborn!  Includes clanking rings, teether, and a mixture of textures and crinkles. 2 designs — bright primary colors for either boy or girl, or pink/purple for the girl in your family.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rocker — ages 18 months – 4 years

Babies love Eric Carle and the Very Hungry Caterpillar book.  Why not bring the book to life with a baby-sized caterpillar that your little one can ride on?


What toys were a big hit with your baby?  I’d love to hear other ideas for the best toys for babies.

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  1. Such a great list, we had the first 100 words book and seemed to be reading it all the time! Our 2 both loved the lamaze toys we got for them when they were very small

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