How to Choose a Toy For Your Baby

Choosing a toy for your baby can be a fun and exciting experience. Toys for babies should be age appropriate. Babies who are newborn are not going to get the same stimulation from a toy as a nine-month old. There are plenty of toy options available for babies of all age. A few age appropriate considerations can be well served when selecting an age appropriate toy.

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How to choose a teething toy for your baby

Teething children can be hard to soothe. The pain associated with teething can be immense and often makes the child irritable and cranky. There are several options that parents have for alleviating the pain associated with teething. One of the best options available for those of teething children is to find a suitable teething toy for your infant or toddler. Now that you know your child is teething and needs a teething toy, how do you pick the right toy?

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Baby Einstein Count and Compose Piano – Product Review

Baby Einstein Count and Compose PianoThe Baby Einstein Count and Compose Piano is the best children’s toy under $15 I have ever seen.

When I was a kid cheap toys consisted of crudely painted plastic objects with a few moving parts.

The Count and Compose Piano is a complete electronic toy with multiple instruments, different music modes, and counting from one-to-five in three different languages.
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Baby Winnie the Pooh Comfort Blanket

Baby Winnie the Pooh Comfort BlanketArya has finally found a toy she can use as a security blanket.

Her Baby Winnie the Pooh Comfort Blanket is the ideal combination of a familiar character and a soft blankie.

My daughter doesn’t use it all the time, but when she needs comforting or self-soothing she will consistently use her Winnie the Pooh blanket.
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Infantino Activity Ball – Baby Product Review

Infantino Activity Ball - Baby Product ReviewSince my daughter learned to grasp a few weeks ago she has been entertaining herself by grasping her toys.

Arya especially loves grabbing her Infantino activity ball. The toy is big with lots of wires, rings, and big caps.

Her hand-eye coordination is still developing so the multiple hand-holds of the ball allow her to always grab onto her toy even when she misses her intended target.
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Baby’s First Car Ride

Baby's First Car RideAfter we finally finishing packing for baby’s first road trip, we got to experience baby’s first car ride.

Since we don’t own a car, this weekend’s trip was Arya’s first time riding in an automobile. After some difficulty loading the van and installing the car seat, we were able to leave only one hour behind our original schedule.

Arya was lucky to have lots of room in the van for her books and toys. Thanks to Grandpa driving, she also got both Mommy and Daddy to play with her during the trip.
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Sophie the Giraffe – Baby Product Review

Sophie the GiraffeMy baby is very hard to entertain. She will spend some time playing with her pink ball or babbling to herself in the mirror, but she insists on social interaction most of the day.

Thankfully I found another toy that keeps her entertained for up to 20 minutes at a time.

Sophie the Giraffe is sold as a teething toy for older babies, but my 12-week old daughter loves it.
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Baby’s New Favorite Toy

Baby's New Favorite ToyArya has settled on a new favorite toy. She likes her bendy ball and her white noise giraffe, but she is mesmerized by something we got for free.

Baby’s new favorite toy is a ruffled, paper ball used as part of my wife’s baby shower celebration. The colorful, pink-and-white ball is attached to a string.
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