As a mom of two girls and a child psychologist, I see personally and professionally how play helps with development, social skills, emotion regulation, parenting skills, and behavior problems. People often ask me, what the best toys for babies are. Or, what I have in my own kids’ playroom. This is why I started a social media series. There, I share fresh ideas for every month of early childhood. Sometimes a common theme emerges around the toys, but in reality – most fit under multiple categories.
Here is the full list of what I think are the best toys for babies 0-12 months old and why:
As my little one grows, I will update this list so bookmark the page for great toy ideas every month!