5 best toys for newborn to six-month baby

September 11, 2018
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    Buying the best toys for your baby can be a mind-boggling affair. After all, there are so many cute playthings that catch your eye in the shops and online.

    But get one that’s too advanced for her and she’ll struggle with it; too basic, and she’ll lose interest.

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    “When buying a toy for your child, in addition to its being age-appropriate and entertaining, ensure it can boost her development and imagination and creativity,” says Sandra Heng, class leader at enrichment centre Baby Sensory Singapore.

    “Ask yourself: How does this toy stimulate the child’s five senses?”

    Related: This is why Singapore parents still prefer physical toy shops to online stores

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    At this age, Baby may not be strong enough to grasp objects, but the world comes alive through her eyes and ears. Get toys that help strengthen the eye muscles or make sounds to draw her attention.

    As she grows, she will begin to reach for objects, so provide toys with interesting textures and that are safe for mouthing. Shake a musical instrument gently in front of Baby to capture her attention. Sensory toys also provide comfort while occupying her busy inquiring hands.

    Read on to find out the five best toys for newborn to six-month-old baby.

    Related: 10 ways to encourage your baby to play longer with toys

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  • Toys in black, white and red (high-contrast)
    4 / 8 Toys in black, white and red (high-contrast)

     

     

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  • Baby mirrors
    5 / 8 Baby mirrors
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  • Baby percussion toys, such as shakers, maracas and jingle bells
    6 / 8 Baby percussion toys, such as shakers, maracas and jingle bells
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  • Sensory toys, such as textured blocks, teething rings, cloth books, and soft toys
    7 / 8 Sensory toys, such as textured blocks, teething rings, cloth books, and soft toys
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  • Bubbles
    8 / 8 Bubbles

    (Photos: 123RF.com)

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