Learning for babies begins at home. If you’re a parent looking for educational toys for babies, then I’ve got you covered with a list of unique educational gifts for babies under 1 year old, such as toys, games, and books!
I can hardly believe that my baby boy is already 6-months-old. It feels like it was just a month ago that I was holding this boy in my arms for the first time. As I watch him day in and day out, it really sets in that this boy is growing up. The more his mind expands, the more I feel like I should be doing as his mother. There’s only so many things I can do to keep his attention on my own. I’m not afraid to admit when I need some help and I know other mamas out there who feel the and way. That’s why I’ve teamed up with some of the best brands to bring a Gift Guide for mamas who are dedicated to teaching their babies as much as they can at home.
The educational toys & more in this guide are great for babies under 12 months old. I specifically chose this age range because I personally hit a dead end when searching for educational materials for my son. It took awhile to find everything here so I hope this helps other mamas shop for their babies all in one place!
Educational Gifts for Babies under 1 Year Old
1. Hollow Woodworks Personalized Puzzle Stool (6+ months)
Get it here → HollowWoodworks.com, $89.99+
2. Hello Magazine from Highlights (0-2 years)
Hello magazine supports early language development and encourages parent/child bonding time. All in a baby-safe package!
- Read-aloud stories and songs foster language acquisition
- Baby-safe design features rounded corners, stitched binding, and washable, tear-resistant pages
- Helpful tips provide support for new parents
Get it here → Highlights.com, $3.33 per issue
3. Paddington Jack-in-the-Box (6+ months)
Get it here → Yottoy.com, $28
4. Egon The Elephant Fabric Book (6+ months)
Get it here → HABAusa.com, $19.99
5. GiftLit Cuddle Collection for Babies (0-12 months)
Get it here → GiftLit.com, prices vary depending on subscription preference
6. Teach My Baby Learning Kit (6+ months)
Get it here → TeachMy.com, $29.99
7. Learning Lovey Blanket (0+ months)
This was the first blanket my baby boy fell in love wiht. It’s one that gives security but also teaches! Kids of all ages love our lovey. It’s a perfect first and forever security blanket that can grow with a child and encourages early learning with basic shapes, colors, letters and numbers. Accented with coordinating ribbons sewn shut for safety, this unique design ensures that little fingers do not get intertwined in ribbon loops. The variety of textured ribbons encourage tactile play. Children develop cognitively, socially and emotionally through sensory interaction.
Each product comes with a white teething toy link to clip to strollers, car seats and / or baby carriers. Toy links are non toxic and BPA free. Top fabric is durable micro polyester paired with minky plush fleece textured backing.
Get it here → BackJackAndCompany.com, $27.95
8. Skip Hop Explore and More Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center (4+ months)
Designed in collaboration with a pediatrician, our baby activity center supports a ‘whole body’ approach to play and learning. Easy to assemble, with toys that can be positioned anywhere for baby, it features a 360-degree rotating seat that turns and stretches. Our unique Discovery Window lets baby see their feet while they play to learn cause and effect. As baby grows, our activity center converts for easy cruising—ultimately becoming a clean, sturdy table for coloring, playing and more.
Get it here → Amazon.com, $99.99
Do you have Education toys for babies that you’d like featured in this guide?
If you have any other gift ideas that you think make the cut for this Educational toys, games, and books for babies under 12 months send me an email joyce (at) womenandtheirpretties.net or comment below!
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