Once your baby is able to support their head up unassisted you will see that sitting up is another thing that they often learn very soon. Once a baby can sit up the number of different types of toys that they can use quickly expands.
1. Bobby Pillow
Some babies love to have assistance in sitting up and others hate it. Using a bobby pillow can help protect your child from tipping over when they are first learning to sit up on their own but not all babies like to use them.
2. Toy Telephone
By now your baby is watching everything that the people around them do. If they see that mom or dad talk on the phone they will begin to babble on a phone of their own. In addition to helping a child become more social some toy phones that talk back can help a baby work on their speech.
3. Stacking Rings and Cups
It is amazing all of the things that your baby can learn from stacking toys. Depending on the ring and cup will determine all that the toy offers but most help your baby develop hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, distinction of colors, awareness of sizes, understand spatial relationships, types of texture, ability to sort and stack and learn different shapes.
4. Piano, Drum or Xylophone
A toy that not a lot of parents choose to buy, but a gift that many people like to buy for a baby is a piano, drum or xylophone. Though they can be a lot of noise they can help your child understand cause and effect more and work on the physical abilities. Understanding that if they hit, or push in the case of the piano, they get to hear a noise is a great thing for a baby to comprehend.
5. Shape Sorters
Like the stacking toys, shape sorters open a baby’s mind to the concept of puzzle solving. Once again they will also allow your child to work on learning shapes and colors. Some shape sorters play music so if that is the case your child will be working on cause and effect, which helps them take the initiative to sort the blocks in the first place.
6. Walkers and Jumpers
While your child is still learning to walk a toy that can help them strengthen their leg muscles is a walker or a jumper. Walkers often offer many activities for your baby to play with and learn with. You baby will love being able to explore in a walker as well as play with the toys that are attached to it. Some walkers have an attachable tray so you are able to feed your baby in them as well. Jumpers may have activities too but your child will more likely have more fun with the act of jumping, which will be so good for their leg muscles, than playing with the toys that come with the jumper.
7. Board Books
It is very important to read to your children, even when they are at a young age. Board books are great when your child decides that they want to be the one holding the book that you read them.
By this age you will find that you baby is accumulating a lot of toys. It never hurts to think about getting toy storage for your all of your baby’s wonderful toys.