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13 Best Baby Toys to Buy in Singapore (2023)

You would have heard of parents buying fancy new toys for their children, only for their little ones to prefer the carton boxes that the toys came in. Or toddlers opting to play with the household broom and random wooden bowl from the kitchen rather than their pricey new Pikler triangle or Montessori toys.

As children are curious about the world around them, everything and anything can be considered a toy. When choosing toys for a baby, it is important to consider their age and their developmental milestones. Different developmental stages mean different skills, which means different ways of interacting with, and enjoying a toy.

Toys for babies from birth to 2 months

For a baby’s first two months of life, they spend a lot of time watching and listening to people around them. This is a crucial time for their emotional development, and interaction with your baby is more important than any toy. It could be as simple as playing ‘peek-a-boo’, reading, singing, and talking to your baby.

As they are starting to learn about the world through their senses, some of the best toys at this stage would be those with contrasting colours, soft sounds and different textures.

1) High contrast black and white cards & board books

High contrast black and white cards & board books baby toys

Shop high contrast board books here.

2) Cloth books with textures and crinkly sounds

Cloth books baby toys

Shop Jellycat cloth books here.

3) Mobiles for cots or bassinets

Cot mobiles baby toys

Shop Pehr cot mobiles here.

Toys for babies from 2 to 4 months

This is the time when babies start discovering their hands. They’ll start grasping, holding and shaking things and it is the start of their gross motor skills development.

4) Baby activity gym

Baby activity gym toys

Shop Doomoo play gym here.

Shop Lovevery play gym here.

5) Baby rattles: Wooden rattles, cloth rattles, plastic rattles

Baby rattles baby toy

Shop Jellycat rattles here

Shop Sassybaby rattles here.

6) Baby mirror toy for tummy time

Baby mirror baby toy

Shop baby mirror toys here.

Toys for babies from 4 to 6 months

This is the time when babies do a lot of exploring with their mouths, so you’ll want to keep choking hazards like tiny toys, marbles, magnets or any other small objects out of his reach. They’ll also now have more control of their heads, hands and legs. They’re able to roll over, push themselves onto their arms and even kick at an object.

7) Baby playmat for tummy time

Baby playmat for tummy time baby toy

Shop Lollibly playmats here.

8) Stuffed plushies & cuddle toys

Stuffed plushies & cuddle toys baby toys

Shop Jellycat plushies here.

Shop Cho pillows here.

9) Soft fabric balls to grasp and roll around

Soft fabric balls baby toys

Shop IKEA ball toy here

Shop Manhatten Toys Bababall here.

10) Baby tissue box toy or just a real tissue box

Baby tissue box baby toys

Shop Taf Toys Tissue Box here.

Toys for babies from 6 to 12 months

During this phase, most babies have learned to crawl and to walk. They’ll pull themselves to a stand and hold on to furniture. At this age, they’ll also begin to experiment with problem solving and cause and effect. They’ll need durable, safe toys that they can explore with all of their senses.

11) Pull-along toys that come in cute animal designs

Pull toys baby toys

Shop pull toys here.

12) Basic shape sorter toys

Shape sorters baby toys

Shop shape sorter toys here.

13) Stacking & nesting toys & blocks

Stacking & nesting toys baby toys


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