Age Appropriate Toys – 3 to 6 Months of Age


3 to 6 Months Old and Finger Happy

When the baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, they will have discovered the wondrous joy of fingers. Fingers can be chewed, sucked on and they can grasp. Fingers can not only hold things, but they can also move them around and pass them from one hand to the other. When your baby has unclenched their tiny fists, then they’re ready for the next stage of toys. Toys for 3 to 6 month old babies are designed to help them develop their fine motor skills. They are also designed to entertain and delight babies.

Baby Rattles
Now that the baby can hold something, it is time to give them rattling toys. Baby rattles are designed so that they can be held easily, and the baby will learn that shaking it makes noise. You might get tired of the rattling, but your baby won’t.

Activity Centers
Your busy baby needs a busy activity center. These toys are designed to stimulate and entertain babies, and they will do just that. For 3 to 6 month old babies, an activity center that is suspended over them or toys that they can play with while on their bellies are best. These dangling, jiggling, noisy toys can be swatted at, pulled, rattled, spun, and pushed around.

Stroller and Car Seat Toys
These toys can be attached and removed from an activity bar that fits across the car seat or stroller, making long trips more enjoyable for Baby. These toys can be pulled and swatted at keeping the baby busy.

Board Books
It is never too early to teach your child a love of books. Board books are great for this age. They can be small enough to be moved around by the baby, and the bright colorful pictures will entertain them. The stories are usually simple, but they will learn to love when you read to them. Teething Rings Teething rings are part function, part fun. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, but all are designed to be chewed on. They will also help relieve any teething pain that your baby may be developing.

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