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Best Toys For Newborn Babies

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Shopping for babies is one of the easiest tasks in the world because there are so many options out there! In fact, sometimes it can be quite hard to choose from the vast array of beautiful products available. Clothing and gift sets are the most popular pick when gifting a newborn baby as they are still so tiny. This holiday season is all about play so I put together a few different toy options that are suitable for newborns.

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CloudB’s Sleep Sheep is suitable for babies and children of all ages. It soothes your little one, helping them relax with white noise. You can choose from the four programmed sounds – Mother’s Heartbeat, Spring Showers, Ocean Surf and Whale Songs. If you love the Sleep Sheep, you’ll love the matching Snug Rug. Babies deserve a plush and soft place to lie and this snuggly sheep play area doubles up as both a pillow and a non-slip soft area for your baby to lay and play.

Crib Mobiles provide style, a pop of fun and countless hours of entertainment and joy for your baby. The new Nesting Birds Paper Mobile is just gorgeous and offers multi-dimensional views as the mama, papa and baby bird swirl and sway above your baby’s crib. This delicate, yet durable mobile comes assembled and ready to go.

giggle’s Scraptopus is one of the most simple toys and yet babies love it! This 8-legged little friend is made from 100% Egyptian cotton and babies just love it’s bright stripes and simple yet cheerful features. As your baby grows, this friend works quite well as a teether.

When it comes to toys for infants, simplicity rules. Take this organic monkey rattle for example. He’s small, super plush and babies love to gaze at his simple features. Made from organic cotton, this toy is free from toxic chemicals and pesticides, making it as safe as it is cute. Another bonus – the sound of a rattle is great for soothing fussy babies!

When my babies were fresh and new, I spent many hours just lying down next to them on a play mat watching them gaze in awe at their surroundings. This Jungle Play Mat is a fun, plushy solution that allows you to do just that. This giggle exclusive is made from organic cotton and provides plenty of surprises as your baby grows. The included squeak toys, hidden mirror and crinkle noises are fun for curious hands and the comfy pillow is great for tummy time. To top it off, the mat rolls up and includes a carry bag, making it suitable for toting or travel.

It is never too early to read to your baby. In fact many mothers (myself included) read to their little ones while they were in utero! As part of the popular Whoozit line, this soft book is visually stimulating and oh so fun with it’s crinkle paper, mirrors and teethers.

Skip Hop wins in just about everything they produce. The Treetop Friends Collection is a favorite of mine and includes an entire collection of toys and gear all themed around Owls, Birds and other Treetop Friends. The Activity Gym provides a soft place for your little one to learn and explore with mirrors, crinkles and lots of hanging toys.

Soft textures, fun rings, a mirror, a rattle, rubber rings and fun patterns are just a few of the features on this fun wedge from Manhattan Toy for giggle. It is a tried-and-true favorite for babies of all ages.

Even I am mesmerized by this mobile from Skwish. Various sized rods, beads and balls are painted in primary colors and gently twist and turn in a soothing motion. This is one of the most unique mobiles I’ve ever laid eyes on and as a big fan of the Skwish toy, I’m in love!

About Nadia

As founder and editor of and, Nadia Carriere has the goods on what's hot in lifestyle products and travel destinations for families. As a lover of fashion, Nadia found her niche in children's products while searching for quality items for her own kids, and now she scouts out the 'best of the best' for other families with kids.

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