Three to six months babies
By this age babies are becoming better at reaching out for,
grasping and holding objects, and may even be able to move them
from one hand to the other. Their hands and the things they can
hold will be explored with the lips and tongue. They can sit with
some support, can follow a moving object well and will look around
for the source of sounds.
Toys to consider
• baby gym or activity with a good selection of toy attachments to bash and swipe at
• Baby ‘nest’ (a textile-covered inflatable ring) or play mat with different textures, flaps and squeaks.
• soft toys with interesting textures and chewable attachments
• easy to grip plastic balls with sounds inside
“Never buy too many soft toys! Choose one. You’re bound to be given loads anyway and my
children rarely played with them. They might have one or two favourites but the rest
of the pile gets ignored.” - Cassie mother of Kane, 5 and Ceri, 3
What? Toy Guide