What an age of accelerated development! Between 6 and 12 months, babies turn into eating, crawling, cruising machines … and they might even be taking their first steps. These milestones bring with them a world of opportunities for play – and lots of toys to support their new skills!
Here’s our picks for what to buy babies 6-12 months old.
- Rolling Balls
- Banging Toys
- Bouncing To Music
- Playing Peek-A-Boo
- Tactile Balls
- High Chair Toys
- Activity Board
- Toy Telephone
- Bucket And Spade
Bon appetite baby! Perfect for little foodies who prefer no-touch meals. This bamboo set is unbearably adorable. We love that it’s dishwasher safe for no-fuss cleaning too.
A pretty play gym
A super cute play gym that transforms the floor into a world of wonder for little ones. We love that the feet can be moved further apart to adjust the height of the toys – clever!
Giddy up partner
Lovingly handcrafted from smoothed birch wood, this unique swing can be used indoors or out for year-round fun.
These lightweight sleeping bags keep baby snug as a bug while providing plenty of room for little legs to move freely. We love the two-way zipper – night time nappy changes are a breeze.
Crocodiles never looked so cute! Knitted from 100% cotton these two are a snappy alternative to a traditional teddy. We love the fairy-like wings and teeny tiny feet.
Shake, rattle and roll
Subtle, soft colours designed to fit into chunky little hands, these adorable rattles are made for shaking, banging and tossing to help with hand-eye coordination.
With her flashing horn and rainbow handle, this unicorn play phone is dialling all the right numbers. Sounds and songs and buttons to press keep little hands busy.
This clever cube offers four-way sensory stimulation for teething tots. Large open holes help small hands to grip the cube while lumpy, bumpy edges give relief to tender gums. Plus, a mirrored rattle inside brings hours of fun to bubba’s ears and eyes.
Pop goes the rabbit
A Jack in the Box that brings the Beatrix Potter classic to life. Watch the surprise in bubba’s eyes when their favourite rabbit pops out to say hello.
The first set of wheels
Push, pull, bend and vroom this gorgeous, chunky toy car for make-believe play, to improve hand-eye coordination or just for good, ol’ fashioned fun.
There you are!
Go in search of creatures on every page of these family favourite board books and wait for the surprise at the end. Beautifully illustrated with bright bold colours.
Stack them up then knock them down. These fabric baby blocks have interchangeable inserts that keep nimble fingers and thumbs intrigued as part of the building fun.
A ball for play
Bumpy, lumpy, colourful and rubbery – a delightful sensory ball perfect for playtime!
Let this fluttering fellow make waiting for mealtime so much more fun. He suctions onto any flat surface and has different textures, bits and bobs to keep baby occupied (great for taking along to restaurants).
Buckets of fun
Each bathtime bucket has a different water drainage feature for splish sploshing about.
Open up a world of new textures with these colourful balls, which all fit neatly into each other just like Russian Dolls. Perfect for tummy time and those who are up and about and ready to chase!
A darn good ducky
Such a sweet bathtime friend. Made from natural rubber, he also makes a soft teether, and the clever one-piece design stops nasties from growing inside.
Find more gift ideas:
We’ve collected a treasure trove of amazing gift ideas, from the latest must-haves from leading brands to the quirky boutique finds. There’s something for every little Piper, Noah and Charlotte.
Gift guides based on play and development, not gender.
- What to buy a 3-6 month old
- What to buy a 6-12 month old
- What to buy a 1 year old
- What to buy an 18 month old
- What to buy a 2 year old
- What to buy a 3 year old
- What to buy a 4 year old
- What to buy a 5 year old
- What to buy a 6+ year old
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