Little Rollers: Top 20 Toys for 6-Month-Olds

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The best toys for 6 month olds based on developmental milestones | Mum's Grapevine

Before you hit the shops, read our curated list of the best toys for 6 month olds in Australia to help get you started in your search.

What an age of accelerated development. Between six 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 guide to gifts and toys for 6 month boys and girls.

What they’re doing

  • Rolling Balls
  • Banging Toys
  • Bouncing To Music
  • Playing Peek-A-Boo
  • Eating
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Crawling

Gifts they’ll love

20 gifts and toys for 6 month olds

With over 15 years of experience and a community boasting over 100,000 Australian mums, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect toy for your six-month-old.

Below, you’ll find 20 of our favourite picks presented in no particular order. Some are newcomers to the scene, while others are tried-and-true favourites. Rest assured, each recommendation has either crossed our path, found a place in our own experiences, or been enthusiastically vouched for by our Grapeviner community.

Bounce around town

A baby sitting in the Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Centre

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Centre ($349)

Sit, swivel, bounce and play with this baby activity centre that fosters holistic play and learning. Easy to assemble, the table comes with adjustable toys, a 360-degree rotating seat and a unique Discovery Window for cause-and-effect learning. Hours of fun!

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Swinging serenity

Solvej Swings side by side in two colours, yellow and black showing the design and size.

SOLVEJ Baby Swing ($260 NZD)

Introducing the SOLVEJ Baby Swing, a timeless and safe joy ride that grows with your child. Crafted with care in New Zealand, it’s perfect for indoor and outdoor play and comes in 10 fab colours. Ideal for little ones aged 6 months to 6 years. Swing into fun!

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Loopy delights

BIBS Loops showing six different colourways

BIBS Loops ($19.99)

Discover BIBS Loops, the ultimate linking toy for your little one’s entertainment and development. These flexible, detachable loops are both practical and playful, perfect for strollers, beds, car seats, and more. Let your child’s (and mummy’s!) imagination soar.

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Slothful sleep
Baby sleep aid Sloth showing different colours and teether options.

Santi The Sloth – The Smart Sleep Aid ($169)

Meet Santi, your baby’s dreamtime companion. Customise their sleep journey with programmable features, including a cry and temperature sensor. Illuminate the night with a rainbow of colours, play soothing sounds or stream music via Bluetooth, and comfort with a removable beechwood teether.

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Cube of wonders

Done by Deer discovery cube in bright colours next to soft balls showing parts of the play process

Done By Deer Discovery Cube ($99.95)

Get ready for sensory playtime with the Done By Deer Discovery Cube! It’s a magical world of textures, mirrors, and hidden friends, all in one cube. Perfect for curious minds and tiny fingers, this cube is designed to delight and stimulate your little one’s senses.

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Chew crew

Tikiri First Australian Animals sitting on the edge of a bathtub showing that they can be used for bath play

Tikiri My First Australian Animal Set ($79.95)

Dive into Tikiri’s Aussie animal crew, the ultimate bath and teether companions! Crafted from natural rubber, these cuties are eco-friendly and safe. From cuddly koalas to playful platypuses, each stimulates senses, aids teething, and makes a splash in bathtime adventures. Gentle on gums, big on fun!

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Heart of gold

The Cuddle + Kind Honey Bears in Goldie and Charlie standing side by side showing the large and small sizes

Cuddle + Kind Honey Bears (from $110)

Meet Cuddle + Kind Honey Bears, the perfect snuggle buddies for every mini!  These dolls are a special keepsake, measuring the average length of a sweet newborn. Ethically handcrafted in Peru with natural cotton, they’re not just cuddly; they’re compassion in action. For every doll, 10 meals go to children in need.

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Tub time tails

open bath book by we might be tiny in silicone

We Might Be Tiny Bath Book ($49)

Read all about it! With 12 colourful and textured pages to engage the senses, every component of this bath time book is made from non-toxic BPA-free silicone. It can also be used for playdough, craft or baking and it’s dishwasher safe. Hurray!

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Sensory play

Side by side image of baby laying on the Done by Deer sensory play mat next to a front and back view of the mat

Done By Deer Sensory Play Mat ($199.95)

Step into the realm of sensory exploration with this 3D Sensory Play Mat! Designed to captivate little ones, it’s not just a mat; it’s a vibrant adventure filled with textures and playful 3D elements. Watch your tiny explorer’s senses come alive!

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Musical magic

Three of the Konges Sløjd Musical Activity Toys showing how you pull down the cord to start the music

Konges Sløjd Musical Activity Toy (from $74)

Soft lambswool, playful designs, and soothing melodies—this activity toy is a tiny hands’ symphony of joy. The perfect blend of entertainment and comfort, each design serenades your little one into sweet dreamtime. Sleep tight, little friend!

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Textured tales

six of the different Baby Touch and Feel Books lined up side by side showing the different book covers

Baby Touch and Feel Board Books ($16.99)

Textured patches invite tiny fingers to explore, making each spread a tactile delight. Sturdy and vibrant, these board books with grabbable tabs spark interaction and play for a happy learning experience.

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Coiled cuteness

The activity spiral toy on the side of a cot with miffy in the centre

Miffy x Little Dutch Activity Sprial ($39)

Explore, touch, and play with this adorable activity spiral! Engage babies both at home and on the go, it’s designed to enhance their senses and stimulate hand-eye coordination. Easily attaches to the pram, cot, car, or playpen for endless entertainment.

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More toys we love …

Squiggly line

Know a toy suitable for a 6 month old we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been curating Australia’s best baby products into helpful lists for over 15 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

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We want you to know

At Mum’s Grapevine, we’re a team of passionate mums (with 19 kids!) and over 15 years of experience researching and writing about all things baby and parenting. Our reviews of recommended products, like the ones in this post, may include paid inclusions, but we promise to only feature products that we truly believe in and have used or seen ourselves. We want to ensure that you, our Grapeviner mums have access to the latest and greatest products in the parenting world, and we’re committed to maintaining our high standards of quality and honesty. See our Disclosure Policy.

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