Developmental baby toys by Ages and Stages

As parents and educators it is very important to take in consideration what baby toys will help your baby in every age and stage of their life.  Not only because of safety reasons, but also we do not want to make cause frustration in your child. Ygrowup facilitates you with the classification on the website which allows you to choose the appropriate toy.

0 to 3 Months Baby toys

Contrary to what you may believe, newborns and very young infants only develop their vision the first few months of their lives. They see only black and white. Things like faces and voices is what attracts and holds their attention. In this stage they start becoming aware of their own bodies so concentrating your attention on their tiny hands and feet is necessary. Some recommended baby toys to be used at this age and stage are:

  • Black and white toys
  • Play mats
  • Rattles
  • Mobiles
  • Socks and wrist rattles
EduFit Mega Pack baby toys
EduFit Mega Pack

Edushape`s Edu-Fit series all feature high contrast patterns, vivid colors and various textures to stimulate baby`s senses, and encourage key developmental aspects.

EduFit Mega Pack

ALEX Toys ALEX Jr. Shake, Rattle & Teethe baby toys

Teething can sometimes be uncomfortable for babies, but friends from Shake, Rattle and Teethe, can ease the pain along. Bright faces, multiple textures and rattles entertain, while providing the visual stimulation for growing minds. Light and easy to hold, Shake, Rattle and Teethe friends baby toys are ready for playtime, nap time or anytime they need a buddy to keep them company.


3-6 Months

Between the stage of three to six month babies are able to grasp and hold objects. The unfortunate thing as many of you may know is that it excites them and they feel the need to put everything in their mouths. Perhaps it is because it is during this time that many babies begin to teeth.

During this time, you also find the majority of babies on their tummies.  After many tries of pushing on their hands and knees and eventually learn to sit up.

A great collection baby toys to have between three and six months are the following:

  • teething rings
  • soft blocks
  • balls
  • play mats with toys that hang
  • soft squeaky toys
  • finger puppets
Sensory Ball Set of 9 baby toys
Sensory Ball Set of 9

Mega Set Ball value pack. Includes green Triangle ball: 5”, Sensory See-Me red ball 7” ,two Sensory See- Me orange and yellow 4”, Peanut purple ball 2½”, two Massage Roll balls red and yellow ball 3”, Rainbow soft ball: 7”, Stripes ball 5”.


Soft Pals baby toys
Soft Pals Teether

All three Soft Pals – Teether, Rattle Squeaker in one great, easy to wrap gift package. Features are the same as the individual Soft Pals above. All being machine washable and easy to grasp!


Tube Shakers Display baby toys
Tube Shakers Display

Bursting with color and sound, the Rainboshakers are light yet durable, and easy to grip. Shake as a rattle or turn over to listen and watch the beads swirl! Assorted colors.16 rainbow shakers

Tube Shakers Display

6-9 Months

Babies’ fine motor skills are improving. They start using pincer grasp around this time, which opens up a whole new territory of play.

Some babies start to crawl at this age. And babies are starting to understand object permanence, which often leads to “stranger danger” fear and anxiety (absolutely normal).

Toys babies of this age enjoy:

  • small balls
  • peek-a-boo books and toys
  • toy cars and push toys
  • soft dolls
  • sensory boxes
Puppet Playland baby toys
Puppet Playland

Great for baby’s first book, delightful self-play, social playing, role playing at its best, narrative thinking skills and so much more! A lovable puppet who travels through an enchanting ocean, sky, city and forest in the soft and colorful book, stimulating imagination all along the way. Puppet can be played with by itself or can integrate with the book.

Puppet Playland

Sensory See Me Balls 4″ baby toys
Sensory See Me Balls 4″

Small 4″ (10 cm) round, sturdy “See-Through”, inflatable nubby balls. Assorted colors (red, yellow, blue, green) set of 4 colors balls per pk.


9-12 Months

Babies of this stage are very active and curious.

They are able to manipulate objects in different ways, banging two toys together or releasing them from their hands.

They enjoy the interaction with others, therefore social games are encouraged. Roll a ball across the floor or build with blocks together.

Your almost one-year-old will benefits from these toys:

  • fabric tunnels
  • four-wheeled push toys
  • stacking and nesting toys
  • bouncy balls
  • bubbles
  • large building blocks such as Mega blocks
Deluxe Starter Set baby toys
Deluxe Starter Set
  • A beginner set to inspire logic, creativity and sense of accomplishment.
  • Stack a huge tower and knock it down!
  • Help develop early math skills.
  • Helps build understand of how things work.
  • Stacking Stay Tray(TM) help even the youngest baby make a stack.

At birth, a newborn’s eyesight is not yet fully developed and she is not able to see the full spectrum of colors. Red is the first color she will be able to detect. Other colors, specifically blue, are not able to be detected until 3 months of age.


ALEX Toys ALEX Jr. First Pops baby toys
ALEX Toys ALEX Jr. First Pops

Baby will love these 14 pieces of popping fun! They ‘pop’ when little hands connect and disconnect them. Bright, engaging colors in 5 unique shapes for baby to discover. They’ll love spilling them out of the container, too. Suitable for babies up to 50lbs.


ABC Soft Corner baby toys
ABC Soft Corner

Softly safe starter playground for beginner motor skills. MUST BE USED IN CORNER FOR SAFETY. Mirrors sold separately.

Giant Blocks 32Pcs baby toys
Giant Blocks 32Pcs

Over 4” thick with pieces from 4” to over 15” long! Brightly colored Edu-Foam blocks feature patterned front and backs. Suitable for any age, the multiple shapes can create gigantic, yet light weight, structures. Assorted block shapes and primary colors.


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