April 25, 2022

Best Baby Toys for Babies Up to 1 Year

Looking for fun and educational baby toys for babies up to 1 year old? Are you searching for toys for your own child or as a gift? Because you might wonder what is suitable baby toy at 1 year after birth? And what is a nice gift for a child up to 1 year old? As there is a lot of development happening in this first year of life, you can respond well with toys. You can also form an idea yourself when you think about the age of the baby you want to give the gift to. Before we start with the top 10, we'd like to give you some more explanations here.

Can you give a big gift 1 year after birth?

Whether you can give a baby who is not yet 1 year old a big gift after birth depends entirely on the gift. "Big" can of course be seen in quotation marks here, because a child's hand is quickly filled. What do you give to that little hand? A soft cuddly toy is a very nice gift. Furthermore, this is a gift that a child can enjoy for years, and sometimes even a lifetime. It could become a favorite cuddly toy! Perhaps you are now thinking of your own favorite cuddly toy and you still have it standing in a corner in the bedroom. For younger, smaller babies, a fabric rattle is also a nice gift. Babies who can't yet hold toys themselves can be given a music box or musical mobile. In our top 10 list of toys for babies under 1 year old, you'll find these and other tips.

Toys for a baby up to 1 year old: our top 10

To highlight the best baby toys for babies up to 1 year old, here is the top 10. This list includes toys that you can naturally find at Baby’s Only, but also other popular toys that shouldn't be missing from the list. We make all fabric baby toys ourselves.

1. Are you giving the favorite baby cuddly toy?

What the favorite cuddly toy of a baby will be is always a matter of waiting. As a maker of, among other things, baby toys for babies up to 1 year old, we know that a teddy bear is always a favorite. In second place among the baby cuddly toys is a cuddly rabbit. Are you looking for another original cuddly gift for a 1-year-old baby? We also have a giraffe, frog, dinosaur, hippo, or elephant baby cuddly toy. We have all the cuddly toys in many different colors and various fabrics. How the fabric feels is important for a 1-year-old baby, as the sense of touch is still developing.

2. Music box

A baby music box is our number 2. In addition to the way babies feel certain fabrics, sounds are an important part of a baby's development. And the sound of a music box can give your child a calming feeling. This is nice for bedtime, and at the same time, it also helps to develop a sense of sound, rhythm, and tone. A music box has a pull cord that you can use to turn it on for your baby.

3. Rattle

rattle is the toy for a 1-year-old baby as soon as the baby can hold something on their own. Baby’s Only rattles are soft and emit a gentle rattle sound. Even if you're looking for a gift for a newborn, this toy for babies under 1 year old is a recommendation. Rattles stimulate multiple senses: hearing, seeing, feeling, and even smelling are stimulated. A fabric rattle actually gets a familiar scent for the baby. This might sound unimportant, but many parents know how important it is. Keep reading, as at the bottom of this list, we'll also discuss comfort blankets.

4. Musical mobile

Are you looking for a gift for a baby under 3 months old? Then toys for self-play are usually not suitable yet. A better toy for a newborn baby is a musical mobile. Babies lie down a lot at this age and their field of vision is still small. If you hang a musical mobile in their field of vision, they will see the fun, cheerful figures moving and "dancing" to the music. A musical mobile can be hung above the playpen or above the crib, but it should be out of the baby's reach.

5. Playmat

When looking for toys for a 1-year-old baby (or younger), you can also think more broadly than just baby toys. A playmat is a good and original gift for a 1-year-old baby. Parents can also take the playmat to visits or on vacation. The Baby’s Only playmat comes with a play arch (2x) and plush toys. Playing with playmats contributes to the development of hand-eye coordination.

6. Challenging toys for 1 year old

Are you looking for challenging toys for 1-year-old babies? Then you don't have to think long. As described in the previous paragraph, a play arch with plush toys can already provide a challenge for a baby. For slightly older babies, an abacus, blocks, and an activity cube can offer a lot of challenges.

7. Outdoor toys for 1-year-old babies

Outdoor toys are fun to give in spring and summer. If the toy is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, you can give it all year round. Since a 1-year-old baby can't really play soccer yet, you don't have to worry about a ball being kicked around the room. However, a ball is still a nice gift. Another fun outdoor toy for babies up to 1 year old is a sandbox, beach toys, a push car, or a balance bike.

8. Bath toys

Whether a baby likes to take a bath or not, bath toys can make it more enjoyable either way. Bath toys invite play and also contribute to development. Moreover, they remain beautiful for a long time, and children can still enjoy them in their toddler years. If you're looking for an original gift for a 1-year-old baby, also consider water tracks. These types of tracks can be attached to the edge of the bathtub and offer long-lasting playtime for older babies too.

9. Small inexpensive baby gifts: just as nice!

Especially for the tiniest ones up to 1 year old, a big gift is not always necessary. A comfort blanket is a favorite. In the shape of an elephant, star, mouse, or bear, a comfort blanket is a nice alternative to a cuddly toy. The comfort blanket can provide a familiar feeling, and this is especially useful for on the go, visits, or sleepovers. Such a blanket gives your child a familiar feeling and scent. A comfort blanket doesn't have to be expensive. If you're looking for cheap toys for a 1-year-old or younger baby, this is a good tip. A comfort blanket is just as nice as a real cuddly toy, especially for young babies.

10. Last but not least: pacifier clips

And we're closing our top 10 with pacifier clips. A pacifier clip is a nice baby gift under 10 euros. A pacifier clip from Baby’s Only is knitted and has soft balls for the baby to cuddle and play with. A pacifier clip has a clip to attach it to baby clothing. A small but lovely gift!