The Best Christmas Gift Guide – From Birth to 6 months
We want to make your life a little easier this festive season through a series of gift guides with age appropriate toys for your little ones. Starting with toys suitable from birth up to 6 months old.
In the first six months of any little persons life they will have discovered their hands and feet, how to wriggle and roll over, grow and make use of their voice! By six months old a little one might be able to sit with support, prop themselves on their hands, and they may be able to transfer items from one hand to another.
We have selected toys that are suitable for this age group and that will encourage the development of their fine motor, social, problem solving, and learning skills. One that ticks all of these boxes is the Blossom Farm Activity Play gym which lets little ones can wriggle, kick and play. The mat is padded and super soft, it also has a sensory arch with four detachable toys.
There are three different ways to play: little ones can lie on their back and do their best to bat the cute clip-on characters that hang from the arch. Then, when they learn how to roll over, they can enjoy wiggling and playing on the super soft mat. The arch can also be removed so that the playmat makes a comfy place for your little one to sit, play and discover all their fun toys.
Our next pick is the Soothe 'n Groove Mobile as it will be a welcome gift into any home with a little one, as it is an brilliant toy to entertain your child from baby through to toddler both at home and on the go. This mobile is two items in one. It grows with your baby from a crib mobile to a stand-alone music box that toddlers can carry on their own.
With six different musical categories and 18 different tunes, there's up to 40 minutes of continuous and non-repeating music for your child to enjoy. The special soothing motion of the mobile captures baby's attention and keeps them engaged, and colourful buttons allow your child to activate and change the music on their own. The unique design features two high quality speakers for great sound and easy to control volume.
Another great mobile option is the Little Senses Dreamy Glow Mobile. Children will love watching the projection of stars on the ceiling, as well as the cute toys rotating slowly above them. When it’s time to go to bed, they can have fun rolling the friendly faces from awake to asleep. Choose from lullaby and daytime mode to play either calming lullabies or fun playtime melodies. Grown-ups will love that this mobile features a detachable base and can also be used as a night light.
Children will love discovering music and sound with this Baby's First Rattle Set from the Little Lot range. This set includes six fun and colourful rattles to grip, grasp and shake! Each one of these pre-school essentials has a different sound and texture to stimulate your child’s senses. Watch the balls roll around the butterfly, explore the textured rings on the giraffe’s neck, tap the bright tambourine, jingle the bells and move around to the click-clacking sound of these animated rattles. This gift set will be a fantastic introduction to music and sounds, in addition to the development of your little ones’ fine motor skills.
The Little Senses Lights & Sounds Activity Dome is one of our favourites for this age group! This toy is brightly coloured and packed with lots of soft textures, playtime sounds and glowing lights for little ones to discover.
This toy grows with your little one through their developmental stages; it allows babies and toddlers to explore fun activities throughout their early development. Watch as your baby reaches out to grab the four hanging animal toys. They can also spin the cogs or watch the colourful lights.Grown-ups will love that the Activity Dome develops fine motor skills, encourages physical development, and stimulates baby's senses.
Finally what little one doesn’t love a cuddly toy?! We have a fantastic range of plush teddies that are all suitable from birth from a triceratops to a Christmas elf. Just be warned if your little one becomes attached in any way to one, be sure to stock up and buy a few for fear of it going missing!!