Here are the toys that our twins have enjoyed from ages 0 to 6 months.
Favorite Baby Toys for 0-6 Months
Let me preface this post by saying that when you have babies, you really don’t need a single toy. You are all they need- talking to them, holding them, walking around and showing them things, taking them for stroller walks, and of course, lots and lots of tummy time.
However, if you’re like me and you have other kids or just need a minute and need toys for babies to play with and “occupy themselves,” then I have the list for you!
When Luca was born, I bought every toy thinking it would be the magical one that kept him busy, but alas, he wasn’t a “toy” baby – he wanted to be in the mix and I wore him in the carrier pretty much until he was 2 years old! As for Roma, she loved toys, and it was such a nice break for me, especially because I had 2 under 2 there for a bit.
Anyway, here are the toys that our twins have enjoyed – and your little ones might too!
1 – Lovevery subscription: I always recommend this (it makes a great gift for new parents) because the toys are just such quality, last forever, can be used as the kids grow, and it takes the guesswork out of toy-buying. They’re aesthetically pleasing and I do find my kids play with these toys longer than other brands of toys.
2 – Lovevery Play Gym: this is not part of the subscription kit, but it’s crucial to have a quality play gym for your babies – I love it for tummy time and for back playtime.
3 – Black and white cards: These are all I ever really showed my babies when they were 0-4 months old. Apparently high contrast, black and white is very captivating for babies for many reasons.
4 – Mirror: this seems random, but I swear by it! Babies love looking at themselves in the mirror and I just got a simple acrylic mirror that I secured to a wall near the play gym and they love it for tummy time.
5 – Teethers: teething always started for us around 4 months. I swear by these, these, these, and these.
6 – Stroller toy: we clip this on to the stroller and the kids loved looking at it. These are great when they aren’t grasping toys yet, but they like to look at things.
7 – Wooden grasp toy: great for early grasping! It’s also one of their favorite teethers.
8 – Tummy time toy: this is great for the car also, but we love it for tummy time for the twins, because they can each play on either side of it!
9 – Plush high contrast toy: I can’t explain why but my twins loved this from almost day 1. There are high contrast colors and I used it early on for tracking during their small wake windows.
10 – Crinkly books: I have a bunch of crinkly books and they’re great for the car, the stroller, and just all the time. We love this one.
11 – Skip Hop activity center: We started using this when our kids were 4 months old. It’s just the best, we bought another one this time around for the twins to play together. You can adhere other toys to it and eventually, it turns into a table!
12 – Fisher Price play gym: Ugh. I hate that I love this toy because it’s hideous, but man does it work! I still haven’t found a better play gym (I love the Lovevery one because it’s more versatile, but this one engages them more!) I use it now that the twins are almost 7 months – they sit up in it and play with the hanging toys.
13 – O-balls: these are great for an occupational therapy point, great for tongue strength, and they’re great for early graspers! My twins were obsessed with these for a while.
14 – Purse toy: okay, I call this a purse toy because it’s small enough that I can put it in a small purse and always have an engaging toy on hand. I don’t know what it is, but all my kids have loved this toy.
15 – High contrast books: I love the collection of these books, and my babies loved them. I read them all the time!
16 – Night light plush toy: this was a gift from my sister and it’s a lifesaver. I couldn’t have done night time alone with the twins without it.
17 – Soft blocks: my twins love these blocks – there’s plenty to engage with and they’re nice and soft.
18 – Soft pull back cars: our nanny bought these for the twins for Christmas and I have to say, they’ve really loved them. I just pull them back and release them and it keeps them engaged for so long! They love them and they’re great for extending tummy time.
Hope these toys give you some ideas for your little ones! As immobile as babies are, it can be overwhelming to find ways to entertain them at this age. These toys definitely help some, but at the end of the day, just carrying them around and taking them with you around the house (or the block!) is very helpful.