What are the best toys for 6 month old babies? We’ve listened to pediatricians, occupational therapists, and safety experts to create a list of toys that will help with reaching baby’s key milestones and further baby’s development.
It’s amazing that after spending most of their time sleeping during the first 6 months of their life, babies are now ready to sit up and play. Over the next few months, you won’t believe how rapidly baby will grow.
At 6 months, soon baby will be able sit up by himself. As baby’s sensory skills improve, baby will be able to push and pull objects, reach for objects, grasp objects, and stack objects. At this age, teeth have already started to come in and baby will begin teething. Shortly, baby will be ready for solid foods, crawling, and standing up.
What are the best toys for 6 month old babies? Not only will baby love playing peek a boo, baby will like toys that make things happen. Through the 5 senses, it’s all about discovering how things behave.
Since baby has begun teething, look for toys that are BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. Also avoid fabrics that have been chemically treated with flame retardants.
Since play at this stage is very important, we have chosen the best toys that will help with reaching baby’s key milestones and further baby’s development. Broken down by categories, these are the best 6 month old baby toys.
Musical Toys For A 6 Month Old
While noisy toys can drive you insane, babies love noise maker toys. Music is very important to your baby’s sense of hearing and development intellectually, emotionally, and socially. These musical toys for babies will help calm, soothe, and even excite baby. Plus, they won’t give you a migraine.
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
If you only own one toy, make it this one. With fun cartoony colors, this toy looks like an iPod for babies. Baby will love taking it everywhere with the cute caterpillar handle. Pressing the large red button on it will play one of 7 classical tunes while rainbow lights dance to the tunes. Because the pieces last for twenty minutes and over, it’s a life saver on long car trips.
Baby Einstein Discover and Play Piano
You are never too young to learn a musical instrument. With cloth piano keys, this pleasant sounding first piano is perfect for your Baby Mozart. With three different modes, it not only behaves like a normal piano but can teach numbers and play animal sounds.
Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra Musical Toy
Who said babies can’t make their own music? Now little ones can create their own symphony with this adorable little musical turtle. With 8 classical songs, baby can press the red button to make the turtle play a song with all the instruments. As your little one grows, baby can add and subtract instruments, composing his or her own music.
Hohner 4 Piece Baby Band
Now babies can join the family band with this set of colorful instruments designed just for little ones. You get four brightly colored musical instruments including a cage bell, rainbow shaker, maraca, and clip clap. Each instrument is designed so that baby can easily grasp and shake it all in the name of noisy fun.
Hohner Kids Glockenspiel
Babies love banging on things so they will love banging on this xylophone to make “infant” music. Just keep the mallet away from your 6 moth old and instead use a teether or rattle. With rounded edges, this xylophone is designed with baby in mind. Perfectly tuned, it will bring out the musician in your baby.
Lamaze Turtle Tunes
This might look like a turtle toy but it is actually a musical instrument for baby. When you press the silky soft colored tiles on the turtle, it plays the cutest musical notes. While baby will love hitting random notes, you can even play songs on it like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Not only does it sound like a piano, but you can make it play a horn sound as well.
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
With 8 classical tunes, this fascinating musical cube will bring out the Mozart in your baby. Each side of the cube plays a specific instrument including a harp, piano, French horn, and so forth. By pressing each side, babies can easily add or subtract instruments to create their own masterpiece. Even Mozart would be jealous.
Lamaze Soft Chime Garden
With three different modes, these soft flowers not only light up when you press them but they play a cute chime or part of a song depending on the mode. Babies will not only love the super cute smiling faces on the flowers, but will also love all of the tactile crinkly, soft, and ribbon textures. Almost every part of the toy is made out of different fabric, which is great for sensory development.
Teething Toys And Rattles For 6 Month Old Babies
Babies learn and discover things through their mouth, so teething is very common for 6 month old babies. As your baby gets her first teeth, she is going to want to stick everything and anything in her mouth to soothe her sore gums. She can do that with one of these great teething toys. Some of them even rattle. Here are the best baby toys for teething babies.
Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether
Hands down, this is our favorite teething toy. Shaped like a banana, it is actually a cleverly designed teething toy. Baby will love grabbing the peel handles of the banana and chewing on the soft bristles. Made of silicone, it’s flexible so it won’t hurt baby when baby chews on it. It’s also a great first toothbrush.
Vulli Sophie la Girafe
Sophie the Giraffe has been around since 1961 and this toy continues to be the most popular teething toy generation after generation. Why? The toy has been designed so that babies can easily grasp it and chew on it to soothe their gums. While the brown spots on the giraffe grab baby’s attention, baby will love biting on its neck, legs, and ears. It even squeaks.
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether
This colorful looped toy will not only get baby’s attention with its bright colors, but it’s great for developing early motor skills. The looped rings are perfect for baby to practice her grasp. It’s really soft so it won’t hurt baby. The inner rattle makes a lovely sound when shaken. Baby will not only love grabbing and holding it with 2 hands, but chewing on it as well. You can even stick it in the fridge to help soothe baby’s sore gums.
Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether
Babies will love grasping this colorful geometric activity toy with wooden balls and wooden dowels. Because it flexes and bends under their hands, it’s a great toy for helping with baby’s sensory development. You can squish it, and it pops right back up into shape.
Chewbeads Gramercy Stroller Toy
Does your baby love chewing on your necklaces? For babies on the go, this teething necklace from Chewbeads will help with baby’s sore gums. Available in captivating colors, this teething toy is made out of silicone beads which are completely safe for baby to chew on.
Oball Flexi Loops Teething Toy
The original Oball is a great toy but it is difficult to chew on. With a unique design, bold colors, and multiple textures, this unique teething toy from Oball is designed to relieve baby’s sore gums. The bright colors will get baby’s attention and the webbed holes make it easy for baby to hold. Baby will love chewing on the rings with different textures.
This cute smiling rattle is more than just another rattle. The head lights up with bright colors, which can help develop baby’s sense of sight. Baby will love the textured handle with raised rubbery spots on it. Additionally, baby will love chewing on its gummy ears. When shaken, the rattle makes a soft happy rattling noise.
Playgro My First Bead Buddy Giraffe
This eye catching rattle shaped like a giraffe is sure to get baby’s attention. Baby will love spinning the neck rings. When baby shakes it, the feet make crackling noises and the little beads in the stomach rattle around. It’s great for keeping baby entertained while changing baby’s diaper, on car trips, or just about any time.
Soothers For 6 Month Old Babies
Most 6 month old babies spend 14 to 15 hours sleeping. Babies need to rest because that is how they grow. A soothed baby that sleeps is also how mommy and daddy keep their sanity. Here are a couple of gift ideas for 6 month olds that will encourage baby to fall sleep.
Tiny Love Soothe ‘n Groove Mobile
Available in 2 different styles and versatile enough to fit any crib, this mobile grows with your child. The colorful animals with contrasting colors provide a great point of visual focus for baby. With 40 minutes of music and even white noise, it will keep baby engaged. The coolest part? It easily converts to a music box that your little one can carry around.
Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow 2-in-1 Projection
This is not your ordinary mobile. At nighttime, it projects a night light on the canopy or the ceiling. There is something so fascinating about falling asleep under a light show with lullabies or white noise playing. The coolest part? Not only does this mobile help baby sleep, you can remotely connect to it with an app so you can control everything even when you are not in the same room as baby.
Cloud B Twilight Plush Toy
Even for babies, there is no better way to fall asleep than under the stars. This is no ordinary night light. While baby is falling asleep, this little adorable plush toy projects stars on the walls and ceiling of your baby’s room. Your little one will be in dreamland before it shuts off after 45 minutes.
Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse
Little ones will love falling asleep with this friendly glow in the dark seahorse that is available in pink and blue. When baby squeezes the seahorse, its body glows and the toy soothes baby to sleep with gentle music and ocean sound effects. After 5 minutes, the seahorse fades out and hopefully baby will too.
Cloud b Sleep Sheep
The Sleep Sheep is actually a white noise machine that plays 4 soothing sound effects. Baby loves white noise because it mimics the sound environment in the womb. The best part? This soothing sheep can easily be attached to baby’s crib to help baby fall asleep.
Marpac Dohm-DS White Noise Sound Machine
For those times when baby just won’t fall asleep, a white noise machine can help. Unlike white noise toys, this one is corded which means it won’t burn through batteries. Pediatricians recommend if you are using a white noise machine, you place it at least 7 feet away from baby and keep the volume down. With this one you just twist the unit to lower the sound.
Not only are play gyms a safe and soft place for baby to play, they are great for tummy time play. Tummy time is the best way for baby to build core and upper body strength for crawling and walking. Here are our favorite play gyms for 6 month old babies.
Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym
With very little bells and whistles, the Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym is our favorite gym mat. Above the mat are 5 colorful hanging toys that will grab baby’s attention with fun sounds. There’s a squeaker, rattle, mirror, and more. There is a pillow included for tummy time. Around the mat, there are different sensory experiences which are great for baby’s development.
Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym
Not only does this play gym have the usual hanging toys and mirror, but it has a super cool kick piano that babies love. During tummy time and while on its back, baby can kick to play the piano. When baby can sit up, baby can play the piano while sitting. The coolest part? The piano is removable so as baby grow up, baby can take it with her.
Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym
With bright colors and cute toys, this gym will keep your little one entertained and practicing his motor skills. The coolest part? Not only is it easy to assemble, but it is very easy to collapse and open with a simple twist. It comes with a tummy time pillow which your baby can easily sleep on for support. Babies will love looking at themselves with the non breakable mirror.
Bath Toys For 6 Month Old Baby
Now that baby can sit up, bath time should be fun for baby. The addition of a few simple toys can make baby more comfortable. Skip soft squirting toys like rubber duckies as they are usually made of PVC and are a breeding ground for mold.
Floating, bubbling, and squeaking bath toys help develop baby’s fine motor skills and water adds a new dimension to sensory play. 6 month old baby boys and girls will love splish-splashing around with these bath toys.
Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy
It’s time for a bubble bath! Little ones will love playing with these plastic bubbles during bath time. Inside each bubble is in fun character. When you shake the bubbles, they rattle and roll, making different noises. Throw them in the tub and they float, allowing baby to easily spot them. The best part? Because they are sealed, water will not get inside them and cause mold.
Green Toys Submarine
Your little one will love going deep sea diving with the greenest submarine on Earth. Made of high quality recycled plastic, you can always count on Green Toys to be BPA, phthalate, and PVC free. The coolest part? When you fill the submarine with water, the front part acts like a spout, which is perfect for rinsing off baby.
Skip Hop Zoo Stack and Pour Buckets
These aren’t your usual buckets for bath time. Designed for small hands, the 5 buckets all have varying holes underneath. When you fill each one with water, each one has a different sprinkling feature, which makes them even more fun. Not only will little ones love holding them up to see the water effects, but also looking at the cute character faces on the buckets.
Boon Fleet Stacking Boats Bathing Toy
Made out of safe plastic, these stackable boats will make bath time an adventure. The boats easily stack on top of each other, which make them not only fun to play with but easy to store. Little ones will love scooping up water with them and dumping it out to see the rain effects. Unlike squirters, there is no place for water to get stuck so you never have to worry about yucky mold.
Munchkin Baby Bath Ball
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could take a ball into the bath? Once your baby can grasp, she will love playing with this ball in the bath. Not only does the ball rattle, but the bottom of the ball has holes in it. When you fill it with water, the water sprinkles out of the bottom. It’s perfect for washing baby’s hair.
Zig Zag Kid Frog Baby Bath Toy
Once your baby can sit up on her own, she will love this cute frog toy. The frog has suction cups on the back of it which allows you to stick it the wall. It comes with 4 different sized cups that your little one can play with. When kids pour water over the frog, he squirts it out of his mouth causing the gears to spin around.
Balls For 6 Month Old Babies
6 Month old babies love reaching out and holding objects. Balls are great developmental toys for 6 month olds. When choosing a ball, follow the toilet paper rule. Toys that can fit inside a toilet paper roll can be a choking hazard. To play with baby, roll the ball back and forth between baby and you. When baby starts to crawl, you can roll it across the room so baby will chase after it. Baby will love catching, rolling, and chasing after these balls.
Sassy Developmental Sensory Ball Set
What’s bumpy, makes noise, and soft? With a variety of textures, colors, and sizes these balls are great for developing baby’s sensory needs. Both PVC and BPA free, this set of balls is non toxic and safe for baby to play with. Little ones will love exploring the different textures on these balls. There’s a soft one with crinkly textures, a soft one with a bumpy surface, and a hard ball that rattles.
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
With vibrant contrasting bright and fun colors, this bumpy baby ball, about the size of a small basketball, is perfect for developing baby’s sensory skills. Baby will love the various textures, patterns, shapes, and sounds. The big knobby bumps are easy for baby to grab onto and shake around. Once he starts crawling, he will love chasing after it.
Bright Starts Clack and Slide Activity Ball
This colorful activity ball is great for 6 month olds who are teething and learning to grab things. With everything from busy beads to a mirror, there are plenty of activities to keep baby entertained. The activity ball also rolls which is great way to motivate baby to crawl after it.
Gund Stuffed Rattle Ball
This soft ball from Gund is great for developing the small muscles in baby’s hands. With a large 7 inch diameter, it’s about the size of a cantaloupe so you don’t have to worry about baby choking. When baby rolls it around, the tiny rattle inside chimes. When baby gets older, baby will love learning about the colors and playing catch.
Oball Rainstick Rattle
Available in fun colors, the Oball is a round rattle with webbed finger holes in it which makes it easy for baby to grab. Not only is it fun to roll around, but baby will love shaking it to hear the colorful beads inside rattle around.
Push Pull Toys For 6 Month Olds
As baby begins to move, she will love pushing and pulling objects across the floor. Start with push and pull toys that baby can use from a seated position. As baby begins to learn how to crawl, push along toys and rolling toys are a great way to encourage baby to chase after them. These push toys make good toys for 6 month old boys and girls.
VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
Even baby will love the VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck. This big and colorful dump truck grows with baby as it helps her develop her fine motor skills. Because it’s large, it’s super easy for baby to grab and push around. As baby grows older, she will love placing the 3 balls into the top of the truck and watching them pop into the dumping bin.
Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Pull-Back Vehicle
These soft cloth pull back vehicles are the perfect “first cars” for babies. Their chunky size makes them easy for baby to grab. Babies who are teething will love chewing on the cars. The brightly colored plush covers can easily be removed and washed. The coolest part? Pull them back and let them go zooming. Baby go crawling after them.
Green Toys Elephant-on-Wheels
Look it’s a elephant on wheels! We love Green toys because its toys are BPA free, PVC free, and Phthalate free. You don’t have to worry if baby decides to chew on them. Designed for tiny hands, this elephant has a little handle that baby can grab to pick up the toy. He will love wheeling the elephant around everywhere.
Kid O Go Car Red
Designed to be your baby’s first car, this uniquely shaped car is available in several bold colors. While it is fairly big, the rounded shape and handle makes it easy for baby to push and grab. Baby will love driving it all over the house. Made of a completely non toxic plastic, you don’t have to worry if it ends up in baby’s mouth. If you have a crawler, this is a toy she or he can grow into.
VTech Turn and Learn Driver
Beep! Beep! Who said babies can’t drive? Babies, start your engines! Baby will love pretending to drive with this play steering wheel from VTech. As baby turns the steering wheel, the cute dog above the steering wheel races back and forth. Like most VTech toys, it comes to life with car sounds, music, and voice. The coolest part? It has a beeping horn.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Smart Stages Push Car
This toy car is designed to grow with your little one as they progress from crawling to walking. 6 month old babies will love pushing it around like any other toy car as they crawl and sit down. Baby will love pushing all the light up buttons, which teach colors, shapes, numbers, and more. Later when babies learn to walk, you can add the handle that allows baby to push the toy like a lawnmower while they walk.
Bright Starts Around We Go 3-in-1 Zippity Zoo
Is baby taking his first steps? Pediatricians don’t recommend the use of a walker. Instead, this is a much better and safer alternative. Babies are placed into the seat which is attached to a stationary activity table. The coolest part? The seat rotates around the table and won’t allow baby to fall. As they learn to walk, babies will love walking round and round in circles, exploring all the little toys around the table. Who knew walking in circles could be so fun?
VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
We are not big fans of walkers and baby walkers are actually not recommended by the American association of Pediatrics. If you are in the market for a walker, the safest and most popular walker is the VTech Sit To Stand Learning walker. The activity panel on the front of the walker can be removed so baby can play with as soon as she can sit up. VTech has also included a couple of safety features on it to keep the walker from slipping and causing an injury to baby.
Activity Toys For 6 Month Olds
Even babies need exercise to improve their gross motor skills. Babies love kicking their feet and their arms. Get your 6 month old active with these fun active toys that will encourage baby to sit, bounce, roll, and crawl.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
While excessive use should be limited, in short bursts, bouncers can be a lot of fun for baby to bounce and spin around in. Babies will love bouncing in the Rainforest Jumperoo. As your active 6 month old jumps, it activates the lights and sounds of the attached toys and is perfect for entertaning baby as you prepare dinner.
Evenflo Zoo Friends Exersaucer
The Exersaucer is another popular bouncer to keep baby entertained for a short while. Moderation is the key. Although they don’t offer much support, in short bursts, bouncers can be a lot of fun for baby. With the Exersaucer, little ones will love bouncing up and down, spinning around, and flipping the toys around.
Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Step ‘n Play Piano
Babies love making noise. Your baby will love making music with this musical gym. With musical instruments always within reach, little ones can make music with their hands and feet as they build fine motor skills. Your baby will love being a one person band. You can set it to play music or your baby can make their own music.
Manhattan Toy Whoozit Cosmic Bead Maze
Once baby can sit up, this simple bead toy is a great way for baby to develop fine motor skills. Babies will love moving the beads around and spinning the gears around. The best part? It makes no noise.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center
This learning toy encourages babies to crawl around and explore . With 3 stages of play, even 6 month old babies who can sit up will love pressing the various buttons and exploring tactile features. As babies get older, the features grow with them. The coolest part? When baby crawls through the bridge, it lights up and cheers her on.
Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Blue Crawl Around Car
Who said 6 month olds can’t drive? This stationary car from Fisher Price is a lot of fun for 6 month old babies who can sit up. They will love sitting in the car and exploring all the lights and sounds. As they learn to crawl and walk, they will love opening the door to get in and out of the car.
VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube
The VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube has five sides of colorful fun activities for 6 month old babies to explore. There are so many things to keep baby entertained from light up buttons to noise makers. Even if she just sits there banging away at the animal buttons and flipping the cubes, there is never a moment that is dull.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy Learning Table
With over 60 songs and activities, there are a ton of activities babies can explore with this one stop learning table from Fisher Price. For 6 month old babies, you can leave the feet off for floor play. There is so much for baby to explore from a working piano to flip up laptop. There’s even a play phone and book. As babies grow, they will love learning ABCs, numbers, Spanish, and more.
LeapFrog Learn and Groove Musical Table
Your baby will get tons of use out of this jam packed musical activity table from LeapFrog. With detachable legs, it allows 6 months olds to play in a seated position and later play in a standing position. Little ones will love pushing all the buttons to see and hear all the lights and nursery songs. Baby can change between two modes by flipping the book, which makes the musical instruments do different things.
Little Tikes Light ‘n Go Garden Treehouse
With bright colors, the Little Tikes Activity Garden Treehouse is like a little playground for baby. For 6 month olds that can sit up, you can enclose them inside. As baby learns to crawl and walk, he will love exploring the expandable Treehouse. There is a magic firefly lantern, tunnel, and slide that will keep you little one moving for hours.
Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing
Playtime is even more fun outside. Even baby will love this swing that will bring an endless supply of smiles and laughs. Simply mount it on a tree branch outside. With the secure T-bar harness, you don’t have to worry about her falling out of the swing.
Infantino Discover and Play Activity Mirror
Once your baby can see, place your baby in front of this mirror and watch her become enamored by her own reflection. With a built in stand, this super cute turtle mirror is great for tummy time play. It can even be hung from a play gym. Baby will not only love looking at it, but chewing on its feet and the hanging fish toys.
Travel Toys For 6 Month Old Babies
When you go shopping or run errands, baby will want to come too so you need toys that live in the car. With these engaging travel toys, you can keep baby’s hands busy wherever you are whether in a stroller or car. These are the top toys for 6 month old babies on the go.
Lamaze Clip & Go Moose Mortimer
Meet Mortimer the Moose. He’s a Lamaze clip and go toy that can be clipped anywhere. This brightly colored moose with big eyes is sure to grab baby’s attention and develop your baby’s sensory skills. Tiny hands will easily be able to grab the moose from various points. His little feet make different crinkly sounds. Your little teething one will love chewing on his gummy ears.
Lamaze Clip & Go Peacock Jacque
This is Jacque the Peacock. He’s part of the Lamaze clip and go toys, which means he’s ready to travel anywhere. Like other Lamaze toys, this brightly colored peacock with big eyes is designed to help with baby’s sensory development. Your little ones will love chewing on his feathers and exploring the many textures on his body. When baby shakes the peacock, the peacock lets out a rattling noise.
Lamaze Clip & Go Firefly Freddie
This adorable firefly will not only entertain baby, but the stimulating colors, textures, and crinkly sounds will help with baby’s development. He has a plush body and baby will love exploring the many sensory features on his wings. There’s a mirror, teether, squeaking ball, and more. The attached clip makes it easy to take him anywhere.
Leachco Prop ‘R Shopper Shopping Cart Cover
Next time you go shopping with baby, you are going to want to take this shopping cart cover along. It covers the area of the shopping cart where you seat baby, making it so much more comfortable. It comes with pillows on both sides. Your baby will look so cute, relaxing in comfort. The coolest part? It comes with 2 toy leashes.
Lamaze Mix and Match Caterpillar
This might look like an ordinary plush caterpillar, but baby can actually take apart and put back the caterpillar. The 8 different body segments are attached with Velcro and each feature multiple sensory features to explore. There are ribbons to pull, crinkly textures, fun sounds, and more.
Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Fox
Like Lamaze toys, Skip Hop Buddies are colorful sensory toys that are designed to appeal to young babies. This little fox attaches to a stroller or car seat for on the go fun. Baby will love its soft body, rattling it, and exploring the many textures on it.
Bright Starts Lots of Links Accessory Toy
This set of 24 plastic links is probably the most versatile toy you can buy for a 6 month old baby. Not only can you clip these links onto toys to attach them to strollers, car seats, and baby gyms, but babies love playing with them on their own. At six months, your baby will love chewing on them. While they are inexpensive, they are worth baby gold.
Bright Starts Beaming Buggie
This clip on toy is perfect for entertaining and calming baby on the go. Not only will baby love chewing on the wings, the wings put on a dazzling light show with changing colors. With an adjustable volume and auto shut off, the adorable lightning bug plays peaceful melodies and ocean sounds that will help relax and soothe baby.
Tiny Love Take-Along Arch, Sunny Stroll
With happy shapes, a rattling butterfly ball, and spinning toys, this toy bar packs a lot of entertainment for baby. Your little one finally has something to do on short and long car trips with this great distraction. The universal attachment clips make it easy to attach to most car seats.
Let’s Count Clip-On Book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Based on the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this clip on cloth book is really good for stroller walks and on the go. It’s a soft cloth book with little pop up crinkly textures on each page. Whether she chews it, feels it, or flips through it, baby will be entertained for hours.
VTech Musical Rhymes Book
This fun interactive book plays all of baby’s favorite nursery rhymes. With 6 colorful pages, baby will love turning the pages to hear the music. As the book sings, the Star binding lights up. The five buttons on the side act like a mini piano when the book is closed. This book makes a great traveling toy and is easy to take on the go to keep baby entertained anywhere.
VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
With bright and colorful graphics, this cute interactive book is a lot of fun for babies as young as 6 months. Designed to develop your baby’s fine motor skill, there are a lot of moving parts and buttons. When babies turn the pages, it plays classic nursery rhymes like Bingo, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Little Bo Peep. You will love singing along with it.
Cause And Effect Toys
6 Month old babies will take delight in seeing something where they do something that gets a response. Babies like toys that go in and out, up and down, and on and off. You push a button and the toy makes noise. Plus, cause and effect toys are great for getting baby’s attention when she is doing something wrong. Here are our favorite cause and effect toys for 6 month babies.
Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
With bright happy colors, this dancing robot is sure to get your baby moving with songs, phrases, and dance moves. Because he is designed to grow with your child, you can place him in front of your baby as soon as he or she can sit up. Babies will love pressing the buttons on his feet to make him dance.
Fisher-Price Groove & Glow BeatBo
Beatbo just got a whole lot more cuddly. With a bright appearance, this plush version of Beatbo is sure to get baby moving at home or on the go. The toy is very easy for baby to hold. When baby presses its tummy, the tummy lights up as Beatbo sings electronic music. Compared to the original Beatbo, the songs are much shorter but just as catchy.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy
With 3 different learning stages, this cuddly puppy is ready to teach babies about the body, numbers, letters, and colors. You can activate the different stages by pressing the puppy’s left foot. In the first learning mode, babies will love pressing his paws to hear the puppy sing the ABC song or the itsy bitsy Spider. As baby grows, the toy will introduce more learning opportunities.
LeapFrog My Pal Scout
This is no ordinary plush toy. You can actually customize it to learn your child’s name and favorite things with a Smartdevice or computer. If your child’s name isn’t in the database, you have to add it and the toy will spell it out. The little guy plays music and learning songs that help little ones learn about numbers, animals, and more.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank
Even for little ones, there is something so fun about placing coins into a piggy bank. Clink! With 3 stages of development, this toy offers something even for 6 month old babies who are just learning about cause and effect. Babies will love pressing the piggy’s nose and watching him dance. When they open the coin door, the pig also starts singing. As they grow, babies will learn numbers, colors, Spanish, and more.
Tomy Hide N Squeak Eggs Learning Toy
This plastic egg carton has 6 colorful eggs inside with fun faces on them. Each egg can be split open to reveal a brightly colored chick inside. When babies press the little chick, it peeps. For some reason, these eggs are a baby magnet. Babies love grabbing the eggs and bashing them against each other. When baby gets older, the toy is actually a shape sorter as each egg has a different shaped base that fits into the carton.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn My Pretty Learning Lamp
With a giant happy face on its shade, this charming light for babies loves to sing and light up while introducing numbers, shapes, colors, and more. Just like a real lamp, baby can flick the switch to make the lamp turn off and on. Baby will love pushing the various buttons which makes the lamp sing and light up different colors.
LeapFrog My Discovery House
With moving doors, windows, switches, and buttons, there is so much for baby to discover with this interactive house that teaches cause and effect. Baby will love ringing the doorbell and flicking off and on the light switch over and over again. While it sings and plays music, it’s not a loud toy. The little handle makes it easy to carry around.
LeapFrog Sing and Play Farm
Little ones will build fine motor skills and dexterity as they play on this toy farm. 6 month olds will love pressing, pulling, opening, and twisting the doors, knobs, and buttons on this farm to learn about animals, colors, and more. With four sides of play, there is plenty for baby to explore including a light switch, barn doors, and more. The grab and go handle makes it easy to take the farm anywhere.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Activity Home
Welcome to puppy’s house. This play set has plenty of switches and buttons that will build baby’s fine motor skills. There’s a switch, a peek a boo window, opening door, and more. Whenever baby manipulates one of the buttons, the house comes to life singing, playing sound effects, and lighting up. For baby it never gets old. Baby can even open the roof to play inside the home.
VTech Baby Lil’ Critters Moosical Beads
Little ones will develop fine motor skills and tactile awareness with this friendly looking cow. With several textures, it’s not only cuddly, but contains buttons that light up. It lights up and plays over 30 songs and melodies to keep baby entertained. Babies will love shaking it to make it make sounds.
Pretend Toys For 6 Month Old Babies
Babies will love imitating mommy and daddy with these pretend toys that invite early role play. Here are our favorite pretend toys for 6 month old girls and boys.
LeapFrog Scout’s Learning Lights Remote
Does baby constantly go after the TV remote? Hide the real remote and put this on the living room table instead. When baby presses the buttons, it plays music and counts. It even has a volume control, which parents will love. Your baby will think it is the most amazing thing ever. The best part? You don’t have to worry about baby changing the channel.
LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone
“Hello!?” If your little one is constantly reaching for your smartPhone, give her this toy smartPhone instead. With numbers on it, it appears to look just like your phone. Baby will love pushing all the buttons. The best part? You don’t have to worry about baby dropping your phone.
VTech Baby’s Learning Laptop
Mommy and daddy have a laptop so why can’t baby? Although it won’t support Windows or Mac OS X, it does teach baby about shapes, things, and more. Baby will be entertained pushing the buttons and watching the laptop react. The coolest part? The laptop has working mouse.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Tea Set
It’s tea time! With 3 levels of play, even 6 month old babies can play with this tea set. In the 1st learning stage, baby just has to hold the kettle or tip it over to activate the music and sound effects. What’s tea without cake? Your little one will love stacking the toys to build the cake. The coolest part? When baby tips the pot over, the toy makes a pouring sound effect.
Bright Starts Giggling Gourmet Rise ‘n Dine Busy Cafe
Who said baby can’t make breakfast? Once baby can sit up, baby can make pretend breakfast with this fun toy. There are lots of knobs, switches, and buttons which are great for developing baby’s fine motor skills. With the push of a button, the blender lights up with different colors. When baby pushes down the toast, it magically pops up just like a real toaster. Breakfast is ready!
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen
This kitchen it too cute! The whole toy closes up like a fridge. With switches, rollers, and buttons there is plenty for baby to play with and manipulate. Baby will placing the fun shaped food items through the shape sorter on the fridge. When baby places the pan on the stove, the toy starts singing the ABC song. Even the oven opens up. The coolest part? Push down the sink and you can hear the water running.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench
Once she learns to sit, even baby will love going to work with this play set. There are all sorts of things for babies to explore. Everything baby does has a cool action. There are lots of levers, sliders, spinners that reward baby with lights and sounds. As baby gets older, baby will learn numbers, counting, shapes, colors, and more. The coolest part is the hammer but your baby will have to grow into it.
Fisher-Price Tappin’ Beats Bench
With music, lights, and sound effects, this is a great cause and effect toy that will capture baby’s attention. Little ones will love tapping on this toy to create fun beats. It does come with a hammer but little ones can use their hands to bang on the buttons. Unlike other noisemaker toys, this one rewards baby only when baby pushes a button.
InCharacter Costumes Baby’s Santa Baby Costume
Look who is coming down the chimney? It’s baby Santa Clause. Here is a great Christmas gift for 6 month old babies. With a beard that Velcros to the hat, your little Santa Clause will never look cuter.
Stacking & Sorting Toys For 6 Month Olds
Blocks are classic toys that open up the pathway to discovery and sensory development. Blocks are baby’s first experience with shapes. At first baby will just grab them and push them around. As baby develops, one of the most rewarding things for baby is to learn to stack and place things inside of each other.
Stacking toys are also a great way to teach object permanence. It’s a fancy way of saying that objects that are hidden still exist. Here are the best stacking toys for 6 month old babies.
B. Toys B. One Two Squeeze Blocks
This set of 10 soft and squishy blocks make the perfect first block set for baby. Baby will love stacking them up and watching them come crashing down. If baby is teething, he will love chewing on these squeaky blocks. Because they are Phthalate and BPA free, they are completely safe for baby. Plus, unlike hard blocks, you don’t have to worry about baby getting hurt.
Manhattan Toy Dr. Seuss One Fish Bowl
Babies love filling and emptying things. With this adorable Dr. Seuss fish bowl, they will love taking the fish out and dumping them back in over and over. It’s really a mystery why babies like spilling things out and putting them back. On top of that, the little plush fish inside all make different sounds as they rattle, squeak, and crinkle in little hands.
Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Match and Build Blocks
Baby will love playing with these cloth blocks. Made out of fabric, these vibrant blocks will grab baby’s attention and are designed to be chewed, stacked, and squashed. The best part? They won’t hurt baby. Each block has a fun picture on it. Their chunky size makes them easy for baby to grab. Stack up the blocks in high towers and baby will love knocking them down.
The First Years Stacking Up Cups
It’s amazing that a simple toy like this can keep baby so entertained. At first, baby will love banging the cups together. Pretty soon, baby will learn to nest the cups inside one another or build a tower only to knock it down. We like this set because it is made out of Polypropylene, (Plastic #5), which is BPA and PVC free.
Green Toys My First Stacker
While this is a basic stacker toy for baby, it is completely green which makes it safe for baby to play with. Made out of recycled milk jugs, Green Toys always contain no BPA, PVC, or external coatings or dyes. This stack can be stacked and knocked down over and over. We like that it can be stacked in any order so it will not frustrate 6 month old babies.
Green Toys Shape Sorter
It’s your basic shape sorter! You can feel safe about allowing your little one to play with this shape sorter because it’s made out of non toxic materials that are BPA, phthalate, and PVC free. While your little one might not be able to recognize the shapes yet, he will love chewing on the shapes.
Skip Hop Explore and More Rocking Stacker
With chunky pieces designed for little hands, this unique and adorable stacker is a lot of fun for baby. When baby stacks the pieces together, it forms an adorable owl. All of the pieces are fun to play with on their own and contain different textures for baby to explore. The coolest part? Baby will love chewing on the silicone wings, which are actually teethers.
Lamaze Rainbow Stacking Rings
We like this stacking toy from Lamaze because it’s safe and soft fun. You don’t have to worry about baby hurting herself. Each of the rings have different crinkly fabrics that baby will enjoy. Baby will love taking the rings off and putting them back on. The best part? The rings can be stacked in any order.
You can never have too many books. It’s great to have a good variety because there are only so many times you can read the same book over and over again. Here are our favorite books for 6 month old babies.
First 100 Words
First 100 Words is probably the most recognized and popular baby book of all time. With a padded book cover, this version is just the right size for baby to hold and chew on. Inside it is filled with words along with photographs that are organized together in categories. It’s a great way to teach baby her first words.
Dr. Suess The Big Box of Bright and Early Board Books
What better books to read to baby than Dr. Seuss? This set includes 4 Dr. Seuss board books. They are a great size for baby. With great repetition and rhyming, these books are great for baby.
Touch and Feel: Farm
Who needs to go to the farm to feel the animals? Your baby will love this touch and feel book, which brings the farm to baby. With 6 pages, it has brightly photographed animals with large patches of all sorts of textures that baby can feel. There’s a baby chick, horse, dog, sheep, and pig. Baby will love the different textures.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
While this simple book has been around for ages, baby will love reading it over and over again. It’s a book that teaches colors through rhythm and repetition. Baby will love the simple pictures and looking at the pages of the book while you read this classic story.
Good Night, Teddy
This soft cloth book is so cute. It has a little bear that is attached to it. Each page has a little pocket that you can stick the bear in. Your 6 month old will love watching you put the bear into the pockets on each page. At the end of the book, you have to tuck the bear into bed just like baby. Good Night, Teddy. Good Night, Baby.
Written by Margaret Brown, Goodnight Moon is one of the most popular children’s bedtime books. It’s about a rabbit that goes around saying goodnight to everything. At the end, he falls asleep and so should baby. The repetition of words is catchy and calming. There is something so magical and soothing about this book.
The Going-To-Bed Book
There are hundreds of books you can read at bedtime, but this book will create so many lasting memories. With tons of silly pictures and rhyming text, it tells the story of animals getting ready to go to bed . . . on a boat. Every time you turn the page, there is a fun and unexpected surprise.
Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest Soft Book
With bright colors, peek a boo flaps, and a simple story, this cloth book is a lot of fun for baby. There are 5 pages with different crinkly textures on each page. Not only will baby like chewing on this soft book, baby will love pulling the crinkly peek a boo flaps to reveal the little animals underneath each flap.
Tiny Love Where Do I Live Book Toy
With crinkly textures, flaps, a mirror, and squeaky sounds, this cloth book from Tiny Love has plenty of activities to stimulate baby’s senses. There are no words inside so you can make up a different story every night. With the teething corner, it makes a great teething toy also.
Lamaze Classic Discovery Book
With colorful sounds, textures, and crinkly sounds, this cloth book is a great way to keep baby entertained on his high chair, play mat, or stroller. Because it is a cloth book, baby will love chewing on it. Each page has different textures, patterns, and sounds for baby to explore. There are so many surprises for baby. There’s a rattle on one page and a squeaker on the next.
Old Macdonald: A Hand-Puppet Board Book
You’ve heard the story of Old MacDonald now you can put on a puppet show for baby. This board book comes with a glove that has a puppet on each finger from the Old MacDonald song. Little ones will love watching you wiggle your fingers to make the animals come to life as you sing the song. E-I-E-I-O!
During the first 6 months, baby’s respond the best to bold contrasting colors. Consisting of black,white, and red pictures, this book contains high contrast pictures that will hold baby’s attention. Baby will love staring at it during tummy time or bedtime.
On the Night You Were Born
There is no better way to celebrate the life of your baby than this book. It’s a picture book with a rhyming story that tells the story of the night your child was born. Read it every night to your baby to remind them how special baby is. It’s a powerful story that will have any parent in tears.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic board book that has remained a favorite generation after generation. This book is genius. It’s got little holes throughout the book. There are holes in the watermelon, ice cream cone, sausage, and more. Little ones will love sticking their finger through them. How did the holes get there? We can only guess that it was the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? This lift up the flap book brings peek a boo fun to parts of the body. With bright contrasting illustrations, little ones will love lifting up the flaps. It delightful and fun to see baby’s feet, eyes, hands, and even belly button under the flaps.
Made of a soft polyester material, this small, plush, and cuddly elephant will be a bedtime pal for years. With embroidered eyes, his over sized head makes him even cuter. Sitting down, he’s ready to watch over baby at anytime.
Baby Starters Sugar N Spice Doll
Here’s a great gift for a 6 month old girl. With a smile always on her face, this 12 inch doll makes the perfect first doll for your 6 month old baby girl. When she is awake, your baby will not want this doll to leave her side. The best part? You don’t have to worry if it gets dirty as the doll is machine washable.
Manhattan Toy Snuggle Pod
Available in several colors, this soft snuggly sleeping baby comes in her own satin pea pod. With a variety of textures, there is plenty to stimulate baby’s sense of touch. The hair of the baby is made out of satin taggies, which babies love to suck and chew on. The baby can even be taken out of the pod and the fun part is tucking the little baby back into the pod.
Mary Meyer Taggies Buddy Dog
Meet baby’s best friend. The cuddly looking dog is part of the Taggies collection. Babies are fascinated with tags because they provide a lot of sensory play. Your 6 month old will love touching the tags and chewing on them. Soft, floppy, and adorable, this little guy is the perfect “Buddy”.
Gund Winky Lamb Baby Rattle
With embroidered eyes, a satin belly, and soft fur, Winky is the most adorable stuffed animal for babies. When baby shakes Winky, it rattles. The nose and eyes are stitched on so you don’t have to worry about the pieces from coming loose. The best part? When the little lamb gets dirty, you can just throw him in the washer and he comes out all clean.
We’ve sorted through all the latest baby gear for baby to find the products that will make your life easier. From a carrier to a diaper bag, here is the gear you need to become a super mom or dad for your 6 month old.
Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard
Folding up compactly, this portable playpen is great for traveling with or for an overnight trip with grandma and grandpa. It’s perfect for even setting up in your own living room with a couple of toys when you want to take a shower or a visit the restroom. You can even use it in place of a crib.
The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Bathtub
Available in pink and blue, this baby tub from The First Years is designed to grow with your little one. It provides several seating arrangements for baby. With the sling insert, you can give baby a bath in a lying down position. Remove the sling and your baby can sit up and play during bath time.
Skip Hop Grand Central Diaper Bag
Available in several styles, this spacious and chic diaper bag has plenty of space inside to hold everything you need. Not only is it fashionable, but it is functional. This thing is huge. It has 11 pockets and 3 compartments to keep everything organized from milk bottles to changing supplies. The exterior is very easy to wipe down.
Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor
Baby monitors keep parents relieved and reassured, allowing them to see and listen to their little one from a distance away. We like the Infant Optics DXR 8 for its price and feature set. The Infant Optics DX8 has the clearest video of any of the video baby monitors we have looked at. It comes with a camera and portable parental unit. Our favorite feature? The pan and scan feature allows you to easily point the camera at baby.
Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base
There is a reason the Chicco Keyfit is one of the most popular car seat for infants. The Chicco Keyfit has energy absorbing foam that is designed to keep baby safe at all times. Compared to other car seats, it performed the best in crash tests. The coolest part? It fits on the Chicco stroller base for easy traveling.
LILLEbaby Child Carrier
There are a ton of carriers, but we love the flexibility and design of this carrier. Along with the ability to hold baby inward or outward, it has the versatility to hold your 6 month old in 6 different positions. The lumbar support and straps make it comfortable to hold baby in any position without strain on the back. Moms will love that the back mesh panel allows for greater airflow.
Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station
Every mom on the go needs this portable diaper accessory from SkipHop. With it, you can change baby almost anywhere. This Changing Station folds up compactly so that you can take it anywhere with you in your diaper bag. When you open it up, it provides a waterproof surface that you can change baby on.
Skip Hop Lunch Backpack
Available in several fun zoo animal designs, this backpack from SkipHop is adorable. With a roomy interior, it’s perfect for holding diapers, supplies, and extra clothes for baby. The straps are long enough for mommy or daddy to use.
JJ Cole Outdoor Blanket
Who wants to stay indoors? This lightweight outdoor blanket can convert any grass field or beach into a place that baby can play. Measuring 5ft X 5ft, it provides a large play area for a picnic or for tummy time play. Made of a waterproof material, it wipes off easily and shakes clean. The coolest part? It folds up into a little convenient carrying case complete with a handle.
You are probably going to spend a lot of time in baby’s nursery. These gifts for 6 month olds are perfect for decorating the nursery with.
HALO SleepSack 100% Cotton Wearable Blanket
This is basically a wearable blanket. Made with 100% breathable cotton, this wearable blanket from Halo is a great way to tradition out of swaddling blanket and a safer alternative to a loose blanket. It’s designed to make changing baby easy. Not only will it keep baby warm at night, but you don’t have to worry about the blanket covering baby’s face.
Angel Dear Blankie 3 Pair, Brown Monkey
Babies love this soft blankie that is part stuffed monkey and part blankie. We don’t what it is about this blanket, but babies sleep like they are in heaven with it. This pack comes with 3 identical blankets, which is great because you will always have a couple in reserve. If baby messes one, you will just have to rotate between them.
Taggies Sherbet Lamb Character Blanket
With bright cheery colors, this 13 inch by 13 inch blanket is part stuffed animal and part blanket. It has a little adorable lamb and the underside is made of a satiny material. It has tags all around it that are not only inviting for baby’s fingers but baby will love nibbling on them also. Your baby will not be able to sleep without her little lamb blankie.
Baby Girls Name Wall Decal
There is nothing more special than your baby’s name. Make baby’s walls special with this beautiful name decal that can be customized for your little girl. You can customize everything including the Name, Size, Initial, and colors. It’s something that she will use for years to come and will never forget when she grows up.
Baby Boys Name Wall Decal
What could be cooler than putting your baby’s name on the wall? This vinyl sticker name decal can be customized for your little boy. You can pick the size, name, and color. When your baby grows up, he will be so excited to see his name on the wall.
MiniOwls Storage Hammock Toy Organizer
Do you have a ton of stuffed animals that you don’t know what to do with? Here’s a neat way to get the stuffed animals off the floor. Finally, you will be able to walk around.
3 Sprouts Storage Box, Unicorn
With bright pretty graphics, these square storage containers are perfect for storing baby’s stuff. With them, you can stuff books, toys, diapers, and clothes out of sight. Measuring 13 in X 13 in X 13 in, they are perfect for storing on a shelf. With fun animals on it, it adds a fun pop of color to your baby’s room.
Modern Touch Personalized Boys Toy Box
What could be better than a personalized toy box? You can customize the font and the color of the font. It’s something that will be used for many years and looks great in baby’s room. Not only it is a perfect for storing baby’s toys, but it doubles as a seating area for when he get older.
Personalized Modern Touch Toy Box For Girls
A toy box is cool but a personalized toy box is even cooler for your baby girl’s room. The best part? You can personalize the name and the color of it. Not only is it a toy box, but it doubles as a bench for children to play on. Not only does it look great in baby’s room, it adds extra seating and storage.
Just after baby turns 6 months and is able to sit on her own without any support, baby will be ready for solid foods. During this time, baby should move from purees to finger foods. Here are gifts for 6 month old babies that will make mealtime more comfortable.
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat
This booster seat turns just about any chair into a high chair, saving so much of space. It features a removable tray with lid that is dish washer safe. The plastic is non toxic and there are no nooks and crannies for food to fall into, which makes cleanup a breeze. The tray has 3 adjustable heights that grow with your baby until 3 years old. With the ability to fold, it’s very portable which makes it very easy to take to a restaurant or grandma’s house.
Bumbo Multi Seat
The original Bumbo was one of the most popular boosters. The Bumbo multi seat is designed to grow with your baby until they are 3 years old. It can be used on the floor or on the dinner table. It features a removable tray that can be stored on the back of the seat. The 3 point harness system helps secure baby in place for feeding time.
Graco Blossom 4 in 1 Convertible High Chair
This 4 in 1 high chair from Graco is designed to grow with your child. The coolest part? It’s not just a high chair; it converts into an actual chair that your child can use for years. With 3 reclining positions and 6 height adjustments, the chair always keeps baby comfortable. The wheels on the legs make it easy to move around. The 3 layered tray is removeable, making it easy to feed baby.
Spectra Baby Breast Pump
Breast pumping is great for having a supply of milk for baby in the fridge for times you can’t nurse baby right away. It also helps you produce more milk and even out your flow. Easy to use, the Spectra Breast Pump works well whether you are pumping both breasts or a single breast.
Kiinde Breast Milk Storage Twist Starter Kit
If you use a breast pump, the Kiinde Twist feeding system is the best way for on the go moms to store breast milk. This system allows moms to pump breast milk directly into storage pouches. The pouches can be refrigerated and inserted into a Kiinde bottle to feed baby. The best part? You don’t waste any milk. This starter set gives you everything you need to get started.
WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
This is no ordinary pacifier. It has a stuffed giraffe attached to the end of it which is perfect for little hands to grab and hold. The best part? It’s so much easier to find the pacifier in the dark or when it gets lost when it is attached to a cute stuffed giraffe.
Once baby can sit up, baby is ready for solids. Feeding baby with purees can be messy, but these Bumkins bibs can help. They do a good job of protecting baby from getting food on her. The little pocket helps catch things that fall out of baby’s mouth. Bumkins bibs are super easy to clean. Just rinse them in the sink and hang them up to dry after each meal.
Gerber Graduates Sippy Cup
A Sippy cup is a training cup that allows baby to transition from nursing or bottle feeding. At 6 months, some babies are ready to make the transition. Designed for small hands, these Sippy cups have a hard plastic spout so they don’t leak. In order to drink, baby just has to lift the cup, tilt it, and sip.
Babies are cute but a baby with a mustache is even cuter. Made of food grade silicone and BPA free, this mustache pacifier couldn’t be more adorable. What could be cuter than a mustache on baby? Be sure to get the camera out.
Toy Safety Guide
BPA, known as Bispenol A, is chemical found in hard plastics and can interfere with baby’s hormone development.
PVC, also known as vinyl, is found in many soft and squishy toys. It is a known carcinogen that can cause cancer and other horrible defects.
Phthalates help soften plastic and are found in flexible PVC toys and dyes. They are a known carcinogen.
When choosing baby toys for 6 month old babies, most of us can’t test our toys for BPA, phthalates, and PVC. Most plastics are labeled with a number underneath. We have to be vigilant about reading the labels on toys and checking toy recalls on the CPSC government website. There are 7 different plastics labeled 1-7, but not all of them are safe. Most plastic toys should have a label near the recycling logo. Use this quick tip guide to choose safe toys for 6 month old babies.
Look for “phthalate, BPA, and PVC” free toys
Plastic labeled #3 as it typically contains lead and phthalates
Toys made in USA, Japan, Canada, and Europe are generally safer
Plastic labeled #7 which may leach BPA.
Fabric should be untreated cotton, hemp, or wool
Plastic labeled #1 which is found in plastic water bottles.
Choose products made from natural materials
Toys treated with flame retardants or labeled flame resistant
Painted toys should be labeled nontoxic
Old toys that may contain lead paint
Wooden toys should be certified by FSC or SPF
Pressed wood due to toxic glue
Choose toys made with solid woods instead of pressed wood
Permanent markers and paint
Use the toilet paper rule to identify toys that can present a choking hazard
Play cosmetics as most of them contain heavy metal
Look for toy brands committed to environmentally friendly materials
Vinyl toys which contain lead and phthalates
When in doubt, contact the manufacturer to inquire about BPA, PVC, or phthalates
Best Toys for 6 Month Old Babies?
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