5 Great Gift Ideas for Babies

Babies, newborns through the age of 2, can be very difficult to shop for during the holiday season. There are lots of toys to choose from, but an infant hasn’t yet had the chance to express his unique personality (and they hardly ever make lists for Santa!).

The best choices for babies are bright, colorful toys designed to stimulate the senses. The toys here can help babies develop the skills they will need to help them learn as they grow.

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

Your baby will learn to appreciate classic music early in life with the baby versions of Rossini, Vivaldi, and Mozart. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes toy features a huge button in the middle, easy for little hands to push. Hitting that button will allow your child to switch from song to song and a series of colorful lights will flash across the screen to keep her interested and entertained.

LeapFrog My Pal Violet

Created by LeapFrog, My Pal Violet will prove an incredibly cuddly addition to your little one’s crib décor. When Violet arrives, parents can plug her into the computer to customize which music she’ll play. You can also customize the toy to say your child’s name as well as the names of your child’s favorite color, favorite food, and favorite animal. Pressing each paw will encourage Violet to do something different, whether it’s playing a game or singing a lullaby.

Fisher-Price Precious Planet Deluxe Musical Activity Gym

You’ll need something extra special to keep your baby busy as she starts to roll and crawl. The large round mat leaves plenty of space for baby to move around while the overhead spinning balls, mirrors, and hanging rattles will catch her eye and captivate her with their colorful designs. Your baby will spend time strengthening her neck and back while having fun.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

The Rainforest Jumperoo has a newly developed frame that makes it easy to open up and set baby inside. Your baby can rotate himself a full 360 degrees, playing with toys on any side of the jumperoo. The spinning drum at the front of the seat will activate the lights and music and the parrot, monkey and elephant are bound to entertain. Even the tigers and lizards want to come out and play hide and seek. The Rainforest Jumperoo has three separate height adjustments, making this toy perfect for extended play as your baby grows.

Lamaze Freddie the Firefly

Freddie the Firefly is a small, cuddly toy jam packed with enticing features. The rings at his tail clank together and the knot at the top of his antennae was designed with teething babies in mind. The mirror and squeaker will entertain your baby while the soft velour will soothe and comfort.

Babies may seem fussy and opinionated but they’re incredibly easy to entertain. Choose the perfect toys for your favorite baby this holiday season and you’re bound to keep him happy – at least for a little while!