Experts agree that babies need a variety of toys to enrich their lives and encourage learning. Babies learn about their world by using all five of their senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Toys engage and refine these senses by:

  • Helping your baby learn how to control his movements .
  • Helping your baby figure out how things work
  • Showing your baby how he can control things in his world
  •  Teaching your baby new ideas
  • Building your baby’s muscle control, coordination, and strength
  • Teaching your baby how to use his imagination
  • Showing your baby how to solve simple problems
  • Helping your baby learn how to play by himself
  • Setting the foundation for learning how to share and cooperate with others

From an adult’s perspective, common sense should prevent accidents with toys. The ‘not suitable for under 3 years of age symbol’ is applied to certain toys to point out that most children under the age of three (3) tend to put things in their mouths and are at risk of swallowing small parts of a toy, which they might consequently choke on. The majority of our toys comply to British and other countries safety standards, but we offer a few interesting items, which we cannot sell as toys; only as collector’s items. Toys you still remember from your childhood. (The classics traditional toys last for ever in popularity and are always a safe bet.

Best toys for young babies:

  • Suitable Plush toys and Comforters
  • Musical toys
  • Rattles
  • Small, lightweight, easy-to-grasp toys
  • Squeaky toys
  • Teething rings
  • Toys with high-contrast graphics, bright colours, or black-and white patterns
  • Soft books and Bath books

Best toys for older babies:

  • Activity toys (levers/buttons/dials/hinges)
  • Balls
  • Beginning puzzles (two or three large pieces; knobs are helpful)
  • Building Blocks
  • Cars and trucks
  • Dolls and Plush animals
  • Hammering toys
  • Large interlocking beads
  • Musical toys
  • Nesting cups
  • Peg boards
  • Pop-up toys
  • Push or pull toys
  • Shape sorters
  • Stacking rings
  • Toy versions of everyday items