1 year to 2 years is the period for babies to start absorbing and thinking, sticking out and walking.
They wish to grab everything, discover everywhere in the house. They have infinity energies, everything becomes their toys at home. At this period, good toys can help children improve motor and sensory capabilities faster
How to select a safe toy for children at this critical point?
1. Don’t pick anything too small, as we know, they put everything into their mouth. Pick up the toilet paper roll, if the toys go through the roll, they might be too small for babies. It is serious when they swallow those little things.
2. If they like, everything around us could be baby toys. However, some stuff should never be babies’ toy such as
A. Cell phone, iPad, etc. They are bad for babies ‘eyes, I understand the bright screen is very attractive for babies, but their eyes are not fully developed, the screen might be damaging their eyes.
B. anything with sharp edge like forks, toothpick, I don’t like to let my baby play around with a fork, they might trip when they walk.
C. Avoid Toxic toys. Anything like makeup,painting, they have certainly lead, lead could cause children brain damage.
D. Anything with strings, it is easy to rope wrapped around the child’s finger or neck, might cause baby suffocation if they don’t know how to get rid of it.
3. Choose something can practice their motor or language skills.
Below are top baby toys I recommend for 1 to 2 years old babies.
1. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Vtech Sit-to Stand Learning Walker have Two modes of play, learning and music, on the activity panel will keep youngsters engaged while they learn. In learning mode, insert the shape sorters or press the three shape buttons to learn shapes. Baby will enjoy spinning the three flowers to hear fun phrases, sound effects, and a melody or pressing the piano keys to learn colors, numbers and animal sounds. In music mode, insert the shape sorters or press the three shape buttons to hear upbeat melodies and fun sound effects. Baby can also press the piano keys to play piano notes.
2. Mega Blocks First Builders Big Building Bag
It is the perfect toy for your little building fan who is just learning how to build with his own two hands. Give him the opportunity to stimulate his imagination and learning skills while encouraging discovery, fine motor skills and open-ended play. The practical storage bag keeps all of the pieces securely in one place and comes with a hand-strap to make carrying the blocks a snap!Ideal for children 1 year old and up!
3. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy
The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy helps to promote baby’s fine motor skills with a light-up heart, paws, tummy and ear, each responding to baby’s touch while encouraging his eye-hand coordination. In addition, baby’s sensory development is strengthened through Puppy’s soft, plush exterior, light-up heart and sing-along songs. Musical fun and games include Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Pat-a-Cake, a special “I Love You” song, and more. Academics are explored through lessons on letters, numbers, feelings, parts of the body and so much more!
4. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse
The Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse is a wonderful nighttime friend for baby. When she is cuddled her belly gently glows and she plays over 5 minutes of music and ocean sounds. The music is comprised of 8 gentle lullabies and classical selections along with soothing sounds of the sea (2 ocean tracks). After 5 minutes the sounds and lights will gently fade out so as not to disturb baby. Perfectly sized for baby to hug the Soothe and Glow seahorse is a soft and cuddly addition to any crib. Mom can choose low or high volume or turn off altogether.
5. Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Activity Center
Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Activity Center allows baby to choose from eight undersea activities to engage in play and use coordination skills. The cozy sand-dollar patterned cradling seat rotates 360° to give baby access to all toy stations. Interactive play stations include a three-mode piano with ocean sounds and classical music melodies, octopus popper, whale spinner, turtle pull toy, and more. The melody maker detaches so little ones can listen to it wherever they go.