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14 Perfect Toys For Newborn Development

In the first months your baby will love things that they can look at and listen to. From black and white contrast books to tummy time toys, we’ve rounded up the perfect toys that work with your newborns senses to help with your baby’s development.

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Light Sound Lotty Playmat, £89.95.

This cute play mat has 16 development features that encourage your newborn to explore touch and sound. Perfect for tummy time.
 
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Organic Collection Baby Bouncer Activity Arch, Now £21, Vertbaudet

Attach this activity arch to your baby bouncer to encourage your baby to bat at the toys. It will keep your newborn busy as well while you have some mum time.
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Activity Play Mat, £69, Vertbaudet

This jumbo flower conceals a host of treasures inside its petals with fun sounds and super soft textures. The accidental squeaks will help her become aware of what her hands and feet are doing as she kicks about.
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Musical Mobile Rabbit Run, £29, Vertbaudet

Hang this just within your baby’s line of sight so they can enjoy the sights and sounds of this pretty rabbit themed mobile.
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Wimmer Ferguson Mind-Shapes , £19, 

These vibrant shapes encourage babies to look, touch and listen.
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Mamas & Papas Tummy Time Activity Toy, £16.99, Amazon

Helps encourage tummy time and with a mirror on the end your baby can have tons of fun.
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Fox Rattle, £15, Not On The High Street

This super cute rattle will become your baby’s best friend. It’s a chance for your newborn to experiment with sounds they can make for themself.
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Soft Hare Picture Book, £14.99, Amazon

A super soft, plush book perfect for a newborn. It will stimulate the visual and tactile senses of your baby.
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Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym, £69, Amazon

Your little one will be transfixed by the hanging toys on this animal themed activity gym. As they grow up you can remove the arch for a soft comfortable play mat.
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Blossom Farm Touch and Feel Cubes, £12, Amazon

These playful cubes with multiple textures and sweet characters will have your baby playing for hours – even though they can’t hold toys newborns will love the bright colours in their line of vision.
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Jellycat Bredit Bunny Comforter, £10, Amazon

This Jellycat Bunny Comforter is perfect for a newborn baby. Soft and tactile for your baby to develop their senses.
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Cat Rattle, £2.50, Ikea

Super cheap and with a low sound level adapted to suit little ears, these cute rattles are a perfect new born toy.
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Lamaze Freddie the Firefly Rattle, £7.60, Lamaze

The high contrast patterns on one side are perfect for developing your little ones vision – they are able to focus on things 20-30cm away.

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Lamaze Gardenbug Foot Finder set, £12.58, Lamaze

Your baby will love these little characters from Lamaze, which enhance their social skills. Easy to wear and fully machine-washable.


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