Babies love to have fun, so we made this list to help you choose the best baby toys for 0 to 6 months old.
Whether you are shopping for an upcoming baby shower or looking to put some more pizzazz in your baby’s toy box, we found the cutest baby toys out there. For this article, we’ll highlight our top choices for rattles, teethers, and plushies. In short, we discovered an array of geeky baby toys that you and your little one are sure to love! But first, an important message.
PLEASE NOTE: Plush toys are for active, supervised playtime, not for sleepy time. NEVER give a baby under 12 months old a plush toy to sleep with, as there’s a high risk of suffocation. So, keep your little ones safe by keeping their sleeping areas free of plushies for the first year.
So, now that we’re all informed, here are the best baby toys for 0 to 6 months.
Baby Toys: Rattles
If you’re shopping for a themed baby shower gift, baby rattles are perfect baby toys for 0 to 6 months. Babies enjoy the sounds of rattles, as they stimulate the senses and improve hand-eye coordination. On the other hand, all you geeky adults will be happy with the design and quality of the following pop culture-themed rattles. Just because it’s for a baby doesn’t mean you can’t like it too!
This crochet baby rattle of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, can be customized with the name of your choosing. However, if you are not a fan of the rattling noise, the seller can create these hammers without the sound. Certainly, your little Asgardian is worthy of such an awesome personalized toy.
The force will be with you and your little one with these lightsaber rattles. First, they’re made from minky, flannel, and felt, so they’re super soft. Second, they come in a variety of colors, perfect for your own baby Yoda or mini Luke Skywalker. In addition, the rattling sound is completely optional. So, reach out with your feelings and use the Force (or in this case Etsy) to begin your journey to the light side. Or the dark side, if you prefer. We aren’t here to judge you.
These fleece, handmade, princess-themed rattles are great for playtime. Since there’s no removable parts, and everything is securely stitched on, these rattles are made for worry-free play. Further, these rattles are perfect for tiny hands to comfortably grasp onto. Choose from Disney Princesses, like Cinderella, Ariel, or Tiana, or princesses from other pop culture touchstones, like Princess Peach and Princess Diana aka Wonder Woman!
One of the original cryptids makes a rare appearance, as a wooden baby rattle, of course! Start teaching your little ones all about the undiscovered mysteries of our world with this natural wood baby rattle. In addition, the internal rattle makes a gentle, soothing sound, making it both pleasant and calming. Baby safe and eco-friendly, even an actual Bigfoot would be happy to nom on this rattle!
“Accio” happiness when gifting this clever set of Harry Potter Rattles at the next baby shower you are attending. These rattles are crocheted by hand using cotton and acrylic yarn. Lastly, the wooden ring, eyes, and hair are securely in place, for added safety.
Baby Toys: Teethers
As babies begin receiving their first set of teeth, it can be painful for them as their teeth cut through their gums. Therefore, to aid in relief, parents may want to have some teethers on hand to provide comfort. Of course, many babies don’t have pain while teething. However, teethers also help strengthen tongue and facial muscles, which help with controlling speech. So, there are benefits beyond soothing.
Level up from boring (or worse, plastic) teethers. This teether is made from silicone, meaning it’s free of any harsh chemicals or toxins. Babies will love it because the texture of this teether stimulates their sensory and fine motor skills. All the while, it soothes any teething discomfort they may experience. In addition, you can clean it in the dishwasher, or even boil it, if you prefer.
Shaped like the hidden Mickeys found in Disney parks and movies, these mouse ears can console babies while out and about or for any magical occasion, whether at a theme park or just around the house. Importantly, this teether is made of non-toxic, BPA-free silicone, making it safe for babies to nom. In addition, this would make for an adorable baby shower gift for any expectant parent who loves Disney.
Taming the teething process is nigh impossible, but these adorable dragons help to ease the pain baby feels during this time. They come in a variety of colors, too, sure to coordinate with any adorable dragon attire. In addition, all of the dragons are free of any harmful chemicals and created with love and high quality food-grade silicone.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s a really cool Superman teether! Created with baby’s comfort in mind, this Superman teether measures approximately 6 inches in height and made of lightweight, 100% food-safe silicone. For additional relief, chill teether in the fridge. Ideal for ages 3 months and up.
This adorable bookworm teether, shaped like a board book, will jump start your baby’s love of books. First, soft textures and an easy to hold handle makes it optimal for tiny hands. Second, it’s solid silicone design means it has zero holes for mold to build up in. Lastly, place it in the freezer for cooling comfort on sore gums.
Baby Toys: Plushies
Stuffed animals and toys, also referred to as plushies, provide an extra dose of soft, cozy fun for the baby. However, as a reminder, NEVER let a baby under 12 months old sleep with a plushie, or leave them unattended while playing with plushies. Adult supervision is required. Our advice: once you’re done with play, put the plushies away. Also, plushies make great toys (and decorations) for years to come, so think of these as an investment in future fun!
With whimsical embroidered facial features and ultra soft plush, this adorable dragon will be a great companion for your new bundle of joy. It’s versatile in that it can be used as a blanket at home or on the road. Lightweight and compact, this dragon is up for any adventure. In addition, the dragon is easy to care for and can be machine washed with blankets and other plushie companions.
Offered in different sizes, this Totoro plush is much like the adorable character it’s designed after. Though he may look a bit odd, Totoro is sweet and ideal for babies to have as their favorite toy. Squishy and soft, this plush let’s you introduce your child to the joys of the beloved film My Neighbor Totoro (something we here at GeekBaby strongly encourage).
Inspired by Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas, these one-of-a-kind loveys are individually handmade. Each one crocheted using soft yarn, safety eyes, and stuffing. Certainly, these adorable amigurumi dolls make a great gift for any themed baby shower, or Halloween, or Christmas, or even as a welcome home gift for the newest family member.
Superhero baby showers need superhero toys. That’s why this Spider-Man handmade toy will tingle the Spidey senses with delight. For an additional treat, this toy can double as a rattle, by contacting the seller. Truly, this adorable crochet Spider-Man is ready to be a forever friend.
Like Harry Potter and friends, these wizard plushies are sure to bring magic to any Harry Potter themed baby shower or nursery. Choose from an assortment of nine beloved characters, each handmade with durable, soft, cotton yarn. Unsure of which to purchase, you can buy the set of nine as a treasured gift for your little one, for yourself (no judgement here) or for a baby shower gift for the parents-to-be.
Love Harry Potter? Fly on over to our list of Harry Potter-themed nursery ideas!
One Last Thing…
It was difficult narrowing down the top picks for the best baby toys 0 to 6 months. With so many clever and quirky infant toy ideas, we felt the need to add last one to the list. So, here’s an additional baby toy that will surely make a splash.
Packed with multi-sensory toys, this baby gym will delight and amuse your little one. This gym weighs under three pounds making it easy to pack up and take while visiting friends or family. In addition, lights and sounds stimulate the senses, and finger puppets provide a fun option for some one-on-one time for you and your baby.