2019 Top Toys for Newborns & Infants (Under 1 Year)

By Leah | Toy Guides

Nov 01

Our top toys and gifts for infants and newborns, one-year and younger.

Everything for the diaper bag, stroller, car seat, crib and more to encourage your babies developmental milestones. 
Lights ‘N’ Music First Book
0 months & up

Key Feature: Perfect for the crib but can also be used for tummy time.

Educational Benefit: A variety of features to engage multiple developmental stages such as sensory development and cause and effect. 
Yoee Baby
0 months & up

Key Feature: All-in-one teether, crinkle paper, and rattle toy.
Educational BenefitEssential in promoting mommy and baby bonding.
Noggin Stick
0 months & up

Key Feature: A variety of features including a rattle, light up top, mirrored bottom and soft, easy-to-grip textures.
Educational Benefit: Tool that can be used by parents, teachers and caregivers to encourage early milestones in infants. 

Lights ‘N’ Music Friends Ball
3 months & up
Key Feature: "Toss, shake, tap or roll to activate the lights and music."
Educational Benefit: Great toy for engaging tummy time and encouraging crawling. 

Baby Newspaper
4 months & up
Key Feature: The soothing sound they love, without the tearing-up-newspaper mess! 
Educational Benefit: The crinkle sound inside the soft exterior has been proven to soothe babies. 

Baby Remote Control Teether
4 months & up
Key Feature: Keep your baby away from the real remote with this teether that looks and feels like the real thing.
Educational Benefit: Made up of two different textures, one for teething and one for gripping. 

Magic Reflection Ball
6 months & up
Key Feature: The suction cup on the bottom can be suctioned to the high chair, stroller, table and a restaurant making it a great on-the-go toy.
Educational Benefit: The mirrored ball promotes visual stimulation and tracking.

Push & Pull UFO
6 months & up
Key Feature: "8 colorful push and pull buttons"
Educational Benefit: The different push and pull bottoms help develop fine motor skills

Chew Cube
6 months & up
Key Feature: Large holes help with gripping while the soft, textured edges soothe sore gums.
Educational Benefit: The black and white, mirrored cube inside promotes visual and auditory stimulation. 

Multi-Sense Trumpet
7 months & up
Key Feature: This toy engages almost all of their senses. 
Educational Benefit: Unique whistle element helps develop oral motor skills. 

10 months & up
Key Feature: A new take on a nesting toy where all the pieces stay nicely together.
Educational Benefit: "Encourages sensory exploration, tactile learning, fine motor skills, object permanence, spatial reasoning"
Whirly Squigz
10 months & up
Key Feature: Essential for the diaper bag as they can be suctioned to any flat, non-porous surface.
Educational Benefit: When suctioned down, spin them around for visual and tactile stimulation. Or use them as a teether!

About the Author

Leah is the Cheif Marketing Officer at Toyology Toys since 2017. You can find her at the Toyology Toys offices in Royal Oak. She likes The Office, coffee in all forms and her cat, Poppy.