Oh my gosh, I love the 6 month old stage. Who doesn’t?
They are still little, super cuddly, starting to smile and laugh, and are working towards becoming more physically developed.
It’s also a critical age for stimulation, learning and mental development. That’s why the toys they interact with play a key role in helping their brains grow.
We’ve put together a list of the best-selling, top rated baby toys for any 6 month old below.*
*Unlike our other categories, we don’t provide pro/con lists as toys are much more subjective items than other baby products.
Many 6 month olds are beginning to see clearly and in color, and are actively watching their surroundings.
I have so many great photos of my daughter starting around this age – she’s usually sitting up or in her car seat, smiling at me, or playing with one of her toys that was always on my floor.
That’s the thing about this age – 6 month olds are starting to move some, but still stay mostly in the same position.
Many of them start to fuss at this stage (when they aren’t hungry or sleepy), because they are just looking for interaction.
Therefore, as a parent you want to be changing their environment and their activities often to be sure they don’t get bored.
It’s something I’m doing right now with my 5 month old son – we just keep moving him around so he can see and hear different things throughout the day.
Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Toys For a 6 Month Old:
BEST TOYS FOR A 6 MONTH OLD: Noise & Color
Our first group of toys are on the best seller list for Amazon for 6 month olds, and are colorful and fun. They make noise or play music, or encourage interaction.
These are a great group to keep around the house, in the car or to have as gifts.
VTech Rhyme and Discover BookSassy Developmental Bumpy BallB. Toys B. One Two Squeeze BlocksManhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory TeetherVTech Baby Crinkle and Roar LionBaby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
BEST TOYS FOR A 6 MONTH OLD: Soft items & Teethers
We’ve also selected a group of high-rated lovies, teethers and other toys that are safe for babies to interact with their hands and mouth.
Remember to always keep these toys clean and sanitized. Also remember to keep anything super small out of the way as it can be a choking hazard.
BEST TOYS FOR A 6 MONTH OLD: Visual Books
Lastly, reading to children has been shown to have benefit after benefit on a child’s language and brain development.
The first five years of a child’s life are the most important in terms of building their vocabulary, so the more that they hear various words used, the better chance they have of succeeding later in school and in life.
We’ve rounded up some of the top rated, best books for this age!