Best Toys for a 6 month old

6 month old sitting up smilingOh 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.

baby toys 6 month olds

Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Toys For a 6 Month Old: 

  • LOTS OF NOISE/COLOR:  Anything that makes noise and have lots of color, in order to entertain and stimulate
  • MOUTH/TEETH FRIENDLY:  Babies are beginning to teeth at this stage; and they like to put anything/everything in their mouth. Teethers may be a great choice for this group. 
  • ATTACHMENT TO SOFT ITEMS: 6 month olds are also beginning to show attachment to a favorite soft item, like a lovie or blanket. 
  • BOOKS:  Reading is critical at this stage to help language and brain development; soft books with large pictures and contrasting colors are great choices


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 Book Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball B. Toys B. One Two Squeeze Blocks Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether VTech Baby Crinkle and Roar Lion Baby 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.

 Nuby Icybite Hard/Soft Teething Keys Carter’s Cuddle Plush with Pacifier Loop Bear The First Years Star Teething Blanket Vulli Sophie The Giraffe Teether



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!

 Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Soft Book On the Night You Were Born Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The Very Hungry Caterpillar Goodnight Moon The Going-To-Bed Book


Be sure to check out our best toys for 1 year olds, 18 month olds2 year olds and 3 year olds!


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