Christmas gift ideas for your baby: 6 months +

You’ll probably find your baby is far more interested in the packaging than the presents, but now she’s becoming her own little person her toys will become much more interactive – that means more fun for mum and dad too! For some great ideas of what to wrap up for your little one this year, take a look at our Christmas gift guide for babies aged 6 months +.

 

Shapes & Sharing Picnic Basket, £19.99, Leap Frog, 6-36 months

 

The perfect gift for teaching manners at playtime picnics!

A bright and inviting toy the Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket helps little ones to explore shapes and colours as well as encouraging motor skills through sorting, matching, stacking, emptying and filling. With over 30 audio responses, the friendly picnic basket also teaches manners and encourages imaginative play.

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Rainbow Rings, £14.99, Lamaze, 6 months +

 

A bright and fun way to help your baby’s coordination

Little ones love stacking and these Rainbow Rings will help encourage problem solving as your baby works out how to pop the rings on the pole. The soft rings offer a fantastic sensory experience, each having different textures, bright colours and crinkles. They’re a good size for your baby to grip and the fun game strengthens hand-eye coordination.

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Baby Percussion Mat, £20, Early Learning Centre, 6 months +

 

Introduce your baby to music with this interactive piano mat

Making noise is a favourite with babies and they can do just that while patting, kicking and toddling on the ELC’s Baby Percussion Mat. It includes a removable cushion for tummy time and provides three different play modes (so there’s variety for mums and dads too!), 10 flashing lights and 10 large musical keys. A fantastic sensory toy, it encourages motor skills and helps develop coordination, balance and strength.

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First Steps Baby Walker, £29.99, VTech, 6-30 months

 

Help your little one take her first steps in style!

Those first steps are exciting times and if your wriggler is about to take hers, this baby walker will help her on her way. As well as providing balance, the detachable learning centre is packed with activities. The light-up musical keys introduce letters, words, numbers, animals, colours, sing-along songs and melodies. As your child explores the activity centre, she’ll boost her sensory, language and motor skills, all while having a brilliant time!

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Ladybird Animal Daysack, Little Life, £19.99, 6 months-3 years

 

Adorable and practical – you can’t beat this for a rucksack

This very cute Animal Daysack makes carrying things so much more fun! For a little ladybird, it’s fairly roomy, plus it has a weatherproof hood that stows away in the top pocket. It includes a removable parent rein, to give you control when out and about, a name and address tag and padded shoulder straps for extra comfort. The Daysacks are available in a choice of fun designs, including Turtle, Cow, Bee, Shark, Butterfly, Dinosaur and Spider, so your little one is sure to find a favourite animal!

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