Your baby’s first Christmas is a magical time for the whole family. OK, she may be too young to believe in Father Christmas, or even know it’s Christmas at all, but that’s nothing to stop you making her first Christmas one to enjoy. Take a look at our gift guide for some fun toy ideas that will keep your baby entertained and boost her development from 0 months +.
Rusty the Robot, £9.99, Lamaze, 0 +
Rusty is a voyage of discovery for little fingers
Rusty the Robot has oodles of personality and loads of fun developmental features to capture your baby’s imagination. Rusty is a voyage of discovery with exciting things on his front and back. There’s crinkly bits, ribbons, clanking rings, busy beads a mirror and his head even spins round too. The handy clip means Rusty easily attaches to play mats, buggies and toy bars so he can come with your baby, wherever you go!
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Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym, £67, Bibs n Stuff, 0 +
This play gym is completely charming. It will transport your baby into a woodland world, with 17 different developmental activities. Your baby can join hanging toys Rattle Birdie, Nutty Squirrel, Singing Birdie, Chiming Owl and Mirror Apple for hours of sensory play and discovery. The gym offers 13 easy-to-hang loops at different heights and the mat’s surface depicts a beautiful tree with woodland friends hiding among its branches. There are also leaves to crinkle, a flower to squeak, a tree trunk mirror, forest sounds, plus a tummy time cushion!
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Magic Stars Mobile, £49.99, Chicco, 0 +
Babies and toddlers will be enchanted by this mobile
This mobile will bring a touch of magic to your baby’s nursery with its space themed projector, soft nightlight and choice of classical or new age melodies. The rotating toys will keep your little one entertained and they even come on automatically with the music when your baby cries. Once your child’s older, you can remove the rotating toys and simply use it as a projector.
So Pure Sophie the Giraffe Natural Teether Set , £19.99, 1 Two Kids, 0 +
Loved by parents and babies, Sophie is the nation’s most popular giraffe. Not only does she soothe sore gums during teething, she stimulates all your baby’s senses from three months. Sophie’s spots act as a visual stimulant; her squeak helps hearing; her soft texture is completely safe to chew; her soft skin feels like mum’s and stimulates physiological and emotional responses and, made from natural rubber of the Hevea tree, Sophie smells completely different to other toys. All that from one little giraffe! Complete with a natural teether, this set makes the perfect gift.
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5-in-1 Adjustable Gym, £36.99, Little Tikes, 0-3 years
For a versatile gym that will last from birth to toddler years, this has all the answers. The bright colours and multitude of activities will keep your little one amused and aid physical and cognitive development. This gym starts life for babies aged 0-6 months, featuring a motion activated “kick pad” and three dangling toys. Once your child is six months, the gym transforms into a seated activity centre and offers electronic lights, songs, a piano and loads of fun activities. As your baby grows, the gym helps her stand, converts to a tabletop and later an easel with a clip to hold paper.