My baby doesn't seem to like toys

Christine - posted on 06/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby is 2 1/2 months. She has a ton of toys and she doesn't really show interest in them. She'll look at them for a moment, but then go back to looking at some of her favorite things: A picture on the wall, a quilt and the ceiling fan. Also, she hasn't found her hands yet. She will grab a hold of something if we put it in her hand, but she hasn't reached for anything. Is there anything I can do to help her "find" her hands? Has anyone elses baby shown no interest in toys?

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Sophia - posted on 06/09/2009

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congrats!

my baby is almost 4 months old and just discovered toys for "play", play meaning banging on them and grabbing them at the moment. before that, she had no interest in toys other than to look at them briefly.

Brooke - posted on 06/09/2009

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Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!! Now I wouldn't be worried at all.. she is still very young, she is still trying to focus on different things and you will find she'll rather look at a blank wall then toy. I hav a 4 month old girl and she found her hands about a month ago.. now they dont come out of her mouth and when they are something else is in there lol... Its been about a week since my bubs really started playing with her toys..

Amber - posted on 06/09/2009

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Hey Christine! Please don't fret...my son will be 3 months old on Fri and our kids are still very young. He found his left hand about a week ago, but still only stares at it when it is in a fist...has no clue about his right hand yet. They are still adjusting to the world around them and will slowly take more interest in toys. My son really only plays with the toys on his bouncer (he stares, laughs, coos, and grabs for them). Give him more time...his hands will be his first toys and he will go from there. There is nothing you can do to help the baby find their hands bc they have no idea they are there and discover them when they are ready.

Diane - posted on 06/09/2009

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She's still pretty young. It'll probably be awhile longer before she starts getting interested in toys. My 3 month old son has shown more interest looking at the coffee table than at toys. My 2 year old daughter was the same way. She figured out how to get her fingers in her mouth at 2 months then didn't reach for a toy until about 4 months. You can get one of those soft rattles that you can wrap around her wrist (attaches with velcro). The sounds may get her attention and motivate her figure out her hands.

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