6 month old baby doesn't like toys. should i be worried?

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Lissa - posted on 06/15/2010

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Does your baby watch you and others and have interest in what's going on around them? If they are smiling and interacting with you and the world around them, then baby may simply find you far more interesting than toys.

Lorrom - posted on 06/15/2010

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My girl never liked pacifiers :) Threw then down each time I gave her one. I guess there are just different personalities and we adapt to them as they adapt to us.

Sometimes she liked the simplest toys - an empty vallet with tons of pockets and zippers, a CD case that I filled with miscellaneous beads and taped it shut so it made cool sounds when shaken, a plastic Easter egg with rice inside and taped shut, another one with beans inside.....the simplest things brough her hours of pleasure and not the "fancy" toys with buttons and sounds. Funny, huh? :) Try a few things and see what your baby likes.

Amanda - posted on 06/15/2010

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I wouldn't be too worried neither of my 2 kids were interested in toys until they were sitting up and starting to move around. They much prefered to watch what was going on around them and making their own games. they both also loved books

Heather - posted on 06/15/2010

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sometimes babies are not as interested in the toys as we think they should be. you know, the baby who plays with the box, but not the toy. perhaps you can model how to play with the toys. i usually have to show my son how to play with things. maybe if you can socialize your baby with other babies his/her age and watch them play, maybe the interest will spark?

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Sarah - posted on 06/13/2014

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I know this is an old post but how did he/she make out after? My 5 month old doesn't play with toys either, wonder when your little one started after.

Joanna - posted on 06/15/2010

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My daughter's favorite toys at 6 months were empty cd cases, and an empty tissue box (she loved putting things and and out of them)

Dana - posted on 06/15/2010

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I think its normal. As long as he is interacting then its fine. I know my 6 month old nephew's only interest in toys is putting them in his mouth.

Marni - posted on 06/15/2010

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At 6 months a baby doesn't have much coordination to manipulate toys. This is more of time for developing movement like scooting and rolling, moving backward. Babies like playing peek-a-boo. This is more of a time baby locates an object with their sight and tries to reach for it. I really love the book by Sears and Sears called The Baby Book, it answers many of our parenting questions and makes great suggestions. They have a website but I prefer the book. See if you can check it out at the library.

Angie - posted on 06/15/2010

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Don't be concerned. Be happy that you have a child who is creative enough to find his/her own toys.

Julia - posted on 06/15/2010

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I wouldn't be worried at all some kids just prefer things other then toys like someone else said. My daughter loves playing with tupperware, empty boxes, and books.

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