The Circle of Moms site will be discontinued on March 1st, 2020. Head to POPSUGAR Family's Facebook page for more community discussions.

Let's Go >>

Age appropriate toys

Bethany - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




My son is approaching 8 months which is very exciting! Yet, he still plays with his teething toys, stuffed animals and rattles. I was wondering what types of toys I should be purchasing to help him advance. Or what types of toys do other 8 month old babies play with?


Alisha - posted on 09/16/2010




give him a ball or a small mirror to play with i used to play baby in the mirror with my little one and she loved it also you can point at his eyes and nose and mouth while you look in it. get some bath toys too my little one loves her baths so i have quite a few bath toys wal-mart and toys r us has some bath toys for babys around his age. also the ring tower, some blocks and a lot lo more take a look around wally world or what every store you proffer and just look and see what looks like fun o play with.

Krista - posted on 09/16/2010




My son will be 11 months on the 21st and from time to time he still plays with his stuffed animals and teething toys (usually he just eats Anywho, we purchased toys that play music, teach counting, a v-tech train that he can push around and help him learn to walk that also teaches the alphabet. I love v-tech toys. Definitely books! My son loves books. We read tons, and he loves to just look at the pictures on his own. Hope this helps!

Susan - posted on 09/13/2010




My daughter is now 2 and you quickly forget, but how about the ring stacker toy, wood puzzles, pretty much anything with music, learning toys for colors/shapes/body parts, blocks, a truck he can push around, board books, a riding toy he can either push himself on or use in a couple months to start to walk, Little People (might be more appropriate for once he's a year old). If you go to a toy store toys are usually organized by age. Fisher Price, Leapfrog, and Playskool have a large selection of toys by age. Also look into getting some 12 month toys that he can grow into.


View replies by

Hayley - posted on 09/27/2010




I love the Ikea wooden toys. They have stacking cups and rings, blocks, etc. You can find toys for kids from infancy all the way to 6 or 7. I like that they're simple, tried and true. Kids love them and they're easy on the wallet. Mirrors were a big hit with my little one too.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms