Best Presents for Babies under 12 months

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    We’ve been on the hunt for some great presents for babies under 12 months old. This is a tough age for buying baby gifts and toys as a baby’s interest can swing from baby toys to big toddlers stuff in minutes. Classic learning toys and action toys are great gifts; you can also look for toys that are recommended for ages 1 year and up so that baby doesn’t outgrow the gift too soon.

    With a bit of luck we’ve picked out some great ideas that will entertain your baby now and hopefully through some of the following years too. Here are our best present ideas for younger babies; carefully picked so that they don't break the bank:

    Lamaze Freddie the Firefly - from £9.50

    This Lamaze friendly bug features a soft velour body and busy wings with a peek-a-boo mirror, textures, squeaker, and crinkles. Also includes clinking rings, tethered ladybug teether and knotted antennae for chewing.

    Buy your Lamaze Freddie the Firefly here

    Bright Starts Spots & Stripes Safari Gym - from £45.00
    Activity gym that includes additional baby toys - a tiger chime, zebra ring rattle, dragonfly teether, teether leaves and eight links featuring multiple textures to encourage reaching and grasping. The tiger chime has lights plus over 20 minutes of melodies and sounds to help develop baby’s senses of sight and hearing.

    Buy your Bright Starts Spots & Stripes Safari Gym here

    Bunny Tag Comforter - from £15.00
    Beautifully soft and crinkly taggy comforter for your baby. Made from plush suedette fabric and cuddlesoft fur fabric; baby's will love the loud crinkly noise this makes when held and scrunched.  The ribbons around the edge are full of different textures for your baby to chew and explore.

    Buy your Bunny Tag Comforter here

    Lamaze Classic Discovery Book - from £9.95 
    With eight pages of fun, the Lamaze Classic Discovery book features friendly and cute woodland characters. Full of surprises for baby to touch and feel, the book includes soft textures, bright colours, and sounds to encourage baby's exploration.

    Buy your lamaze Classic Discovery Book here

    Baby Einstein Bendy Ball

    Kids II Baby Einstein Bendy Ball - From £5.99
    Play, rattle and roll! The colourful Baby Einstein Bendy Ball is flexible and includes sections that allow you to mix and match red, blue, yellow and green. Perfect for little hands to grasp. Includes a rattle inside for baby to shake. 4-inch diameter.

    Buy your Kids II Baby Einstein Bendy Ball here.

    Vtech Baby Crawl and Learn Lights Ball - from £11.65 
    Interactive magically moving ball: Catch it if you can. A built-in motor activates to make the ball roll around, promoting crawling and limited controlled movement means that the ball stops within reach.  Full of fun things to press, pull, spin and feel, the Crawl and Learn Bright Lights Ball introduces shapes, numbers, animals and animal sounds to your happy baby.

    Buy your Vtech Baby Crawl and Learn Lights Ball here

    Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone

    Fisher Price Chatter Telephone - from £6.75 
    “Ring-ring!” Say “hello” to a new look for the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone toy! This classic pull toy now has a more modern design, but is still as fun and sweet-looking as ever – with its adorable face, spinning dial, ringing-phone sounds and eyes that move up and down as baby pulls it along. The cord attached to the receiver ensures it never gets lost. The Chatter Telephone toy encourages early role play – and baby can pick up lots of great developmental benefits, too. The dial introduces baby to numbers and counting from 1-9 and helps exercise fine motor skills.

    Buy your Fisher Price Chatter Telephone here

    Ambi Toys Baby's First Car - from £8.99 
    Make this cheerful little car your baby's first car to push around and let them explore together, his eyes move up and down as he rolls along and push the big red button to hear him toot.

    Buy your Ambi Toys Baby's First Car here

    Fisher-Price Puppy's Activity Home Set

    Fisher-Price Puppy's Activity Home Set - from £20.93
    Welcome to Puppy’s home, full of learning and best friends! Press buttons, bat at the roller ball, toggle the light switch and more, to learn about letters, greetings, weather and opposites. Shake Puppy and Froggy to hear rattle sounds, too.

    Buy your Fisher-Price Puppy's Activity Home Set here

    TOMY Play to Learn Hide 'n' Squeak Eggs Up - from £5.50
    TOMY Hide ‘n’ Squeak Eggs are a very popular way to develop your child’s shape sorting and motor skills, and they provide hours of playtime fun. Crack them open to reveal the brightly coloured press-and-cheep chicks; it’s also a shape sorting game, matching egg bases to the correctly shaped holes in the box.

    Buy your TOMY Play to Learn Hide n Squeak Eggs here

    Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack - from £7.25 
    Five colourful rings are fun for younger babies to grasp, hold, shake and explore. The smallest ring has a shiny, reflective surface for the baby to discover inside - with colourful, swirling beads that make fun rattle sounds. Stacking helps baby develop eye-hand coordination, and introduces baby to the concept of relative size as they learn to sort and stack from biggest to smallest.

    Buy your Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Rock-a-Stack here

    TOMY Aquafun Octopals - from £12.00 
    TOMY Aquafun Octopals is a wonderful, colourful, floating bath island toy, featuring a mummy octopus that acts as a pouring cup and her eight little babies that can stick to the sides of the bath or tiles. Each baby is a water squirter and features a different number that corresponds to a number on the base for number matching fun.

    Buy your TOMY Aquafun Octopals here

    Looking for the best gifts for other aged children? Why not take a look at;

    Best Gifts for 1 – 2 year olds
    Best Gifts for 2 – 3 year olds
    Best Gifts for 3 – 5 year olds

    Our favourite websites for more present ideas include;

    Adventure Toys - fabulous indoor and outdoor activity toys.
    Lucy's Toy Box - beautiful toys, games, puzzles and lots more.
    Strider Bikes - fabulous balance bikes & pedal bikes for ages 18 months+.
    Teeny Beanies - handmade soft toys, bean bags and accessories.
    Tickle My Senses - fun sensory & educational toys for 0-5 year olds.
    Tractor Ted - wooden & other Tractor Ted themed toys.
    Win Green - quality children's indoor playhouses, tents and wigwams.
    WOW Toys - durable, battery-free toddler toys full of love and cuteness.
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