Between ages 7-12 months, babies are beginning to sit, crawl, pull to a stand, walk holding onto furniture, and even walk alone. They are interested in moving about and practicing their new motor skills. They are increasingly able to grasp with the thumb and finger and are beginning to hold small objects with one hand and explore them with the other. Babies 7-9 months old are fascinated by cause and effect and enjoy banging, poking, twisting, squeezing, dropping, shaking, biting, throwing, opening, closing, pulling, and pushing. By 10-12 months, many babies begin stacking, filling and emptying things, turning things, pushing balls and cars, pressing levers, and dragging around objects.
From a safety perspective, be sure that all toys for this age group are safe for mouthing with no small parts that can get lodged in the throat, ears, or nose. Toys for 7-12 month old babies should always be made of non-toxic materials with no sharp points or edges or brittle plastic. There should be no long strings that could be a strangulation hazard.
Appropriate toys for this age group include simple push toys, soft and wooden blocks, clutching toys, rattles, soft dolls, stuffed animals, towel dolls, cloth baby toys, simple stacking toys, mirror toys, hand puppets (for adults), and activity boxes and cubes. Shop all toys for babies 7-12 months now.
TOYS FOR 7-12 MONTHS
Magica is a wonderful clutching toy made of beech wood threaded over a sturdy, cloth-covered blue band. The eight rainbow colored balls on the band roll and twist in an ever changing and calming manner, rather like Chinese Baoding Balls. This clutching toy was lovingly...
Time to hit the gym! My First Gym by Hape is a delightful way to promote baby's reaching and grasping skills. Several rattles hang from above, one with a bell, another with wooden rings that make a gentle sound, and finally a little mirror to...
$24.95 USD - Sold Out
Our Meadow Friends Activity Wrap goes where baby goes! This fun toy wraps around the handle of car seats, cribs, playpens, and more. Hanging birds, mirrors, and colorful patterns will keep little ones entertained for hours as they explore the different parts of the wrap....
Our Nini Mouse Towel Doll is a wonderful gift for any baby who loves to cuddle! Luxurious velours cover Nini's perfectly stuffed head, arms, and legs while cozy cotton makes up her unstuffed dress. Large round ears make for great places for baby to gnaw....
$75.95 USD - Sold Out
Give baby a soft space to roll around, crawl, and play with our Magic Forest Play Rug. This large mat is padded for extra comfort at features fun illustrations that are sure to make baby smile. A fun baby-safe mirror, rustling leaves, and different textiles...