My DD is 9 months old. She has lots of toys - a Jumperoo, a gym, various Vtech things, books, stacking cups, blocks, the rings-on-a-stick thing (don't know what else to call it!), various different shakey or rattley musical things, soft toys, mobile phones, chewy teething toys, a taggie - pretty much every sort of baby toy! My parents look after her four days a week and yesterday my dad was telling me that we'll have to get more toys, that she's bored with what she has. Now, I know the gym isn't holding her interest any more because she doesn't want to lie down, but I would have thought most of the other stuff should still be okay, especially as she plays with things in different ways now that her coordination is better. I'm inclined to think that we just need to show her different things to do, and find different ways to interact with her to keep her busy. She's happy to play with all sorts of stuff from around the house too, which I think is great for her, as long as it's safe. How many toys do they really need? I don't want to deprive her but we can't afford to replace everything every few months! I wasn't really planning on getting more stuff till her birthday, and not much then.