Toys for 5month old

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  1. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    can anyone recommend some toys for my 5month old?he can grab and hold things now albeit crudely and reach out.he has a baby gym but i feel he needs more stimulation as he is getting bored.iv been to the ELC but most of the toys are 6m+.
     
  2. tristansmum

    tristansmum Well-Known Member

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    i would say get the 6 month plus stuff as he'll develop so quick now. My son loves the ELC activity triangle which is half price- £6.40. and a little piano is fun.
     
  3. snowy-willow

    snowy-willow Mummy to Ella

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    To be honest we have quite a few 6month+ toys already, some she struggles with but when I am sat with her and we do things together she loves them. To a certain extent I ignore the age on things as every baby is different, so as long as its not a danger to her then there is no harm in her having a go with things.

    One thing I have been recommended and am in the process of putting together is a treasure basket.
     
  4. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    That activity triangle sounds good ill have a look for that now online. he is at the stage of slapping his hand on yours and other things so that sounds ideal. Snowy willow the treasure basket sounds interesting what does that involve?
     
  5. snowy-willow

    snowy-willow Mummy to Ella

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    I have copy and pasted this from a facebook group I am in:

    baby’s brain is growing fast, developing in response to her surroundings through the senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing, sight and movement.

    The treasure basket is a collection of everyday objects chosen to stimulate the different senses. It is one way of giving babies a wide range of experiences that help the brain to make connections and develop – and helps to keep them happy! Babies learn from the treasure basket by looking, touching, sucking, licking, banging, picking up and dropping. It gives babies the chance to explore and decide for themselves what they want to play with. Babies’ curiosity about the contents of the treasure basket means that they will often concentrate for longer and longer periods of time.

    Making the treasure basket

    A treasure basket should not tip over too easily
    Fill the basket with objects, so that your baby has plenty to choose from
    Babies often want to put everything into their mouths. Make sure that everything you choose for the basket is safe
    Everyday items from around the home are best. The purpose is to offer interest through smell, taste, sound, touch and sight (eg colour, form, length, shininess).



    A basket could contain:

    Natural objects – fir cones, big shells, large walnuts, pumice stone, fruit: apple, lemon
    Objects made from natural material – woollen ball, little baskets, brushes (test bristles are firmly attached)
    Wood – rattles, spoons, egg cups, bowls, pegs, napkin rings
    Metal – spoons, tin lids, tea strainer, garlic squeezer, bunch of keys
    Odds and ends – little notebooks, small purses, small cardboard boxes, inside of kitchen roles



    Using the treasure basket

    Sit nearby and watch to give your baby confidence. There is no need to talk or intervene unless your baby clearly needs attention
    Make sure that your baby is seated comfortably and safely, with cushions for support if necessary
    Check the contents of the basket regularly, cleaning objects and removing any damaged items
    It helps to change some of the items in the treasure basket from time to time
    It might be worth providing a distraction for older siblings
     
  6. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    My LO enjoyed Sophie the giraffe around that age & also any Lamaze toys. Lamaze toys are great, my LO still plays with his sometimes.
     
  7. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    That basket sounds like a brilliant idea.i could start now over a few wks til he is ready for it.thanks snowy willow :thumbup:
    I love the activity triangle too would you believe they haven't got any in stock online+im home ill and don't feel up to a trip to town.hope they have some on saturday! Gonna google the lamaze toys now too.
     
  8. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    That basket sounds like a brilliant idea.i could start now over a few wks til he is ready for it.thanks snowy willow :thumbup:
    I love the activity triangle too would you believe they haven't got any in stock online+im home ill and don't feel up to a trip to town.hope they have some on saturday! Gonna google the lamaze toys now too.
     

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