When it is time to celebrate that milestone first birthday, our extensive inventory of top toys for 1 year olds covers a wide range of themes. We offer ride-ons, plush, games, pretend play, and so much more. You will find 1 year old toys that entertain, engage, and even help little ones develop essential sensory, fine motor, and thinking skills. Brands such as Fisher-Price, Playskool, and Vtech create durable, child-safe toys. Whether your angel can not get enough of Peppa Pig, Minnie Mouse, or Paw Patrol, you will be able to find the perfect toys for a 1 year old that will bring a smile to his or her face.
How your 1-month-old might play now:
- Your baby can see objects 8-10 inches away but can’t make out details or the full color spectrum
- He follows objects slowly with his eyes over very short distances
- She mimics simple facial expressions and, when someone speaks to her, looks intently
- He’s startled by loud or unexpected noises
- Her fists are closed
- 1 Toys and Playing tips
- 2 Teething Toys
- 3 Developmental Toys
Toys and Playing tips
Calm down. Help your baby learn to self-regulate—to stop crying and calm down. A soother with gentle sounds, music and sights helps baby understand when it’s time to wind down and go to sleep.
See that? Point out the motion and lights to help baby focus on them.
So peaceful. Switch through the sound settings until you find one that’s especially soothing to you and baby, then take a few minutes for yourself: listening to the soothing sounds as baby drifts off can be a peaceful time for you, too.
Music, please. Extend the benefits offered by a mobile’s music by playing music for baby at other times of the day and in different settings.
Sing or hum along. You’ll find that as you do, your baby becomes more vocal too.
What do you see? Try looking at the mobile from baby’s point of view. Change its position once in a while, or change your baby’s position so she gets a new view.
Make the connection. Right from the start, your baby will listen to and respond to your voice. Use this connection to point things out about the mobile—the colors, the movement, the characters that dangle from it.
Infant play gyms
What do you see? Get down at floor level to get baby’s view of overhead toys. This will help you know where to position her for the best vantage point. Change your baby’s position every once in a while to freshen the view.
Play together to encourage communication and add fun to playtime. Pick a time when baby is in an active play mode, not sleepy or hungry or overly stimulated. You’ll be able to tell; if the toy looks too busy for him at the moment, he’ll close his eyes.
Talk about it. To help your baby learn there’s a connection between words and actions, move the parts and talk about them as you go: “Shake-shake-shake. See the silly little face smiling at you?”
Hum or sing along to the music on the gym and point out light-up features. The more you talk to your baby and directly engage him, the more you’re benefiting his development.
Colors and high-contrast patterns are a great way to stimulate your baby’s visual sense. Point out the colors and name the animals; even though your baby won’t understand the meaning yet, she’ll learn that she can switch her focus, too.
Did you hear that? If a toy plays sounds, take advantage of this opportunity to stimulate your baby’s sense of hearing. Take baby’s hands in yours and gently clap them together to the music. Make expressive faces as you playfully sing along or imitate the sounds.
Nuby Icybite Hard/Soft Teething Keys
Skills developed: Motor skills
Nuby Icybite Hard/Soft Teething Keys are well-designed for assisting in the eruption of the middle, front, and back teeth.
The teether is made perfect with the multi-surface teething.
Little hands can easily grip the teether that helps with coordination.
The BPA-free toy offers exercise for the little hands, teeth, and gums.
The Nuby teether has areas filled with pûrICE. The cool resilient surface is designed to soothe and stimulate sore gums safely. It can stay colder, longer than water filled teether!
Moms Trust Baby Infant Toddler Teething Teether With Pacifier Clip Belt And Gum Sore Pain Relief Silicone Massager Set 6 pack
Skills developed: Cognitive skills
The silicone fruit shaped, perfectly sized, and lightweight teethers allow your babies to handle them quickly.
You can keep your little one busy for hours with the bright colors and the pliable beads and bumps.
They help to relieve the baby from gum soreness.
You can even ensure the oral hygiene of your baby with the easy to clean dishwasher and freezer-safe set.
VTech Baby Talk and Go Farm Rattle
Skills developed: cognitive skills, sensory development
VTech Baby Talk and Go Farm Rattle is a perfect interactive toy that introduces animals and colors to the baby through a funny peek-a-boo game.
The motion sensor in the toy activates melodies and sound effects.
The flashing lights of the car seat toy attract baby’s attention and encourage interaction.
Three farm buttons play animal sounds and short tunes, while three dangling pieces introduce animal names as well as colors.
The baby can enjoy more than 40 sing-along songs, fun phrases, and melodies. The take-along fun toy has easy grab handle.
By flipping the three dangling animal pieces, the baby develops motor skills.
Auditory stimulation helps develop and stimulate the little one’s senses, discriminate sounds, fun sound effects, sing-along songs, relaxing or exciting voices.
VTech Baby Beep and Go Baby Keys
Skills developed: Motor skills, sensory skills
The electronic motion sensor in the toy activates melodies and fun sounds. Teether plays fun car sounds when the motion is detected.
The baby can enjoy over 30 songs, sounds, melodies, and phrases.
Play songs and fun horns are heard when the colorful buttons are tapped.
Three keys of the toy light up when pushed. The diaper bag toy is easy to grab for the little hands.
Playful sounds, colorful textures, and buttons stimulate the baby’s senses.