Age Range: 0-2

Looking for a good gift for a baby or young toddler? Infants and toddlers are developing their sensory skills, like looking, hearing, touching, and grasping. They are also exploring cause and effect. Good gifts for kids in this stage would either be ones that tie into the development stages mentioned above (touch-and-feel book, for instance), or would be nice things for parents to receive to use with their child (article of clothing). Drool proof help as well. Don’t expect a ‘thank you’ from the child when they are this young from your gift, but do expect an appreciative parent.

Zoom, Zoom, Baby! flap book

Lift-the-flap books make reading time for engagement for little ones, and a great book to add to the collection is Zoom, Zoom, Baby! ($6) by Karen Katz. Reading with little children is one of the best activities one can start at an early age. Kids at 6 months are into playing peek-a-boo style games, and […]

chico sit n ride train riding toy

Chicco Sit ‘N Ride Train indoor riding toy

An indoor riding toy with lots of sounds, colors, things for little hands to tinker with – the Chicco Sit ‘N Ride Train ($54) can be hard to resist. When my son had a similar riding toy, he would push it and pull it everywhere, and press all the various buttons to make sounds, and […]

Camden Rose Cherry Rattle and Teether

Camden Rose Cherry Rattle

Babies love to gnaw on hard wood surfaces, so Camden Rose Cherry Rattle ($15) is built to handle babies’ first teeth. This rattle is organically sculpted and sanded baby smooth, and are the perfect size for little hands. The rattle makes a clacking sound unlike other plastic rattles. Babies are sure to enjoy this natural […]

Kettrike Happy Air Navigator

Kettrike Air Navigator

For young ones that love to move, the Kettrike Happy Air Navigator ($230) provides is a tricycle trainer to full trike that makes it easy for both parent and child. Kids can pedal forward, backward to brake, or rest the pedals for auto-free wheeling. The quick-release frame adjusts for growth of the child, and allows […]

Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes

Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes

The Baby Einstein brand sure knows how to capture a baby’s attention, and such is the case with Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes ($9). Other music-playing toys may sound too electronic and annoying to adult ears, but that’s not the case with the Takealong Tunes. Enjoy versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini […]