Great gear to help babies meet developmental milestones



3 top suggestions

Help your baby reach their milestones

As most new parents quickly learn, babies are constantly examining their surroundings and taking in the world around them, especially during play time. That’s why it’s so important that you have toys on hand to help them meet their developmental milestones. Here are a few to consider:

Play Gym

A multi-stage play gym can help your baby achieve their motor-skill milestones. Designed for ages 0-24 months, the Kick & Score Playgym is a great one to consider. During floor time, your baby can kick at the ball and bat at the mobile’s dangling shapes. As your baby strengthens core muscles during tummy time, they can stay mentally active and engaged, enjoying colorful characters, a dumbbell rattle, a twist-and-click kettle ball, color cards and more. Finally, during seated play, an interactive learning panel teaches colors, shapes and animals, and reinforces language skills. And because the panel detaches, you can take it along for on-the-go play and exploration.


Tummy Time Pillows

Tummy time has many important benefits for babies, and now you can support these crucial sessions with the Tummy Time Discovery Pillow by VTech, which is designed for little ones 0-24 months. This soft giraffe-shaped pillow provides comfortable support for your baby as they begin strengthening their neck muscles during tummy time and while learning to sit on their own. As your child grows, it’s great for take-along play. Its multiple textures, patterns and colors offer visual and tactile stimulation, and its light-up piano keys introduce numbers, colors, shapes, animals and music.

Learning Toys

The best toys for babies offer sights and sounds to capture their interest. They should also be able to be used in a variety of settings to keep kids entertained. For example, the Turn & Learn Ferris Wheel, for babies 6-24 months, spins, lights up, plays songs and more. It also teaches important vocabulary basics -- kids can push the lion, zebra and elephant buttons to hear the animals introduce themselves, numbers and objects. Best of all? When you stick the suction cup on a highchair tray or any smooth surface, it will stay put so you don’t have to keep picking it up off the floor.

Whether you’re building a registry or wanting to round out your baby gear wisely, be sure to select toys that actively engage your child and encourage them to explore new skills.

(StatePoint) 


Other articles by HVP News Reporters


  • 6 things to know about COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5

    Safety info and more

    COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. read more »
  • Life saving COVID-19 treatments

    What you need to know

    While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the goal, the reality is that every day, more people contract the disease. For this reason, it’s important to be aware of available treatment options. read more »
  • Are you at increased risk of getting Pneumococcal Pneumonia?

    You can prevent this deadly disease with a vaccine

    Pneumococcal pneumonia is a potentially serious bacterial lung disease that can be contracted any time of year. read more »
  • 5 reasons why your child should (and can) learn how to play chess

    A revolutionary new game that helps kids learn this game of strategy

    Chess is one of the oldest and most popular games in history, with early forms of the game dating back to the 6th century CE. The game has certainly seen a revival since the pandemic began, as people around the globe have dusted off their chess boards and even binged one of the most-watched series ever inspired by the masterful game for much-needed entertainment. read more »
  • How do I get my child excited to learn chess?

    A fun new way to teach your kids

    Chess has been linked to countless benefits, everything from critical thinking to emotional intelligence and grit. But chess can also carry an old stigma of being stuffy, elitist, boring and impossible to learn. The first part is true. The second part doesn’t have to be. read more »
  • Clear the bathroom clutter

    Tips to make your bathroom a clean and functional space

    Due to their small size and heavy usage, bathrooms can become messy, cluttered areas for many families. For those with smaller bathrooms, storage solutions can be even harder to find. read more »
  • Jump-start success at school with wellness at home

    Starts the day with a healthy and delicious breakfast

    Setting the stage for success in the classroom starts with reliable morning routines the whole family can depend on. Establishing a plan for each day before heading off for work or school is beneficial for staying on time and organized, and many families’ mornings start with a nutritious breakfast. read more »
  • 5 fun ways to get little ones active

    Start a healthy lifestyle for your child early

    Movement is an essential part of early childhood development. It encourages motor skills and helps kids grow to be healthy and strong. There are tons of fun ways to get little ones on the move! Here are some great activities, games and toys to try incorporating into children’s playtime: read more »
  • How to create connections with your child’s teacher

    Build a relationship to help create a positive school experience for everyone

    A new school year can feel like uncharted territory for children, parents and teachers alike as they learn new things and meet unfamiliar faces. Building a relationship with your child’s teacher can help create a positive school experience for everyone involved. read more »
  • 6 simple ways to soothe a teething baby

    Begin a smoother teething journey for your family with these ideas

    There’s nothing cuter than those first toothy grins, but cutting teeth is a tough business. When a baby is teething, parents often spend long days and nights trying to soothe their little one’s discomfort. read more »