- Age range: Baby (9-12 months)
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Help your child take their first steps with a baby walker. More than just a support for little walkers, modern baby walkers feature a variety of interactive features like music, speech, rattles, buttons and mirrors. They 're like a mobile play centre and quickly become a child 's favourite toy as they give them a feeling of independence around the house. For children you aren't quite ready to use a walker you can help them develop the strength and coordination they need by putting them in a baby door bouncer and letting them flex their leg muscles. A baby rocking horse is also good for children who are sitting and crawling but not quite walking as they strengthen their back and core by rocking the horse back and forth. Even a baby bouncer chair is an important step on walking as the bouncing motion that babies love encourages them to kick their legs and start building their leg muscles.
As babies develop physically it is also important for them to have the opportunity to grow emotionally and begin to explore new sensations and experiences. Sensory toys for babies will engage all their senses and get them reaching, grabbing, listening and more. Baby play mats are a great first option, as they have bright colours and built in toys that offer a variety of noises, sights and textures for babies to explore. As they develop further then toys from Fisher Price and VTech begin to support further developmental milestones, including learning to recognise shapes, colours and even begin counting.