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Best toys for a newborn?
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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:10

I am due on November 10th with our baby boy, Daniel. We would love to know any toy suggestions we could buy for him before he is born so he has something to enjoy

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JohnLapsleyParlabane · 02/07/2017 17:13

Honestly, newborns don't need toys. Get yourself a thermos cup and a box set instead.
That said, when he gets a bit older, a bouncy chair with a toy bar was a favourite here.

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MamaHanji · 02/07/2017 17:20

Babies really don't need any toys are are unable to use them. Once they are a few months old, bright starts do lovely toys and Lamaze do too.

Our favourite things are soft rattle that squeaks when squeezed

Faces: Baby Touch First Focus https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241243254/ref=cmswwrcppapi5YrwzbTA5Q9H99__

Baby Touch: Peekaboo aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYW1hem9uLmNvLnVrL2RwLzE0MDkzMDA0OTgvcmVmPWNtXV1tX1tbwww.amazon.co.uk/dp/1409300498/ref=cmswrcpapiBZrwzb5F2KWH6 swrrcpapii_BZrwzb5F2KWH6

These are our absolute favourite books and have been for both children. The peekaboo up until 18 months still.

And this is the absolute best purchase besides my connecta sling. I would buy it every year if need be.

Bright Starts Spots and Stripes Safari Gym https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0051POJQA/ref=cmswwrcppapi_j1rwzb0Y5PWKT

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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:24

Thanks both x

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CherriesInTheSnow · 02/07/2017 17:27

Yeah thinks they can grab with their little hands will be stimulating, you can also get some lovely children's books as keepsakes and read them as the sound of your voice is good for them too :)

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CherriesInTheSnow · 02/07/2017 17:29

Also not relevant at all but we have the same due date Grin

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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:31

Cherriesinthesnow

Thats cool x We could be "mumsnet mates" if you like (I noticed this feature while editing my profile)
You will have to add me though as I have no idea how to (im new)

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SenoritaViva · 02/07/2017 17:32

One of those mats with a play gym (not for tiny wee but quite shortly after).

A bath seat helps bathing when you're alone (but still requires supervision) as will free up one of your hands to play with water etc

Mostly though they just need your time!

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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:34

We are planning to bathe him with us. One day he will join me in my bath and another day he will go with DH in his bath. Its a great way for baby and parent to bond

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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:35

I like the idea of a play gym mat, I had one of those. There is a pic of me on it and I looked elated

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Helbelle75 · 02/07/2017 17:37

Our dd is 12 weeks and she loves her playmat www.dooyoo.co.uk/baby-activities/bright-starts-safari-play-mat/
We've bought a few more things to pop on it as she likes to hit things and grab them.
Her bouncer chair is also good - we sing songs and tead stories with her in that.
i wouldn't say she is playing with anything yet, although watching her becoming more alert is a joy to watch.

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FormerlyFrikadela01 · 02/07/2017 17:43

We put DS on under the play gym from the day he came home for hospital. Midwife said the bright colours helps to focus their eyes. Not sure if it helped but it was a nice comfy (we got a padded one) place for him to nap.

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MummyMiddleton · 02/07/2017 17:53

FormerlyFrikadela01

Thanks x

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Kimber2 · 13/07/2017 15:02

Babies love soft music, so why not hang a set of wind chimes. Sensory toys as well as hand held toys are also perfect for a new born. Fisher-price has a collection of good educational toys for kids as well.

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