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Developmental Toys For Babies

10 Educational Toys For Baby's First Year

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Your baby's development is happening constantly — whether you're actively setting them up for it or not. Still, most of us strive to stock the playroom with toys that offer an educational or developmental benefit. Whether that's introducing new colors or sounds, offering a lesson in cause-and-effect, or nurturing their fine or gross motor skills, there are a dizzying array of options on the market.

We've filled our carts with 10 toys meant to inspire purposeful play for the 0-12 month set. And, if they seem more excited by the shipping box that your purchases arrive in, that's OK, too.