Ways to Say-n-Play with Baby 9-12 Months

We made it to baby girl’s first birthday. Absolutely incredible! Here I am again reflecting on baby girl’s favorite toys and the activities from the past 3 months. Once she turned 9 months old, we had to revamp her toy selection. Here, I have listed her top 10 favorite toys from the past 3 months. Again, kid tested; over-analyzing mother approved…

Step2 Big Splash Waterpark: This water table includes slides, a waterwheel, play people and a scooping cup. The table encourages your child’s gross/fine motor, and language skills.

Manhattan Toy® Wee Baby Stella : This plush doll provides your child with the opportunity to be loving and nurturing. The doll also promotes pretend play skills by allowing your child to clothe, feed, and read to the doll.

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Chatter Telephone: A pull toy phone that promotes gross/fine motor skills and social/language abilities. Your child can pull the phone around the house and then stop to answer the phone. Your child can talk into the phone or share the phone call with a favorite adult.

Hape – Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone: One of our favorite toys that can be used in a variety of ways! Your child can pound the balls, watch the balls fall through and then slide down the xylophone. Your child can pull the xylophone out and play music separately.



Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon: Baby girl is learning to walk and loves pushing around this wagon. She can fill it up with her favorite toys and lovies and pull to stand without the wagon flying out from under her. The wagon has a “resist push” feature which supports baby girl’s balance and helps build her confidence as a new walker.

Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)Our favorite book for the past 2 months! Dorothy Kunhardt wrote “Pat the Bunny” in 1940. She was ahead of her time by writing such an interactive children’s book that engages all the senses. This is sure to be a loved book in your home.

Melissa & Doug Rainbow Stacker: This stacker helps build early shape, color and size differentiation skills.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe 50-piece Wooden ABC/123 Blocks Set : A versatile toy designed to build, stack, and promote color/letter/number recognition.


Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob PuzzleA perfect beginner puzzle for your child.

Earlyears Roll ‘n Swirl Ball Ramp: Encourages fine motor, problem solving and cause and effect learning skills.


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