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Are you expecting? Or, have a mama friend who is?

Then listen up because this article is all about must-have toys for the baby registry. It’s such an exciting time to imagine all the fun to come, share in the excitement with loved ones, and create your baby registry. 

We’ve partnered with Babylist so you can seamlessly add toys to your registry right from our site. Let’s face it; toys are not at the top of your baby gear checklist. But, they make the perfect additive to any gift. Plus, we all look forward to hearing the “awws” and “that’s so cute” when attending any shower. So, give your gift-givers those adorable additives to throw into the mix. And gift givers, surprise her with some must-have toys that support baby’s development from day one. 

Nursery decor inspiration with baby on floor mat.

Photo credit: @itskareene Toys featured: Natural Skwish & Musical Lili Llama

Nursery Decor
Ok, you have the Pinterest board full of inspiration and all the pretty plans inside your head. But, what does any nursery need? Texture, like stuffed animals to match any theme, visual interest like our Skwish. That looks great on the shelf while being easy for baby to grasp and chew. Whether your nursery vibe is boho or an astronomer’s dream, we have something for any theme. 

Flat lay of travel toys.

Photo credit: @charlotteetcharlie Toys featured: Theo Turtle Travel Toy, Cherry Blossom Musical Rainbow, Under the Sea Narwhal Activity Toy & Cherry Blossom Bear

On The Go
Traveling with baby, can be intimidating for first-time parents. Who are we kidding? It’s intimidating for all parents! Luckily, we have some great toys to keep baby entertained while on the go. Like our Infant Stim-Mobile To Go that clips right onto the car seat handle. Mesmerizing baby with high contrast black, white, and colored graphics that promote visual development. Or link a soft book, teether toys - like our Winkel - or musical toys to the stroller and carrier with our Baby Links. Make life easier for new parents - equip them with travel toys baby will love. 

Fill and spill play on nursery room floor with baby.

Photo credit: @5littlebirds_ Toy featured: Toadstool Cottage

Tummy Time & Beyond
I’m sure it seems too far into the future, but soon enough baby will be starting to lift their head, roll over and even sit up! Remember, shower gifts should apply to life beyond the first few months. You wouldn’t limit your clothing options to only newborn sizes. So, branch out with your toy additives. Pat-mats are perfect for newborns and up. As they transition into tummy time, they can explore the textures and fun features, like that of our Crawl & Discover Mat. Fill and spill toys, stackers, and wood musical toys can be used as motivation to crawl and reach while baby is little. Then, transition into their intended use as they grow and hone their motor skills. 

Enjoy finding the toys to fit the new mamas’ needs, style, and theme. Whether your shopping through our site or navigating your way through babylist.com, there’s something for everyone to discover.