Best Toys for 3 Month Old Babies
Apr 19, 2018 4:34:03 PM
Babies at 3 months old are absolutely adorable, cooing, laughing and having rolls upon rolls on their arms and thighs. Other than cuddling them all day, here are some toys that you can buy or find, to engage their senses!
1. Teething rings
Babies at 3 months old like to grab things and place them in their mouths.
Provide something safe for them to chew on with wooden teething rings. Find one that is BPA-free and easily cleaned with a quick rinse in warm soapy water.
Teething rings are also easy to bring out of the house (compared to say, a jumperoo), and are great for soothing your baby’s sore gums when they start teething (not long from now)!
2. Musical mobiles
Their eye and hand coordination are just starting to get really good now, and their sense of colour is also improving!
A colourful rotating mobile with cute animals is perfect to engage their senses of sight, sound and touch, and perhaps also buy you some time for a quick trip to the toilet!
3. Crinkly paper
Get it from amazon.com for US$6.49.
Paper?! Luckily, babies are really easily entertained at this stage, anything that makes a noise is guaranteed to have their attention (all 10 seconds of it).
You could get this product, which promises to provide all the sound with none of the mess that torn paper makes. Or, just get a sheet of paper, or plastic (but be sure to watch baby like a hawk!), and crinkle away!
4. The great outdoors
Another free toy? We sure are on a roll! Sometimes, staying at home all day can be tempting, but it can easily get quite boring for both mom and baby!
Get yourself moving and take baby out for a stroll around the block, or a nearby park. The sights and sounds, and sometimes, overly helpful people, will keep him entertained on your behalf.
5. A video of themselves
At 3 months, they aren’t all sure who their reflection is, but many (including my girl when she was a baby) get really excited! A fun alternative is to put your phone in selfie mode, and take a video of your baby’s reaction!
6. Maracas or Baby Rattles
This was a toy that I did not expect to be so entertaining! My then 3 month old daughter happened to see the maracas that were beside her and picked them up.
The noise completely amused her and she kept on shaking them and laughing, over and over again. It was hilarious to watch.
7. Rainforest™ Music & Lights Deluxe Gym
A baby gym is just the right recipe for a fun and successful day with a 3 month old baby. Keep baby entertained, check. Engaging and mentally stimulating, check.
Keeping mom’s sore arms free while baby stays happy? Triple check!
Get it from fisher-price.mattel.com for US$59.99.
8. Baby Shusher Sleep Miracle Soother
Get it from amazon.com for US$34.99.
Well, technically not a toy, but we came across this and thought it’s too useful to exclude. Anything to help randomly cranky babies calm down is a toy in its own merit!
9. BABY CARE™ Large Baby Play Mat in Happy Village
Get it from bedbathandbeyond.com for S$146.90.
Tummy time does not need to just be all about muscle strength. Looking at interesting and colourful activities helps to keep things interesting and exciting for baby.
Tip: Try to entice him or her to crawl to an object on the mat for muscle development!
10. Graco® Bumber Jumper® in Stratus™
Get it from buybuybaby.com for S$58.80.
Jumperoos are kind of a divisive sort of toy. You either love it, or have read all the recent articles advising against them, and decided to steer clear.
We prefer a middle ground approach. Sometimes, beggars can’t really be choosers, and being a full time mom can make you feel really run down sometimes.
Of course, letting baby stay in for the whole day while parents Netflix and chill is not what we are going for here, but a quick toilet break or stretch while baby’s in the jumperoo? We say, go right ahead!
Got more ideas?
Do you have more ideas for toys that are great for a 3 month old baby? Comment below, and I'll add them to this post!