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#1 starsg

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Hi everyone, I am in the middle of my Christmas shopping and I'm a bit stuck. My friends baby daughter will be 9 months at Christmas and I'm wanting to get her some books but also something fun for her to play with that's not too cheap/plasticy or takes up too much room. So what have been your baby's favourites at that age? I can budget up to around $100. Also if anyone has any book recommendations that would be great too! I've already got a couple of Dr Seuss and some Beatrix Potter for when she's a bit bigger.

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Edited by starsg, 29 November 2012 - 08:01 AM.


#2 purple_daisy

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

DD was given a FisherPrice musical walker at about 7 months old which became her favourite 'active toy' from about 9 months right through till 16 months or so. Here is a link http://www.fisher-price.com/en_us/brands/b.../products/56708

The music is not annoying (important!) as there are a number of tunes and the volume can be turned down. DD would sit there happily plaing with it for ages and at 9 months when she started crawling she would nudge it around and eventually by 12+ months she was toddling around pushing it.

Definitely a toy that can be enjoyed for many many months and it helps with learning to walk/mobility too. Good value as well.

#3 Sassenach2

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

Books that are made of heavy cardboard.
Blocks or rings that they can play with.
Those play tables with many buttons to push.
Musical buttons to push.

They love pushing buttons at this age. roll2.gif

#4 1&Twins

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

My DD is  9 months, she loves her activity table.  She's not crawling yet but loves to stand and this keeps her occupied for ages.

She also loves books (seems to prefer them over toys) and her favourties are the touchy feely ones.

I was given a nursery rhyme book which is beautiful and something that DD will want to read for years to come I'd say.

#5 Katie_bella

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

The "thats not my..." books, Hairy McLairy, any heavy card books.

Brio make lovely wooden toys
http://www.brio.net/

Stacking blocks

#6 MintyBiscuit

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

DS really started getting into his ring stacker toy at around 10 months. He's just got a plastic fisher price one, but you can get lovely wooden ones and lamaze also do a soft one.

He also loves playing with books, so board books would be a great idea. He also loves his bath books. In the last couple of months he's really getting into turning the pages on his own, and now "helps" us when we read him bedtime stories.

#7 AdelTwins

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Stacking cups, wagon to practice walking & any push/chase toys.

Books - Dear Zoo, That's Not My series & Baby Touch series.

#8 JinksNewton

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

Fisherprice letter box, has a door that opens and shuts and various other bits and pieces. I know so many babies and toddlers that love this toy

#9 niggles

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

Today, a deck of cards and a cardboard box. Oh the mess.

Anything with wheels. He's got the 'broom broom' bit while dragging it back and forth across the floor in front of him down to a tea.

Musical toys - an electric guitar thing, various wooden rattles and shakers, tambourine, drum, xylophone.

#10 starsg

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:45 PM


great thanks everyone!

#11 Feefifofum

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

At the expensive end of the spectrum (but around your budget), this Laugh and Learn toy housefront: http://www.fisher-price.com/en_us/brands/b.../products/30446. A friend of mine handed down one to me and I thought "Ugh, how big and ugly!" but I have discovered that it does many things, is great for playing peekaboo, and my daughter loves it!

At the budget end, she can't get enough of bubbles! We have a $6 bubble blower that she loves, but you could also look at an automatic one that Mum can sit on the table, press start and walk away.

#12 mnsr621

Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:03 PM

Fisher Price Block sorting Cookie jar, and her stacking cups

#13 PurpleNess

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Stacking cups ( great in bath too)
Rings
Anything that opens & shuts :-)

#14 DM. 2012

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

My bub is almost 9 months and currently love to play with the box that his activity table came in. He climbs on it and pushes it around.

#15 ~carmen~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

DD 10 mths got an early Chrissy pressie & is obsessed with it already! A fisher price push along walker for girls, pink with baby doll seat & musical baby doll rattle. Rrp about $70 I think. Makes her giggle & have fun, will b a fav for mths I think!!




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