Baby Shopping Guide

Just for Fun

First toys

No necessities, but it's nice to have:

____ Soft books and board books

____ Rattles

____ Plastic links

____ Soft blocks

____ Activity gym/play mat

____ Crib mirror

____ Toys that attach to the stroller

____ Something plush that crinkles, rattles, and squeaks

____ Baskets to store toys in all the key places: baby's room, the living room, the kitchen

No-nos:

  • Car seat toy bars (an added risk if there's an accident)

For sitting baby in

The necessities:

____ Bouncer seat or infant seat

____ Stationary activity center (once baby is 4 months old)

____ Heavy blankets and quilts to lay on the floor

It's nice to have:

____ Swing

____ Moses basket (though only usable until baby reaches 3 months)

____ Portable play yard

No-nos:

  • Walker (get a stationary center instead, for safety)
  • Jumper (also generally considered unsafe)

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