Four months old is one of my favorite ages. At 4 months, Miles is still a sweet, cuddly infant. At the same time, he’s suddenly very interactive and has started to play with toys and really respond to his siblings. He cracks up when they do silly things and loves when they show him toys. I’ve actually kept more baby toys on hand this time around than in the past because if there aren’t baby toys nearby, I’m afraid they’ll pass him something else. Tommy is only 20 months, so he tends to snatch most of Miles’ toys for himself. The girls are great with showing Miles his toys and helping him make the sounds, grasp they toy in his hand, etc. Right now we’re all loving Lamaze toys. They are soft, fun and colorful. Lamaze is known for creating infant toys in conjunction with child development experts, so I feel comfortable that they are encouraging healthy play and learning. Here are our 3 favorites, or better yet: Miles’ 3 favorites!
Miles loves this moose. We take it everywhere. It also easily clips onto a ring on his bouncy seat. He will sit and grab at it and play on his own. He also loves when we help him make the squeaky sound. Now that Miles is teething (2 teeth already!) he loves chomping on Mortimer the Moose’s teeth able antlers. It’s a really soft toy with bright colors and multiple textures for baby to explore.
This set is great for travel. It’s tiny but allows for tons of fun play. This set would also be great for a baby shower gift. We started using this set with Miles when he was 3 months old and he was in awe at the bright colors on his feet. He still loves it and now that he can really reach and grab, he pulls the socks right off himself and continues to play with them. His sisters enjoy putting his “bracelets” on and call him “fancy”. He likes the wrist rattles because he can easily make the sounds himself and giggle at them!
Now this one is a blast for the big siblings to help with! This bright, fun octopus has eight tentacles that each play a different note when squeezed. Miles loves when his brother and sisters play songs. He is just starting to be able to grab and pull the legs himself. I also learned that the large, friendly eyes on the Octotunes invite baby to focus on a single object, supporting healthy eye development. This is a really fun toy for babies.
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Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post. We received toys from TOMY for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are our own.