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best toys for 6-9 month olds

1. Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

This toy is a hand-me-down from my sister. Her two kids loved it and so does Hazel. Hazel can sit or stand and play with the buttons on the front. She also loves to push it to practice her walking skills. You can adjust the wheel speed to make the wheels spin faster or slower. Right now we have it on the slow setting because Hazel’s little feet can’t keep up with the fast one. Haha! And the front part of the toy with all the buttons is detachable. It’s seriously such a versatile toy!


toys your 6-9 month old needs

2. Activity Cube

This cube toy has fun things to play with on all four sides, plus on the top, so it’s perfect for your sitter or stander. The manufacture recommends it for children 1+ but Hazel’s 8 months old and loves it. I think the reason it’s recommended for older kids is because if your child pulls on it, it can tip over. Hazel knows how to use it to stand up without making it tip over, so be sure to watch her child around it until they figure out how to use it to stand without pulling on it. It didn’t take long for Hazel and now I don’t worry about it falling on her at all 🙂


6-9 month old baby toys

3. Books

You might think that your child is too young to really enjoy books, but you guys, books are so good for their development (I go into a little more detail why in this post). We read books during the day and at bed time. Hazel has started turning the pages for me and it’s so cute! She also likes to try to eat the books. Haha!


toys for 6-9 month old baby

4. Fisher-Price Rock-A-Stack

This is a classic toy that every child needs. It develops their motor skills, sensory development, and hand eye coordination. It also requires problem solving and language. Right now, Hazel likes to take the rings off and bang them together. When we play with them, we talk about the different colors and sizes and how to put them back on. Even though she’s too young to understand it all now, it’s so important to make those connections at an early age. (I talk more about how your baby’s brain grows and develops in this post). Kids also like to turn them into a fashion statement because they make beautiful bracelets. Haha!


must have toys for your 6-9 month old

5. Walker

Another hand-me-down from my sister 🙂 This walker helps your baby learn how to take their first steps while also having fun toys attached to it. It gives your baby (and you) and little more freedom and independence. Hazel loves to cruise all over the house in this. It’s a toy we always take with us to other peoples homes because it’s a safe place we can put her that she likes. But you don’t want to leave your child in a toy like this for hours and hours because it can cause hip dysplasia. About 10-20 minutes is perfect…as long as they’re happy and moving. Just don’t put them in it to watch tv or sleep.


Toys are my favorite thing to buy for Hazel and it’s my favorite to get to play with them with her too. It’s so good for her development and great bonding time for us. I hope she always loves to play with me 🙂

What are some of your kids favorite toys? Are their any you think I need to get for Hazel?

Also, if you’re looking for a great playmate, I highly recommend Gathre! We have the size midi/ medium all purpose.

XO, Kacie


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