After the baby shower (usually a little over a year after) it will be time for a first birthday party. The question of what to get a one year old is a difficult one, but here are some suggestions.
A board book – there are lots of great books. Choose one or several. Board books are great for a one year old because the child can learn to turn pages and handle the book without ripping the pages as board book pages are thick and sturdy.
A walker – this is a great toy for the soon to be or emerging walker.
A shape sorter – this is a great toy that lasts for a few years. At right around a year both of my kids have liked putting objects in baskets and taking them out. These objects are a great size for that. When they are a little older, I put the lid on and it is a whole new toy as they have to match the block to the shape on the lid.
An activity block – Great new toy with lots to do. These really are hours of fun!
Stacking cups – great toys that encourage exploration!
Begin Again Blocks – Great toy to work on dexterity, stacking, and puzzles
Play Kitchen – open doors and put things on the stove. This toy is a favorite for a one year old and continues to be a beloved toy for years to come.
What did your one year old love?