You’re on the hunt for a great eco-friendly baby gift for the 6-month-old girl in your life. The struggle is real.
Whether you’re looking for a birthday, Christmas or “just because” gift, I’m here to help give you some ideas and share some of the things I’ve loved – or wish I had – when my kids were wee ones.
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What are baby’s doing at 6 months?
By 6 months of age, most babies are starting to pass objects from one hand to another, swipe at objects, respond to being talked to, peekaboo, clapping, and much more. They’re starting to explore and learn about the world around them.
When picking out toys for a 6-month old choose something that will grow with them; they are continually learning and exploring.
What makes a baby toy eco-friendly?
Make mother nature a little happier and choose baby toys that are earth-friendly, non-toxic, and high quality. Pay attention to the product materials, where the item was produced, what paints/dyes are being used, and if there are any other harmful substances like flame retardants. I know, it can be hard to find a gift that meets all these requirements. Do your best to be mindful of your choices and research your brands to make sure the item is safe and non-toxic.
A few things to look for when picking out an eco-friendly baby gift. Look for natural wooden toys. Paints and dyes that are non-toxic. Silicone is a great alternative to plastic and will last far longer. Organic soft toys and blankets. And let’s not forget the gift of reading and music.
Great Eco-Friendly Baby Gifts For A 6-month Old
1 This little wooden bell rattle/roller is a great gift option. The little posts are perfectly sized for baby’s hands and they’ll love how it makes noise as they shake, rattle and roll it. It’s made of natural wood and free of paints or dyes.
2 As for brands that I love, PlanToys is one of my go-to’s. They’re a great eco-friendly brand and have a fantastic selection of toys for all ages. This wooden rattle/teether has an easy to grasp handle, and pastel balls that gently tap together when shaken. Did you know, rattles help children develop fine motor skills?
3 This cute baby teether from Baby Elefun is made from top quality, soft, food-grade silicone and is free of BPA, PVC, Phthalates, and other heavy metals. It’s a great a shape for little hands and the black and white colours will match any outfit!
4 Hape is another great eco-friendly brand that makes some amazing toys. This little penguin is perfect for little ones that like to listen to music. Babies can watch the penguin waddle, spin, rock, and roll and its soothing, tinkling sounds will awaken baby to the joy of music.
5 This cute little wooden puzzle cube will help babies develop visual perception, motor skills and logical thinking. It’s a great toy to throw in your diaper bag or purse and take on-the-go. Match up the correct puzzle pieces to make a lion, a bear, a zebra and an octopus. How cute is that?!
6 Another popular toy that comes in many variations is this wooden activity cube; it’s always a hit with little ones. It’s a toy that can grow with baby as she learns and explores all sides of the cube while lying down, sitting or standing.
7 Simple, chunky puzzles are great for babies this age. With a little help, babies will develop their hand-eye coordination as they try to place the shapes. Eventually, they’ll master this simple puzzle and move on to something with more pieces.
8 These soft blocks are great for babies to start stacking and knocking down. They can be placed side by side to form a line, stacked on top of one another, or tossed from baby to parent. Tons of fun!
9 What baby wouldn’t love an octopus? Pebble rattles are handmade and fair trade and each Pebble toy is lovingly crocheted/knitted with gorgeous, contemporary designs.
So many choices and it’s so hard to pick just one. Rest assured, any of these toys will be a hit with the little miss in your life. I am hopeful that I’ve been able to give you a jumping-off point in your search for the perfect present for a precious baby girl.
If you happen to be looking for a gift for a baby that’s around one year of age, I have some great suggestions in this post, Gift Ideas For A One-Year Old.
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