By Chelsea Pike
Teething is never an easy time, but Matchstick Monkey makes the process a little less painful and a whole lot more fun with their Original Monkey Teething Toy. The perfect size for tiny hands, helping them to develop their motor skills from an early age, this flexible teether boasts bristles to massage the gums as your baby chews. The mischievous monkey design gives plenty of stimulating entertainment to help keep them distracted from any discomfort.
From its interesting texture to the stimulating rattle noise and bright orange colour, the Knitted Diplodocus Rattle from Best Years is a favourite amongst babies and toddlers. Little ones will love grabbing, shaking and playing with this soft rattle as it offers a host of developmental benefits. The noise helps keep them alert, the texture and shape helps develop their motor skills and the brightly coloured design helps them learn to visually track.
A nursery necessity, Piu Piu the Octopus from Nattou Lapidou has been designed with new-born and premature babies in-mind. Little ones will love to stroke, pull and twirl the tentacles which reminds them of the umbilical cord, helping them feel safe and secure. As well as calming babies, the tentacles make them less likely to pull on their monitors and tubes; making this innovative plush toy the perfect choice for premature babies.
Take playtime on the road with the Travel Spiral Cheeky Face from Mamas & Papas. Fitting perfectly around a pushchair bumper bar or car seat handle, one-year olds will enjoy exploring the hidden interactive features, noises and textures this toy stimulating toy brings. Featuring a hanging teether, rattle and mirror, the mix of bright colours, sounds and textures are perfect for interactive playtime.
Part toy, part breathable cotton muslin security blanket, the aden + anais Musy Mate brings together the best of both worlds. A soothing and cuddly comforter for your little one to enjoy at home or on-the-go, it’s small enough for babies and the ideal size for toddlers to tote. A snuggly transitional object, this super soft teddy provides comfort when they need it the most.