We are officially in the summer season! If you have young ones around you are likely trying to entertain indoors to avoid the outdoor heat. If you are expecting a baby and wondering what to buy or if you have young ones you need to send gifts to, we have you covered!
Today, I want to share with you some of the top baby, toddler and kid items from The Babies After 35 Community curated in our Amazon Shop.It can be challenging to sort through the massive amount of products available for young ones, so I’ve picked out some of our favorites for each age group.
Braun Digital Ear Thermometer ThermoScan 5 IRT6500 for Babies to Adults- A good thermometer is vital these days not just for babies, but for everyone in a household! This one is great because it offers an accurate digital display for precise fever-tracking at home.
Pedialyte Electrolyte Powder Variety Pack Sticks- Being at home with a sick child is difficult enough. Make sure you’re prepared for any oncoming sickness with these Pedialyte powder sticks. They offer convenient rehydration for kids (& adults), and are great for easy travel. I use them myself when I need to be rehydrated, and recommend them to my pregnant patients who are having trouble staying hydrated!
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy– This maze of safe, soft, tubes offers comfortable teething for babies and is easy for gripping, making it perfect for a “first grasp” toy. It’s also easy to clean- just wash it in hot soapy water!
Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym– There are a range of playmats available for babies, but this one is a community favorite because it offers pleasing music that will delight both babies and adults. It also offers a range of textures, objects, sounds, and sensory play to keep babies engaged AND learning!
Wee Gallery, Art Cards for Baby– These high contrast, black and white art cards will help babies start learning from the very first days of life! Studies show that newborn babies can see high-contrast shapes and patterns at a distance of 9–12 inches, and these sturdy board cards are durable for little ones.
Wooden Educational Toys Shape Color Geometric Board Block Set- Sorting and stacking can keep young ones entertained for hours. This wooden set is especially good to facilitate parent-child Interaction, and wooden toys help young hands (and mouths) explore natural textures.
LeapFrog Chat and Count Smart Phone– Going on long drives with little ones in the car? This electronic toy provides learning and fun while being compact and easy to travel with. It’s part of the LeapFrog character, “Scout” series, and is a great gift for boys and girls. My twins used them regularly when we traveled!
Playskool Mr. Potato Head with Silly Suitcase Parts and Pieces- If you’ve ever seen Toy Story, then you know of the beloved Mr. Potato Head. This one includes a variety of pieces making it a toy that really gives tots room for creatively dressing Mr. Potato head.
Skoolzy Lacing Beads for Kids– Lacing beads on strings is an incredible activity for tots and young kids as it helps them develop fine motor skills. And this jumbo set of lacing beads comes with a handy bag for easy storage and cleanup.
Chronicle Books Ready, Set, Draw!– Sometimes it can be difficult to keep kids entertained during the long summer days, but this drawing game offers the opportunity for young ones to practice using creativity and imagination!
KidKraft 27pc Cookware Set– A full set of children’s cookware in pastel colors gives kids the chance to practice their imaginary culinary skills. Who doesn’t like playing Masterchef?
Smart Builder Toys 136 Piece Tube Locks Construction Building Set– Interlocking tubes provide unlimited amounts of options for connecting and creating. Help young ones develop engineering and fine motor skills with this set, and help them develop clean-up skills with the included storage container. 😉
To find more great toys and activities for each age range, as well as hospital bag essentials, postpartum necessities, and health and wellness must-haves, visit The Babies After 35 curated Amazon shop.
Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy. In her role as a physician caring for high-risk pregnancies, she has counseled and treated hundreds of women over the years in her very own situation, and has found a whole new respect for the challenges and complications a woman may experience when trying to have a baby later in life.
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