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My son is about to be 5 months. And im a 19 year old first time mom. I would like to know like what kind of toys are appropriate for my son.
At 5 months old, the best toys for your child are the ones that offer him some visual stimulation, such as mobiles, toy baby mirrors, and busy boxes. In addition, taggy blankets that he can hold and play with are perfect for the car rides, and small teething rings are great for gripping. In addition, babies at this age love to be read to and they love soothing music.
But in reality, your baby's best toy is YOU. Play with your baby, talk to him, take him for walks in the park and introduce him to the world! This is the best gift you can give him.
Great advice from the other moms! I just wanted to say that I remember feeling like I should be doing so much more with my son and playing with him more, helping him with toys more, etc. but at 5 months old, they really aren't doing a ton yet in terms of interacting during play time yet. The best thing to do was to have tummy time and spread some interesting toys out around him and talk to him about them. I checked out some books with songs and little games to play with babies and I'd lay my boy on his back and sing to him and tickle him, etc. These are the best things you can do for your baby - along with walks and things to show him new environments. Reading books is always great too - even if they can't understand all the worlds, they love to hear your voice! :-) Congrats on your first - so exciting. :-)
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