It seemed like overnight Bowie took an interest in toys and I owned zero. Like literally no toys. I didn’t register for any thinking it would be a while until we needed them. Wrong. He quickly lost interest in my face (not surprising) and suddenly started to notice the world around him. He could grasp things and see everything we can see. The list of available toys out there is never ending so we gathered up a list of our favorite toys that will leave your tots exploring, practicing independent play, and let’s be honest, hopefully distracted long enough for a quick bathroom break!

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Organic Metro Card Rattle Baby Toy, $16, Estella
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle, $12.99, Amazon
The First Years Star Teething Blanket, $8, Amazon
Manhattan Toy Whoozit Activity Toy, $17.49, Amazon
Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother, $34, Amazon
Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym, $39.99, Amazon
Noggin Stick Baby Toy, $19.99, Amazon
Natural Block Set, $32, Brimful
Sassy Floor Mirror, $13, Amazon
Magica Clutching Toy, Oompa
Look Look! Board Book, $5, Amazon
Lamaze Clip and Go, $12, Amazon
Jellycat Soft Books, $16.50, Amazon
Wee Gallery Cloth Book, $9.60, Amazon
Eye Catching Knit Ball, $19.99, Land of Nod
Manhattan Toy Double Sided Activity Mat, $21.99, Amazon
Contrasting Flash Cards, $24.95, Land of Nod
Kringelring Clutching Toy, $12.95, Oompa
Celestial Baby Rattles, Land Of Nod
Miga de Pan Giraffe, $29.99, Land of Nod