By the time your baby reaches the age of 3 months old they are likely lifting their head, may be using their arms to hold themselves up a little so they can look around. Infants of this age also are now able to open and close their hands, make cooing sounds, and may also try to grasp nearby objects as well as bat at them.
Finding toys that areappropriate for a 3 month old can be somewhat confusing to some shoppers, so in order to help we have compiled a list of the some great toys and gifts for any 3 month old baby.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: Fisher Price Jumperoo
Runner Up: Stuffed Fox Activity Toy
2nd Runner Up: Baby Sweaters 2-Pack
Our Criteria for Choosing The Perfect Toys & Gifts for a 3 Month Old
When choosing toys and gifts for 3 month old infants we use two criteria to evaluate each gift. These criteria are:
We look at each gift’s ability to aid the baby in reaching developmental milestones such as lifting his head, focusing his eyes, sitting up with help, and reaching for objects.
We also look at the entertainment value of the toy or gift to determine if the gift will hold the child’s attention, encourage them to want to engage with the toy in some manner, or to keep them occupied for a few minutes while the parent attends to chores or simply relaxes.
The Best Gifts & Toys for 3 Month Old Boys & Girls
1. Sit Me Up Floor Seat
A lot of 3 month old infants enjoy sitting up even though they cannot sit up on their own. This floor seat will provide the baby with the support he or she needs to sit up and get a brand new view of the view of his world. A great gift for both baby and parents.
Easy to assemble
Grows with child
Good support for younger infants
Once assembled almost impossible to take apart
2. Fold and Go Stuffed Elephant
A great gift to make tummy time more enjoyable for babies, this Fold and Go elephant provides a number of things for the infant to explore. There are fun textures for the baby to explore as well as mirror so they can admire themselves.
Easy to take along when traveling
No current reviews to base a buying decision on
3. Soothing Starlight Hippo
This little stuffed Hippo makes great gifts because it provides some great features that should keep a small infant entertained. With songs, phrases and even a projector that provides starry lights this Hippo has the ability to grab a baby’s attention and soothe them when they are fussy.
Automatically turns on if infant cries to soothe them back to sleep
Can choose how long the music and lights play
Some babies do not like the strange woman’s voice that comes from the Hippo
4. Cloth Book Set
Reading to children can’t begin too early so giving a gift of this 12 cloth books set will provide an opportunity for parent and child to bond while looking at these books together. In addition, these cloth books can safely be handled by the infant and then washed.
Crinkle and other sounds
Infant can chew on the books safely
Not the best quality
Although this Jumperoo from Fisher Price may be a little advanced for a 3 month old, some babies this age can make use of the Jumperoo with either a box under their feet or simply by wiggling around can cause the seat to bounce around. There are plenty of toys that will entertain your baby.
Easy to assemble
Lots of activities to keep baby occupied
Different size straps makes it difficult to strap baby in correctly
6. Baby Rattles Teethers
This 9 piece set of rattle/teethers makes a great gift for a 3 month baby who is just beginning to grasp toys placed in his hand and may be beginning to teeth.
Easy for baby to grasp
There does not seem to be a lot of negatives regarding these rattles
7. LaMaze Octotunes
This cute little octopus is a great way to introduce young babies to various textures and musical notes. The bright primary colors will attract babies attention and they will be able to squeeze the legs to play music as they get a little older.
No batteries needed
Arms are difficult to squeeze for young babies
8. Baby Moccasins
When dressing a small baby for pictures or to go out for the day it is nice to have some stylish footwear for a 3 month old. These baby moccasins without fringe are perfect for any infant boy and girl and makes a great gift that are comfortable for baby to wear.
Soft to the touch
Stays on baby’s feet
Soles can wear out quickly once baby is walking
9. Fisher Price Activity Fox
This cute little fox makes a great gift for an infant and has plenty of activities to capture their interest including a mirror, a crinkly tail, a jingling acorn and a teether.
Engages young infants
Some come with attached toys damaged
10. Carter’s 2 Pack Baby Sweater
This duo of cardigan sweaters is the perfect gift for either an infant boy or girl. These sweaters can be worn when the baby is out and about on chilly days or in the house on those cooler winter days. These sweaters are easy to put on and take off the infant as well.
Sweater is soft
Buttons are tight going through the buttonholes
Tips for Purchasing Gifts for a 3 Month Old Baby
- Like with any other age infant it is always best to check with the baby’s parents to see if there is anything that the baby needs.
- If possible spend some time with the infant so that you can get a good idea of where the child is at developmentally so that you can choose appropriate toys and gifts for the little one.
- Make sure that the gift you choose is safe for young babies including devoid of any choking hazards or toxic materials.
- Check the reviews to determine what parents liked and did not like about the gift.
Wrapping up the Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 3 Month Olds
By 3 months infants are beginning to interact more with family members and our list of gifts and toys will encourage that interaction to take place.