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These aren't the toys that I liked mind you, they're the ones my kids liked; n=2

These are my all-time favorite to give new parents, a perfect teether

And a cup for a thirsty mom:

And your very own ball crawl!!!

For keeping them upright and happy, try these:

Plushies are a hit:

(warning the turtle makes music, though it's beautiful)

For the little musician:

And this farm toy, since it's critical to know what sounds every animal makes

Fubbles entertain babies through toddlers:

Two of these washcloths, Pink Washcloth and Light Pink Washcloth were my daughter's favorite:

This helped our little ones nap:

We still watch star shows under this in my son's room years later: