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what are some great toys i can get for dd and what sites do u like?
wooden? soft? i dont know..she's 14 weeks, she's *starting* to realize she just might be able to turn over, not sitting up or anything but can if i put her on the couch with her back leaning against something..
anyway i want to stimulate her more than just me talking to her(though i believe that's really good)

any ideas?
maybe i'll look on ebay too if u tell me what to look for?

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I have a three month old DS,he can't hold toys yet but he is starting to swipe at them so today I brought him a baby gym.

Bright colours are great for babies and they love different textures too.I don't shop on the net but I got alot of my boys toys from toys r us,they do some great gyms and small rattles.
 

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I agree that a baby gym or gymini is nice for a baby at that age. My DS would lay under it, and I'd lay next to him and we'd talk about the different things. Now that he's a rolling machine, we don't ahve the arches up anymore, and he loves to roll between the different toys. You might also want to try a soft rattle - it helped my DS work on his grasp.

We really like discovery toys and lamaze toys. We have a local discovery consultant, but I think some moms here(maybe ekblad?) are also consultants. It's true that toys aren't absolutely necessary, but we've certainly had fun with ours!
 

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I'm not crazy about most toys, but our baby loved her Whoozit stuffed toy and a Lamaze mirror on a wedge at that age. She could look at any mirror all day, really. Probably takes after her mom
And tree branches are so fun to shake and look at and smell and touch, they're still her favorite.
 

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Eli's favorite "toy" at this age was a mirror. He still finds them amusing, but not as much as he did then. I had a make-up mirror that I got at CVS for about $6, and it was great because it was big enough for him to see his whole face, light enough for him to move by himself, and had one of those magnifying backs so it became a whole new toy when turned over. Just an idea
 

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We have the wooden baby gym from www.islandtreasuretoys.com shown here. We started using it when my babies were about 3 months old, and it is still their favorite toy at seven months. Now they use it to pull themselves up to standing, and then bat at the toys from there. They also sometimes sit in front of it. I never thought it would last this long! The cloth baby gyms do not last as long because they collapse very easily if a baby pulls on one of the arches. And, I love wood toys!

IMO 3 month old babies don't need toys, but *I* needed them! And my babies did really enjoy practicing reaching and grabbing.

HTH!

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My dd also loved mirrors at this age. She hated the baby gym, because she has never tolerated lying on her back. I had to prop her up *all the time* until she could sit up on her own (@ 4 mos)

Her favorite toys have always been and continue to be household objects! She has "baby" toys, but really likes *our* things much better.

Some of her favs:
my old toothbrush (great tactile stimulation; has rubber handle and loves to chew on the bristles, and poke at things with it); also great for teething
pie pan
wooden insense holder
*gasp!* an unused cord for connecting stereo components (has 3 plug doo-hickeys on each end that are different colors. No wires proturding, of course)
old pair of sunglasses
books
unplugged old telephone
 
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