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Newborn Toys 2023: What Are the Best Toys For Newborns?

The Best Newborn Toys of 2023, According to Pediatricians

Newborn Toys 2023: What Are the Best Toys For Newborns?
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Though it'll be a few years before you snap their first "first day of school" photo, newborn babies are completely capable of learning — largely through play. (Case in point: tummy time.) So toys for newborns aren't just fun ways to spend time together; they actually build up your baby's brain.

"Every moment of play is like an experiment for discovering actions and reactions," says Betty Choi, MD, a pediatrician and the author of "Human Body Learning Lab." "By using their five senses, [newborns] learn how to observe and focus on details and patterns. Babies also learn how to communicate and connect with other people through play."

But how do you get the learning started with a newborn? Unlike an older child, you won't head outside to shoot hoops or put together a 900-piece jigsaw puzzle with a brand-new little one. Even some toddler activities will be out of reach. Instead, you'll want to dip your toes into the world of newborn toys. Newborn baby toys are designed to appeal to the attention spans and grip strengths of the tiniest babies. We asked pediatricians for their recs for the best newborn toys on the market — here are their top picks.

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