10 fun toys for babies under 12 months

No need to schlep to busy shopping malls to buy a Christmas gift for your baby. We know how difficult it can be to shop with a little one in tow, so we found some awesome gits you can order online.

 ALSO SEE: Our top 10 Christmas gift ideas for dad!

Intex Ball Pit and 50 balls, R318

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Your little one will have a ball with this fun ball pit.

Intex Ball Pit and 50 balls

Simba ABC Animal keyboard, R479

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The animal-keyboard promotes hearing, sense of rhythm and motor skills. Your baby will love pressing the animal buttons to learn their sounds. With the animal keyboard children can play different animal sounds and music, record songs and play, change the rhythm or compose their own pieces.

Simba ABC Animal keyboard

Baby Einstein – Take Along Tunes, R149

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Not only does the colourful and easy to grasp Caterpillar handle ensure that baby can “take along tunes” anywhere, it also plays 7 baby-friendly classical melodies that will have your little one dancing in no time.

Baby Einstein – Take Along Tunes

Fun Educational Musical Smart Remote Play Keys Toy, R195

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What baby doesn’t love playing with keys? Now you can get your little one her own set including a remote she can drool on whenever she wants to. With its realistic sounds and music it will entertain and stimulate your baby endlessly.

Fun Educational Musical Smart Remote Play Keys Toy

Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks, R185

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These chunky, colourful blocks help introduce colours and shapes as baby sorts, stacks and drops the blocks through the slots in the bucket lid. Empty the bucket to start the fun over again and again.

Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks

Bright Starts Hide & Peek Block, R225

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Your little one will have so much fun playing with this multi-activity soft block. It has a mirror he can watch himself in, a soothing banana teether and an engaging chime inside.

Bright Starts Hide & Peek Block

Fisher Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker, R549

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This zebra’s full of busy, hands-on activities for sitting babies. Your baby can turn the book page or press the light-up buttons to hear all about ABC’s and 123’s through sing-along songs and phrases with new animal friends and when baby’s learning to walk.

Fisher Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

5-in-1 Activity Gym and Ball Pit, R845

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This baby mat can be adjusted up or down to create walls. Keep baby right where you want him with these plush barriers, or – you guessed it – fill the play gym with bouncy, bobbling, bubbly balls. For younger babies, the jumbo mat lays flat for tummy time. Playtime is all around with engaging toys, crinkle fabrics, rattles, tunes and more.

5-in-1 Activity Gym and Ball Pit

Jeronimo Bubble Mower, R199

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Your little one will love pretending to help Dad mow the lawn while his mower blows bubbles.

Jeronimo Bubble Mower

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Sis, R599

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Sis responds to your baby’s touch with exciting sing-along songs and phrases that introduce more than 100 first words, parts of the body, Colours, shapes and more. And because every baby develops at their own pace, Sis comes with Smart Stages technology, so you can choose the level that’s best for your child. There are a variety of songs, sounds and phrases within each of the three levels of play. And Sis’s light-up, multicolour heart even twinkles along to the music.

Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Sis

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