From the moment I found out I would be having a little boy, I couldn’t wait for a world full of dirt, sports, and fun. Of course he just turned one and we have no idea what his true passions will be. I do know however that the best toys for baby boys all seem to start with B. How do I know you ask? Well, although every kid is different for some reason mine and several others I know tend to pick these over almost anything else.
Best Toy 1: Balls (No pun intended)
We give a good chunk of change each month to Gymboree Play and Music in Katy and it’s well worth it. They have ramps, they have slides, they have climbing contraptions galore. It’s full of air logs, rocking boats, mirrors, and mats. But, what is my Ace’s favorite thing to play with in this world of baby fun? The balls. Yep, during open gym time, his first move is always for the big bucket of balls. Never mind that we have about 1.2 million at home (and no ramps, slides, or climbing contraptions). Who cares! You can throw balls (when your 1 at your moms face and get away with it!), you can roll balls, you can bounce balls, and you can chew balls. Well works for me cause the $3 one I bought him from Walmart was his favorite first birthday present…. mom for the win! If you want some super cool ones, check out this tactical ball set.
Best Toy 2: Balloons
HEB is the scene, check out aisle to be exact, waiting and waiting because for some reason I picked the line that has the coupon lady in it…. we all know that lady. And he’s antsy because he’s always antsy when we’ve almost made it out of the store successfully. The saving grace, there are usually some sort of balloons somewhere near the checkout… and they are the world’s best bribery tool. Like I said, he just turned 1 and I could hardly get him to care about opening his presents because well…. we brought the balloons home (and he had the ball from mom). Just be careful if you visit restaurants and someone else has balloons at their table…. your baby may think every balloon in the whole wide world is meant for him.
Best Toy 3: Bubbles
“Bubu” pointing directly at a bubble and never babbling that otherwise… Sure a “Mama” or “Dada” comes here and there, but my sons first completely distinct and certain word at 11.5 months was definitely “Bubble.” As soon as I pull out the solution and bubble wand, he starts saying “bubu, bubu.” There’s something magical about bubbles. Have you ever met someone who was like, “I actually hate bubbles?” No. Never. It’s glorified soap, but oh so pretty!! Bubble machines also make great gifts if you want the fun without the work.
Best Toy 4: Blocks
So at this stage we are more just banging them together and trying to eat them, but if there are no balls, balloons, or bubbles in the room, the least of the best toys for baby boys, would probably be blocks. Not gonna lie, this one takes a back seat for us compared to the other three, but he still enjoys knocking over whatever I’m trying to build as much as the next baby. And, if you get some in different colors and shapes, they can be quite educational wink, wink.
Well if you have a little boy coming or just need some gift ideas, start with these. Discplaimer, lots of baby girls tend to like them too and we don’t discriminate! Just can’t vouch as much since I have a little boy who really is all boy already.
Parents, what do you think are the best toys for baby boys? Anything you’d add? Comment and let us know!
DISCLAIMER: Please remember to always watch baby attentively. Balloons (and their strings) can pose a serious checking hazard. Not all bubble solution is safe if consumed, etc. I know my mama’s out there want your babies to be safe.