Babies explore by using their hands and mouth during this stage. Any toy or objects that they have access to, goes into their mouth, as the nerve endings are the most sensitive there.
They develop good neck control, learn to roll and may make their first movement by using their legs to push. Their hand coordination is well developed and they can easily transfer toys or objects from one hand to another and they can even squeeze a squeaky.
The first couple of teeth might start appearing and babies look for soothing objects like teether to lighten their irritation.
Their eye coordination and hearing are mostly developed by now and they quickly turn towards a sound or move their eyes tracking a moving object.
Their social sense would have developed beyond smiling and now they can giggle and love to play peek-a-boo.
Rattles & Teethers: Rattles continue to be one of the favorite toys amongst infants at this stage with their well-developed sensory skills. Teethers relieve the pressure in their gums due to teething and your child would love to bite on it for hours.
Cause & Effect Toys: These are toys, which produce a reaction like a sound or movement in response to an action like squeaking, batting or pressing. Apart from the fun element these toys help develop hand-eye coordination, simple repetitive actions and offer sensory exploration.
Light & Sound Toys: This is the right time to introduce musical toys to your child as their sensory skills are well developed by now. Choose toys that produce or have bright colors, lights, and soothing music.