Best Gifts for a 9 Month Old

For babies who are moving, learning and starting to play, these are the best gifts for a 9 month old.

Best Gifts for a 9 Month Old
Best Gifts for a 9 Month Old

Nine months old is a fun and exciting stage of a baby's development, and there are many great gift ideas that can support and encourage their growth and learning. Some popular options could include a collection of age-appropriate toys and books, a soft and cuddly stuffed animal, or a set of colorful and engaging blocks or puzzles. For the baby who loves to explore and discover, you could also consider a gift card to a favorite baby store or online retailer, a gift certificate for a baby-friendly activity or experience, or a set of fun and interactive learning toys or games. Other ideas could include a baby-themed board game or puzzle, a baby-themed coffee mug or water bottle, or a collection of baby-themed movies or TV shows. Ultimately, the best gift will depend on the recipient's interests and needs, as well as the preferences and priorities of their parents.

VTech Wiggle and Crawl Ball

Move and crawl with the animal friends on the Wiggle and Crawl Ball by VTech. This interactive ball wiggles and wobbles on its own encouraging your little one to chase after it. Press the dog, cat and bear buttons to hone fine motor skills and learn about animals, colors and numbers through more than 45 playful songs, phrases and sounds. Five flashing lights attract your baby's attention while spinning, twisting and sliding animals encourage interaction. Play and crawl with the moving ball!

Buy at Amazon - $15

Green Toys Stacking Cups

Six graduated cups, dozens of possibilities for bath and play time. The blue, green, and purple My First Green Toys Stacking Cups let children scoop and pour water, build towers by turning them upside down, or just sort sizes to nest. Made from food-safe.

Buy at Amazon - $16

Hape Double Bubble Wooden Bead Maze

Get lost in fun with the Double Bubble Wire Maze by Hape! Two suction cups hold this wire maze to the table as your toddler works the wooden beads from one end to the other, slipping larger beads over the smaller ones. There's always a new way to scoot around this endless maze. Four sturdy suction cups secure the solid wooden base to virtually any smooth surface.

Buy at Amazon - $20

Melissa & Doug K's Kids Pull-Back Vehicle Set

Wheel them back to get new skills speeding ahead! The "rev up" mechanism inside each of these four cars and trucks makes it easy for babies and toddlers to get big acceleration with just a little input: Pull back one of the soft vehicles--then release to see it zoom off across the floor!

Buy at Amazon - $24

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

Baby Einstein take along tunes.

Buy at Amazon - $8

Fisher-Price Baby's First Blocks

Open a bucket of fun for your little one with Baby's First Blocks. These chunky, colorful blocks help introduce colors and shapes as babies sort, stack and drop the blocks through the slots in the bucket lid. Empty the bucket to start the fun over again and again! And with an easy-carry handle, you can take Baby's First Blocks wherever you and your tiny tot go!

Buy at Amazon - $11

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

From baby steps to big steps the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker by VTech helps your baby develop from a crawler to a walker through adaptive technology. With a barnyard of playful friends to cheer them on, your little one will have endless fun as they learn to walk. Start out with the easy-to-remove activity panel for floor play or on-the-run fun, then step it up with the fun-to-maneuver walker.

Buy at Amazon - $40

100 First Words

Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.

Buy at Babylist - $6

Fisher-Price Plush Baby Toy

The Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy musical plush toy from Fisher-Price is soft, cuddly, and he's ready to be your baby's first best friend. This interactive learning toy responds to your baby's touch with exciting songs, sounds and phrases that introduce more than 100 first words, including parts of the body, colors, shapes and more. And with 3 Smart Stages levels, the learning fun grows along with your child!

Buy at Amazon - $14

Softzone Climb and Crawl Activity Play Set

The SoftZone Climb and Crawl Play Set allows little ones to develop important gross motor skills as they move and play at home, at daycare, or in the classroom. This 5-piece set includes square, rectangle, wedge, round, and half-moon shape to allow for a variety of setup options and keep playtime open-ended and fresh.

Buy at Amazon - $139

Baby Einstein and Hape Magic Touch Piano Wooden Musical Toddler Toy 

With the delicate touch of her little fingers, Baby Einstein and Hape’s Magic Touch Piano will let baby create thousands of different songs. Made from wood, this piano toy features magic touch technology – no buttons or keys needed Two modes of play give your toddler the ability to make her own music or play along with classic melodies.

Buy at Amazon - $21

VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

Learning is tons of fun with the drop and go dump truck by VTech. Drop a colorful rock into the top of this cute toy dump truck, and watch it tumble into the bucket. Your little one will learn numbers as the interactive truck counts each rock.

Buy at Amazon - $10

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Explore classic nursery rhymes with the Musical Rhymes Book by VTech. Your little one will build motor skills by sliding and twisting the fun play pieces while exploring each easy-to-turn page. Then they'll play piano sounds with the five colorful piano keys that introduce colors and instruments.

Buy at Amazon - $11

Safari Zebra

The Safari Zebra, that’s what. Children are innately curious about their world and little ones want to take it all in. When baby gets a gander at this exciting little wooden zebra activity toy, their crawling speed may break a personal record to start investigating.

Buy at Maisonette - $36