You’ve survived the first 3 months! Hopefully, your little one is starting to sleep a bit more and you’re feeling less like a zombie.
Over the next three months, they will notice their world more and start working on learning how to rollover and sit up. Check out my list of essential items for your 3-6 month old baby.
Updated March 25, 2020
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This list includes regular baby products that will make your life easier as well as toys for a 3 month old to a 6 month old. As your baby starts to move around more and notice the world they may be interested in some toys.
Just remember that discovering the world is pretty interesting to a young baby as everything is new to them. Keep playtime short and watch for queues that your baby is getting overstimulated and needs a break.
We’re going to cover the products first and then the toys at the end of this short list. It is only 7 products long as you shouldn’t need too many new things for a baby this young. For other baby essentials check out my registry list (with printable checklist) as well as my list of best baby items for 0-3 months.
Baby essentials 3-6 months
Must have baby items for when your child is 3-6 months old.
So you're probably thinking, why do I need a high chair when my baby isn't eating yet?
We may have even started using our high chair closer to two months and it saved our sanity a bit. Why? Because it allowed us to eat meals together again!
The Fisher Price space saver high chair has several recline levels so we were able to recline it and put our infant daughter in there so she could sit at the table with us. She was happy since she was being included and we were able to eat a meal with two hands at the same time! It was great to be able to actually sit down together rather than eating in shifts.
We have a small kitchen/dining room so the space saver type of high chair was perfect. It attaches to one of your chairs so there's no need for space for an extra device in your kitchen.
The cover is easily removed and washed as kids are super messy when they do start eating. It's held up and we've used the same chair for both of our daughters.
Once your little one becomes more aware of the world they will want to see more of it. I resisted getting this one for a while but after seeing baby after baby in my mom group love the Sit Me Up Seat I caved and bought one too.
My favorite part is it's lightweight and folds flat so it stores and travels easily. The fabric piece detaches so you can wash it in case of any diaper blow outs.
I saw this item in someone's picture in my mom group and immediately asked what it was! It was so bright and colorful. These mats are great for babies that are starting to move around more. It's the perfect place to practice rolling, sitting, and crawling.
Baby Care play mats are soft with lots of bright colors to look at. It's also double sided, one side is the alphabet and the other is more for activities and comes in several different themes. My husband liked it so much be bought several for the daycare at our church as well.
These come in a wide variety of themes. Some are more subtle and are designed to look more like a rug if you prefer something that blends in with your home decor.
Best toys for 3 months-6 months
While babies don't need many toys on hand it's good to have a few around. Things that use their developing senses are especially great for young babies just beginning to explore their world. Here are a few of our favorites.
I'd recommend getting non-electronic toys at this age. While things that make music are ok I'd save any flashy lights for later.
We love Infantino toys. The soft plastic is safe for babies. All the different textures of the balls make a great sensory experience and they'll love stacking the blocks when they get older. They clean off easily too.
We got a pack of these for my second daughter and they've come in so handy! We originally got them to add to our playmat as many of the original toys had gone missing. But we've also hung them on the car seat, the stroller, even the high chair!
The top piece makes noise when moved, the bright colors are fun, and the bottom piece is plastic which my daughter loved once she started teething.
This is also a great time to start or continue building your home library. Board books are best at this age as they’ll hold up the longest to being ripped at and chewed on. It’s never too early to be reading to your child on a regular basis.
If you want more toy options make your own sensory bags, I made mine all with items from the dollar store or check out my list of 10 baby toys that cost less than $10!