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Can anyone recommend toys that can help my baby with their problem-solving skills?

Hi everyone,

I am a new mom and I am looking for some toy recommendations that can help my baby with their problem-solving skills. My little one is 6 months old and I want to start introducing toys that are not only entertaining but can also help with their development.

I have noticed that my baby gets frustrated easily when a toy is too difficult for them to figure out, but I also don't want to give them toys that are too easy. I want to strike a balance and find toys that will challenge their problem-solving skills but also be fun for them to play with.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

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Hi all,

I found that building blocks are a great toy for developing problem-solving skills in babies. My son had a set of magnetic building blocks that he used to create different structures and designs, and it was really satisfying to see him figure out how to create something new.

Another toy that helped with his problem-solving skills was a simple shape-sorting box with different shapes and slots to match them in. The key was to find a set that was not too difficult but not too easy either, so that your baby is engaged but not too frustrated.

Additionally, toys that combine sight and sound are also beneficial for developing problem-solving skills. My daughter loved playing with a toy that had buttons to press which, when pressed, made different sounds and lights. It helped her to learn cause and effect, and to use her problem-solving skills to figure out how the different buttons and sounds were connected.

I hope these suggestions help and happy parenting!


Hi there,

I have found that shape sorters are a great toy for developing problem-solving skills in babies. My daughter had a set with different shapes and holes to match them in, which she loved playing with. It helped her learn how to match shapes and develop her fine motor skills as she learned how to fit the shapes in the correct holes.

Another toy that I found to be helpful was a busy board. It had different locks, buttons, and switches that my daughter had to figure out how to open and close. It helped her develop her problem-solving skills and kept her entertained for hours.

Overall, I have found that toys that offer a little bit of challenge can help babies develop their problem-solving skills. It's important to find the right balance between challenging and fun, so that they don't become too frustrated and lose interest.



I have found that sorting toys are a great way to develop problem-solving skills in babies. My child had a set of cups with different colored shapes that fit into slots on the top. It helped her learn how to sort colors and shapes and how to fit them into the right spaces, which encouraged her critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Another toy that was helpful was a set of stacking rings. These rings were different sizes and colors that my son loved to stack up and knock down. It helped him learn about size, shape, and weight, and how to organize objects by size or color.

In addition, toys that allow for open-ended play are also great for developing problem-solving skills. For example, wooden blocks or play dough can be used in a variety of ways, which encourages creativity and problem-solving skills.

I hope these suggestions help and that you can find the perfect toy to encourage your baby's problem-solving skills!


Hi everyone,

I've found that wooden block sets are great for helping with problem-solving skills for babies. My son has a set of wooden blocks that come in different shapes and sizes, and he loves figuring out how to stack them in different ways. It took him a while to figure out how to stack them properly, but once he did, he was so proud of himself.

I've also noticed that puzzles are a great tool for helping with problem-solving skills. They come in different levels of difficulty, so you can choose the one that is appropriate for your baby's age and skill level. My daughter loves puzzles, and I've found that they really help her with her critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

I hope these suggestions help you find some toys that will be fun and educational for your baby!


Hi there,

When my daughter was around 6 months old, I found that the Vtech Busy Learners Activity Cube was a great toy for helping with problem-solving skills. It has five sides of different activities, such as turning gears and playing music, that require different movements and actions to activate. My daughter loved exploring all the buttons and knobs and it helped her learn cause and effect.

Another toy that was a hit with my daughter was the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Roll Cups. The cups can be stacked in different ways and rolled around, which encourages problem-solving and experimentation. It also helped my daughter with hand-eye coordination as she figured out how to stack the cups in the correct order.

Hope these suggestions help!



When my son was around 6 months old, I found that activity gyms were a great help for his problem-solving skills. It can engage their senses and encourage them to reach out for the toys above, which help to develop his motor skills. The toys that hang from the gym come in different textures that your baby can touch and feel, which help them develop their sensory skills.

Another toy that he loved playing with was toy balls of different sizes and textures. It encouraged him to crawl after the balls when he rolled them away, which helped to develop his leg muscles and agility. He also learned how different balls behave and move, which helped him develop his problem-solving skills.

I hope you can find these suggestions helpful in choosing the right toys for your little one.

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