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There are so many baby shower gift options available – from clothing to toys and books – that our list would be endless if we didn’t focus on a specific type. I remember when I was pregnant with both of my kids that I especially loved receiving toys that helped with baby’s development. Here are 8 unique ideas that are truly special and memorable, but not only that – help with baby’s first sensory development.

Maple Wooden Rattle $39. This wooden polka dot rattle is safe to chew on, fun to grasp, and its sounds will surely entrance new baby

Sensory Plush Blocks $24. These handmade circus themed set of 3 blocks jingle, crinkle an rattle, giving baby endless entertainment.

Black and White Art Cards $12.95. Did you know newborns have trouble distinguishing color tones and that’s why they prefer high contrast colors like black and white? These recycled board cards offer a whimsical way to show baby new animal shapes they can fixate on.

High Contrast Stuffed Toy $19. This bright visual stuffed doll will captivate your baby’s attention and is super cute to boot!

Wooden Ball Clutching Toy $13.99. This brightly colored toy made of beech and maple and covered in non-toxic stains encourage baby’s grasping of objects.

Wooden Baby Gym $64.59. Baby’s first gym has a moveable frog which makes soft clacking noises when bumped and encourages grasping. You could also add on toys to the wooden bar for more developmental play.

Stroller String of Balls $40. These knit colorful balls each rattle and can be placed over a stroller, bassinet or car seat to encourage grasping and play.

Wooden Book $10.99. These sturdy pages won’t rip from baby’s chewing and their bright visuals will keep baby enagaged as you read along.