Good toy for a baby

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I need a recommendation on a good toy for a new born baby. So, as everyone knows, BITOG is the go-to place for that kind of information. I want something the babies like, not what Mom and Dad think is "adorable". The stuff my kid liked has all been taken off the market by the CPSC it seems. The favorite was "red rings" neoprene rubber teething rings. Anything like that out there now?
 
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A childs mobile to hang over the crib gives the child something to look at to keep them entertained. If it has any type of motor (wind up spring or battery powered) to it to make it move it would be even better.
 
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I have a three month old at home now. His favorite thing (aside from people's faces!) is his play mat. Amazon Link The sounds it make aren't overbearing or stressful like some can be - for the baby OR the parents. There are also "teethers" made of cloth with some sort of super crinkly plastic inside. My daughter's favorite from 4 years ago is now my son's favorite. Amazon Link
 
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A mobile is about it for a newborn. Some where between 3 and 6 months stuff they can handle without choking on. Picking them up and holding them is key too.
 

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A brand new Mustang GT. You drive it and enjoy it until the baby's sixteenth birthday. You then present the keys and say I bought you this toy when you were just a little baby. Enjoy.
 
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My opinion as a father of 3 little kids is to wait it out a bit and get them something later/for later. They're probably being inundated with stuff at the moment and the baby doesn't know the difference. Wait a year and get them something then. A personal favorite in our house is a cat piano made by the "B." toy company. That or get them some 6-9 month outfits for when he/she's outgrown the infant stuff. jeff
 
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Newborns can't see past their noses and haven't figured out how to use their hands yet. So there are no toys for a newborn that are worth the effort of trying to get them to play with it. At about 2 weeks they can see high contrast things like ceiling fans against a white ceiling and that will keep them entertained for the few hours they stay awake during the day. Otherwise the general commotion of a house is plenty of stimulation. Two month olds and older have the capacity and dexterity to enjoy toys. A classic rattle or something that hangs that they can swat or kick is usually something mine have liked early on.
 
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