Wooden toys for under 12 month olds and why they’re great

March 16, 2023Information, Parenting

As a parent, finding the right toys for your little ones can be challenging, especially when they’re under 12 months old. At this age, babies are still developing their senses so it’s important that the toys you choose are age-appropriate and provide sensory stimulation for your baby. Wooden toys are a classic and timeless choice as they are often durable and made with non-toxic materials, making them a safe option for babies who are still learning to explore their environment. They’re also great for helping babies develop their motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and can provide a tactile experience that engages their senses.

Here are our wooden toys that are perfect for babies under 12 months old:


Puzzles are great for babies under 12 months because not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are also durable and safe for babies to play with. Designed to develop their problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills, babies can practise fitting pieces together to help them develop their spatial awareness and understand how different shapes fit together.

Made with teeny fingers in mind, our colourful 5 piece puzzle comes with five easy-to-grab pieces and is decorated with bright and engaging illustrations. With this puzzle, curious learners will love to figure out which piece goes in each space. Crafted from durable wood and painted with non-toxic paints, we have ensured that our puzzles are baby-safe for the littlest of learners.

Cleverly designed to develop babies’ hand-eye coordination, fine motor and matching skills, this fun puzzle is ideal for a baby’s cognitive development and also guarantees hours of educational and fun playtime. Plus, the star and polka dot-patterned board and colourful pieces will enrich their sensory development. 

When interacting with our pink woodland themed puzzle they must use their cognitive skills to work out how the pieces fit together which helps to strengthen their problem-solving abilities. Wooden puzzles also help to enhance fine motor skills. As young children manipulate the puzzle pieces, they are strengthening the muscles in their hands and fingers, which will help them with other tasks later in life.

If you’re looking to encourage persistence and patience, try our dinosaur wooden puzzle. As babies interact with the charming dinosaur and digger pieces in this set, they are taught to keep trying and not give up as they slot the pieces into the right places. This helps to develop a growth mindset and teaches them that success requires effort and perseverance.

If you’re a parent searching for toys to aid in your child’s growth and development, wooden puzzles can be a great option! They offer a variety of benefits and can be a fun way for your little one to learn and explore. So why not consider adding a few wooden puzzles to their toy collection and see how they enjoy them? A top tip from us: choose puzzles with simple designs and bold colours that will capture your child’s attention!

With all of our playful puzzles, you can add a little learner’s name to one of the blocks to make their playtime extra special.