The new Evolve 3-in-1 Bouncer is perfect for keeping newborns and infants comfortable and engaged. | Source: Ergobaby

The life of a baby: Eat, sleep, poop, play, repeat. Honestly? Sounds like a dream. While you can truly never have enough onesies and zip-up jammies, toys and developmental aids make great gifts for families with newborns and infants less than a year old. Babies move through toys and gear so fast at this age, and parents and caregivers really need all the help they can get!

And toys for babies are about so much more than just fun (although fun will be had by all, I promise!). Toys help engage babies’ senses from birth, help develop motor skills, and even encourage them to strengthen muscles and encourage movement. Toys that evolve right along with kids are some of the most sought-after items by parents, since you’ll get more use out of them.

If you have a baby on your holiday shopping list, we’ve compiled a list of new-parent-approved toys and playthings that will be an instant hit. See them all below, and check out our full holiday gift guide for more top toy picks!