A round up of adorable black and white toys for baby.
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Today our friends brought over their four-month-old baby to meet us for the first time. She had tons of thick dark hair, a winning social smile, and great neck control. Her dad is stylish guy that makes most of the aesthetic decisions for his family (his wife just totally trusts his taste). She teased him about wanting toys that come in subtle neutral colors. I told a self-deprecating joke about a few of the glaring bright plastic items we have in our living room (toys we deliberately bought for reasons other than aesthetics) and then started thinking about where I should send him to find more stylish, neutral toys for that baby with her big grin. Hence, a roundup of black & white toys for babies six months and under inspired by stylish friends at the very beginning of starting a toy collection.
- Bajo Birdie Rattle – I am already nostalgic about the rattle stage! This solid wood bird rattle with a tiny metal bell sounds so sweet. The shape of this one is particularly pretty. It’s a such sculptural rattle– I think it would look beautiful on a shelf.
- Organic Sensory Taggy Rattle Ball– I love that tag toys are quiet and encourage sensory exploration. But sometimes the colors are over the top. This is the least aesthetically offensive taggy I’ve ever encountered. It’s definitely not cheap, but if I have another baby I want one.
- Jellycat Bashful Black and Cream– While I deliberately try to limit the number of plushies we own, everyone seems to appreciate a Jellycat, and one of these sweet dogs will be a special tea party guest for years to come. I thought this was a perfect candidate for a roundup on black & white toys for babies!
- Hello Bugs and Black & White– Board books are always a good idea. It’s never too early to start reading to your child, and I’m glad board books have been part of our daily routine since the beginning. We still read Hello Bugs almost every day. My child loves to point to the ladybug and waves bye-bye to the butterfly. Black and white books are the perfect visual stimulation for young infants, and great when they’re in quiet-alert mode.
- Ebony Paci Clip– So this paci clip isn’t technically a toy, but it would make a great black & white gift for stylish parents. My baby didn’t like pacifiers, but I still used these clips for keeping her teethers close by during early teething! So I think of them as a toy accessory in a way.
- Wee Collection Art Cards for Baby– I’ve seen these high contrast cards used as room décor and even in mobile form, but they’re ideal to help you start talking with your baby if you’re at a loss for words. In our house these animals are given names and personalities, sometimes even motivations.
- Swan Rattle– Look at those wings! I love having soft rattle options like this and have several similar ones.
- Emily & Merritt Activity Gym– Activity gyms are my number one toy recommendation for babies. My child began using hers when she was just a few days old and used it for hours daily until she began to crawl, around six months. This particular gym features sensory activities including a squeaky moon, a mirrored star, and a heart that rattles. I really think Pottery Barn Kids has the cutest activity gyms around in the most fashionable color palettes.
I hope this is a fun starting place if you’re looking for stylish black & white toys for babies! I think any of these black & white items would make a great baby gift, especially for those super stylish friends. There are so many beautiful options out there!
My name is Kate and I live in a California beach town with my husband & baby girl. At High Low Baby, I review baby products at high and low price points.