Getting through the first year with triplets is a pretty momentous occasion. If you are going to a party for triplets or are the lucky parent of soon to be 1 year old triplets, here are the toys my triplets absolutely loved when they turned one.
Stacking cups. There has been absolutely no better toy for all my kids than this set of stacking cups. They love when I stack towers for them to break apart. They love figuring out which cup fits in which other cup. They love the different holes and designs in each cup and they love using this to put other toys into or to watch water filter out in the bath. If I could have only one toy on a deserted island for my kids, this would be it.
Fisher-Price blocks and stack toys. All five of my kids loved these toys, especially the bucket. My triplet son will spend a long time putting things into the bucket and dumping it out again. The stacking rings are also a hit with all the kids. I like that you can play with these at various developmental stages. As an alternative to plastic, I do love the Melissa and Doug plush stack toy too.
LeapFrog picnic basket. All of my kids loved putting things in and out of the picnic basket. They also loved the accessories- especially the cups and the forks.
Tomy hide and squeak eggs. My son will crawl as fast as he can towards this toy whenever I open this egg carton. All of the triplets enjoy putting the egg shells together. The bottom of each egg is a different shape, so it has an educational factor to it too.
Of course, books are always a hit for us too. Here are some of our favorites.
- Goodnight Gorilla
- Any Sandra Boynton book, but particularly One, Two, Three (because of the subtle nod to triplets in the title), Moo Baa La La La, or Hippos Go Berserk!
- Books that have a sensory component to them, like this Boynton book called Fuzzy Fuzzy Fuzzy or the Bright Baby Touch and Feel books.
Finally, a friend of mine had a brilliant idea for her soon-to-be one year old. She asked everyone to write a note to her baby and she would collect them and give them to her on her 18th birthday. Such a simple but meaningful gift!
Any other favorite first birthday gifts you’d recommend?