Some Great Toys for a 9-Month Old Baby

Some Great Toys for a 9-Month Old Baby
Written by Alyssia Walmsley

A 9-month-old baby develops so fast, so you need to select toys that make them stimulated and interested. These reviews of the best toys for 9-month-old will help you pick the right choice for your baby.

VTech Sit-to-Stand Walker

When it comes to baby walkers, most people would think it as an item with a floating seat where babies can sit on and learn how to take their first steps. However, the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker from VTech is a unique toy that provides more flexibility and authority to babies who are learning how to walk.


Removable play panel – the play panel of this learning walker has all kinds of activities and toys that your baby can enjoy. It provides a way for sitters and crawlers to experience the learning features of the device. You can easily snap the play panel on and off and you may also completely detach it from the walker. Without it, the walker is still able to perform on its own. The play panel has a handle so they child can carry it around.

Sing-along songs – music is important to develop creativity and auditory skills of children. This walker has lots of sing-along songs that your child can enjoy, whether they are just crawling along, sitting up, or while they are pushing the walker.

Activities – the play panel has toys wherein your baby must do something to prompt it to produce lights and sounds. It also has a tree, telephone handset, small piano, colorful spinning rollers, shape sorters, light-up buttons, etc. Basically, this learning walker offers endless fun for your child. Aside from walking, they can easily learn about music, shapes, colors, animals, and more.

Modes and volume control – this learning walker has two modes of play: music and learning. Your baby can enjoy a lot in both modes. You will find the volume control useful. Most babies and toddlers like being loud and want their toys to be loud, so it helps that this device has a volume control.

Height and weight – the height of the walker is 16.5 in x 14.2 in x 18.1 in and the weight is about 5 lbs.

2 AA batteries – it needs 2 AA batteries for it to operate. The packaging includes 2 AA batteries, which is convenient for you and your child.

Recommended age – the manufacturer recommends this learning walker for toddlers 9 months to 3 years old.


  • Offers endless fun for babies
  • Durable
  • Engaging and educational for babies
  • Removable play panel
  • Well-made and rear lock wheels


  • May become over stimulating
  • The wheels may not have enough traction
  • May be risky when used on smooth surfaces


This is likely the most fun and safest walker you can purchase for your baby. There is a work around with the wheels not having enough traction. To help with traction, you can get some thicker rubber bands and place them on the rear wheels.

Leapfrog Musical Table

The Learn and Groove Musical Table from Leapfrog is a multipurpose table that is ideal for toddlers and older infants to learn about colors, sounds, letters, numbers, and more. It has amazing musical toys that your child can enjoy and captivate their imagination.


It comes with many features designed to entertain, engage, and educate your child as they have fun.

  • It contains colorful instruments.
  • Your child can explore sound, instruments, and songs.
  • It introduces colors, letters, numbers, shapes, and more.
  • You can remove the legs, so the table can rest on the table or floor.
  • It contains a book with pages that turn to select learning mode or music
  • The volume is adjustable.

Recommended Age

This Leapfrog musical table is recommended for children 6 months up to 3 years old. However, it may still be suitable for children that are slightly older.


It is a well-designed device and your child can acquire many benefits from it, including:

  • If your child is not yet standing, you can remove the legs of this musical table, so that they can use it easily and safely.
  • It teaches cause and effect. When your child pushes certain areas, it can prompt for an activity to happen.
  • This musical table include various fun songs, which your child will love.
  • It is durable and will last for years.
  • Teaches colors, alphabet, and numbers.
  • It is designed for both English and Spanish, so your child can learn a second language.

Toddlers really like this device and find it really entertaining. As a parent, you will also find it educational and it will grow with your child. When your child is still at crawling or sitting stage, you can lay it flat on a table or floor or use it tilted with just two legs on. You can attach all four legs when your toddler can stand.

Just remember that it is best for your baby to keep the table flat or tilted until they are strong enough and can stand up unassisted.


  • Colorful design


  • The gaps on the piano keys are so narrow, making it hard to clean


This musical table is well-designed, so it feels safe and sturdy for your baby or toddler. Your child can use it as a table or as a floor toy and when you attach the legs, your child can use it when they are walking or cruising.

Manhattan Toy Rattle and Teether

The Winkel Rattle and Teether from Manhattan Toy is made from soft, bendable, brightly colored plastic tubes that babies can easily pull, grip, and chew on. The Winkel has overlapping hoops that connect jointly to a central cube. This is a popular toy for parents and babies and it that has been around for more than 25 years.


The tubes are flexible and hollow, which creates a soft, but not soggy teething toy. These tubes are also thin enough so that even young infants can easily grab, grip, and move it around. It is shaped like a sphere, so your baby can turn it around using one or two hands and give them a more carefree experience.

Moreover, because of the thin tubes, it allows your baby to easily grip it using both of their hands. This encourages two-handed play, which is a development achievement for babies.

The cube produces a quiet rattle, which can help your baby learn simple cause-and-effect, connecting the timing of your baby’s movements to the sound of the rattle.

This toy is lightweight, so your baby can easily play with it and they will not get hurt or experience great shock in case it hits their face.

The beads inside the cube are the ones that create the rattle sound. You may sometimes experience it to stop rattling. However, you can simply correct this situation by vigorously shaking the toy.

Perhaps the only drawback you may find with the toy is that the rattle sound is not as loud as you may want it to be.


The Manhattan Toy Rattle and Teether is quite easy to maintain. You can either use a moist cloth to wipe it clean or use wash with mild soap and warm water. Do not clean it using a sanitizer. Keep in mind that it is made of plastic, so it will melt.


  • BPA-free plastic teething loops
  • Continuous tubes are soft and safe, which are ideal for your teething baby to chew on


  • The rattle sound might not be as loud as you want


The colorful loops are made from soft, bendable plastic that your baby can easily grasp and hold. You can even refrigerate the toy for a soothing teether. It is lightweight, so your baby can easily shake it and they will not get hurt when the toy hits their face.

About the author

Alyssia Walmsley

Alyssia is a Cornell University graduate of 2003 and a former lead technology development manager for Microsoft and Cisco Networking Systems. Between writing on her blog, Blubbr, she likes adventures and chocolate sprinkles.

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