Things You Must Have Before Your Baby Turns One

So, your shopping for your newborn or infant is still on. Isn’t it? You must have got ample of clothes for your baby. And diapers, wipes are the basic need along with many other newborn or baby products. Here in this blog, I will be sharing with you the things for the baby you must own before your baby turns one.

Nowadays, every parent wants their babies to be active and smart just after their birth. Our babies start to crawl, talk, walk and learn many things in their first year. And to encourage them to do these activities faster or to achieve their milestones timely, we have to help them by providing the necessary facilities. Keep reading to know more about how you can do that?

Things you should have before your Baby Turns One.

Along with the basic needs, here is the list of products or toys which I feel you should get home before your baby turns one to motivate them to learn how this world works.

Potty Training Seat

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No one literally, no one likes to clean the mess baby makes while doing potty if they are not wearing diapers. Even if diapers, we do not want to spend our hard-earned money on diapers and that too while at home. If not for money, we all know what diapers do to our baby’s delicate skin. Moreover, it is always worthy of potty train your baby before he turns one.

Here, I am not mentioning about potty box or potty chairs. It is a potty seat which can fit on your regular pot or commode. Why is this potty seat best? Because you do not have to worry about the cleanliness of the chair or box. Another reason is that you do not have to train your baby to sit an ordinary commode once he/she is grown up. It will be just like a regular commode which is perfect for the baby size, and you do not have to put much effort once your baby is grown up to sit on a normal one. So, it is worth spending money on this seat to potty train your baby.


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I have read somewhere that putting your baby in a baby walker is like giving a teenager, a Ferrari which is a dangerous risk. Also, I have heard many saying that babies who sit on walker start walking later than who does not use walkers. So, both these sayings are entirely useless and myths in my case.

I had bought a walker for my baby when he completed his 4th month, and as soon as he entered 7th month, he started standing on his own and in 10th month, he was walking independently. Maybe this is a coincidence but walker too, have been an excellent product to me. Regarding the risk of walkers, you should spend money on anti-skid walkers which I have used. So, there is no such risk of falling or delay in your baby’s walking.

Early learning books

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You all must have read somewhere that books create a warm and emotional bond between parents and child when they read it together. So, it is wise to spend money on early learning books to get an opportunity of great bonding, and to encourages your baby to look, point, imagine and touch.

If you are not aware of what early learning books are, then let me tell you, the books which have pictures of daily used items, fruits, vegetables, animals or anything we come across. There are other books as well, where a complete story is mentioned graphically. These books help babies to understand, imagine and create their own story.


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I think blocks are the favourite toy and the best pass time for babies of age under 1. Why do I feel so? I have seen many babies, including mine playing with building blocks independently. And when they play with them, they don’t need any attention towards them as they enjoy banging them together.

How these blocks help babies? The building blocks are really good at making hand-eye coordination. Blocks play also help babies to identify different colours and shapes. Moreover, it can bring imagination to life when your baby tries to connect the blocks. And definitely, you can keep your babies busy for long hours with this creative play.


Rocking cradles are basically for babies of age till 7 or 8 months to let your baby sleep quickly with the help of motion. So, if your baby is of this age, it is undoubtedly wise to spend money on this and especially when you are a nuclear family because it is not always possible to rock your baby in your arms to let them fall asleep.

Rocking will help your baby to sleep peacefully as the baby feels safe, natural and relaxing just like your arms. However, before buying a cradle, you need to make sure that it has gentle rocking movements, and it does not harm your baby in any way. Further, when you are not around or not sleeping with them, you can always put your baby to sleep alone in the cradle without fearing of them rolling over and falling of the bed. Also, to check the reviews of various baby products by Mamaearth, click here.

Baby Carrier

The baby carrier has helped us a lot in our early parenting until nine months of our baby’s age. Using a baby carrier is win-win for you and your baby when you have to step out of the house for a long time. Whenever we stepped out, be it for a long weekend, going outstations, we carried the carrier along, and our baby was also very comfortable in it as he was able to control his neck movements easily.

With the help of a carrier, you do not have to think much before going out as you won’t have to bear the baby weight on one shoulder and also your hands will be free so you can carry other stuff along. Moreover, it soothes the baby as the baby can sleep very comfortably on his own in the carrier. So, how do you like the idea of buying one?

Push & Pull toys

Push and Pull toys should a must-have thing at your home before your baby turns one as it helps in learning babies to walk. There are various kinds of push & pull toys available in the market. Some have musical themes; some have a colour theme, animal-shaped, which helps baby experiencing all these things along with walking. Small push toys help younger babies in crawling too.

Push toys are good to maintain balance and strengthening the baby’s muscles, and they learn coordination of their foot. With the help of pull toys, babies learn hand-eye coordination as they hold the toy with one hand and pull it and see it coming towards him altogether. With these toys, they also learn about the different directions by moving them to a particular place.

Shape Sorter & Stacking Rings

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The shape sorter is the best time pass for babies as they keep on putting the wrong shapes. LOL! Of course, they are little and cannot understand precisely the different shapes. So, it is the best thing about this kind of toys that babies can learn about shapes and colours.

Stacking ring toy is another best thing you should buy for your little one. Babies learn hand-eye coordination very fast as they stack the rings according to the size and the colour. These toys are not only for educational purpose, however playing with them is fun too. And you can keep your baby busy for long hours by spending time in stacking the rings with your baby.


For improving visual memory, flashcards are the best option to buy. Showing the flashcards with images and new words, improve their memorization skills. Nowadays, there are many early stimulation programs available which include flashcards for early learning in babies. Read here, how I made my life perfect after having a baby.

I have heard somewhere that young children and babies have the unique ability to learn and understand things effortlessly. So, showing them flashcards with vibrant images and new words help in improving their learning skills. It is a playful activity along with the educational purpose.

Ride-on Toys

Ride-on toys are beneficial in maintaining balance, coordination and helps in strengthening the muscles. These toys encourage babies, physical activity and exercise. Moreover, it promotes independence in your child as they can go anywhere by pushing the toy using their legs and foot.

With the help of ride-on toys, kids explore and learn that they can move around faster if they are on wheels. Also, they understand how to remove the obstacles from their path as they need to move the toy when they find any object on their way. And never underestimate your 1-year old that he or she is still young because they understand it better.


I hope this post was useful and you will give a thought on buying these items before your baby turns one. Always keep in mind that every kid is different, and they learn at their own pace. So, never compare your child with any other child. They are still learning and think of those times when they did any wonderful thing to amaze you. Memorize those moments and stay happy.

Conclusively, I would request all of you to share your reviews on the products that you have used. And do mention if I have missed on any necessary item or toy. I will be glad to add that too. Stay safe.


Namita Aggarwal

I am a full-time mom and a part-time blogger. When I am not running around my 2.5 yo little world, you will find me sitting in front of the laptop; tapping fingers. I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate reader (not books, but blogs on Internet).

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