Top five baby toys 2017

If you play this right, you don’t have to be surrounded by toys that will send you out of your tired mind from day one. Babies get confused with anything beyond the basics, so something satisfyingly squishy, destroyable (in a contained way) or shakeable will have them engrossed long enough for you to make a cup of tea.

On the other hand, if you’re buying for a mum-to-be, none of these five look like much of a gift, but rest assured the recipient (mum not baby) will remember who bought it, assume you know a thing or two about babies and thank you for not buying a big sparkly Elsa. Plus you can always add some baby toiletries and books to bulk-out the present bag.