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1-year-old children are a wonder, aren’t they? They’re learning gross motor skills and using their big muscles to move their whole body around, rolling, crawling, sometimes even walking, all while discovering the world around them.
At My Happy Helpers, we offer an extraordinary range of big, beautiful toys for one-year-old kids to help with their gripping and handling, bright colours to wow their minds, and sound and movement to engage their senses.
You can introduce your young ones to the joys of music with our range of baby-friendly musical instruments and toys. They can hold and shake a tambourine, play with the Piti Plui Shaker or bang out a tune on a xylophone as well. Or introduce them to the grown-up world with pretend play items like kitchen toys, doctors kits and miniature gardening sets, or help them grow their minds with our range of fun educational toys.
There is no limit to the amount of fun, learning and exploration your little one can experience through play. Whether you’re looking for the perfect first birthday present or want to challenge your child with some Montessori-inspired toys, you’ll find what you’re after in our fabulous online collection.
Browse our full range of toys for your one-year-old and order online or drop into our warehouse in Dandenong South.READ MORE
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Why buy toys for 1-year-olds?
People often think that buying gifts for 1-year-olds is a waste of time because they’re too young to understand that it’s their birthday or Christmas Day, but it’s important to remember that a gift is about more than just a gesture.
Gifts aren’t just toys. There are many practical benefits children can gain from toys and other gifts, and there are countless wonderful gifts for 1-year-olds that can help to stimulate their growth, foster new skills and introduce them to a world of fun and imagination.
It’s not only about the little one. When you give a gift to a 1-year-old, you’re also giving a gift to their parents. Maybe you’ll give them a copy of their Mum’s favourite childhood storybook, or a miniature kitchen playset so they can pretend to cook like Dad. A gift for a 1-year-old can be a gift for the whole family.
Making memories. While gifts for 1-year-olds may not carry the same meaning as gifts given to adults, they’re perhaps even more special because of what they represent – from first experiences to lifelong favourites. A gift you give to a 1-year-old could be their first-ever model car, or their favourite teddy bear, the start of their musical journey or could even become their most cherished childhood toy.
With a little bit of thought and care, a gift for a 1-year-old can bring joy, laughter, nostalgia, learning and growth, all in one little package! Browse our range of gifts for one-year-olds to find that perfect gift for a special bub in your life.
Children learn through play, especially during their developmental years, so toys for one-year-olds aren’t simply for fun. From 12-months onwards, your little one is grasping things, learning how things feel in their hands – or sometimes in their mouths – and discovering the world around them. They’re engaging their gross motor skills and using their big muscle groups, while at the same time, beginning to develop their fine motor skills.
Toys allow our children to grab and grasp, and shake them, like our maracas, stack them like the animal jigsaws, or just have something fun and colourful to grab and hold. At My Happy Helpers, we stock a wide range of toys developed especially for one-year-olds, designed to help them learn, grow, build strength and discover new concepts – all while having fun!
Have your children experience new sights and sounds, new tactile experiences and learn about the world around them with our range of toys for one-year-olds. Shop online or visit us in-store at our Dandenong South warehouse.
Are toys for 1-year-olds expensive?
How much does the education of a child cost? How much do you invest to give your kids the best exposure to life and learning and exploration? To begin to understand shapes and colours, how to interact with the world with these crazy new muscle groups they’re learning to use?
Toys for one-year-olds don’t have to be expensive to provide incredible value in terms of their development and learning. It’s always better to invest in a few high-quality toys rather than swamping your child with tonnes of cheap toys that don’t offer much in the way of education or developmental stimulation.
Some of our favourite affordable toys for one-year-olds include nesting eggs for $12.95, bath toys for $39.95, racing cars for $12.95. You can grab our chunky train puzzle for less than $10.
Discovering that bright spark in your child’s eyes when they understand something new, thanks to one of our toys for 1-year-olds, is priceless.<
What are the different types of toys for 1-year-olds?
We have some wonderful toys for your one-year-old. Wooden unicorns on wheels, so pretty and fun to vroom around inside your home. Give the sensation of rain, with this mini-rainmaker toy with colour and movement.
Your child can understand movement and other motor functions with a wooden small activity cube, can stack and build colourful toys from a range of shapes and sizes.
If they’re close to walking and need a little bit of support, we have some baby walkers full of blocks, or with an activity board included.
Feed their curious minds and give them fun, education, stimulation and more, with some exciting wooden toys for one-year-olds, full of colour shape and sound.
Whether it’s their first birthday, their first Christmas or just their first visit with their relative, treating a special one-year-old on your life to a gift is always a magical moment. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some of our favourite gifts for one-year-olds:
Educational toys for 1-year-olds. As adults, we might not combine the words “educational” and “toy”, but for 1-year-olds who are still discovering the world around them, every day is about learning something new! Educational toys like a 6 in 1 Mini Animal Puzzle, a Baby Activity Walker or a set of Match & Build Soft Blocks can help a young child learn about the world through play.
Wooden toys for 1-year-olds. In a world filled with plastic and single-use items, it’s nice to invest in natural wooden products for your child. Whether you get your growing baby a Dual Discs set to help them discover their strength and mobility, or a beautiful wooden Starter Set filled with a range of popular wooden puzzles and toys, these durable and timeless toys will last for years to come. A great choice for passing down to future generations.
Baby Walkers. From about 8 to 18 months of age, babies will start to walk by themselves. A walker is an ideal gift for a 1-year-old to help them find their feet and explore with confidence. Walkers often come with blocks or activities or ride on features as well, making them a versatile, fun and practical gift choice.
Rockers. Many of us grew up with an old-fashioned rocking horse in our home and these childhood staples are still as popular as ever. A rocking horse (or even a rocking boat!) will help your little one develop balance, confidence and muscle strength.
Pretend Play. From a very young age, children want to be like their parents. They’ll watch what you do and soak it all into their rapidly developing brains. Pretend Play toys help children to mimic grown-up activities like cooking, cleaning, building, fixing and playing doctor. This isn’t just tonnes of fun for little learners, it’s also a great way to introduce them to real-world scenarios and help them learn new words and concepts.
Outdoor Play. Whether they’re digging in the sandpit, splashing in the water or toddling across the grass, one-year-olds love getting outside. Outdoor Play items always make an excellent gift for a child, from buckets and spades to bug-catching kits, play tents to gardening sets, anything that helps them explore the outdoors is bound to be a hit.
Explore our range of toys for one-year-olds or check out our gift ideas for one-year-olds for more inspiration!
How can you tell if a toy is suitable for a 1-year-old?
At My Happy Helpers, we’ve created a curated range of first birthday gifts and toys for one-year-olds to help you find the perfect gift for your littlest love. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding whether a gift is right for your child.
Is it age-appropriate? All children develop at their own pace, but generally, you should look for toys that are in the right age bracket for the child you’re buying for. Good quality children’s toys will have an age rating printed on their packaging and listed in their online description. This is particularly important for 1-year-olds as toys for older children often have small parts which represent choking hazards or require fine motor skills which 1-year-olds are yet to develop.
Is it useful? Young parents often have homes filled with toys, books, clothes and all sorts of bits and pieces – the last thing they need is more clutter. When choosing a gift think about how useful it will be and whether it will be a welcome addition to the home. For instance, is it a toy that will help aid baby’s development such as a walker, or a toy that will help keep them occupied while Mum makes dinner like a kitchen playset?
Is it safe? Although we’d like to think that all products made for children are completely safe, this isn’t always the case. Be sure to choose toys that are certified to Australian Standards and contain no toxic paints, dangerous choking hazards or unsafe parts such as button batteries.
- Is it sustainable? Is the toy made from sustainably sourced materials? Wooden toys, for instance, have had a resurgence in popularity in recent years, but not all toy manufacturers are scrupulous enough to use sustainable timber. Look for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wooden toys to ensure you’re purchasing sustainably, quality toys that won’t impact the Earth.
Can it be passed down? Children grow so quickly that often they outgrow their toys in the blink of an eye. By buying high-quality children’s toys, you can ensure their cherished childhood toys can have a new life with a younger sibling, cousin, friend or even the next generation when they have children of their own.
At the end of the day, the right toy for a one-year-old is one that they’ll enjoy, learn from and cherish and that won’t cause any harm to them or the planet. Browse our range of toys for one-year-olds along with our first birthday gifts selection to find a special treat for your favourite one-year-old.
Do you offer free shipping on your toys for one-year-olds?
We offer free shipping on eligible orders over $199. Free shipping is not available for select bulky items such as furniture, some bikes and select toys. Currently, we offer free shipping to select states only and are unable to offer free shipping to the Northern territory and some West Australian areas.
Free shipping is calculated before the shipping cost is applied, so if your order does not exceed $199 prior to shipping costs being added it will not be eligible for free shipping.
We ship Australia wide using Australia Post and other trusted courier services. We also ship internationally to most parts of the globe. All orders are fully trackable and will require a signature upon delivery.
Can I use Afterpay to purchase gifts for 1 year olds?
Yes! We’re pleased to offer AfterPay on all online orders. Simply select Afterpay as your payment method at checkout to make easy fortnightly payments on your new purchase!
Afterpay allows you to pay interest-free instalments every two weeks, so you can play now and pay later! If you don’t already have an Afterpay account, you can set one up in a matter of minutes. All you need is a debit or credit card, to be aged 18 years or older and to be an Australian resident.
You can spend up to $1500 on gifts for 1-year-olds (or any items on our website!) and pay your order off in regular payments. Your order will ship as normal once your initial payment has been accepted.
Alternatively, if you don’t have an Afterpay account but would like to make staggered payments you can make use of our Layby service. We’re glad to offer 3-month laybys on our full range of products – please note full payment is required before Layby items can be shipped.
What is the My Happy Helpers VIP Rewards Club?
The My Happy Helpers VIP Rewards Club rewards members with credits to use on future purchases. Every purchase you make as a Rewards Club member adds points to your membership – one point for every $1 spent. When you reach 100 points you’ll earn $5 off your next purchase, at 200 points you’ll get $10 and at 500 points you’ll get $25 off!
Step 1. Sign up online. Create an account by providing us with a few details – you can do this when you make your first purchase or any time you like!
Step 2. Earn points. Every dollar you spend at My Happy Helpers becomes one reward point. You can also earn reward points by leaving an online review (10 points), referring a friend to My Happy Helpers (100 points) or simply by having a birthday (100 points)!
Step 3. Get the scoop. As a VIP Rewards Clube member, you’ll get first access to the latest product releases and news plus you’ll benefit from exclusive VIP only offers and discounts.
Step 4. Redeem your points. Sign in to your account when you shop with My Happy Helpers and use your reward points to make purchases online.
Why should I choose My Happy Helpers when buying toys for my 1-year-old?
My Happy Helpers was founded with a simple dream in mind: to enable all parents to give their children the best start in life. By designing products that help children to play, discover and create through fun and play. We want them to extend their imaginations, climb, build, swing, squeal, paint, puzzle and play their way to happiness and enjoy the pure delight of childhood for as long as possible.
So, why choose My Happy Helpers?
We’re 100% Australian Owned. Based in Dandenong South, Victoria, we’ve created our curated range of children’s toys and products based on our philosophy of learning and growing through play. With every product made to meet or exceed Australian standards and an ethical supply chain supporting Australian and international makers, we strive to bring Aussie kids the products they deserve.
We’re ethical and responsible in our operations. Every decision we make adheres to our strong code of social responsibility. We hand-select the businesses we work with to ensure they all comply with Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) protocols, enabling us to control our sourcing of raw materials and ensure ethical supply chains. We use only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood and avoid unsafe chemicals across the board.
We only sell tested, high-quality products. We go beyond the surface when it comes to establishing the quality of our products. We don't simply look at the country of origin but also the independent testing the items are subjected to before they reach us, both during and after the manufacturing process. If an item isn’t up to our standards, we won’t stock it.
We adhere to strict safety standards. Every one of our products complies with or exceeds all necessary Australian Safety Standards. We never take chances when it comes to the safety of your little ones and thoroughly vet all products before we put them up for sale on our online store.