I am currently a new mom, with a month and a half old baby. I keep getting toys from friend as part of gifts when they come to see the baby. The issue I have my kid does not even recognise these toys, let alone know what to do with them. This really makes me wonder is it really necessary to get toys for such a young baby who is not even a toddler as yet. This question is asked as we are around Christmas time and everyone is in a giving and generous mode at present, thus meaning my baby will be getting a lot of presents (toys). Therefore I want to know, when do kids really start recognising or even start playing with their toys and should that not be the age or time to buy them the stuff?