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Top 10 Toys for Babies

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series Best Gift Ideas

If you are shopping for a new baby,  you will quickly find that the market is over saturated with all kinds of toys.  Finding the perfect toy can be a time consuming process. If you don’t have much time, you won’t go wrong if you go for any of the toys listed here. They are ten hand picked time tested favorite toys approved by many generations of babies worldwide.

  1. Sassy Floor Mirror

    The Sassy Floor Mirror inspires baby’s vision, touch, exploration, communication and manipulation skills with high contrast colors, character faces, simple patterns and realistic forms. Includes high contrast tracker ball for visual stimulation and perception. Textures and fun characters of ladybug and bee keep baby’s attention. Textured leaves offer fun peek-a-boo play. Easel back allows mirror to be used on floor.

    Sassy Floor Mirror
    Sassy Floor Mirror

  2. Circo by Haba

    The colorfully decorated knobs turn when the wheels turn on this fun wooden pull toy! You can remove all the knobs and then put it back together. This toy will provide hours of fun. Winner of many awards, including, Spiel Gut, Good Toy Award and Form 99. This is one of Haba’s most popular toys.

    Circo by Haba
    Circo by Haba

  3. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

    The Zany Zoo activity cube is a fun-filled learning experience, offering hours of educational fun, colorful and movable objects promote hand and eye coordination. The activities are simple enough for babies to understand and large enough for them to manipulate with ease. On top, they can move animals along tracks or twirl wooden shapes along looping wires. Around the four sides they have a choice of rotating picture blocks to form a variety of animals, turning interconnecting gears to make them spin, or opening and closing doors and windows, among other things.

    Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

    Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

  4. Gymini Sunny Day Activity Gym

    This is an award winning 3D activity gym that folds out into a 32- by 32-inch soft mat, virtually swarming with colorful illustrations of jungle flora and fauna, most notably a giraffe, zebra, lion, and elephant.  More critters dangle from the two padded arches as well as a large mirror and a plastic bead rattle. Hidden below, the baby will eventually discover a music box that plays Mozart and several nursery tunes. Textures, colors, sounds, and lights abound, and your baby has the power to make all these objects squeak and jingle and jitter and flash, as soon as they can figure out how to make their hands and feet and mouth connect with their heart’s desire. Herein lies the developmental potential.

    Gymini Sunny Day by Tiny Love

    Gymini Sunny Day Activity Gym

  5. Vulli Sophie la Girafe

    Sophie the Giraffe, full of discoveries and activities to awaken baby’s senses. Sophie may not seem that special to you, but this is one toy that will get any baby to become very vocal and talkative.

    Sight: The dark and contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognizable to baby. She soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object.

    Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearings.

    Taste: Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew like ears, horns, legs. She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gum when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.

    Touch: Sophie the Giraffe is perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is very soft to touch, stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.

    Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify. Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free.

    Vulli Sophie la Girafe
    Vulli Sophie la Girafe

  6. EverEarth Activity Walker

    Push toys like this one are fun toys to have as babies and toddlers learn to walk. The EverEarth Activity Walker has an added advantage: it provides loads of interactive fun. Activities include: Bead Maze, Xylophone with stick, 4 pc. Interchangeable Animal Puzzle, Peg Maze rolling flower gear tumblers, 3 pc. Shape Sorter, Spinning Block and Mesh Netting Storage area in the back. Baby walkers are essential development tools and a great aid in helping babies practice balance and coordination. Later, they become fun toys to push around.

    EverEarth Activity Walker

  7. VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

    Exploration and fun is around every corner with the Busy Learner’s Activity Cube by VTech. Featuring five sides to explore, this play cube attracts your baby’s attention and encourages imaginative play with music, light-up buttons, colors and more. Shape and animal buttons introduce animal names, animal sounds, and shapes. Press and slide musical instrument buttons introduce instrument names, sounds, and colors. Sliding, spinning blocks promote interaction and fine motor skill development. This interactive cube also plays fun sounds when it’s moved. Plays 25 sing-along songs and melodies.

    VTech Busy Learners Activity CubeVTech Busy Learners Activity Cube

  8. Wonderworld Rocking Caterpillar

    A colorful plush caterpillar on a sturdy smooth textured wooden rocker base, with a rattle in the caterpillar’s nose. Winner of the Good Toy Award, this comfortable and interactive rocker provides children with hours of fun. It features tactile multi-textured bright fabrics and quality base made from environmentally friendly rubberwood.

    Wonderworld Rocking Caterpillar

    Wonderworld Rocking Caterpillar

  9. What’s Inside?

    Little ones can’t wait to get their hands inside this adorable box…and find out exactly what’s inside! The soft, machine-washable box is packed with 10 different sensory objects for kids to feel and explore-like a pretty butterfly with crinkly wings, a cute lion with a corduroy coat, a shiny frog for tots to squeak and more. Plus, a big 4″ opening on top makes it extra-easy for tots to reach right in and feel around! Box is 7″.

    What's Inside? Soft Feely BoxWhat’s Inside?

  10. Bright Starts Clack and Slide Activity Ball

    This trampoline will provide hours of energy-burning bounce for the baby. It is an all time favorite that offers great exercise for infants, helping them develop balance and strength. It features a rubber handle and feet for a no-slip grip and foldable legs for easy assembly. The darling polka dot padded bumper pad on the Jumpin’ Jr. First Trampoline is sewn on for extra protection which also serves as added protection for a sitting baby bouncing on the surface.

    Bright Starts Clack and Slide Activity BallBright Starts Clack and Slide Activity Ball

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About Dubie Bacino

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  2. My son has the caterpillar rocker, it’s a great buy! His favorite place to watch Maka Paka from…

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