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A smart toy is a toy which effectively has its own intelligence by virtue of on-board electronics. A toy is an item that is used in play, especially one designed for such use. Playing with toys can be an enjoyable means of training young children for life in society. Different materials like wood, clay, paper, and plastic are used to make toys. Many items are designed to serve as toys,
Do babies even need toys?
Newborns do not actually need toys, since sleeping and eating are really their main interests. But around the 3 month mark, many parents see their babies “wake up” and become more interested in the world around them; this is a great time to introduce them to fun toys and activities to keep them entertained.
Which kinds of toys should babies play with?
Realistically, babies are happy playing with household items like wooden spoons and plastic food containers, so you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed to break the bank on toys. The best toys for babies have colorful contrast for developing eyes and and engaging textures for little hands. And because babies do tend to explore the world by placing new items in their mouths, all toys should be safe to chew on. We suggest registering for at least a few fun and bright toys that will come in handy to distract a fussy baby or make tummy time more enjoyable. Whether you are looking for simple hand held toys for play time or soothing amusement for bedtime, we have a variety of great picks for you to choose from.
Just because the Christmas season is over, that doesn’t mean that the gift-giving season is over. No, between birthdays and other holidays, it’s safe to say that you’re going to be buying some more toys throughout 2016 for someone special.
If that someone special happens to be a member of the 2T and under crowd, that means you’re going to be looking for some new baby toys at some point this year. Good baby gifts are hard to find, especially if you don’t have kids of your own. But, as a father of two, I’m here to help point you in the right direction when it comes to baby toys. Whether you’re looking for some baby learning toys, wooden toys, some great Melissa and Doug toys, or just some cheap baby toys for a gift for a friend, I’ve got you covered.
So if you’re looking for some great new toys for your baby to play with, here are the top 20 best baby toys for 2016:
1. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Babies love music, and parents love virtually everything Baby Einstein has to offer. The Baby Einstein Musical Toy plays 7 baby friendly classical melodies, and it’s very colorful. The big pieces are easy for babies to grasp, and the large buttons are easy for babies to press. The company’s baby learning toys, like this one, promote auditory development and music appreciation.
Price: $7.19 (28 percent off MSRP)
2. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
To help babies to walk and develop leg strength, the VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker can’t be beaten. It’s an interactive learning tool that features a removable toddler play panel to help your baby hone in on their fine motor skills. While they’re busy playing, they’re also working on those baby leg muscles that’ll help them stand on their own, eventually. For now, they’ll be happy to lean on this fun toy.
3. FocuSun Playpen Ball Pit
For endless amounts of fun, the FocuSun Playpen Ball Pit is a great choice when looking at baby gifts. It’s very colorful, and it gives your baby a little bit of independent space.
4. VTECH Touch and Swipe Baby Phone
If your child is constantly reaching for your phone, now they can have one of their own. At least, it’ll appear to have all of the same color app icons that your real smartphone does, but you won’t have to worry about selling your house or donating body parts if the VTech Baby Phone breaks (because it’s under $15).
Price: $13.30 (11 percent off MSRP)
5. O Ball Rattle and Roll Car Assorted Colors
The O Ball Rattle and Roll Car is big and bold, making it a perfect toy for babies. In fact, it’s the #1 bestselling toy car for babies. It’s super easy for babies to grip and roll, and each wheel contains the beloved noise beads that parents love oh so much.
6. Fisher-Price Baby’s First Blocks and Rock Stack Bundle
One of Fisher-Price’s best baby toys is their colorful stacker, which can be found at retail stores like Wal-Mart or Target. But on Amazon, you’ll find it paired with a shape sorter for just $15 total. That’s a perfect gift price for your friend’s baby, is it not?
7. Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Musical Dino
Dinosaur toys are great, and toymakers are always finding new ways to introduce dinos to kids. The Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Musical Dino is as silly-looking and non-threatening as they come, painted a sky blue with yellow feet. It comes with six brightly colored balls that are fed into the back of the dinosaur, after which, they’ll pop out of its mouth. Babies are enticed to chase after the balls and repeat the process. The dino also plays eight different tunes and fun sound effects.
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8. VTech Rhyme and Discover Book
Another one of my favorite toys for babies is the VTech Rhyme and Discover Book. This $15 toy includes six colorful pages with three light up character buttons that babies can press while “reading.” It’s one of the most durable toys I’ve found, with my daughter throwing it, dropping it, stepping on it and trying to eat it, all of which occurred without it breaking.
9. Sassy Development Bumpy Ball
Admittedly, half of the reason we love this Sassy Development Bumpy Ball in my house is because of its name. But, it’s also a soft and very colorful toy that your baby will love.
Price: $7.99 (20 percent off)
10. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space
Fisher-Price baby toys are among the best in the toy industry, and one of the most innovative baby toys is their Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space. It features an interactive, touch sensitive light bar that responds to the baby’s touch. It has three different modes, each of which is intended to make the toy useful to your baby as he/she grows.
11. Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag (80 Pieces)
Out of all of the expensive, supposedly innovative toys I’ve purchased over the years, the toy that my daughter played with the most was the Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag. They’re big, colorful, and they’re noisy (I call that the trifecta of baby toys).
Price: $13.05 (48 percent off MSRP)
12. Skip Hop Buddies Activity Toy
Skip Hop Buddies have a bold design that appeals to the limited visual ability of babies. It attaches to a stroller, car seat, or infant carrier so that they’re able to play with it on the go. It rattles, it’s soft, and it has multiple different types of fabrics and textures to help stimulate your baby.
13. Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym
We’re not surprised that another Fisher-Price baby toy made the list. This time, it’s the Kick and Play Piano Gym, which provides your baby with four ways to play. As the baby kicks the piano keys, he/she is rewarded with delightful tunes. It contains five busy toys and a large mirror. It’s the perfect toy for some tummy time.
Price: $36.04 (28 percent off MSRP)
14. Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether
The Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether isn’t exactly a new toy, but I’m throwing it on my list of the best baby toys of 2016 because it’s still so relevant today. It has numerous parts to chew and play safely, and it has a soft feel that reminds them of a mother’s soft skin. The brown spots are also intended to be bold to facilitate the baby’s development.
Price: $22.49 (24 percent off MSRP)
15. VTech Busy Leaners Activity Cube
The VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube has five colorful sides that are wildly different from one another, encouraging your baby to explore. There are light up buttons, noise makers, things that spin, things to press, and more that will keep a baby entertained.
16. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Workbench
The Laugh & Learn Workbench has large plastic nails that light up when hit with the plastic hammer, or when a baby taps them. It plays over 15 sing-along sings and tunes, fun sounds and phrases that will make your little one smile. It has two volume modes, so whether you prefer to let your baby play away, or you want a quieter experience, it makes for a great gift.
17. Hohner 4 Piece Baby Band
Babies love noisemakers, and this Hohner Baby Band set comes with four of them. It comes with a Mini Rainbow Shaker, a Baby Maraca, a Baby Rattle,, and a Cage Bell. Each one is bright and colorful. It’s perfect for ages 3 months and up.
Price: $18.99 (17 percent off MSRP)
18. Summer Infant 3-Stage SuperSeat Deluxe Giggles Island
How could you possibly not like something that’s called “Giggles Island?” This activity seat has a monkey and a toucan that hang over the baby’s head. The tray rotates a full 360 degrees, and it has a variety of activities that will keep your baby interested. The toy bar is also detachable, and it comes iwth a removable snack tray that has two cup holders.
Price: $39.29 (21 percent off MSRP)
19. LeapFrog My Pal Violet
LeapFrog is known for creating some cool tech toys for kids, and the My Pal Violet is no exception. This is one cool baby toy! One of the cool things it does is allow you to download your child’s name and favorite things (via an internet connection). Your baby will also be able to listen to 5 lullaby tunes, 4 learning songs, and activities with numbers, animals, food and more. It also connects online to LeapFrog’s Learning Path center for customized learning ideas and insights from the toy manufacturer. There’s also a My Pal Scout, which is green, for $8 more.
Price: $14.99 (29 percent off MSRP)
20. Memtes Bump and Go Crab Toy
The Memtes Bump and Go Crab Toy runs on smooth surfaces, and plays loud music with LED flashing lights. It’ll stimulate your baby, demanding their attention immediately. It’s available in green, blu, or orange, and it’ll be best enjoyed in a slightly darker than average room.
Price: $22.96 (43 percent off MSRP)
f you’re looking for some great ideas, look no further. According to the powers to be from Toys R Us, Walmart and Amazon.com, these are some of the most popular must-have toys in 2017. While we may be adults, we’re kids at heart so here are our top picks this year:
1. The Cutest Toy For Christmas 2017: Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey – Buy It Here For $15
Well here they are folks, one of the hottest new toys this year! These cute little tiny interactive monkeys latch on to your finger, respond to sound, motion and touch by blinking their eyes, moving their head, and talking in cute monkey talk. If you blow them a kiss they’ll kiss you back and they can hang upside down on your finger and monkey around. They also come in brown, turquoise, blue, pink, purple, and white.
2. New Hatchimals CollEGGtibles – Buy It Here For $10
A 4-pack of mini Hatchimals (there are over 70 little CollEGGtibles to collect in the Season One release, including a rare limited edition). Rub the heart and when it changes from purple to pink, gently press and crack your egg. The best news? No batteries required. Hooray!
3. Googly Eyes Drawing Game for the Whole Family – Buy It Here For $13
Simply put on some vision-altering goggles, start drawing, and have your team try to guess what exactly it is that you’re drawing. We used to play this in college with beer goggles, but this is the kid-friendly version and really fun for the whole fam.
4. The Hottest Toy of 2017: Hatchimals Egg (Interactive) – Buy It Here For $59
For real this has been one of the biggest secret toys all year after everyone went nuts for it at the 2016 Toy Fair. There are a bunch of different ‘eggs’ you can buy that are all interactive, your kids can care for them, and then suddenly they hatch with a surprise animal inside. How cool! With Hatchimal names like owlicorn, penguala, draggles, burtle, or bearakeet we can only assume these guys are a mix of owl-unicorns, penguin-koalas, and…uh…dog fraggles? Still lost? Here’s everything else you need to know about Hatchimals.
5. The New Teddy Ruxpin for 2017 – Buy It Here For $94
So this is the toy people are already losing their mind over. You know you grew up with Teddy, but this is the Teddy Ruxpin of the Digital Age. Pre-order him as soon as you can because this is the gift that parents will end up getting trampled over at a Toys R Us this holiday season. Read the full review of the new Teddy Ruxpin here.
6. The Anti-Stress & Anxiety Fidget Cube – Buy It Here For $8
Flip, press, switch, roll, spin and dial your anxiety away. The perfect gadget to keep hands busy and focus in check.
7. The Fidget Spinner – Buy It Here For $10
Not into switching and clicking your stress away? Take this fidget toy out for a spin.
8. Luke Skywalker’s “Landspeeder” Ride-On (RIDE ON!!) from Star Wars – Buy It Here For $499
Uh this is definitely something every kid should have (and us!). What’s supposed to be one of the biggest toys of Christmas 2017, this Star Wars ride on (from Radio Flyer) goes up to 5 mph, fits up to 2 kids (under 130 lbs) and lets them explore and ride all over the place! Read the full Landspeeder review and details here.
9. Little Live Pets ‘Snuggles My Dream Puppy’ Playset – Buy It Here For $43
The latest in super-cute interactive dogs for kids. Feed this little guy with a bottle until he (or she) falls asleep in your arms. Awww.
10. The #1 New Release on Amazon Games for 2017: Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle – Buy It Here For $37
Play as your favorite Harry Potter character like Harry himself, Hermione, Ron, or Neville. Defend the wizarding world from all evil forces. Have a blast gaining influence, mastering the most powerful spells, discover magical items, recruit allies, and more!
11. The New Pokemon Z-Ring Interactive Set – Buy It Here For $20
Yes the Pokemon craze continues thanks to the Pokemon Z-Ring and Z-Crystal! Compatible with the latest video game titles in the Pokemon series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems. Say goodbye to your kids…you’ll see them next summer.
12. Despicable Me 3 ‘Talking Jail Time Tom’ Minion – Buy It Here For $34
This funny little minion says 25 minion sayings and has free moving eyes and arms! Plus, simply press his pocket or even move his head for the best reactions ever!
13. Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster – Buy It Here For $189
Adios pesky drones!
14. LuvaBella Baby Doll (Interactive) for 2017 – Buy It Here
What some are saying will be the new “Hatchimal,” LuvaBella, is the cutest (and creepiest?) interactive baby doll that laughs, learns words, eats, drinks, sleeps, plays, and gives super-real facial and eye expressions. Read the full LuvaBella doll review here.
15. The New Wonder Woman LEGO Set – Buy It Here For $16
This Lego set features a Wonder Woman figure, a bed with space for a trophy (obviously), Wonder Woman’s ‘invisible’ motorbike (insert joke here), her Golden Lasso, a wrench, two spray paint cans, trophy and a tub of wax polish for the bike.
16. Squishy Stress Relief Balls – Buy It Here For $14
A 3-pack of non-toxic, BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free, satisfying squishiness!
17. Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty – Buy It Here For $14
Thinking Putty comes in different colors, illusions, glow-in-the-dark, heat-sensitive, (remember Hyper-Color shirts?!) and more. Stretch it, roll it, and bounce it. Sure, it’s sort of a toy, but the satisfying addictiveness and stress relief is a total win.
18. SELFIE Mic Music-Set in Black & Gold – Buy It Here For $10
Lucky for you, new songs are added every day! Let your little ones become the stars they know they are. What’s better than combining a selfie-stick with a microphone? You’re welcome.
19. The Board Game of 2017: ‘Speak Out’ Game from Hasbro – Buy It Here For $12
Lolz for days. Players simply put in a game mouthpiece, pick a card, and try to say the phrase on the card until someone guesses it. You look funny while being funny. It’s a win-win.
20. DreamWorks Trolls ‘Hug Time’ Poppy – Buy It Here For $50
…because you know you and your kids will be watching The Trolls movie over and over again. And again. And over again. This always lovable “Hug Time’ Poppy is always up for a hug and speaks 25 phrases every time you give her a little hug and press her tummy. Plus, she plays songs from the movie and even rocks back and forth. Endless joy.
21. Sky Viper V2400 HD Streaming Drone With FPV Headset – Buy It Here For $150
22. Disney’s ‘Moana’ Magical Seashell Necklace – Buy It Here For $10
Moana’s iconic seashell necklace lights up with a soft green glow. They’ll love pretending they’re actually Moana!
23. Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Craft Kit – Buy It Here For $25
Best New Toy/DIY on Amazon.com: Now kids can make their very own lip gloss DIY-style and stop stealing yours! Simply pick your flavors, add glitter sprinkles, pour it into the ice cream dispenser and then churn it like soft-serve into your Nom cup.
24. Star Wars Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper Action Figure – Buy It Here For $19
The coolest 12-inch action figure this year. If your kid loves Star Wars (I mean) they’ll love the 70+ sound and light effects. Plus, the motion sensors and action phrases really bring this Stormtrooper to life.
25. Finding Dory ‘My Friend Dory’ – Buy It Here For $11
From the hottest movie of the year, Finding Dory, you can now take her with your wherever you go (out of water only!). When you move her left she says one thing, when you move her right she says another. Help Dory find her family and friends. She sings songs, speaks “whale” to you, and says over 50 fun phrases.
26. My Geek Box Monthly Kids Subscription Box – Buy It Here For $23
A mystery subscription box filled with fun and educational goodies for girls & boys ages 5-11+.
27. FurReal Friends Torch ‘My Blazin’ Dragon’ – Buy It Here For $56
One of the best-selling interactive toys right now on Amazon.com, this super cute FurReal friend responds to touch and interaction with 50 sounds and motion combinations. Plus, you can feed him, fill his tank with water and watch him breath colored mist and burp!
28. The Coolest Lego People/Figures EVER – Buy It Here For $10
You can retire those super boring Lego people that are scattered all over your house and replace them with any of these unique guys and gals. Sure your kids will love ’em, but you will too.
29. Crayola Air Dry Clay – Buy It Here For $11
For the kid who likes to create and sculpt. This clay air dries after a few days (no baking required!) and their creation can be painted and decorated any way they like. It softens when wet, so they can sculpt easily, and can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolors when dry.
30. White Mountain Puzzles Vintage Candy Wrappers – Buy It Here For $14
A 300 piece puzzles measure measuring 24”x30”, featuring one of the things kids love most – candy! Lure them away from their electronic devices with virtual candy.
31. Cozmo the Toy Robot by Anki – Buy It Here For $170
The insanely cool and super cute toy robot that’s as close to a real-life friend you can get. Cozmo learns more about you the more you hang out with it, like facial recognition, your name, and has hundreds of emotions.
32. Shopkins ‘Tall Mall’ Compete Toy Playset – Buy It Here For $37
33. Learning Resources Pretend & Play School Set – Buy It Here For $22
For the kid who loves to be the teacher. Add this cute little Teacher Record Book to the set.
34. Diamondback Lustre 20″ Bike – Buy It Here For $229
For the kid who’s ditched the training wheels & ready to go off (or on) road with the fam.
35. Funko POP Movies: Harry Potter Action Figure – Buy It Here For $9
Celebrate the release of the newest book! For the die-hard Harry Potter fan.
36. One of the Best Selling Games of the Year: The Pie Face Game – Buy It Here For $12
Because now you can get a pie in the face from the comfort of your very own home! One of the most anticipated games of the 2015 – 2016 season. Clearly Hasbro has done it again!
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37. Best Star Wars Fan Toy: Jedi Master Lightsaber – Buy It Here For $31
Because…your very own Lightsaber with light and sound!!
38. Best Elmo of All Time Toy: Play All Day Elmo – Buy It Here For $40
This cuddly and interactive Elmo toy includes 8 games and activities and 150+ responses to help keep kids engaged all day. And then you cuddle with Elmo while he sings you a lullaby. Awesome!
39. Yvolution Y Glider Deluxe Scooter – Buy It Here For $70
Perfect for the kid who is too small for the Razor. The wheels on this provide a super smooth ride and will last long enough for you to pass along to the next kid.
40. Eco-Friendly Alert: ‘Green Toys’ Mini Ferry Toy Boat – Buy It Here For $21
These are the hottest eco-friendly green toys that are made in America and from 100% recycled materials. Plus, kids have a blast playing with them and adults love that retro vibe to them. They’ll also love the green: Helicopter, Tea Set, Fire Truck, and Airplane!
41. iPod Touch, 16GB – Buy It Here For $200
Take your music, games, photos & videos with you. Also comes in 32GB & different colors.
42. Step2 Upscale Party Time Kitchen – Buy It Here For $127
Cute, gender-neutral play kitchen with realistic features & sounds.
43. Interactive Remote Control R2 D2 from Star Wars – Buy It Here For $150
The best droid ever from Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens
44. Puro Sound Labs, Kids Volume Limiting Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – Buy It Here For $100
Volume limiting for kids, lightweight & comfy. Long battery life means hours of music before recharging.
45. Hallmark itty bittys Limited Edition SUPERGIRL – Buy It Here For $16
Because these are just so stinkin’ cute, and come in everything from super heroes & princesses to Rainbow Bright & Star Wars. And get the latest Wonder Woman itty bitty here!
46. Girl Scout Cookies Deluxe Oven – Buy It Here For $33
See you later Easy Bake Oven! With this Girl Scout cookie oven you actually see your cookies baking!
47. Mindware Square Up – Buy It Here For $19
So fun! See who the best problem solver in the family is. There’s always that one person who’s virtually unbeatable.
48. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo – Buy It Here For $29
Pressing BeatBo’s colorful LED grid tummy or the buttons on his feet rewards baby with fun songs, learning content, and dance moves.
49. Franklin Throw-Down Base Set – Buy It Here For $32
No more using rocks and used water bottles for bases! Includes first, second, third & home plate.
50. Shopkins Bubbleisha – Buy It Here For $16
Because kids love Shopkins. Add this cute little doll to their collection, from their favorite little shop.
51. LEGO Scooby Doo Build Your Own Mystery Machine – Buy It Here For $49
Rut-Roh! Fred looks horrified. Awesome!
52. Juboury Bluetooth Fitness Tracker I5 Wristbands with Pedometer Sleep for IOS and Android Phones – Buy It Here For $27
A great option for kids. (Also works with the iPod Touch). Tracks steps, calories, distance, time, & sleep pattern.
53. LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Building Kit – Buy It Here For $20
I dare you not to say “Luke….I am your father.” after it’s built.
54. Little Live Pets Clever Keet – Buy It Here For $40
This little parakeet is pretty much like a real live parakeet, but without the messy cleanup. They’ll learn your name, answer some questions, mash up your sentences to create some funny one-liners and much, much more. Much more!
55. Marvel Remote Control Hulk Smash Vehicle – Buy It Here For $38
Because what kid doesn’t love a Hulk that can totally smash things up!?
56. Magformers Magnetic Building Construction Set – Buy It Here For $59
Perfect for boys and girls. This 62 piece magnetic set will keep the kids playing, learning, and quiet!
57. Star Wars Furbacca Furby – Buy It Here For $48
Because you should totally pair up your kids love of all things Furby with your obsession with Star Wars. Slated to be the #1 best selling Furby of all time!
58. The Exploding Kittens Card Game (that everyone is talking about) – Buy It Here For $20
Play the family-friendly card game that was the most backed project in Kickstarter history.
59. View-Master Virtual Reality Viewers for Kids – Buy It Here For $20
Because your kids won’t believe their eyes! This hi-tech View-Master has come a long way since when we were kids. #Lucky
60. Create Your Very Own Comic Book – Buy It Here For $30
The perfect DIY gift for kids to draw, illustrate and create their very own comic book. Once completed, send it in and you’ll get it back looking professional!
61. Playcraft Sport 40-Inch Table Top Air Hockey – Buy It Here For $54
A great option for small spaces.
62. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) – Buy It Here For $45
For the avid reader and die-hard Harry Potter fan.
63. Merge VR (Virtual Reality Headset for iPhone and Android – Buy It Here For $52
Using your iOS or Android smartphone, you can travel the world, ride a rollercoaster, or explore underwater from the comfort of your own couch. Made from lightweight foam, these goggles are soft and comfortable. Recommended for ages 10+
64. The All New Amazon Echo Dot – Buy It Here For $50
Because, yes, even your kids want to ask Alexa a ton of question. Eh, better her than you! Not really a toy, but they’ll be able to listen to music, play games, and ask those million questions they have every day!