Baby with a gift

The 50 Top-Rated, Useful and Innovative Gifts for Infants and Toddlers

Buying a gift for a baby is unique in that it’s one gift you won’t really get any verbal feedback on. You may get excitement from unwrapping depending on the child’s age, but a baby is just as likely to be excited about the wrapping paper as they are about the gift.

Most times when you’re buying a gift for baby, you’re actually buying a gift for the new mom and dad that will be pleased and baby will like (or at least benefit from). And that makes gift giving a bit more tricky. Even if you don’t get something from our list, though, do the parent a favor and adhere to the recommended age of any toy you get, especially if that parent is you. Storing a gift for years is no fun.

We’ve gathered 50 of the best, top-rated gifts for babies and listed them alphabetically below. Ratings are based on Amazon reviews and are current at the time of this publication.

1. Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether

Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether Yellow

 

 

Current Rating: 4.7

This little gift is great for a few reasons. Our favorite reason is that it will prepare baby for the act of brushing his or her teeth and get them used to the idea before they’re old enough that you’ll have to fight to get it into their routine later. The other big benefit is that it’s great to hand to a drooling baby who wants the sensation of pressure on his gums while teething.

Key Features:

  • Dishwasher- and freezer-safe
  • 7 color/style options
  • Peel provides convenient handles for baby

Cost: Est. $10

2. Baby Bandana Drool Bibs for Drooling and Teething

Baby Bandana Drool Bibs for Drooling and Teething 4 Pack Gift Set For Boys and Girls

Current Rating: 4.8

These are great little bibs for a drooling baby. Whether he’s teething or sick and the act of breathing through his mouth has left him as a snotty, drool-y mess, this bib set is an adorable one that baby can wear all day and not just for eating time – although it works great for that, too!

Key Features:

  • 100% cotton front, 100% polyester fleece back
  • Adjustable snaps on neck
  • Money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $25

3. Baby Bath Brush, YUANFENG Ultra Soft Silicone Shower Brush

Current Rating: 5.0

When baby has dead, scaly, or dry skin, it can really irritate him without him really knowing how to express it. This soft loofah-like brush will help exfoliate all that new skin peeling and help fight the dry skin of winter. But our favorite use for this brush is definitely the help it can give to getting rid of cradle cap – which can otherwise last for months!

Key Features:

  • 100% food-safe silicone
  • Soft bristles provide soothing massage and will not hurt baby
  • Great for sensory, visual, and motor development

Cost: Est. $10

4. Baby Einstein 12 Board Book Block Set – Baby Einstein: My First Library

Baby Einstein 12 Board Book Block Set Baby Einstein My First Library

Current Rating: 4.3

Babies love books. They love the pictures and the act of turning pages, and it’s very often the best way to occupy baby without actively engaging him yourself. So books are a great distraction while you’re out shopping or while you’re doing the dishes. The best part of these books is how small they are – a few of these guys will fit in the diaper bag easily! And because they come in a pack that makes them less than a dollar each, losing one or two here and there won’t break your heart. Because that adorable little baby is going to throw everything out of the stroller anyway!

Key Features:

  • 12 board books
  • Each book is 10 pages
  • Bright colors and educational topics such as “Four Seasons” and “Colors of the Rainbow”

Cost: Est. $10

5. Baby Einstein Rock Light and Roll Guitar Toy

 

Baby Einstein Rock Light and Roll Guitar Toy

Current Rating: 4.7

This musical and light-up guitar is just the right size for the newly sitting baby. Its side has an easy-grip handle so it won’t be constantly slipping out of tiny, less-than-dexterous baby hands. It’s also easy for baby to activate the sound – both music and rattling – making this a baby favorite for floor time.

Key Features:

  • Plays 10 classical songs
  • Spinning ball rattle
  • Buttons activate music and lights

Cost: Est. $15

6. Baby Food Feeder / Fruit Feeder Pacifier

 

Baby Food Feeder Fruit Feeder Pacifier 2 pcs

Current Rating: 4.5

This is a great way to introduce baby to new foods. Because it’s in the shape of the pacifier he or she is already used to, this will just seem like a new, tasty pacifier. It won’t require learning any new skills, and there won’t be as big a mess with this. You will still need to teach him how to eat with a spoon, but this is perfect for times when you’re in a rush or on the go.

Key Features:

  • 2 feeders and 6 nipples included
  • BPA-free, latex-free, lead-free and phthalate-free
  • Easily disassembled for washing

Cost: Est. $15

7. Baby Rattle Toy Kids Stroller Hanging Bell Puppet Handbells

Baby Rattle Toy Kids Stroller Hanging Bell Puppet Handbells Baby Car Crib Stroller Toys Cute Wind Chime

Current Rating: 4.8

These toys are great for the baby who is learning how to reach out and pull or bat at things. You connect them to a car seat, stroller, or activity center, and he’ll keep heading back to them over and over. The colors will engage him as he develops the ability to differentiate between them, and the sounds will help him to make connection between his action and sounds.

Key Features:

  • Soft material and environmentally-friendly plastic
  • Includes frog, owl, sheep, and elephant
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $20

8. Baby Teething Toys, Soft Silicone Natural BPA Free Fruit Teethers Set with Pacifier Clip/Holder

Baby Teething Toys Soft Silicone Natural BPA Free Fruit Teethers Set with Pacifier ClipHolder

Current Rating: 4.7

These food-grade silicone teethers allow baby to chew to his heart’s content and make his best effort to relieve some of the surface pain of teething. They even come with a pacifier clip to make sure baby doesn’t lose his pacifier while nomming away on these teethers.

Key Features:

  • Textured for extra teething relief
  • Pacifier clip included
  • BPA, non-toxic silicone

Cost: Est. $15

9. Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for Babies

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for Babies

Current Rating: 4.0

These Baltic amber beads are a lot like essential oils: they’re not a scientific 100% fix of anything. But there are just too many people who swear by them to brush them off as a fluke, and there is some science to back it. The Succinic Acid contained in the Baltic amber can have a pain relieving effect, and when it comes to a screaming baby, parents will take pretty much any possibility of relief. Plus, it looks adorable on a baby, too. Just remember not to let him or her sleep in it because it can be a choking hazard.

Key Features:

  • 3 size choices
  • Screw clasp to prevent pulling off
  • Money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $15

10. Bath Toys 36-Piece Set. Stick-On Foam Letters & Numbers by Baby Bibi

Bath Toys 36-Piece Set Stick-On Foam Letters & Numbers by Baby Bibi Full Set Floating Waterproof Bathroom Alphabet Toys Bathtub Educational Toy Promotes Reading and Counti

Current Rating: 5.0

Big foam letters get your child acquainted with the alphabet early on and can have an impact on his ease into reading later in life. But honestly, we just love that they dry on their own surprisingly well, and that makes for a more hygienic clean up than most other bath toys. No-mold bath toys are always great gift ideas for baby.

Key Features:

  • 26 letters and 10 numbers
  • 100% BPA-free, phthalate-free, and lead-free
  • Durable foam letters and numbers stick to wall when wet
  • Comes with a floating kids’ book

Cost: Est. $15

11. Bright Starts Lots of Links Accessory Toy

Bright Starts Lots of Links Accessory Toy

Current Rating: 4.4

Babies always need these. They get lost or used, and you can just simply never have enough. Link them together when baby is first grasping things and put them directly in her hand so she can feel the sensation of grabbing something; let her pull on them from her activity mat mobile. When she starts moving her hands more, she can shake them as a rattle. You can even use them as a chain to connect a sippy cup or pacifier to the stroller or car seat to prevent loss.

Key Features:

  • Includes 24 textured links
  • BPA-free plastic
  • Seamless plastic for easy cleaning

Cost: Est. $5

12. Busy Penguin Baby Bath Toy by EduKid Toys

Busy Penguin Baby Bath Toy - Shape Sorter & Water Wheel Action Bath-time Toy by EduKid Toys

Current Rating: 4.8

This bath toy is complicated enough to maintain your baby’s interest but simple enough that you won’t worry about moving parts or hidden nooks and crannies for water to rest and allow mold to form. The shapes will have him using his problem solving skills, and the blocks themselves will be good teaching tools for learning colors and shapes.

Key Features:

  • Sticks to tiles and tub
  • 2 waterfall wheels
  • Includes 3 numbered shapes

Cost: Est. $15

13. Earlyears Whirl ‘n Go Ball Tower

Earlyears Whirl n Go Ball Tower

Current Rating: 4.4

Babies love to watch balls roll. And when the ball rolls in circles, caused by them putting the ball at the top of this toy, they’ll enjoy it twice as much. The way the ball rolls across the floor once it’s exited the toy may even get baby motivated to crawl after it. This toy has all the potential to be the best gift baby receives this year.

Key Features:

  • 6 levels of spiraling fun
  • 3 balls included
  • Easy assembly and disassembly

Cost: Est. $25

14. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank

Current Rating: 4.8

This toy piggy bank works your baby’s motor skills development by making her figure out how to put a toy coin in the snug slot. The music will give motivation to do so, and the bright colors will engage baby’s mind. Fair warning, though, this may start an obsession with coins, and if you’re not careful you may be snatching quarters out of mouths.

Key Features:

  • Includes 10 colorful coins
  • Drop coins into back or belly – depending on motor skill level
  • 40+ sing-along songs, sounds, and phrases

Cost: Est. $15

15. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse

Current Rating: 4.6

This is a type of evolution from the glow worms you may have had as a child. The light provides a focal point for baby in the dark which may soothe them to sleep or just distract them from the anger of being put to bed. And the music will have a similar effect, making sure baby focuses on a calming toy rather than whatever could be making him cranky or distracted.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • 5 minutes of music and light before gently fading out
  • 8 lullabies included

Cost: Est. $20

16. Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas

Fisher-Price Rattle n Rock Maracas GreenYellow

Current Rating: 4.3

A rattle is one of the first toys most babies get and that has been unchanged for hundreds of years. This set of maracas, however, gives a bit more flavor to old rattles of the past. Not only are the beads in the maracas visible through the clear surroundings, but the bottom is a soft pom-pom grip that will allow baby to experience texture variation and will likely end up in his mouth (like everything else).

Key Features:

  • Maraca includes colorful beads
  • “Pom-pom” base is soft and easy to grip
  • Baby-sized for small hands

Cost: Est. $15

17. Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack and Baby’s 1st Blocks Bundle

Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack and Babys 1st Blocks Bundle

Current Rating: 4.7

This is a great combination toy pack for babies just sitting up. The puzzle box of shapes introduces baby to colors and teaches problem solving from a very early age. And the stacked rings will help baby work on motor skills by putting the rings back on the stand. Both of these toys are trusted standbys for parents, and getting them both at once is just convenient.

Key Features:

  • Stacking rings teaches relative sizes
  • Block box puzzles teaches hand eye coordination
  • Provides ample opportunity for teaching, such as, “Here’s the blue star”

Cost: Est. $15

18. Flash Music Smart Remote Car Key Baby Toy

Flash Music Smart Remote Car Key Baby Toy

Current Rating: 4.0

They still may want your keys in the store, but this key ring toy has enough similar features that they may be distracted enough from yours that you can stop worrying about the car alarm going off in the parking lot being yours. The buttons, lights, and sounds will make baby happy, and they have a great little ring that will let you use just about any fastener to strap it to the cart, stroller, or car seat to prevent loss.

Key Features:

  • Non-toxic, durable plastic construction
  • 3 keys with different shapes
  • Sounds to engage baby and facilitate imagination

Cost: Est. $10

19. Goodnight Moon Board Book

Goodnight Moon Board book

Current Rating: 4.7

There’s a reason this book is so popular. It’s a great “wind down for sleep” book, and its variation from color to black and white pages reminds us that when babies are very small their eyesight can only pick up a few colors. The black and white pages may stand out better for babies, and reading the book in a low, almost-whisper will have baby thinking about bedtime enough that you might just read her right into a gentle sleep.

Key Features:

  • Board book with heavy duty tear-resistant pages
  • 30 pages
  • Book transitions scenery from awake to asleep – taking baby with it

Cost: Est. $5

20. Grayson and Rose Grayson and Rose Toddlers Hooded Towel – Duck

Grayson and Rose Grayson and Rose Toddlers Hooded Towel - Duck

Current Rating: 4.6

Babies get so cold during their first year of baths. And while there’s nothing cuter than a baby fresh from a bath squirming in a big fluffy towel, baby being unnecessarily chilly for the sake of cuteness just doesn’t settle with us. If you want to keep your baby warm as you dry and dress him, this hooded towel is a great option. It will keep baby’s head warm while dressing the rest of him until you can dry and brush hair or get a hat on him.

Key Features:

  • 35″ x 35″ towel
  • Made of hypoallergenic 100% cotton
  • 90-day manufacturer’s guarantee

Cost: Est. $25

21. Happy Baby Gentle Teethers Organic Teething Wafers, Banana and Sweet Potato

Happy Baby Gentle Teethers Organic Teething Wafers Banana and Sweet Potato 12 Count Pack of 6

Current Rating: 4.4

These dissolve so quickly that they’re the least scary solid food you can give your baby. If you don’t believe us, try them yourself; you’ll be surprised how quickly this goes from looking like a choking hazard to completely melted in your mouth without the use of your teeth at all. The taste isn’t so great (for us, but for a baby that’s just experiencing all tastes for the first time, it’s wonderful), but after you and baby are more comfortable with them, you can give them to baby without worrying if she’s going to choke. And handing them to a screaming baby is just another quick fix we like to have in our parenting arsenal.

Key Features:

  • 3 flavor choices
  • 6 boxes of 12 sets of 2 wafers (144 wafers per order)
  • Certified organic and gluten-free

Cost: Est. $20

22. Ikea Wooden Bead Roller Coaster, Multicolor

Ikea Wooden Bead Roller Coaster Multicolor

Current Rating: 4.4

Your baby will love to trace out the path on this bead roller coaster. The durable, twisty-turny wire paths will help him develop problem solving skills, and the colors will engage him. And the fact that it is a table-top version means you can mount it (if you’re particularly handy) or leave it portable and take it with you on trips.

Key Features:

  • 12″ x 10″ x 11″
  • Heavy-duty wood and wire construction
  • Wipe clean with soap mixture and dry with cloth

Cost: Est. $30

23. Infantino Textured Multi Ball Set

Infantino Textured Multi Ball Set

Current Rating: 4.5

These multi-textured balls are designed to acclimate your baby to different textures and stimulate her sensory skills. They’re made of a BPA material so you needn’t worry when they pop them in their mouths, and they’re large enough you won’t need to worry about chocking hazards, either. The different sizes, shapes, and textures also promote baby’s tactile development.

Key Features:

  • Recommended for 6 months and up
  • BPA-free
  • Includes 6 differently textured balls

Cost: Est. $10

24. Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest

Lamaze Peek-A-Boo Forest

Current Rating: 4.6

This book will engage your baby by the different 3D pictures and sew-ons with which he can play. A lot of people will refer to this cloth book as a “Quiet Book,” and while it doesn’t have the music and lights that some other books have, it will make some noises (like crinkling), so beware. It’s fine for a church cry room, but you wouldn’t want to sit front row at a funeral with it.

Key Features:

  • 6 colorful cloth pages
  • 10 cloth book choices
  • Peek-a-boo flaps on each page to engage baby

Cost: Est. $15

25. Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe Ride-on

Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil Rollin Giraffe Ride-on

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a great toy for a “big” baby – one who is walking or close to it and is a bit more steady on her feet. Because it’s true what they say: as soon as they’re mobile, they’re off! And this ride-on will allow even the not-quite-walker to still get around as quickly as he likes by utilizing some wheels.

Key Features:

  • Ride-on and scoot toy
  • Adjustable seat
  • Customization “spot” decals included

Cost: Est. $30

26. Little Tikes Rocking Horse Blue

Little Tikes Rocking Horse Blue

Current Rating: 4.6

This is a good little ride for a baby who can sit up with complete control and is at least very close to crawling. You will need to closely supervise to ensure safety, but the action of rocking back and forth for a baby is their version of a wild roller coaster and the look on his face when he’s riding will have you convinced you’re the best gift-giver in the world.

Key Features:

  • Indoor or outdoor play
  • Seat has a back to prevent falls
  • Easy-grip handles

Cost: Est. $30

27. Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy

Current Rating: 4.7

You’ll be surprised by how long your baby will play with this – both in one sitting and how old he’ll be before he loses interest. This will be his go-to drool contraption, and the colors and cords will engage him. When he ages a bit more, he’ll love to try to figure it out – where does this cord go? And tracing the path of each cord will give him a whole new way … to chew it.

Key Features:

  • BPA-free plastic composition
  • Suitable fro ages 0-24 months
  • Middle square includes rattle

Cost: Est. $10

28. Mary Meyer Wubbanub Oatmeal Bunny

Mary Meyer Wubbanub Oatmeal Bunny

Current Rating: 4.6

This is such sweet idea that we wish we’d have come up with it ourselves. It’s great for the baby who’s just starting to grab onto things and will really love the soft texture of a stuffy. Keep in mind, this should not be the pacifier you let a baby sleep through the night with because of the increased risk of SIDS when anything is in the bed with baby. But for keeping a sleeping baby happy while you’re by his side, this is perfect.

Key Features:

  • 18 plush choices
  • 7.7″ long
  • Medical-grade Soothie pacifier attached

Cost: Est. $15

29. Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Take-Along Shape Sorter

Melissa & Doug Ks Kids Take-Along Shape Sorter Baby Toy With 2-Sided Activity Bag and 9 Textured Shape Blocks

Current Rating: 4.3

This shape puzzle and travel case is great for packing a bag and taking off for the weekend with baby in tow. You could even just leave it in your car for unexpected trips or doctor’s appointments. It’s ideal for the baby who can sit upright and grab onto things and is starting to try to problem-solve these types of puzzles. The colored shapes will engage him and the bag will provide plenty of hiding places for his other toys, as well.

Key Features:

  • 9 shapes and travel bag included
  • Peek-aboo side and shape-sorter side
  • Crinkle flaps teach shape relationships and matching

Cost: Est. $20

30. Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board

Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board

Current Rating: 4.5

This is a great puzzle for baby to strengthen his fine motor skills and problem solving abilities. We love how it immediately rewards the baby with visual evidence that he’s achieved his goal by physically swinging the door wide, and while baby will still be a little young for the numbers on the front, their presence alone will act as a tool to familiarize him with them. Beware this one’s age recommendations; it says 3 and up, but we’ve had a lot of experience with under-1-year-olds loving it, too.

Key Features:

  • 6 different latches
  • Solid wood board
  • Number and counting for older children

Cost: Est. $25

31. Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys, Purple

Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys Purple

Current Rating: 4.4

Once you open this package and put the rings on the octopus’s tentacles, they may never connect again, but that works out just fine with this toy. Baby may want to spend hours in the tub putting the rings back on, or if she keeps them apart, the rings still make great teething toys. The octopus will engage baby with its bright colors, and with curled tentacles you can expect it will get plenty of teething on as well.

Key Features:

  • Includes octopus and 3 rings
  • All parts float in water
  • BPA-free

Cost: Est. $10

32. Pound A Ball Game with Slide Out Xylophone and Shape Sorter Blocks – by Kids Destiny

Pound A Ball Game with Slide Out Xylophone and Shape Sorter Blocks - by Kids Destiny

Current Rating: 5.0

This includes a sturdy wood block puzzle, but if we had to pin down a theme for this set it would definitely be “banging.” Between the xylophone and the pound-a-ball, the child has plenty of appropriate ways to fine-tune that “bam-bam” skill. The xylophone is always a great toy for a kid because of this, and the pound-a-ball actually allows the child to see the physical change to the toy by dropping the ball into the pit below.

Key Features:

  • Pound-a-ball game includes 3 balls, 1 mallet
  • Xylophone includes 8 keys and 2 mallets
  • Solid wood construction

Cost: Est. $25

33. Premium Wooden “Noah’s Ark” Playset Toy Boat & Shape Sorter

Premium Wooden Noahs Ark Playset Toy Boat & Shape Sorter

Current Rating: 4.9

This may be a bit on the religious side, but you know your friends. And if the gift is for your baby, you know you! The wooden figurines will allow baby to identify animals and, if you work with her, animal sounds, too. And there are so many nursery themes of Noah’s Ark that you may find this is the perfect gift to accompany nursery rhyme time. We just couldn’t miss putting this on our list.

Key Features:

  • Wood construction
  • Removable top
  • Includes 7 animal pairs along with Noah and wife

Cost: Est. $25

34. Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Current Rating: 4.5

This ball will engage a baby by stimulating his sensory development. The bright colors and patterns will keep him interested and the bumps will provide convenient grips that baby can hold onto with ease. The two see through plastic bumps will especially interest him with the two different sized balls designed to rattle.

Key Features:

  • Different textures stimulate sensory development
  • Bumps encourage hand dexterity
  • Rattle sounds engage baby

Cost: Est. $5

35. Sassy Floor Mirror, Blue

Sassy Floor Mirror Blue

Current Rating: 4.1

This is a great toy for tummy time or for in the crib, especially if baby needs to hang out in the crib not sleeping while you pop in the shower quickly or run to the bathroom. He’ll be safe and sound in his crib and entertained by the rolling ladybug ball and twisting bee. As for tummy time, his own little face will have him looking up and strengthening his neck muscles for much longer than he would without this motivator.

Key Features:

  • Mirror teaches baby to self-identify
  • Ladybug ball spins and bee twirls
  • Can fasten to crib or open to stand upright

Cost: Est. $10

36. Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center

Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center

Current Rating: 4.3

Once baby is sitting up, this little toy makes it easier to prepare meals while baby is in his high chair. You can stick it to the tray on a stroller, high chair, walker, activity center – you name it. The wheel moves easily enough that even a baby can spin it, and your baby will love to watch it spin while making the best rain-like sound.

Key Features:

  • Will attach to flat surfaces
  • Spin will rattle a rain-like sound
  • 3 spinners inside wheel

Cost: Est. $5

37. Space party and ceiling stars for kids bedroom with star projector night light planetarium

Space party and ceiling stars for kids bedroom with star projector night light planetarium for baby toddler nursery and kids with bonus led lamp smart sensor by libi4u

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a gift that will last your baby through teen years and possibly beyond. You can set it up to be on an automatic sensor to come on with the darkness and go off with the light. The sound isn’t loud, but it will be a nice soft addition to the nursery to drown out the noise from outside the room. Plus, the lights can spin (or not) to give baby something to watch as he dozes off.

Key Features:

  • Red, white, blue, green lights – or any combination of the 4
  • Light sensor makes projector automatically come on in darkness
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $25

38. Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser Ride On

Step2 Whisper Ride Cruiser Ride On

Current Rating: 4.3

This ride-on gives baby the feeling of independence without making mom and dad really take that step back. One small handle bar is all that’s required to control the coming and goings of your baby, but she’ll feel like a big kid, driving along with her head held high.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • 50-lb max capacity
  • Under seat storage and cup holder

Cost: Est. $70

39. The First Years Massaging Action Teether

The First Years Massaging Action Teether

Current Rating: 4.3

This teether may seem like any other by the look, but the hidden selling point is that it vibrates. If bit on in just the right spot, the entire star vibrates and the effect will both tickle baby and, if pushed long enough, numb her gums to the pain of incoming teeth. If she bites down and holds it, she can even twirl the little spinner on the handle for more pain distraction. And that handle provides a convenient way to latch and secure the teether to a seat, stroller, or activity center.

Key Features:

  • Textured surface provides relief from teething
  • Recommended 6 months and up
  • Vibration to numb gums

Cost: Est. $10

40. The First Years Stacking Up Cups

The First Years Stacking Up Cups

Current Rating: 4.8

This is one of the best types of toys because, not only will it help illustrate size difference to baby, it’s one of the rare toys that can transition from bath to not-bath. And considering babies do very little besides bathe and play, combining the two isn’t a bad idea. Just be careful as he ages; all children try to drink bath water from these.

Key Features:

  • Includes 8 stacking cups
  • Numbers written on the bottom of each cup
  • Will stack upside down for tower building as well

Cost: Est. $5

41. The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart

The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart - Yellow - Ride On Toy Ages 3 yrs and Up No batteries gears or pedals Twist Turn Wiggle for endless fun

Current Rating: 4.5

This toy is for a big baby who is steady on his feet and able to hold a sitting posture. They even recommend the ages of 3 to 8 for its use. But if you are providing direct involvement with baby, this can provide a lot of fun for him and he’ll age into it nicely. It requires no pushing or batteries; its mechanical operation will allow your baby (or you, until baby can figure it out on his own) to operate this car by simply turning the wheel. And it’s durable enough that the manufacturer even suggests the parent hop on to try it out themselves.

Key Features:

  • Best on smooth surface
  • Max capacity of 220 lbs
  • Several color choices

Cost: Est. $70

42. Tiny Love Take-Along Arch, Sunny Stroll

Tiny Love Take-Along Arch Sunny Stroll

Current Rating: 4.7

There are some babies who just love to ride in the car. They sleep easily in their car seat, they watch the cars zoom by, and they don’t fuss. But if your kid is not one of those kids, this gift may make your (and baby’s) life easier. If you secure this to the baby’s car seat, boredom will not strike nearly as quickly or as hard. You can use rings to secure favorite toys or allow baby to play with the toys attached to its bar. And when you decide to take baby with you into the mall, you can easily remove it and secure to the stroller and placate baby there, as well.

Key Features:

  • Secures via two tightening claws on either end
  • Pull for spinning fan, transparent sun, and spinning rattle butterfly
  • Flexible arch is completely adjustable with joints

Cost: Est. $25

43. TOYK Kids toys Musical Colorful Baby Fun House

TOYK Kids toys Musical Colorful Baby Fun House Many Kinds Of Music - girls boys toddlers and baby toys-Electronic Geometric Blocks Learning Educational Toys

Current Rating: 5.0

This portable toy fun house is full of little puzzles for baby to figure out – so many that it will grow with him well into Pre-K age. The blocks and animals fitting into the proper cut out is the first step for baby, and pulling them back out through the plastic hole will be a fun level of exploration for him as well. The keyboard will keep him engaged with the toy by familiarizing him with music and an instrument. As he ages, there are also math problem blocks located on one side to help with his addition.

Key Features:

  • Includes house, 5 shapes, and 6 animal cutouts
  • 22 sound effects, 8 pieces of music, 6 animal sounds, and 8 musical notes
  • 2 AA batteries required

Cost: Est. $35

43. VTech Baby Babble and Rattle Microphone

VTech Baby Babble and Rattle Microphone

Current Rating: 4.3

Babies learning to sing is an adorable time, and they love to make their parents laugh. So the cute potential of this microphone will not be wasted on baby. She will love to pretend to sing, and getting her to dance while doing it is a step in their development that will entertain you just as much as them.

Key Features:

  • Microphone amplifies baby’s voice
  • 60+ melodies, sounds, and phrases
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries

Cost: Est. $15

45. VTech Click and Count Remote

VTech Click and Count Remote

Current Rating: 4.3

One fundamental truth of babies is that they love to grow up. And in hand with that, they love to act just like mommy and daddy. The buttons and music with this toy remote will have baby thinking he’s just like daddy by pointing and clicking. And, while you love having baby around you, having him turn the TV channel while you’re watching a big game is not ideal. This is a great toy to use for the old switcheroo.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • 45 sing-along songs, 9 channels to flip through, and 10 buttons to push
  • 2 AA Batteries

Cost: Est. $10

46. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

Current Rating: 4.8

This pull-and-pop ball truck is such a great gift for a new walker. And it would likely get use before then, because the entertainment of this toy isn’t just walking but also popping the balls in the top of the truck cab and then dumping the bucket. As long as your baby is sitting, he’ll get plenty out of this toy.

Key Features:

  • Includes 3 “boulders”
  • 3 buttons control melodies, lights, and phrases
  • Bucket of dump truck hinges

Cost: Est. $15

47. VTech Musical Rhymes Book

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Current Rating: 4.6

This electronic book will sing to baby while he learns the basics of turning a book’s pages and that pictures coincide with the words written from that page. There are two volume settings, so you’ll be able to help steer baby to the right balance of him hearing clearly and you not losing your mind.

Key Features:

  • 6 easy-to-turn pages
  • Nursery rhymes relevant to the pictures on each page
  • 2 AA batteries required

Cost: Est. $15

48. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Current Rating: 4.7

This toy grows with baby from when he’s just learning to sit upright to when he’s walking with ease. Once laid flat, baby can bang and spin the attachments, and when raised, he can use it for crawling or to aid him in learning to walk. There are so many buttons with sounds and music that he’ll be sure to stay interested in this for much longer than his other toys.

Key Features:

  • 2 color choices
  • Over 70 sing-along songs, music, sound effects, and fun phrases
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (included)

Cost: Est. $35

49. Waterproof Silicone Bib Easily Wipes Clean! Comfortable Soft Baby Bibs Keep Stains Off!

Waterproof Silicone Bib Easily Wipes Clean Comfortable Soft Baby Bibs Keep Stains Off

Current Rating: 4.8

This is a great gift for when parents are introducing their baby to solid foods. Because regular bibs are primarily made of fabric, that means a whole lot of laundry needs done while baby’s learning to eat. Being able to just wipe these bibs clean is a tremendous time-saver, and the cupped bottom will allow food sliding down and stray crumbs to be caught.

Key Features:

  • Its use cuts down on laundry and keeps a bib always at the ready
  • Stain-resistant, easily washed with soap and water
  • Lifetime money-back guarantee

Cost: Est. $20

50. Vulli Sophie la Girafe

Vulli Sophie la Girafe

Current Rating: 4.3

At first look, you may see this toy and think what we did: “This is the most expensive dog chewy I’ve ever seen.” But one tantrum in the car solved by handing this squeaky toy off to baby, and you’ll be converted, too. It’s made of food-safe silicone and paint which will ease the worries you have about your child essentially eating it. The squeak is virtually impossible to remove so it presents no choking hazard, and the squeak itself thrills baby.

Key Features:

  • Individually hand painted making each unit unique
  • Phthalate- and BPA-free
  • Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint

Cost: Est. $25

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