Looking for toddler toys that will actually be used? Nothing frustrates me more than buying a new toy and my kid playing with it 1 time and then forgetting about it! So frustrating! Well, look no more! Purchase toddler toys that will last.
Best Toddler Toys
I’ve done this toddler thing 4 times. That’s right, I’m a mom to 4 kids – and as trying and troubling as the toddler years are, if I can survive FOUR times – you can too.
We all know tots love their toys, but with technology now a days – it’s easy to just throw our kids an electronic. Rather than doing that, here is what you need to do. The below toddler toys are toys tots will actually play with and enjoy. Best part? These aren’t tech toys, these are real toys!
SmartNoggin has developed the NogginStik developmental rattle and parent guide to help parents begin their baby’s learning journey. The rattle and parent guide help parents gain confidence in their ability to encourage their baby’s brain development beginning at birth, with the hope of helping every baby reach their full potential. 201 Creative Child Magazine Award and 2012 Gold Award winner by the National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). Do not mix old and new batteries. NogginStik is not dishwasher safe, but can be gently cleaned by hand.
Rhino Toys products have been designed to provide innovative, tactile and high performance fun. Their brand of toys inspire exciting play today and tomorrow! When we say Oball is “The Everybody Ball,” we really mean it! A ball full of finger holes that is incredibly easy to catch, captivating to hold, and safe to throw. Shiny, Smooth, Flexible, Durable and virtually Indestructible Oball is the ideal ball in every situation.
Get your baby started on swinging fun early with the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing. Decked out in bold, primary colors, this sturdy plastic swing is easy to hang and is perfect for growing babies. The T-bar rotates down for easy loading and unloading, while the adjustable stay-put shoulder straps hold your baby securely in place. When your child outgrows the T-bar and straps, they move to the bottom of the swing and store conveniently out of the way for continued unencumbered swinging. Adapts to fit your growing baby’s needs. T-bar rotates down for easy loading and unloading. Adjustable stay-put shoulder straps hold baby in place. T-bar and straps store out of the way for older children. For ages 9 to 48 months.
This toddler toy was one of my baby’s favorite things – so much so, we had at least 5 of these laying around. The Wubbanub plush toy pacifier is a pacifier and toy, all in one!
What do you get when you combine a cute plush toy with a hospital grade pacifier? A good night’s sleep! If your have a binky toddler, the Wubbanub is perfect. Finally, a way to gently help the pacifier stay close to your tot. The WubbaNub Plush Toy Pacifier is designed to give your baby comfort with a soft, bean-filled animal friend that not only provides stimulation for little fingers, but positioning support for the pacifier. The Soothie pacifier is sewn into the WubbaNub for safety and is made of Medical Grade Silicone that is latex-free. The beans in the WubbaNub plush toy are sewn in separate safety sacks within the plush and conform to US government safety code requirements. Complete care instructions included on back of packaging. Features: Recommended for (full term) newborn up to 6 months Designed to keep the pacifier close to your baby without using cords or clips Made of medical grade silicone The WubbaNub uses the Soothie pacifier like you get in the hospital Soft plush brings soothing comfort and security Available in a variety of cute animals Baby safe and independently tested. Meets all safety requirements. Awards 2008 Top Choice Award/Pacifier, Creative Child Magazine An Oscar winner! Featured in Academy Award Gift Bags! (Newborn+)
For 30 years, this kid-powered ride on has been a staple in homes. Sheesh, I remember being so jealous when my sister got one of these however many years ago. This toddler toy is one that will bring a smile to your kids face as soon as they see it!
Kids love being behind the wheel while adults love the durability. Now Cozy Coupe is better than ever with the new friendly face on the front and a removable floorboard parents and kids will both love the ride! These have become indoor bumper cars at our house. (Weight limit up to 50 lbs. Ages 1 1/2 – 5 years)
The Kinderfeets is designed by a Dutch designer living in California. He originally made this bike for his son because what he wanted was not available. What makes the Kinderfeets Balance Bike different than the other wooden balance bikes? The Kinderfeets Balance Bike is painted with a chalkboard finish to allow your child to customize their bike. Not only is this a balance bike but it can be your child’s work of art! All Kinderfeets Bikes are handmade with wood from fast growing birch trees. They are also certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This well designed, eco-friendly balance bike is made for toddlers as young as 2 years of age and will grow with your child with a simple adjustment of the seat. It has a footrest strategically positioned where pedals would normally be. It has an adjustable, washable, cushioned seat and a low step through frame to accommodate the youngest balance bike rider. It also comes with no air no maintenance biodegradable tires. (Age 2 & up)
Make sure to check out our post on Best Toddler Bikes!
3.125″ diameter air filled Phthalate-free Fun Ballz. 6 assorted colors (red, green, blue, yellow, orange, and purple). 100 multi-colored Fun Ballz. Comes with carry bag. Put these in a playpen and you have a DIY Ball Pit!
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Simply open up the frame, screw on the legs, bolt on the handle and it is ready for use. Both frame cover and handle grip are padded for extra safety and the durable frame finish allows for indoor and outdoor use. Easy to store when not in use – just unscrew the legs and remove the handle bar. Instructions and tools included. Suitable for weight up to 150 lbs. 36″ diameter. (Manufacturer recommendation: 3 years & up.)
With the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Easel, children can create art with paint, chalk, pens, crayons, markers, and more, all at one convenient station. And when art time is over, parents and caregivers will appreciate the two-sided easel’s easy-to-clean design. Designed for kids ages three and up, this easel will provide hours of creative activity that is both educational and enjoyable. (Ages 3 and up)
Another oldie but goodie toddler toy is wooden blocks. Wooden blocks have been around for centuries and make an excellent tool to teach basic math concepts, organizational skills, sequential skills, and spatial relations. It is no surprise that blocks are found in almost every pre-school and kindergarten classroom. We bought these years ago, and while I hate the mess the make – each of our kids, 2 – 10 years old LOVE these. Youngsters become the architect of their own world as they fit pieces together to form their vision. This open-ended play set stimulates creativity and hones basic motor skills. There is no limit to the types of fortresses the child can build with these blocks. This deluxe set even contains pillars, buttresses, gothic circles, and half-circles for advanced architecture. As an added bonus, the storage box doubles as a building platform. Children and parents have fun as they complete projects together. Parents can purchase another set and add to the amusement. An essential for any child’s toy box, these blocks are sturdy, durable, and beautiful enough to put on display. The box measures 15 x 12.2 x 5.4 inches. (Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 7 years)
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.