Toys For Little Ones
Our pick of the best baby and toddler toys. Here at Must Have Toys, we are always searching for the best new toys and latest trends. On this page there are toys from birth to two years. Please check age-suitability carefully before making a purchase. Grown-ups – if you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].
Fisher Price Busy Boom Box
Retro-inspired, light-up pretend boom box for ages 6-36 months. Teaches letter, number, colours, shapes and opposites.
Bing – My First Ride On
This new ride-on for children aged 1+ from Bing, the hit TV show for little ones, is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. With moulded seat and backrest for safety and stability, this is a great first ride on for young fans of the show.
Janod Wooden Turtle
For ages 1+, this cute wooden pull-along turtle has been developed together with WWF. Made of FSC-certified solid wood from sustainably managed forests and painted with water-based paints. Its natural wooden shell lifts off and it sways from side to side as it moves!
Little Tikes Sea Turtle Sandbox
One of the classic garden toys from Little Tikes. Great for supervised outdoor play for little ones aged 1+. The lid keeps the sand dry in our unpredictable British weather!
Baby and Toddler Toys – Rollin’ Rovee
Interactive buddy from Fisher Price with four modes of play featuring lights, music and activities to get kids moving. One of the Top 12 Toys For Christmas 2020 from Argos, on the Christmas List 2020 of Hamleys and also one of the picks from ITV1 show This Morning 2020. Grows with your child with activities from six months to five years.
Lamaze Airtivity Table
New three-in-one activity set for babies from one-year-old. Transforms into an activity table for when they can stand. Features on the list of Made For Mums Top Toys For Christmas 2020.
Baby and Toddler Toys – Hey Duggee Singing Stick
New plush toy based on the popular CBeebies show, Hey Duggee. Simply press Stick’s tummy to hear the very famous Stick song. It’s 27cm tall and looks very cute! For ages 10 months and over.
Lamaze Bea The Banana
Super-cute clip-on from Lamaze featuring Bea The Banana. Lots of cute ‘peek-a-boo’ fun when you peel Bea. From birth.
For little ones aged 9 months+, this darling little moose introduces them to numbers and counting with music and colours.
Baby Einstein Magic Touch Drums
Suitable from 6 months, the Magic Touch Drums from the Baby Einstein brand and made of wood and easy to wipe down and clean. Very importantly, there is also a volume button so you don’t get too disturbed.
Done By Deer Activity Rattle
Done by Deer are a Danish design brand that make stylish and useful home and family essentials that help with children’s development. They focus on combining modern Scandinavian design with features that are fun and playful.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Matchstick Monkey
Very cute teething toy for babies. Available in multiple colours – even comes in a dancing monkey!
Baby and Toddler Toys – Leapfrog Picnic Basket
For 6 months+, this interactive picnic basket from Leapfrog helps develop fine motor skills and imaginative play. Little ones can explore food, shapes and colours – the basket even makes requests. Great on-the-go toy for days out and staycations.
Fisher Price Soothe ‘n Snuggle Otter
New for 2019, this is a first baby toy which makes soothing sounds and music to help your baby to sleep. Named as Best Baby Sleep-Aid Toy in the Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019.
Baby and Toddler Toys – 1, 2, 3 Zoo Playmobil
Playmobil zoo set to encourage learning through interactive play. Came first in the Baby and Toddler category at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2019. For ages 1.5 years plus.
Baby Einstein Curiosity Table
A two-sided art and science table full of gadgets for little ones to explore. Includes removable, spinning gears, colour discovery circuits and a flashing light bulb. Cleverly transforms to fit different ages, stages and needs and can entertain more than one baby at a time.
New from Lamaze for 2019. Flannery Fox is a baby sensory toy with lots to see, hear and touch.
LeapFrog Dance and Groove Panda
Get up and move with the musical Learn & Groove Dancing Panda. The Panda shakes, dances and spins around to the music. For ages 12 months and upwards.
LEGO Duplo World Animals Adventure
Massive new LEGO Duplo set which builds into five different environments representing four distinctive worlds. Encourages early learning through play, fine motor skills and creativity for kids
Early Learning Centre Gadget Set
Here’s a toy I wish had been around my kids were younger. It comprises a smart phone, key fob and remote control which children aged 1-5 years will love.
Magic Touch Piano
The Magic Touch Piano is a wooden musical toy that makes real piano sounds when you tap the keys. Children can create their own tunes or play familiar ones or, in play-along mode, play classical music.
Butterfly Counting Friend
New from Leapfrog and suitable from birth. Delightful development toy with colourful number buttons and learning songs. One of the Hero Toys 2019.
Waffle The Wonder Dog
As seen on the very popular CBeebies TV Show. Waffle is a super-huggable dog with real sounds.
New Aquadoodle with rainbow feature and seven accessories. Mess-free creative art for 18 mos+.
Jungle Jingle Bowling
Animal skittles by Fiesta Crafts that make a satisfying noise when knocked down. For ages 1+.
Dance and Groove Rockit
New for 2018, Rockit encourages babies and toddlers to dance along to the music.
In The Night Garden Figurines
New Night Garden figurines for 2018. Chunky figures for imaginative play.
VTech Baby Walker
Updated version of the classic baby walker. New for 2018.
Petit Collage Wooden Stacker
Classic wooden stacker toy for babies aged 1+.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Freddie Firefly
Amazon Choice toy (well-priced, highly rated and available for immediate dispatch). Read our post on Freddie The Firefly.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Comfort Blanket
Guess How Much I Love You is definitely a must-have book. Very cute indeed – an excellent toy/book tie-up.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Ewan The Dream Sheep
Multi-award winning sheep sleep aid. Attaches securely to cot bars, buggy or car seat. Calm and comforting.
The Gro Company Light and Sound Owl
Ollie is a lights and sounds sleep aid that helps your baby and toddler to sleep. One of the best selling baby and toddler toys on Amazon. Would make a great gift for a baby shower.
Fisher Price Sit To Stand Activity Centre
Clever safari-themed activity centre from 2018 that offers sitting and standing so the toy grows with your child.
Baby Einstein Activity Jumper
Fisher Price Monster Maze
Cute slot-feeding toy which gobbles up the counters with lights and sounds. Good for fine-motor skills as well as curiosity and confidence. Suitable from 9 months.
Beautiful wooden first pram from Moover for children aged 2-3 years.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Toot Toot Pirate Ship
Suitable for children aged 1+. The Toot Toot Friends Pirate Ship opens up to form a treasure island and comes complete with three figures. Great for imaginative play.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Tiny Love Take Along Mobile
New from Tiny Love is this clever portable mobile which you can use on your pram, pushchair or travel cot.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Beat Belle
Beat Belle (and her friend Beat Bo and the dog Beat Bowwow) from Fisher Price are little dancing friends who introduce baby to letters, colours, counting, music, cause and effect, and much more.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Brio Rail And Road City Set
This fantastic Rail and Road City by Brio is packed full of excitement. The set contains 29 pieces including plenty of track, mountains, bridge, crossing signals, people, road, bus, bus timetable, and a modern train made up of two carriages.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Cozy Coupe
Classic design first toy car. Strong and durable. Trusted Little Tikes brand. See our blog post on why Cozy Coupe is a must have toy.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Musical Tea Party
Amazon Choice Toy. Teaches colours, matching and counting. Lights up. Tea moves realistically.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Toot Toot Garage
Amazon Choice Toy. Interactive garage. Helipad and Tower lift. Car wash. Related Blog Post.
Baby And Toddler Toys – GALT Pop Up Toy
Amazon Choice Toy. Encourages hand/eye co-ordination. Helps learn colours. Wooden toy. Under £10.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Heads & Tails Game
Award-winning toy. Encourages matching and memory skills. Wipe-clean cards. Made in Britain. Under £10.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Duplo First Bricks
Classic building sets from LEGO. 80 colourful pieces. Endless creative possibilities. Under £20.
Shape-sorting fun. Improves manual dexterity and promotes recognition of colours and shapes. Under £10.
Chase Me Casey
A must-have toddler toy from 2017. Dances and skates around encouraging little ones to dance and chase him.
New in 2017. Teaches numbers, shapes, sizes, colours. Encourages listening and memory skills.
Classic Brio Race Car
Classic design. Wooden Toy. Under £10.
Baby Annabelle Newborn
First baby doll, Suitable from birth. Gentle rattle inside baby. Under £15.
McClaren Push Car
High-end brand. Handle folds away. Revving sounds.
First trampoline for toddlers. Low to the ground. Padded safety mat. Suitable for inside or out. Helps develop balance and co-ordination.
Octapals Bath Toy
Water squirting and pouring. Suction cups for sticking to the bath. Encourages colour-matching.
Feed Me Dino
From VTech. Includes 8 colourful food pieces to feed too your dino to learn foods and colours. Plays music.
Baby and Toddler Toys – Duplo
My First Cars And Trucks set. Suitable from 18 months. Learn to create with LEGO.
Handcrafted ride-on for ages 1-3 years. Multi-directional castors. Padded seat. Available in different designs.
Toys help babies and toddlers’ development
Toys are fun for kids but they also offer multiple opportunities for learning. Great toys engage a child’s senses, spark their imaginations and encourage them to interact with others. Read our blog post on play ideas for babies and toddlers for more.
Toys for babies
Babies are eager to discover more about the world around them and learn from every new experience. Toys with colours and sounds are always very popular – although you may get tired of the nursery rhymes many play. Baby toys must be safe for this age-group and include lots of different activities to engage all the senses. As they grow older, babies will need age-appropriate objects to help build motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Toddlers are more mobile allowing them to choose from a wider range of toys. As they grow, the opportunities for educating through play grow too. Toys that encourage building, sorting, numbers and colours can help prepare children for nursery and school. Playing simple games with toddlers teaches them important skills such as sharing and taking turns. Well-chosen outdoor toys such as ride-ons, water and sand play and first trampolines are also great toys for toddlers.
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