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. Also see our pick of the best toys for children aged 3-4 years. Please check age-suitability carefully before making a purchase. If you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].
Leapbuilders ABC Fix-It Truck
Learn about numbers, shapes and colours while building this 23-piece truck with blocks for little hands. The truck responds with over 100 phrases, sounds and songs whenever one of the double-sided blocks are inserted into the magic window slot. Can also be rebuilt as a train. For ages 18 months+.
For little ones aged 9 months+, this darling little moose introduces them to numbers and counting with music and colours.
Leapfrog Yum-2-3 Toaster
One of the Hero Toys 2020. Children over the age of 12 months will love this educational toy from Leapfrog. Not only can they pretend to make breakfast, they can also learn numbers, colours and food names, and sing along too. See other Must Have Toys 2020.
Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth
Adorable new toy for babies aged nine months plus. Features on the Christmas Toy Lists of Hamleys, Amazon and Tesco. Also one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys For Christmas.
Football Baby Gym
Named Best Baby Toy in the recent Mums Choice Awards. Little kickers can develop their eye-hand-foot coordination with this fun-filled football activity mat!
Baby and Toddler Toys – Leapfrog Sizzling BBQ
New for 2019, ideal gift for toddlers and young children to get started with numbers, colours, counting, and learning about foods while encouraging imaginative play. For ages 2+. Finalist in the Dream Toys 2019.
Little Tikes Switcheroo Activity Table
One of the runners up in the 2019 Rainbow Toy Awards. Interactive table top features 75+ fun learning songs, sounds and phrases in both the school and zoo theme. Tons of hands-on activities keeps early standers engaged and entertained
Moon and Me Talking Doll
Electronic talking Pepi Nana for ages 18 months. Features 12 sleepytime phrases and 1 song from the Moon and Me television series. She’s about 34 cm tall.
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.
Fisher Price Bounce and Spin Unicorn
This stationary ride-on unicorn plays songs, whimsical sounds and educational phrases as your baby bounces up and down or spins all around. For ages 1 year plus. Winner of Best Toddler Toy in the Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019.
Hungry Caterpillar Activity Toy
Suitable from birth. Iconic Hungry Caterpillar spiral activity toy. New for 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
Moon and Me
Suitable for little ones aged 18mos+. This cute little Moon Baby is from the popular show Moon and Me. Just press his tummy or give him a hug to hear familiar sounds from the show. Featuring a soft body and friendly smile. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
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.
Baby and Toddler Toys – Tummy Time Mat
Inflatable tummy time mat with lots of bright colours, sharp contrasts and cute floating creatures. One of the best selling baby toys on Amazon.
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.
Baby Shark Sounds Book
For all those little Baby Shark fans out there. This is the sounds book with 10 songs.
New Aquadoodle with rainbow feature and seven accessories. Mess-free creative art for 18 mos+.
Interactive soft unicorn toy for babies 6 months+.
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.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Matchstick Monkey
Very cute new teething toy for babies. Available in multiple colours – even comes in a dancing monkey!
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 – Sophie Giraffe
The ‘go-to’ gift for teething. This set features comes in a presentation box. A great gift for a baby.
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.
Early Learning Centre Wooden Walker
Amazon Choice Product for wooden walker. Wooden construction. Stop and play with the workbench. ELC trusted brand.
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.
Turtle Sand Box
Classic Toddler Toy. Turtle shell cover keeps sand dry in wet British weather. Trusted toddler brand Little Tikes.
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.
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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