What Are The Best Presents For Babies And Toddlers?
Our pick of the best presents for babies and toddlers. Here at Must Have Toys, we are always searching for the latest trend. On this page there are toys from birth to toddler. Please check age-suitability very carefully. If you can’t find them at your local shops, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].
Please note – this post is from 2018. Please see our latest picks for babies and toddlers in our Must Have Toy Finder.
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 – Gertie The Goose
New from the people behind Ewan The Sheep. Gertie The Goose is a perfectly sized teething toy. It’s 100% safe and natural, according to the manufacturer, and has a fabulous quack!
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.
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.
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 – 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 – Peppa Pig Play Kitchen
For Peppa fans. Encourages imaginative role-play, coordination and social interaction. Suitable for ages 3+.
Baby And Toddler Toys – Cozy Coupe
Amazon Choice Toy. Classic design. Strong and durable. Trusted Little Tikes brand – Related Blog Post.
And new for 2018 is the Little Tikes Unicorn Carriage.
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 Annabell 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.
Classic Must-Have Toy. Mess-free creative play. Once the water has dried the drawings fade away ready to start again!
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.
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.
PS – see also Play ideas for babies and toddlers
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