Top Toy List for Babies and Toddlers!

Here is a go-to list of great quality, tried and tested toys for babies and toddlers that provide plenty of opportunities for open-ended play and learning! Pin it and share with family and friends as a handy reference for future present buying for Christmas and birthdays, or as a guide to creating a baby and toddler room in a child-care environment!

Following on from the very popular Top Toys for 2-6 Years + Post, here is a list of highly recommended toys and resources for young babies up to older toddlers. These are just suggestions and of course you should apply your knowledge of your own child when thinking what to provide for them to play with.

Young Babies

 Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim Mobile

Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Triangle Play Mat

Lamaze Mix and Match Activity Blocks

Tiny Love Double Sided First Book

Manhattan Toy Skwish 

Sophie The Giraffe Teether

Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads

Lamaze Activity Knot

Manhattan Toy Winkel Teethers

  Heimess Beeswax and Wood Rattle

Soft Baby Boing Ball

Lamaze Freddie The Firefly

Jungly Tails – Soft Baby Book

Whoozit Photo Album

Older Babies and Toddlers

 Classic Pop-Up Toy

Peg Hammer Bench

Farm Sound Blocks

Large Wooden Play Blocks

Floating 3D Blocks Bath Toy

Colour Water Blocks

Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks

See Me Sensory Ball

Wooden Magnetic Wobbly Stacker

Rainbow Stacking Toy

Animal Pushalong 

Wooden Rainbow Sound Blocks

Wooden Xylophone

Shape Sorter


I cannot say enough about the BRILLIANCE that is Playmobil! Yet few people seem to know about their baby and toddler range, called Playmobil 123. I’ve linked our two favourites but there are many more to be discovered too!

 Playmobil 123 Noah’s Ark

Playmobil 123 Train Set

Fish Colours Mix ‘n Match Peg Puzzle

Farm Chunky Puzzle

Orchard Toys: Transport Puzzles

Galt Baby Puzzles

 LeapFrog Spin & Sing Alphabet Zoo Ball

Vtech Red Playtime Bus

Doll’s Pram

Natural Soft Dolls

Baby Walker with Bricks

Pintoy Wooden Trike

Light Panel

Safety Mirrors

Shape, Model and Mould Set

Jumbo Paint Brushes


Homemade Toys and Games (cheap and just as fun!)
Treasure Basket for babies and Toddlers

Baby Discovery Bottles

Baby Material Box

Discovery Boxes for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fibre Optic Sensory Cave

Crawl Through Play Tunnel

 Pin this post to keep it handy for future reference for all those upcoming birthday and Christmas gifts! If you are lucky enough to be blessed with family and friends who ask for hints for presents for your little ones, pass along this Top Toys for Babies and Toddlers list and you can rest assured that they will get something that is great quality and truly stimulating and engaging! If you like this list, please share it!


Looking for toys for 2-6 year olds+? Check out this post!

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Top Creative Toys and Resources
Top Educational Toy List for 2-6+ Year Olds

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6 comments to Top Toy List for Babies and Toddlers!

  • Great list! Freddy the Firefly was always a big hit with my infant grandsons. And anything by Melissa and Doug is a good bet. Thanks. Renee

  • I love the train set from Playmobil

  • GREAT list! I owned a ton on your list for my kids when they were little! Love it! The play blocks are still popular at home!

  • The VTech Playbus is great, they make some fantastic learning toys.

  • Sarah

    Hello!

    I absolutely love your blog and since coming across it about a week ago I have been busy making discovery bottles, a material box, corn flour paints and am getting together a treasure box for my little boy who is seven months old.
    This may sound silly but I’m unsure from reading this list which toys would be appropriate for my son, obviously some from way down the list would not be but I’m wondering about the pop-up toy, hammer bench, colour blocks and rainbow stacking toys…

    Should I leave these a few more months? Would he be likely to hurt himself on them in some way? I really like the myriad toys and want to get them but on their website it says from 1 year + … what do you reckon?