10 Hot New Toys for Babies and Toddlers
This week, The Bump editors scouted out the latest, greatest new toys at Toy Fair 2013, and here’s what we’re most excited about.
Green Toys RocketThis space toy won’t just look cute in your toddler’s room, it offers lots to do -- with two doors, a detachable nose and two astronauts. Plus, you can feel good about the fact that it’s made of 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs. Available March 2013, $25, GreenToys.com
Sesame Street Big Hugs ElmoOkay, this toy is going to be huge this year. When your tot hugs Elmo -- he hugs back. And when he lies down, he sings a lullaby. He even knows when he’s being carried upside down. You seriously will not believe how lifelike this Elmo is. Available fall 2013, $60, HasbroToyShop.com
B. Toys BallyhooThe perfect toy for babies exploring textures, colors and shapes, the Ballyhoo is one big ball that holds five smaller balls. Each ball feels and looks different, and baby will be fascinated pulling them out and trying to get them back in. Available now, $23, Amazon.com
K's Kids Pop Blocs CrocodileYou might know Melissa and Doug as the "wooden toy" brand, but the classic toy company is coming out with new, softer toys just for young babies, like this adorable snap-together croc. Available August 2013, $20, MelissaandDoug.com
Playskool Pop 'N Pick Up ElefunToddlers get plenty of active play with this adorable push toy. Roll it over the balls, and it picks them up, then pops them out of the trunk. You’ll appreciate that the balls store in the handle and in the back of the elephant. Available fall 2013, $30, HasbroToyShop.com
Tiny Love Magical Night MobileWe’re huge fans of products that multitask, and this mobile does just that. You don’t have to toss it once baby outgrows the mobile stage. Instead, turn it into a ceiling projector and music box that attaches to the crib. Done with the crib? It becomes a tabletop nightlight. Available April 2013, starting at $60, TinyLove.com
Rocktivity Mix 'N Crawl DJ BallClosed, it’s a ball for baby to crawl after. Open, it’s a mini DJ booth with buttons to slide and toggle, as tunes like “Get the Party Started” and “Hey Ya” play and lights flash. Available spring 2013, $20, HasbroToyShop.com
Melissa and Doug Turn + Tell ClockForget those annoying, talking clock toys. This one helps your toddler learn to tell time in a back-to-basics way. Your child can open the digital display to reveal whether he's told the time correctly. Available May 2013, $15, MelissaandDoug.com
Mobo TotThere are tricycles, and then there’s this heavy duty trike. We love that you can push your toddler in it -- and he stays put with the harness-style seat belt. When he gets bigger, remove the push bar, and he can ride on his own. Available now, $229, MoboCruiser.com
Play-Doh Frosting Fun BakeryThere’s a new kind of Play-Doh on the block, a “speciality compound” that’s light and airy, kind of like frosting. So what better things to make with them than cupcakes? The sweets your aspiring chef will “cook up” with this cool set will look practically good enough to eat. $15, Available spring 2013, HasbroToyShop.com
What’s your child’s favorite toy?
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