Top 6 Best Baby Toys! (2013)

For an updated list of the top best baby toys, please see Top 25 Best Toys – Baby and Toddler.

If you’re looking for the best baby toys – toys that your baby will actually use continuously and not get sick of playing with – then you have come to the right place.  I have a small obsession with baby toys (maybe more than small).  Here is a list of my top 6 baby toys (ages 0-12 months) that my baby loved the most during her first-year:

1.  Laugh and Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote 
Link:  Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Click ‘n Learn Remote is the best $10 I have spent in  a while.  Babies, for whatever reason, are obsessed with your TV remote controls (the real kind that you use to watch TV with), which is all great until they end up reprogramming your home television in Spanish and you don’t know how to switch it back (true story).  This toy satisfies this obsession, and may save you from calling your TV company’s tech support.  You can find it at Target or on

Age When Baby Will Start to Love it:  around 6-months old

2.  Discover ‘n Grow Kick and Play Baby Gym
Link:  Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym

I mention this play gym in my Top 25 Must-Have Newborn Baby Items article, but I felt compelled to mention it again here for a couple of reasons: (1) it is not only for newborns, and (2) because it’s awesome.  The Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Kick and Play Piano Gym is amazing is our favorite baby gym because of it’s dangling mirror (babies love mirrors because they love looking at themselves), but it’s main asset is its kickable piano that babies LOVE – it plays music and lights up….very entertaining.  Another great thing about this baby gym is that you can level up the piano as baby grows and starts sitting.  The only downfall to this baby gym is that it is hard for the baby to roll over all the way without getting caught in the arch.  

Age When Baby Will Start to Love it:  1-2 months old

3.  “The Magic Seahorse” 
Link:   Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse Baby Soother

The ” Fisher-Price Soothe and Glow Seahorse Baby Soother” is the technical name for this toy, but I call it “Magic Seahorse” because it’s works like magic at calming your baby to sleep (not all the time, but a good chunk of the time).  I’d give this seahorse a 50% success rate at soothing babies. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself feeling soothed as well!)  I also talk about his seahorse in the article Top 25 Must-Have Newborn Baby Items.  My little one has a few lovies and this one is by far her favorite.  We play with it during the day, and it’s her source of comfort at nighttime – it works by pressing the seashorse’s belly and then the seahorse lights up and plays relaxing music for about 10-minutes until it turns off.  Ask your doctor before putting it in the crib with your baby and exercise common sense).

Age When Baby Will Start to Love It:  Newborn

4.  The “Oball”

Link:  Oball

The Oball is great for those tiny little fingers because it’s an item that they are actually able to grasp with those tiny little fingers.  The was the first item that our daughter was actually ever able to hold.  She loves it.  It’s costs about $4.99 and is a toy that is worth every penny. I also talk about this toy in my article Top 25 Must-Have Newborn Baby Items.

Age When Baby Will Start to Love It: 3-months

5.  Laugh and Learn Music Activity Table
Link: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table is the best activity table out there that I have found.  Unlike other activity tables, the Laugh and Learn Fun table has has multiple settings (Play, Music, Spanish, Learning Time), so it keeps your baby occupied for longer.  You can remove the legs for baby to use it during the Sitting phase as well.  The is one of those “Keep Baby Busy, Keep Mommy Happy” Toys.  I also talk about this toy in my article Top 25 Must-Have Newborn Baby Items.

Age When Baby Will Start to Love It:   When they can sit up on their own

6.  Suction Spin Wheel for Highchair
Link:   Sassy Developmental Wonder Wheel Suction Toy 

The Sassy Developmental Wonder Wheel Suction Toy will keep your baby occupied at his high chair for a solid 5 minutes while you prepare a meal.  That may not sound like much, but it is…!  It suctions to your high chairs plastic (so keep that high chair clean or it won’t stick!)  If you pair this suctions pin wheel with the bungy sippy cup cord (see How This Small Idea Solves a Big Sippy Cup Problem), then you’re feeding sessions will go much more smoothly.

Age When Baby Will Start to Love It: Highchair Age

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