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Product Type: Toys
Age: Infants
Categories: The Horizontal Infant

 


2008 Award
Spunky Key Wind Motion Musical
(Gund $24.95 Score:)

Spunky is an adorable puppy (available in tan, blue or pink). When you turn the plastic wind up key, Spunky begins to play Rock a Bye Baby--and Spunky moves his head slowly along with the music. An old fashion toy that is still just right as a first musical toy. The musical sounds like a music box-- a refreshing departure from the more commonplace electronic music that has taken over most baby toys.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Mommy and Me Musicals
(Rich Frog $21 Score:)

One of our favorite collections of the season! These mother/child animal pairs (duck, rabbit, lamb and frog) play music when you pull on the baby animal. What's so special? They each play a different Beatles song ("Yellow Submarine", "Imagine", "And I Love Her" and "Here Comes the Sun") with a lovely music box quality. Charming!

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Awards
Tiny Love Gymini Monkey Island
(Tiny Love $59.99 Score:)

Newest in the Tiny Love play mat line-up, this one comes with the usual cross bars, dangly toys to bat at, mirror and bold graphics. What’s new here is a big monkey with a light-up tummy that plays electronic music when touched. We had mixed emotions about the monkey, but we think big brothers and sisters will like trying it out to entertain their new baby. Comes with a pillow for tummy time fun.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Tiny Love Tummy Time Fun Frog
(Tiny Love $29.95 Score:) This is a smaller sized mat for newborns who are not rolling yet or for tummy time playtime. Comes with a pillow that props the baby up on his tummy. Also includes a mirror and some clacking leaves. Gender neutral with the frog theme or available in pink and red Tummy Time Fun Ladybug. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Awards
Mama-Baby Lamb Action Musical
(Kids Preferred $18 Score:)

Wind the baby lamb on its Mama’s back and it turns slowly to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb. A sweet plush musical in white non-shed plush with pink satin trim hooves, gossamer bows and stitched features. Of course, the pink trim makes it very gender specific. We like the real music box sound. So much more pleasing than so many electronic musicals. Newborn and up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Whatszats Activity Toy
(Gund $17.95 Score:)

A bright yellow humpty dumpty shaped critter with big stitched eyes and stripes and licks of eye-catching black and white trims. Attached are many dangly teethers, squeakers, and rings for little hands to explore. Looks a lot like the colorful Woozit toys we have told you about in the past. Hang this one on stroller or car seat.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Awards
Infantino Monkeys Jungle Retreat Activity Gym
(Infantino $59.99 Score:)

We like the textured and clear graphics on this  36” x 28 ½ “ play mat with a warm orange, teal, brown and green palate. Patterned cross bars allow for dangly toys for baby to gaze at and eventually reach out and touch. It has a polka-dotted tummy time pillow and peek-a-boo surprises. We can do without some of the electronic sounds and lights on the Tiki Hut, but baby cannot turn them on, so you don’t need to, either. The safety mirror on the same hut is somewhat distorted, but that said, this is a more attractive mat than most. Newborn and up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Awards
Tiny Love Sweet Island Dreams Mobile
(Tiny Love $44.99 Score:)

One of our pet peeves is that most mobiles don't have objects that point down towards the baby. Most are just bland room decorations that go round and round with no focus on the intended user- your baby! In contrast, this new mobile from Tiny Love (as with their other entries in this category) get the point. Here, there's a monkey, giraffe and bird that all are tilted towards your baby. They move slowly so that they provide great tracking opportunities. Also a plus there is a remote control so that you can turn on the music (Mozart or Bach) or two nature sounds. They each play for twenty minutes. Remember mobiles need to be removed as soon as your baby can reach them (usually by 5 months).

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Bright Beginnings Jiggle Brights
(Russ Berrie $10 Score:)

A sweet huggable cat that’s 12" from top to paw all done up in patterned velour. It’s pink, green and yellow—a happy palette with checks and polka dots and all stitched features with a quiet rattle sound sewn inside for safe keeping. Newborn & up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
Kids Preferred Peter Rabbit Waggies Musical
(Kids Preferred $24.99 Score:)

Peter Rabbit is all done up in his blue jacket with textured velour and stitched brass buttons, his long ears sit above a face done with stitched features and he's clutching a bright orange carrot. Wind him up and he plays Brahms Lullaby while his head moves slowly. Put him on his tummy for best balance and easier to see motion. Also available a Mama Rabbit sans music. She's more of a collector's item. Peter also comes as a hand puppet that is ideal for tracking games and for older sibs to use with baby.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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