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

 


2007 Award
Symphony Light and Motion Mobile
(Tiny Love $49.95 Score:)

Sadly, this product has been discontinued.

A monkey, a lion, and a kangaroo are all positioned properly so that baby can focus in on their bright faces. Plays 15 minutes of classical music and nature sounds. This is the newest in our favorite line of mobiles. We still prefer the original Symphony in Motion Deluxe ($49.95 ), which is brightly colored with small shapes that slide on the arms of the mobile, making a pleasing clicking sound as the mobile turns. Comes with a handy remote control. In our opinion this is the best in the category, followed by the Calderesque Symphony-in-Motion Shapes ($39.99 ), the most attractive, but with no remote control. PLATINUM AWARD ’02.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Awards
ActiviTot Developmental Gym
(Tiny Love $83 Score:) Sadly, this product has been discontinued.

We’ve seen a lot of so-called tummy-time products for infants. This one is a gem. An oversized, pear-shaped mat that pops open, has bright graphics, and is fitted out with disks that toys and arches clamp into. There are toys to hang on the arches for baby to bat at, and a mat that inflates for baby to lie on, tummy-side down. A mirror with music box can also be placed for baby to enjoy her own smiling face. Bigger than anything this company has done before, and our parent testers loved it. Not as portable as the original but still got high marks. Select either Tropic Isle or Sun Garden motif. (800) 843-6292.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Awards
Gymini Duet
(Tiny Love $67 Score:) Sadly, this product has been discontinued.

A clever twist on the original Gymini design with a mat that flips from simple patterns for newborn to gaze at, to an activity mat with sounds and lights to activate on the flip side. Like the original, this has crossing fabric arches that hold dangly toys and a mirror for tummy time. One parent preferred the less expensive versions “without the lights.” We’d pass on the new Gymini Melody Maker ($67 )—we found the music uncharacteristically loud and jarring. Still top rated, Gymini Total Playground Kick & Play ($69 ) PLATINUM AWARD ’06. (800) 843-6292.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Amazing Baby Teether Mirror Rattles
(Kids Preferred $7 Score:) Choose from a puppy-, kitten-, or bear-faced teether rattle. Each of the velour faces with stitched features is surrounded by petals of bold patterned fabrics with crinkle sound and textured teethers. Hang them in the stroller or car seat, or hand off for baby to explore for two-handed play. 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: 2007.

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2007 Awards
Baby Cozies and Flatso Baby Cozies
(North American Bear Co. $8 Score:)

Pick a duck, monkey, elephant, hippo, or frog in this velvety soft line of easy-to-grab toys. Each has an unstuffed body and small head with stitched features. Or, adapted from the BLUE CHIP Flatso line, small bunnies or bear with unstuffed bodies. These are the kind of soft toy that is likely to become a favorite “lovie.” Also cute and not too loud, Flatso 9" Rattles ($10.50 ). (800) 682-3427.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2007. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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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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