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Age: Infants
Categories: The Horizontal Infant

 

 
2012 Awards
Tranquil Turtle
(Cloud B $44.99 Score:)

Our parent tester aptly described this electronic turtle as a night light with spa music. It is a purple fabric turtle with a light in the clear plastic shell. Put it on a cabinet in baby's room and the wave-like light will reflect on the ceiling while two tunes of quiet spa music play. It will turn off automatically after 23 minutes. This does not go in the crib. Newborn and up.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Lamaze Flutterbug
(Tomy $16.99 Score:)

A fabric bug with big eyes and lots of patterns is attached to a fabric flower with interesting textures and crinkle sounds. Pull the rings under the flower and it pulls down and vibrates back up again. This attaches to stroller or toss it into your on the go bag for a diversion along the way.  Newborns & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Parents Melody Giraffe
(Manhattan Toy $25.99 Score:)

Give the bright orange giraffe a tug and its neck stretches and plays Hush Little Baby. This fabric musical toy has bold patterns in pink and tan on the Giraffe's legs.  A good take along musical for naps away from home.  3 months & up

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Lamaze Flip Flop Fred
(Tomy $12.99 Score:)

No political connections here. A small green turtle that is cleverly designed in fabric with a reversible soft shell that is satiny on one side with many fabric patterns and bold black and white dots on the other side. The shell has crinkle sounds and knottie tabs in satin. This is one of those little toys that will be enjoyed for tracking and fingering and even peek-a-boo games when you make the turtle disappear and reappear. Newborn & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Baby Long Legs Mouse Squeaker
(North American Bear Co. $12.99 Score:)

Very sweet soft 8-inch squeaker toys that match the bigger 18-inch Baby Long Legs dolls. These fit nicely in little hands and are also ideal for encouraging baby's tracking skills. Choose a Pink Mouse, or blue or pink trimmed white bunnies and grey elephants ($12.99 each). Baby safe and machine washable. All ages.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Tiny Love Soothe n Groove Mobile
(Tiny Love $54 Score:)

A fairly gender free mobile that will fit in the nursery of boys or girls. The three fabric animals do look down on baby as they move about. They have dangly legs and big eyes. The mobile plays 18 tunes and will run for as long as 40 minutes. Of course, the mobile animals and armature need to be removed by five months but the music box, with electronic sounds, can remain on the crib side for baby to activate. It can also be removed and carried about as baby grows into toddlerhood.  So, this is a piece of equipment with a long life. Newborn-24 months.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Sassy Go-Go Friend
(Sassy $4.99 each Score:)

A jolly colorful birdie to dangle on an infant seat or stroller. It has licks of black and white striped patches, bright ribbon wings, and big embroidered eyes to grab baby's visual attention. Inside it has a quiet jingle that will attract listening. The dangly legs add to the motion. It attaches with a Velcro strap. Slightly older babies may like pulling on the legs to make it bounce. Newborns & up

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Sassy Go-Go Bugs
(Sassy $9.99 Score:)

A set of three little fabric bugs, with big embroidered eyes and smiling mouths, that easily attach to an infant seat. They have bright colors, licks of black and white, and a wonderful chime sound as they dangle in view. You can easily reposition these from time to time, to give them new interest. These are ideal for newborns to stimulate hearing and gazing. Newborns & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2012 Award
Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym
(Skip Hop $75 Score:)

A new activity floor mat for infants done in autumnal colors of green, orange and brown. The cross bars are covered in fabric and can hold any three of the five little fabric critters that come with the mat. There's a jingly owl, a bird that tweets, a mirrored apple, a rattle birdie, and a nutty squirrel for gazing or batting at. The arms have additional loops for hanging other toys. The mat itself has a nice tree top graphic and leaves appliqued that will not make the surface bumpy or lumpy to lie on. There's a pillow for tummy time that can be velcroed in place and a flat mirror that comes out when you want to launder the mat. All in all, a solid choice for basic gear. Newborns & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Lamaze Northern Lights Soother
(Learning Curve International $44 Score:)

Attach this fabric-framed toy to the crib rail for soothing music and soft colorful lights. There are no moving figures inside the see through window. All the animals are rather static and have big eyes that look out as the music box plays. The best part is the unusual electronic music. It is not the usual tinny variety. It begins with birds chirping and meadow sounds followed by several piano sound tracks. It comes loaded with four tunes including the Minuet in G and Hush Little Baby. Happily, it is designed with a volume control as well as lights that go fast or slow and turn the light features on and off. As an added value, you can attach you mp3 player to add more music.  Eventually baby can push the ladybug on the frame to activate it. For starters, you will be the one to push the buttons on top that are well out of baby's reach. The photo does not do the product justice.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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