Search Results for -
Product Type: Toys
Age: Infants
Categories: The Horizontal Infant

 


2009 Award
Tiny Love Tiny Princess Mobile
(Tiny Love $49.95 Score:)

We usually steer clear of gender specific baby toys. Infants tend to see high contrast black and white and then primary colors first. But, sometimes, a mobile is chosen to go with the room décor. So….if you must have pink, here is a new one with the same kind of action as other Tiny Love mobiles and that is a real plus. As the critters turn they are engineered to spin in sight they are angled with their faces looking down, so baby is looking at faces instead of edges of the dangly toys. This one has a big pink flowers, a bright colored princess butterfly, turtle and frog prince. The music box can be turned on and off with a remote controller and plays Chopin, Mozart, Bach, and Debussy with birds on the nature button. Although the mobile must come down for safety reasons at 5 months, the music box can continue to function on the crib rail. Newborn. 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.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2009 Award
Tiny Love Classic Developmental Mobile
(Tiny Love $39.95 Score:)

A jolly looking bunny, horse and chick will circle to the music of Bach, Mozart and others on the latest mobile from Tiny Love. These boldly patterned and bright colored critters are engineered to spin in sight as they turn. Their faces are looking down so baby is looking at them instead of just seeing their feet. The critters twirl under cones that have eye-catching black and white swirls inside. There are small plastic shapes that click as they slide on the armature. The music box that attaches to the crib rail also has a night light. This mobile does not have a remote control. Although the mobile must come down for safety reasons at 5 months, the music box can continue to function on the crib rail. Newborn. 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.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2009 Award
Satin Ears Bear Security Cozy
(North American Bear Co. $12 Score:)

One of those touchy feelie comfort objects that babies love to hold. This one is velour on one side, blue satin on the reverse and has a stitched on little teddy bear with stitched features, satin ribbon and licks of satin on the tiny ears. It’s likely to become a long term attachment object that offers comfort.  The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab. 
 

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

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2001 Award
Tolo Activity Play Triangle
(Reeves International $10 Score:)

Happy to see this Platinum Award winner back in the market! Little hands can easily activate the spinners on this rattling activity toy that's ideal for two-handed investigations. There's a ratchet dial on one side, a reflection bead chamber on the other side, and in the center there's a small spinning mirror, big egg-shaped beads, and a barrel for developing the use of individual fingers and as a colorful rolling toy for small social games. We have not received safety verification for this product and we have not tested it in an independent lab.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2001.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2000 Award
Tolo Musical Activity T.V.
(Reeves International $20 Score:)

You can attach this musical toy to crib rails and use it later on as a take along musical. Totally low tech, this music box with a handle plays "It's a Small, Small World" as bunnies and bear pictures scroll slowly on the "TV" screen. Tots can wind the knob, spin a roller or beep a button.  We have not received safety verification for this product and we have not had it tested in an independent lab.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2000. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

  
1998 Awards
Deluxe Gymini 3-D Activity Gym
(Tiny Love $50 Score:) Sadly, this product has been discontinued.

This play mat remains our favorite with two arches and dangly toys baby can gaze and eventually bat at. It gets high marks for keeping baby entertained. We prefer this design to the classic plastic activity gyms. Available in high-contrast black, white, and red version. Not for babies who are beginning to pull themselves up. Deluxe version is slightly larger.

SNAP INFO: This soft fabric playmat with dangly toys on soft arches comes in a variety of choices. For bold visual graphics select the black. white and red version. Easy to fold and carry along, the deluxe version is larger than most, a plus for bigger babies who may not be on the move, but ready to reach out and activate things. Like all playmats, this is to be used only with supervision and is not intended for babies who are pulling themselves up. Adaptation: Babies stop noticing toys that are always in their sight- just as you stop noticing a vase that's always in the same place. Change the soft danglies positions or substitute others to add visual interest.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 1998.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
1998 Awards
Lamaze First Mirror
(Learning Curve International $19.99 Score:)

Newly updated with bright graphics, this fabric-covered wedge with a mirror for baby to peer into is ideal for tummy time play. Covered in eye-grabbing orange with multi-colored piping. The unbreakable safety mirror in a soft fabric frame can be removed and used separately. Birst & up.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 1998. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2007 Awards
Lamaze Clutch Cube
(Learning Curve International $12.99 Score:)

Once again, an updated version of a classic. This newest version has new graphics and is slightly smaller and lighter for little ones to hold and explore. There's a chime inside the cube that makes a quiet sound as baby investigates the many patterns and differing textures on the four grabbers. A black-and-white graphic lifts to reveal a peek-a-boo mirror. There's a lot here for sensory feedback and two-handed play.

SNAP INFO: Big easy to grab handles with different textures makes this a good choice for tots to investigate. There's a jingle sound inside as well as interesting patterns to look at on each side of the cube. Activity: Encourage baby to grab a handle and play tugging games. But, remember, let the wookie win!

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

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
1995 Awards
Wimmer-Ferguson Car Seat Gallery
(Manhattan Toy $12 Score:) We've tried many new entries in this category for car-seat entertainment and found that this remains the best choice for back-facing car seats. Hang this four-way pattern pocket chart on the back seat of the car to entertain your little traveler. There are 20 different patterns in black/white and primary and primary colors to gaze at. Ideal for newborns.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 1995.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

  
1997 Awards
Tinkle, Crinkle, Rattle, & Squeak
(Gund $10 Score:) A classic velour caterpillar-shaped toy with multiple sounds in each section of the bug's body and bright primary colors for eye-grabbing attention. For the youngest, you'll need to squeeze the toy to get baby's attention. In time baby will be finding ways to activate and investigate this toy. Available in black, red and white as well as in primary colors. SNAP INFO: Each section of the brightly colored worm has a different sound. An ideal toy that matches your infant's sensory learning style.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 1997.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products for Infants
Products for Toddlers
Products for Preschoolers
Products for Early School Years
Products for Later School Years
Twitter   Facebook     YouTube 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - All Rights Reserved. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award are Registered Trademarks of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.


Instructions for submitting product to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for review.

 

 

Contact the Toyportfolio by phone at (212) 598-0502 or by email at Webmaster@Toyportfolio.com.

Copyright 1995-2014

 

Products reviewed by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio are provided by the manufacturer at their cost. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio does not require or accept fees for reviewing products.