INFANTS: BIRTH TO 12 MONTHS

We are delighted to announce the Best Toys in the Infant Category for 2019. These toys have been awarded our top honor, the  Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award! 

Infants don't need a lot of playthings, but having well-chosen props for engaging your baby in pla...

October 4, 2019

(Magformers $19.99)

A fistful of sensory play to entertain baby! A soft fabric dragonfly has wings with many different textures to touch and grasp. The patterned wings have patterns to explore visually and little ribbons and textures for little fingers to touch. One win...

October 1, 2019

(Sassy $19.99)

Oval shaped, this black and white mat is designed for photo ops and tummy time. It comes with a cushioned pillow to prop baby on. Since babies spend so much time on their backs, they do need special play times on their tummies, time to strengthen neck, ba...

September 30, 2019

(Sassy $9.99)

We showed you this toy as part of a set. It's also available as a stand alone and good fun for under ten dollars. This is one bath toy that can double as a tabletop toy, as well. With a sturdy suction cup it attaches to tub or table and a swipe of a hand s...

September 30, 2019

(Sassy $14.99)

Cleverly designed panels with high contrast images on one side and touchy-feely panels on the back, these four fabric panels can be used as a kind of fabric book. But it works best when the panels are taken apart. Separate the Velcro edging and explore th...

September 30, 2019

(Sassy $8.99)

Not only is this a fun bath toy with multiple knobs that sprinkle, spin, drip and pour, it can be played with as a ball or spilt apart and enjoyed in new ways. This kind of experimenting builds on little children’s natural curiosity about real things and h...

September 10, 2019

(Sassy $24.99)

Sassy's Whirling Wheel Waterfall is one bath toy that can double for tabletop fun, as well. With a sturdy suction cup it attaches to tub or table and a swipe of a hand sends the many little colorful cups spinning. Standing in the tub, water will help powe...

July 31, 2019

(Steiff  $29.95)

Put your hand inside this plush starfish puppet! It’s peachy and velour-like on one side and silky plush on the back. It has a sweet embroidered face that baby will like gazing at as you sing or talk and play tracking games. Baby is likely to smile as y...

July 19, 2019

(Epoch Play $16.99)

All fabric blocks are not alike. Some are too big and firm for baby’s little hand to grasp. These four colorful blocks are easy enough for baby to grasp, since they are soft inside and have firm rims to grab. They also have some sound without overwhe...

July 18, 2019

(Manhattan Toy $14.88)

A six-inch fabric cube done in high contrast black and white patterns that will grab baby's attention even before he can grab hold of it. Studies show that very young babies find these kinds of high contrast visuals are most interesting, especiall...

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