PLATINUM AWARD: INFANTS

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 play is essential. 

To read our full review of each toy click through the titles below. You'll find our entire evaluation and shopping information as well. We also...

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 wing has a teether with bumps to chomp on and there’s a bigger bright orange teether with texture hanging on the end of the bug’s body. This easy to grab bug body h...

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 sends the many little colorful cups spinning. Standing in the tub, water will help power the motion and spill as the cups reach the top. Standing on a table, the...

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 how they work—in this case, it’s all about the nature of water and what it does and what they can do with it. Sassy has also managed to design a bath toy that wil...

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 power the motion and spill as the cups reach the top. Standing on a table, the rainbow of colors will blur as it turns. If you want a triple winner, choose Sassy's W...

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 overwhelming little ears. One has crinkles, another a quiet jingle, one has nothing, and one has a rattle sound. The are fun to stack so baby can knock them down. Light...

June 9, 2019

(Corolle  $34.99)

A soft huggable 11” first baby doll. She’s wearing a pink velour jumpsuit and a stocking hat of the same silky soft material. Her clothes are on to stay, stitched to the body. Her soft vinyl face has painted blue eyes and a mouth that looks ready for a kiss or a bottle. There's a sewn in label for your phone number or name....just in case this huggable goes lost. Like all Corolle dolls, she has their signature...

Congratulations to the best toys that have been awarded our Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for Infants! To read our full review of each toy click through the titles below. You'll find our entire evaluation and shopping information as well.

Manhattan Toy Jazzy Ball (Manhattan Toy) 

Peek and Seek Cognitive Rattle (SmartNoggin) 

Noisy Bug Activity Toy (eeBoo)  

Mon Bebe Calin Floral Bloom 12" Bab...

October 9, 2018

(Sassy $9.99)

Fasten this suction cup double wheel toy to the table or feeding chair tray. A swipe of a small hand will activate the wheels to spin as the beads inside clatter and roll. There a spiral on one side that will fascinate. Turn it around and on the other wheel there’s a mirror, so little ones can see their hands or faces. The rims of both wheels have multi colored pieces that add texture and visual interest. It’s sim...

October 9, 2018

(Sassy $9.99)

This little activity toy will make a fun lap toy for interacting with your baby. There are three wonderfully textured domes to hit and they activate easily with very different silly sounds. One of them plays recognizable nursery tunes but the other two making boings and what sound like fairy-harp magic music. There is also a black and white handle with small colorful rings that slide and clatter as well as two tex...

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