20 Best Baby Toys In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best baby toys currently available. Browse my guides to the best newborn baby essentials.

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Encourage your baby’s development and keep them entertained with our top picks of the best baby toys for newborns to one year olds.

Want to see more baby toys? See our picks of the best wooden baby toys, baby sensory toys and bath toys.

How We Selected

Taking inspiration from the toys my children and my friends children have loved to play with, the toys which my sisters little one enjoys at the moment and then looking at the best selling toys available, which have excellent buyers reviews and mostly 5/5 star ratings, I’ve compiled my top 20 list which covers the best toys from newborn up to one years old.

See the baby and toddler play ideas guide over on the NHS website.

So here is my list of the best baby toys.

Best Toys For Newborns +

LAMAZE Freddie The Firefly Pram Toy

  • A soft pram toy with black and white high contrast patterns, squeaker, knotties and other features.
  • Clip this toy to a buggy, pram, or car seat.
  • The soft velour body and multiple textures on the wings will help keep baby engaged.
  • A tethered ladybug teether is perfect for chewing.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 88% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best pram toys.

Baby Einstein, 4-in-1 Kickin’ Tunes Music and Language Discovery Play Gym

  • 4-in-1 musical play gym.
  • Baby can play the piano with just a press of a finger or the kick of a foot!
  • The included prop pillow helps make tummy time a more comfortable and enjoyable.
  • Baby can explore 7 interesting toys and 70+ melodies & sounds.
  • Includes a crinkle medallion, triangle rattle, textured music note, flash cards and self-discovery mirror.
  • Made to grow with your baby’s development. from tummy time to sit and play.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 70% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best play mats.

Baby’s Very First Cloth Book: Faces

  • New babies love to look at high-contrast images and black and white is the easiest for them to focus on.
  • This cuddly cloth book has crinkly pages for tactile fun and a mirror for stimulating the senses.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 84% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Tommee Tippee Bennie the Bear Grofriends Sleep Aid

  • A favourite of my nephews, this soft cuddly bear night-time companion, doubles up as a light and sound sleep aid.
  • If baby cries then it will respond by playing 20 minutes of soothing sounds or lullabies to help settle your baby back to sleep. 
  • It has a dimmable heart shaped light inside the bears tummy which allows you to choose right level of brightness for your nursery and turns off after 30 minutes to save on energy.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 79% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Sophie La Giraffe Baby Teething Toy

  • Sophie the rubber giraffe has been around for over 50 years!
  • A classic and much-loved teether which relieves sore gums and acts as a squeaky toy at the same time.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 86% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best baby teethers.

Best Toys For 3 Month Old Babies +

Wendergo Tummy Time Water Mat

  • You can fill this ‘under the sea’ themed mat with water and let your baby lie on their front on it for tummy time.
  • It encourages baby to lift his own head and strengthen neck.
  • Aids development of baby’s abdominal muscles and postural strength.
  • Helps to increases baby’s sense of independence and confidence.
  • Suitable From: 3 months
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 82% of buyers giving it 4-5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best baby sensory toys.

WGDE Foot Finders & Wrist Rattles

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  • These rattles can be worn on the hands or feet to help to develop hand-eye coordination
  • They have colourful bugs on to a encourage your baby to touch, grab and look at them.
  • The wrist rattles fasten easily around your baby’s wrists and the socks slip on to their feet so they can be used anywhere you go.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy No products found. giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Nuby Lots A Loops Teething Ring and Built-in Rattle Toy

  • If you’re looking for a teether which doubles up as a toy, this chewy teether with built in rattle it great for little ones as it will keep them stimulated with the fun rattle noise.
  • Easy to grip and hold for little fingers.
  • Suitable From: 3 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 75% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Vtech Baby Little Friendlies Moosical Beads

  • A huggable soft cow with easy to grab plastic ring which is suitable for tiny hands.
  • With two light-up buttons and a spinning block that introduces A-B-C and 1-2-3, shapes and colours.
  • It speaks fun phrases and plays three sing-along songs and twelve melodies.
  • Baby can develop motor skills by pressing the buttons and sliding the beads.
  • Suitable From: 3 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 84% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Taf Toys Savannah Infant Tummy-time Soft Crinkle Activity Book with Huge Baby Safe Mirror

  • This large soft, colourful double-sided book stand up on its own.
  • One side has high contrast black and white pictures for newborns and the other side features more colourful pictures for slightly older babies.
  • With different textures and fabrics, plus flaps, a mirror, teether and ribbons this is an excellent first book which encourages tummy time.
  • Suitable From: Newborn.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 80% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Best Toys For 6 Month Old Babies +

Tomy Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs

  • A fun developmental toy for baby.
  • Crack the eggs open to reveal brightly coloured press-and-cheep chicks.
  • It’s also a shape-sorting game matching egg bases to the right shaped hole in the box.
  • It will help to develop your baby’s early skills.
  • Suitable From: 6 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 82% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Hape Penguin Musical Wobbler

  • A wobbly wooden penguin which makes soothing tinkling sounds and has a funny waddle.
  • Promote hearing and stimulate vision.
  • Brightly coloured and cute toy for a little one.
  • Suitable From: 6 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 75% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best wooden toys.

Fisher-Price Game and Learn Controller

  • If your baby has a parent or big brother whose into computer games, then this pretend video game controller will be a winner!
  • With 2 musical settings, ABCD shape buttons and directional number pad, you can play songs and phrases, which introduce shapes, colours, the alphabet, numbers and more.
  • Suitable From: 6 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 82% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

VTech Toot Toot Drivers Baby Driver

  • A soft steering wheel pram toy with indicator, ignition and gear stick which trigger realistic sounds and phrases.
  • Includes light up car button, wing mirror and horn button.
  • Attach to a pushchair using the secure straps or play with on the floor.
  • Includes 4 sing along songs, 10 melodies and introduces opposites.
  • Suitable From: 3 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 83% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

LAMAZE Freddie the Firefly Table Top Baby Toy

  • My nephew loves this table top toy and it’s great for giving your little one something to entertain them while they are sitting in their high chair awaiting lunch!
  • The teething rattle has black and white high contrast patterns, spinning balls, moving beads and many more features to give your little one lots of textures, shapes and colours.
  • Suitable From: 6 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 76% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Best Toys For 1 Year Old Babies +

Galt Toys, Pop-Up Toy, Wooden Baby Toy

  • This toy features 4 colourful characters that gently bob up and down on concealed springs, stimulating your little one’s interest.
  • Each wooden character can be lifted out and played with independently or used as an interactive colour recognition game.
  • Little ones will learn valuable new skills through play.
  • Suitable From: 12 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 82% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Halilit Baby’s First Birthday Band Musical Instrument Gift Set

  • Your baby will enjoy this introduction to music making which comes in the form of a gift set.
  • The musical toys have been developed especially for babies and toddlers.
  • The set includes 5 durable, real musical instruments.
  • Suitable From: 12 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 81% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Baby Einstein, Curiosity Table™

  • This is a two sided activity table which combines art and science.
  • With removable, spinning gears and colour-discovery circuits, plus flashing lights.
  • It plays more than 65 melodies and introduces vocabulary in English, Spanish or French.
  • The activity station grows with baby. Legs are removable so you can take it on your travels.
  • The middle art panel is removable to make more space for baby’s arts and crafts.
  • Suitable From: 12 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers like this baby toy with 76% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Get our guide to the best baby activity tables.

Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

  • Introduce your little one to building blocks with this giant pack which includes 60 classic-coloured building blocks.
  • ​ Perfect for little hands the set will encourage creativity.
  • ​ With a handy storage bag for easy cleanup.
  • Suitable From: 12 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 84% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

  • A colourful interactive book which has 12 learning categories including food, pets, vehicles and clothes.
  • Change the language from English and French.
  • Little ones can touch the pictures to hear silly sound effects and discover new vocabulary.
  • Suitable From: 12 months.
  • Consumer Score: Buyers love this baby toy with 84% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

What To Consider When Buying Baby Toys

Is It Safe?

Always refer to toy manufacturers guidelines and check that you are buying toys which are have the CE symbol and for extra confidence, look for BS EN-71 certification.

You should always check anything you give your baby to play with as during the first year they will chew on, drop, pull, throw and more so make sure it has no loose parts or small parts which can break off.

Is It Age Appropriate?

An age appropriate toy will encourage and challenge your baby to develop their sensory and cognitive skills.

Giving a child a toy which doesn’t offer any challenges may make your child get bored of it easily.

Is It Different From What Your Baby Already Has?

Consider the toys you already have before buying any new toys.

By choosing a variety of toys you can broaden your little ones horizons and teach them new things through play.

Baby Toys FAQs

What kind of toys should I buy for my baby?

Buy a toy that suits the developmental needs of your child and encourages them to engage, whether it be through tummy time, sensory stimulation or helping them to sleep at night.

How much should I spend on baby toys?

Toys for babies don’t need to cost a lot of money. Anything between £10-£50 should do it. At the higher price range, this would be something along the lines of an interactive play mat, which could provide plenty of fun for your baby.

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If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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