Best Baby Toys – Our Picks


baby safe with toy

We Pick Cool, Fun & Just Awesome Toys for Babies

More than toys for any other age, picking the right playthings for babies is important — interest, entertainment, development and of course safety are all factors that come into play. This year’s 10 best baby toys are excellent choices, having not only the “fun factor,” but also have received wonderful positive reviews from parents and other shoppers.

Whether singing along with a fun musical toy, playing with classic building blocks and dump trucks, figuring out the intricacies of a bumpy ball, or working with a sit-to-stand walker, your baby will get the motor skills and sensory introduction you desire. The top 10 best toys for babies of 2017 is a comprehensive list designed to provide your baby with that foundation necessary to a lifetime of health and happiness. These toys also give your baby something to do when you are crazy-busy…or simply need to sit on the couch for a few minutes!

Enjoy browsing this list and picking out your favorites for your precious bundle of joy. Have fun!

What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best Pokemon books for children for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.

For shoppers: Purchasing any of these high-quality book options is easy–just visit Amazon! Please note that we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links.  Also note that our recommendations are 100% made because we love the companies and products and are never influenced in any way by any commission we may receive.

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

In 1st place of the top 10 baby toys for 2017, here is Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow.

BeatBowWow is a dancin’, singin’ pup with an adorable, friendly expression, rainbow-colored and numbered ears, and a light-up, waggin’ tail.

Babies will love moving and grooving to the fun, familiar sing-along songs.

BowWow also teaches numbers, counting, colors, and movement.

Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says

Ages: 1 1/2 to 5

Second in line among the best baby toys this year is Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says.

Farmer Eddie is an inspirational cowboy at the center of his flip-book, double-sided farm.

Kiddos pull the lever to hear fun animal facts, sounds, and songs, like Old MacDonald and the Farmer in the Dell.

Simply give it a spin!

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

Hitting third on the list is a multiple-year returning favorite among baby and toddler toys – VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

The Sit-to-Stand Walker is packed with colorful learning fun.

Choose between cool lavender or bright orange.

The front is packed with buttons, rollers, spinners, handles, and other awesome “press me” stuff.

The back features a handle, great for learning-to-walk beginners. 

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

Ages: Birth to 2 years

Another returning pick – Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes comes in next on the list.

For road trips with baby, Take Along Tunes is heaps of musical fun, complete with a caterpillar handle and colorful beads.

The front features an LED screen with musical notes, perfect for learning sing-along songs and listening to familiar melodies.

Super fun and highly recommended.

VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

The VTech Musical Rhymes Book also holds its own as one of the best toys for babies for 2017 and into 2017.

Lovin’ this book! This musical sing-along and read-along is a flip-book with fun characters, like a cat, pup, and teddy bear.

There are 6 classic nursery rhymes inside, complete with 5 rainbow-colored piano buttons and 40 baby-friendly, familiar songs.

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years 

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks comes in at #6 on the list.

The First Blocks box set comes with fun shapes, a colorful container, and a removable lid with shape cutouts.

Kiddos also get a carry-anywhere handle.

Babies will hone their fine motor and sorting skills, alongside colors and shapes.

VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

Marking its own spot at 7th of the top baby toys for 2017 – VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck.

The Drop and Go is a colorful dump truck with 3 boulders, a puppy driver, and a kitten passenger.

The truck comes with drop-off bucket and a haul-around string.

There are also 3 educational buttons with sounds of real tools.

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Ages: 6 months and up

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball makes it as one of the top picks in developmental baby toys this year.

Babies love feeling different textures and looking at interesting colors and patterns.

The Bumpy Ball is a roll-everywhere, toss-anywhere ball with fabric bumps.

Some have beads inside the bumps, and others rattle or crinkle. Lots-a designs for mega sensory stimulation.

Mega Bloks Big Building Bag

Ages: 1-5

Mega Bloks Big Building Bag comes in as the #9 spot on the list.

Available in classic blue, pink, or light blue, this builders’ bag comes with 80 chunky, easy-grasp blocks.

Perfect for building whatever your babe can dream up.

There are a few special shapes for houses and towers. Includes zippered bag. 

Infantino Grow-with-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

Ages: Birth to 3 years

And – the final item on the list of the top ten baby toys is the Infantino Grow-with-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit.

How awesome is this?!

The original gym for babies becomes a ball pit for toddlers. It starts out as a sea turtle, complete with a crisscross of soft tubes and hang-down toys.

Then it becomes a ball pit, with mesh sides and colorful, plastic balls. The turtle’s head is storage.