Top Ten Baby Toys for Christmas 2012
Well it’s that time of year again. Time for me to get rubbing at my crystal ball and start predicting what your little darlings would love to see Santa to leave for them underneath the Christmas Tree.
I’m up to my last list already, This time around it’s finally time for the Baby’s!
Check out the other lists here:
As always the lists aren’t in any sort of order of importance, it’s just the top 10 things that I think will be most appreciated by the littlest of little ones Santa will visit for the very first time this year.
Suitable for babies from 9 – 36 Months
When my youngest was just a little one, he had an earlier version of the Laugh and Learn Puppy which he loved so much.
That’s why I felt compelled to add the new Laugh and Learn Dance and Play Puppy to the list, as he’s the same cute puppy but a lot more livelier.
This loveable pup has two play modes, one educational and one which is plain singing and dancing (with a lot of wiggling)
With easy actions like clapping, and blowing kisses, the Dance & Play puppy encourages baby to play along and copy his actions.
Singing songs about ABC’s, Counting 1-10, Opposites, Manners, Parts of the body. He will keep your baby enthralled for hours.
• £58.01 @ Amazon • £39.99 @ Amazon • £58.00 @ Hamleys • £56.00 @ Littlewoods • £56.00 @ Littlewoods • £45.00 @ Very • £45.00 @ Woolworths • £44.99 @ Argos • £44.99 @ Argos • £44.99 @ Gameseek • £44.99 @ Toys R Us • £29.99 @ Smyths • £22.49 @ John Lewis
Suitable For Any Age
Lilliputiens simply has to be one of my favourite toy brands ever. I could have easily chosen a full top ten just from their range.
Which is probably the reason that this is not the only time they will pop up in this list.
This gorgeous little handbag is just the ticket to stop baby rummaging around your bag and trying to steal your keys and lipstick.
Letting baby have their very own Purse, Keys, Phone and compact mirror is a genius idea. Plus it looks super cute.
Also comes with the lovely Liz soft dolly, who sits inside the front pocket.
Lilliputiens products are designed by mums, with safety very much in mind. All pieces are non toxic and completely safe for all ages.
Recommended age 6 months+
Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t for outdoor play. It’s a babies playhouse, which helps to bring all the fun of the garden indoors.
Hours of giggles will be had by baby in this lovely little playhouse. Then unfold out the sides, and it becomes a two-sided play centre with all round fun.
Amongst the many bits and bobs that will keep baby occupied are the mirror, learning clock, ball shaker, moveable clickable bugs, Moveable lookout telescope, opening shutter windows, shapesorter mailbox, ball drop flowerpot, and a three language interactive telephone.
• £88.00 @ Littlewoods • £88.00 @ Littlewoods • £37.00 @ Littlewoods • £37.00 @ Littlewoods • £70.00 @ Very • £60.00 @ Very • £55.00 @ Very • £69.99 @ Argos • £69.99 @ Toys R Us • £67.09 @ Homebase • £66.85 @ Amazon • £24.99 @ Amazon • £10.99 @ Amazon • £54.99 @ Smyths • £50.00 @ Hamleys • £45.00 @ Hamleys • £11.99 @ 365games.co.uk • £10.00 @ House of Fraser
Recommended age 6 months+
This one isn’t new exactly, it’s been around for over a year, but I still love this and have bought it several times as a gift for others.
Small babies will love simply lifting up the lid of the picnic basket and posting the food inside.
As they grow older they will start to learn colours, numbers, shapes and much more, all from this friendly picnic basket.
• £25.00 @ Littlewoods • £20.00 @ Very • £20.00 @ Boots • £20.00 @ Hamleys • £19.99 @ Amazon • £19.99 @ Amazon • £19.99 @ Amazon • £19.99 @ Amazon • £19.99 @ Amazon • £11.98 @ Amazon • £19.99 @ Kiddicare • £19.99 @ Kiddicare • £19.99 @ 365games.co.uk • £19.99 @ 365games.co.uk • £19.99 @ Argos • £19.97 @ Toys R Us • £17.99 @ Smyths
Recommended age 1-3 Years
The Scramble Bug is unique in that in not only moves forward and backwards, but it also goes sideways, well anyways you want really. Full 360 degree fun.
This freedom of movement mean it’s the ideal first ride on for little ones, just starting to get to grips with pushing and steering themselves around.
Light and easy to carry, the Scramble Bug folds down for compact storage and transportation.
No assembly is required, just unfold out the legs and handle until it looks insect like and your done.
Recommended Age 6 – 36 months
All kids love playing with mummy and daddy’s gadgets, years gone past it was the TV remote that got most babies attention.
Nowadays though its mummys phone that baby wants to get their sticky mitts on, and who can blame them.
Full of lights, funny sounds, colourful graphics, lots of funny buttons to touch, expensive to replace. Everything a babies looking for in a toy
Well if you want to let little one have a play around on your iPhone without the tears and tantrums (that’s your tears not theirs) then the Fisher Price Apptivity Case is your answer.
This sturdy case will prevent dribbles, drool, and unwanted calling and app purchasing.
Use with the free to download Laugh and Learn App from the App Store and your baby will be able to enjoy over 75 songs, tunes and phrases. Learning about shapes, letters, animals and numbers.
• £34.99 @ Amazon • £19.90 @ Amazon • £19.00 @ Amazon • £13.92 @ Amazon • £12.99 @ Amazon • £32.99 @ Toys R Us • £12.99 @ Toys R Us • £13.99 @ Gameseek • £13.99 @ Sainsburys • £13.00 @ Tesco Direct • £12.99 @ Baby City • £12.99 @ Baby City • £6.49 @ Boots
Recommended Age 6 – 36 months
Staying on the reclaiming gadgets theme. We have the Vtech Tiny Touch Tablet
Obviously styled to look like mummy’s and Daddy’s iPad or Android, the Tiny Touch tablet will probably not fool even the youngest of babies.
However hopefully it will give them something else to enjoy when the iPad is safely out of reach.
Press the light up buttons to hear happy songs, animal noises, abc’s and numbers.
Baby can also pretend to keep in touch with their friends by checking their messages and taking photos.
Recommended Age 9 months+
This is another product which has been in my top ten for a few years, but I still love it and think it’s a brilliant gift, so it’s going back on again this year.
Combining baby walker and your little girls first dolly and pushchair is a master stroke I think. Fisher Price have got this one exactly right.
The wide wheel base and sturdy handle makes sure that it’s easy for baby to push and move around.
The soft and huggable plush My First Doll fits perfectly in the stroller seat, and baby will love taking her for a walk. All the while honing her walking as she goes.
• £119.00 @ Amazon • £107.98 @ Amazon • £48.79 @ Amazon • £38.99 @ Amazon • £36.00 @ Amazon • £41.00 @ Littlewoods • £41.00 @ Littlewoods • £35.00 @ Very • £25.00 @ Very • £34.99 @ Toys R Us • £32.99 @ Kiddicare • £32.99 @ Smyths • £31.99 @ Baby City • £29.18 @ Gameseek • £24.99 @ Argos • £20.00 @ Tesco Direct
(some stores are selling the walker and doll as a set, some and selling them separately. Be sure to check before you buy)
Recommended Age 9 months+
This gorgeous mini doctors bag contains everything your young physician will need, even a little teddy bear patient to practice upon.
The brightly coloured bag has lovely plush versions of 7 essential doctor accessories including: Thermometer, Syringe, stethoscope, medicine pot, blood pressure pump, and a white apron.
Recommended Age 1 Year +
It’s never to early to get the kiddos into their superheroes, and with the excellent World of Little People DC Superfriends range they wont need much persuading.
Your baby will have fun for literally hours and hours with this two level playset for these chubby little superheores.
downstairs has an opening garage with door for storing the Batmobile. Upstairs has the landing pad for Robins helicopter.
The ramp down the side with lift off lever means Batman can jump into action and be on duty quick as a flash.
Includes Batman and Robin figures, Helicopter and Batmobile.
Batmobile makes fun sound effects when you push a figure down in the driver’s seat.