5 New Baby Toys You Need to Know AboutMichelle Horton
If you’re starting to think about your baby registry — or even if you’re planning on using hand-me-downs from baby #1 — we found five new baby toys at the Toy Fair 2011 that every new mom should know about.
Most of these won’t be on the market until this spring or fall, but keep your eye out for these:
1. The Tiny Love Gymini Move and Play
You might want to delete the Fisher Price play mat from your registry and hold out for the newest Tiny Love mat, set to debut in Fall 2011. What makes this play mat so innovative is that the arch connector slides along the bars, allowing you to adjust the height for different developmental phases and activities.
Read more about it here.
2. Plan Toys Baby Activity Gym
If you’re more of a minimalist type of person, this is the perfect activity gym for you. Made from high-quality wood, this tripod gym easily collapses for compact storing, and the attached Plan Toys rattles and grasping toys can be removed and played with long after your baby can sit up. It should be on the market in March.
Find out more here.
3. Pudge Rattles by Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods
These adorable new rattles are made from pesticide-free bamboo and stuffed with recycled PET from bottles that would normally sit in landfills. Plus, each one is individually made by women in Shanghai, China, signed by the artisan and then sent over for rigorous safety testing. They should be available in May.
Find out more about these rattles here.
4. Natural Rubber Teethers by Nova Nature
These Nova Nature teethers (making their U.S. debut this year) are made from the same natural rubber and non-toxic paints as the beloved Vulli teethers (of Sophie the Giraffe fame). But unlike Sophie, the smaller design and convenient handles make it easier for tiny hands to grasp.
Read more about these teethers here.
5. My First Green Toys Twist Teether by Green Toys
Part teether/part rattle, this brand new addition to the Green Toys line-up is designed to be a safe toy for babies to gnaw on. (Because that’s what babies do; they gnaw.) It makes sense for Green Toys to make toys for baby’s mouth, especially since they’re one of the most trusted brands for safe, natural toys.
See why Green Toys is so unique here.
Also check out:
- The Top 10 Best Toys from Toy Fair 2011
- Aaaanndd…the Top 5 WORST Toys from the Toy Fair
- Top 7 Coolest Tech Toys from the Toy Fair
- All of our favorite toy picks for 2011