Beary Happi comes to life as the next-generation teddy bear. He combines a classic plush toy, a free app, and the latest multimedia technology from iPhones or iPod touches to create a truly interactive and lovable companion. A mix of snuggly plush teddy bear and interactive fun, HappiTaps is changing the way little ones play. Start by purchasing the HappiTaps cover, then download the HappiTaps app from the App store. Put the cover on a iPhone or iPod touch and watch your a new pal come to life with interaction, games, and activities. Launch date: November 2011. — As of 10/5/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Keeps electronics safe; App is entertaining and free. Cons: There is no plastic to protect the actual screen.
The Infantino Pop and Play Swap Gym is like no other with customized features that let parents create lots of ways for baby to play. The 3 activity pods on the main activity center of the gym can be interchanged with other Pop & Play™ Pods. The pods are also great stand alone toys so they can be used solo or on the go-go. Just use the VELCRO® brand closure strap to attach it to a car seat, stroller or gym. 4 Great Ways to Play: Newborn Overhead Discovery, Tummy Time, Sit & Play, Crib Activity Center. Launch date: August 2012. Awards: 2012 Parents Magazine Toy of the Year
These three jungle pals feature fun sounds and textures. The set includes a textured teether monkey with a rattling sound, a big crinkle-ear elephant with star clackers, and a jingling, textured lion with a peek-a-boo mirror — As of 8.24.10, this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews on Target.com and was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Soft, safe and well-sized.
Designed to pop up in a single motion, this play gym includes four toys and a bolster pillow to be used for tummy time. It is available in two color options. — Real Moms Real Views “was wowed by the [Gym’s] COLORS! They are so bright and fun.” The reviewer said, “Set up is a breeze,” and the Activity Gym “would make a wonderful Baby Shower Gift too!” — “Infantino knows babies and knows what Mom's want and need in quality infant products,” declared Deborah Sloan at Baba’s Farm Life. Deborah loved how well thought out the Twist & Fold Activity Gym is with its emphasis on stimulation, style and safety for baby. — As of 05/24/2011 this product had 4.6 out of 5 stars from 62 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: one reviewer said that hers would not stand up straight; One person said the colors in real life were different than those depicted online.
The Fold & Go Bouncer is designed to fold as easy as 1, 2, 3 and is compact for travel and storage. It's created to bounce with baby’s natural movements and features a two-position recline for relaxed and active seat positioning. The removable toy bar adjusts and includes two detachable, sensory stimulating toys. The bouncer plays three melodies and three rhythmic sounds that play for 15 minutes each. Volume control is included, or the item can be switched to a soothing vibration mode. It includes a plush, padded head support and waist harness, and is machine washable. Launch date: November 2009.
The center is great for tummy time and seated play. It includes four activity-packed sides with a large peek-a-boo mirror, put-and-take bird’s nest, colorful fish rattle on fish bowl and peek-and-see leaves. This product is intended for children over the age of three months. Launch date: July 2008.
A toys consists of multiple rings, all linked together. The links feature different colors and textures to stimulate a baby’s developing senses. Among the links are three plush characters. Launch date: July 2008.
The stacker comes with a whistling base, busy bead, fish rattle, peek-a-boo mirror, textured water teether and crinkle flower ring. The toy’s various textures, colors and sounds will help stimulate a baby’s senses, while the stacking aspect will help him or her build hand-eye coordination. This product is intended for children over the age of six months. “We are excited to be able to create these items for parents and baby alike,” Infantino LLC Marketing Assistant Jill Tuschhoff told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2008.
The colorful, textured gym includes four great link toys and a peek-a-boo mirror that plays a two-minute tune and fun jungle sounds. The mat measures 30”x 24”. “Here at Infantino, we strive to develop products that have a lot of educational, stimulating, and unique qualities all at an affordable price,” Infantino LLC Marketing Assistant Jill Tuschhoff told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2008.
The 36” x 28-1/2” textured mat gym features great activity toys and is designed to grow with one’s baby. The gym also includes a large peek-a-boo mirror tiki hut that plays two 15-minute tunes and is accompanied by lights that coordinate with the beat. It is perfect for gym time, tummy time and seated play. Launch date: February 2008.
This bunny is a plush friend with lots of surprises. Activities include a jiggly frog, a peek-a-boo mirror, a butterfly on its toe, and ribbons and textured materials attached to its ears. It easily attaches to car seats and strollers.
This plush six-piece set comprises three fun character buckets that squeak, rattle and crinkle, along with their matching little play pals. Kids can fill them, spill them, stack them, and pack them. A convenient carrying handle ensures that wherever baby goes, his bucket buddies are sure to follow. These colorful buddies will stimulate kids’ senses with bright colors, inviting textures and fun sounds. The Bucket Buddies were launched in September 2005.
This colorful trio of fun toys is designed to captivate and amuse babies. It comes with a Bendy Bug, for babies 6 months and older, plus a Giggle Ball and Crab Rattle, both of which can be used by babies 3 months and older.
Surf´s up for baby! Here´s an extra comfy surf mat for tummy time play. This water-filled play mat features four floating sea creatures, a removable, prop-up pillow and two detachable play pals. The mat is 36" wide x 21" long and includes a bonus growth chart. - Aire Norell