My First Doll is made with soft plush in a vibrant shade of pink and has adorable embroidered details. She makes a wonderful gift for your child to love and squeeze. — "Our best plush items are some of the cute Kids Preferred items, like their soft baby dolls," Kim Emigh, manager of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly. 6/26/2013 (Price: $14.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Aurora’s two new activity dolls feature enough buttons, zippers, knots and Velcro to keep any child happy and busy for hours. The dolls are squeezable soft and their open arms and warm smiles beg for a child’s attention. The precious girl doll has a pretty pink dress with embroidered butterfly while the boy’s yellow shirt features a red car with buttons as tires. (size: 15 inches). 5/29/2013 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
A charming representation of HABA with natural colored beech wood along with a rainbow of wooden beads. A cheery addition to any baby’s rattle collection. Non toxic water based stains. 6mo+ — David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans Toys in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly in an April 2015 survey that Haba rattles and toys are their store's best-selling infant & toddler toys. 5/23/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
ELC Stacking Cups by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Ten cups to stack or nest are great companions to water and sand play. — Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Okla., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that these stacking cups are among her store's best-selling bath toys. 4/22/2013
Wheeee-mote Control Cars by BATTAT INC.
Designed for little hands with big plans. Beeps, flashes & spins. Easy to turn when it hits an obstacle. Radio signal works across rooms. Auto-off feature conserves all that power. Try it in the dark - colors light up your room like a toddler disco. — Mary Porter Green, owner of Curiosity Zone in Ashburn, Va., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that their best-selling infant/toddler toy is "probably the Battat 'Wheeee-mote Control Car' - we always seem to be ordering more." 4/22/2013
Green Ring by BEGINAGAIN
One part teether, one part toy. The Green Ring is perfect for teething and beneficial skill building infant fun. The Green Ring is 100% compostable and features GreenDot, a MADE IN THE USA biomaterial made from corn! The GreenRing toy is comprised of a 3 inch loop of smooth maple wood encircled by our soft, corn starch bio-resin. This clip friendly ring is great for travel, easy cleaning, and is 100% eco-friendly. The bright green outer ring can be removed and sanitized in the dishwasher. — Gladys Griffin, owner of Main Street Toy Shop in Columbus, Ga., told TDmonthly in an April 2013 survey that Green Ring is one of their best-selling infant/toddler toys. 4/22/2013 (Price: $11.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mirari Zig-Zag Xylo™ by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
Children will enjoy making music by tapping the xylophone keys one by one. Even better, when children want to move on to another toy, simply unfold the instrument and it becomes a pull-along train. Children can tug on the string to watch the colorful 17"-long train chug-chug behind them! An attached mallet will help children reveal six different tones. For 12 months and up.
TDmonthly recommends looking at Schoenhut for similar, high-quality musical toys and instruments. 3/20/2013
Mirari Busy Buddy™ by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
Children will be delighted by this adorable 9.5" toy featuring six removable shape-sorting and color-matching gears! Once all of the gears have been correctly placed, they will move ‘round and ‘round with a simple turn of the knob, encouraging children's hands-on exploration and discovery. And as a lively bonus, Busy Buddy’s eyes blink and ears wiggle when the gears move. For ages 9 months and up. 3/20/2013
Ages 3 months to 24 months.The Octo-Brush from Baby Banana is a 100% silicone toothbrush and teether in one. The unique design of this product has nubs, bumps and suction cups on its unique tentacles, making teething and brushing 8 times more exciting for little ones. Specially engineered token bristles on the underside of the tentacles help children get used to manipulating a cleaning device in their mouths, while still having fun and being able to hold the Octo-Brush all on their own! 3/1/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Playskool Big Hugs Elmo by HASBRO INC.
Little ones are sure to fall in love with Hasbro's first feature Elmo toy that can hug them back! When tots give their red furry friend a hug, Elmo will wrap his arms around them to show how much he loves them! This cuddly 22-inch lifelike Elmo has flexible arms and a soft head. He sings a sweet song about hugs and a bedtime lullaby, and encourages pretend play. This all new design makes the BIG HUGS ELMO Hasbro's largest, cuddliest, most lifelike Elmo interactive plush ever! Requires four AA batteries, not included. — David Hesel, owner of The Toy Shop of Concord Inc in Concord, Mass., told TDmonthlyin a May 2013 survey that "Anything Elmo" is their best-selling licensed toy. 2/26/2013 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Soft Blocks by SOFT BLOCKS LLC
Soft Blocks are soft, interlocking blocks that are safe for kids to use. It doesn't hurt to step on them, and kids won't pinch their fingers or have trouble pulling the blocks apart.
Pound & Roll Tower by MELISSA & DOUG
Knock the four brightly colored balls through the holes, then watch and listen as they roll down the ramps. Sturdy wooden hammer included. — Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass., told TDmonthly in a February 2013 survey that they sold six of this item during the holidays, "which is a big number for a smaller store." 2/13/2013 (Price: $19.99)
Adora’s GiggleTime™ Babies...just give them a hug and they emit a contagious “giggle”! At just over 16 ounces GiggleTime™ Babies are easy to take along in their very own baby carrier. You will adore them from their little button noses...to their tiny little hands and feet. Each handmade doll is with open and close eyes is created in our exclusive, lightly baby powder scented, Gentle Touch™ vinyl. They are perfect for cuddling with their soft doeskin body and bean bag weighted bottom.
Adora BathTime™ babies are the perfect doll for the bath, pool or any water fun! Each BathTime™ baby comes with their very own washcloth and removable animal themed bath robe that when taken off shows the adorably cute swimsuit printed body. From their tiny little noses to their belly buttons . . . they are absolutely adorable, a perfect blend of sweetness and love for infants on up. Their exclusive “QuikDri™” body will dry in no time and ready to play again.
Features: • Ready to Splish-Splash in the Bath or pool • Machine Washable • Open and close eyes • Handmade with love • Already in my swimsuit! 2/12/2013 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Adora’s SnuggleTime™ Babies are absolutely adorable, a perfect blend of sweetness and love for infants on up. Their removable flower “hoodies” are made of ultra soft and cuddly microfiber plush available in three blooming colors. They are perfect for cuddling from their Gentle Touch™ vinyl head to their soft, squeezable bodies.
The beads on the bus go round and round, and up and down and over and under. This wooden bead maze bus is on a roll. The curvy maze at the top, peek-a-boo window, sliders, turning tiles, spinning gear, and wheels will keep tots learning and having fun. A great early learning toy for developing visual stimulation, hand eye coordination and cause and effect. Just the right size for small hands, the bus measures 10.5” long. For ages 10 mos and up. 2/8/2013 (Price: $44.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bumblebee Stick by UNDER THE NILE
Measuring 7", our new Bumble Bee Stick Toy is a great teether for little ones. Small enough for little hands and colorful enough to keep their attention. Made with the finest 100% GOTS certified organic Egyptian cotton. Launch date: March 2013. 1/18/2013 (Price: $9.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Animal Puzzle Book by MELISSA & DOUG
Help each magnetic animal find its place and environment. This magnetic book with removable pieces is "bound" to amuse and educate with pet, farm, wild and undersea animal shaped magnetic pieces. — As of 1/17/2013 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Good for travel; Easy enough for young children but challenging enough to hold their interest. Cons: Pictures begin to fade after a while. — In a November 2013 survey, Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly that puzzles, especially from Melissa & Doug, are a best-selling education toy. 1/18/2013 (Price: $16.99)
Eight multi-colored, precision tuned metal bars give any toddler room to make bright and colorful sounds. Includes child safe mallet and attractive vinyl carry case. — As of 1/17/2013 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: durable; clear sound; notes are on the correct scale. Cons: Some reviewers mentioned the paint scratched on the keys after a month of use. 1/18/2013 (Price: $25.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
WORKING TRIO Dump Trucks by DISCOVERY TOYS INC.
Three dump trucks deliver important concepts related to volume, size and distance. Dumpsters are sturdy, stackable, and friction driven. Colors may vary. 7 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 8" (19 cm x 10 cm x 20 cm). 1/18/2013 (Price: $39.99)
easy swaddle™ by ADEN & ANAIS INC.
Creating a perfect, secure swaddle that doesn't come undone is easier than ever. The softness and breathability of our signature cotton muslin combined with an innovative shape and snaps, makes the aden + anais easy swaddle perfect for swaddling—in just 4 simple steps. 1/16/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
coco go by BLOOM
coco go is a 3-in-1 lounger, rocker and stationary baby seat. Adjustable to 3 positions; fully lie-flat, reclined & upright, coco go is perfect for relaxing, sleeping and playing. With its patented flat-fold design and high quality custom carry-bag, the light-weight coco go is ideal for travel. The padded machine-washable seat cleverly conceals a 2-speed vibration unit and features a 5-point safety harness and bloom’s new smart-buckle; coco go provides snug and luxurious comfort for baby no matter where life takes you. Launch date: May 2012. 1/15/2013 (Price: $200.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bright Starts Chime Along Friend by KIDS II
These pink plush animal friends swing and chime with a shake. Colorful fringes add texture and explorability. Best of all, baby can take the fun anywhere as the toy's easy-grip rubber clip attaches to almost anything. 1/15/2013 (Price: $4.99)