10 Toys for a Baby or Toddler that Have High Safety Standards
Little Champs Activity Football
The Little Champs Activity Football from Little Tikes is appropriate for babies and toddlers 6 months to 36 months. It is an electronic football-shaped toy with lights and sounds to stimulate sensory skills. This safe and educational toy will be loads of fun for many babies and toddlers.
Step2 Real Projects Workshop
Real Projects Workshop from Step2 is most appropriate for toddlers. Made from soft foam, the sturdy pieces meant to resemble wood provide fun practice of fine motor skills. A child can create many different structures with the tools and pieces in this child-sized workshop. It comes with a working table, interlocking pieces, as well as nuts and bolts that can be easily fastened by children.
Infantino Stick and Spin High Chair Pal
Designed for babies 6 months and up, the Infantino Stick and Spin High Chair Pal is versatile as well as educational. This safe and cost-effective baby toy can be attached to most strollers or high chairs, using the suction cup attached to the toy.
Tonka Wheel Driver Scoot 'N Scoop 3-in-1 Ride-On
This is a ride-on version of the popular and sturdy Tonka trucks. Suitable for children 9 months to 3 years of age, this triple-duty truck is a wonderful addition to a little one's collection. This toy helps with transitioning from crawling to walking, as it can be used a walker. It can be used as a digging tool as well, before or after the child has learned to walk. Once at the walking stage, the child can then ride on the truck. It is definitely a bargain, considering it is not only safe, but has multiple fun and stimulating purposes.
Tinkertoy is a classic building set that is safe for toddlers over the age of 3 years. Tinkertoy uses fine motor skills and also brings out creativity and imagination. Tinkertoy can be purchased in various building sets, both small and large.
Like Tinkertoy, Lincoln Logs is another classic set of building toys. With Lincoln Logs, children can create miniature log cabins and other log structures. Your child can enjoy these wonderful safe toys that help develop fine motor skills and creativity. Lincoln Logs can also be found at many toy retailers. Since there are some small parts, this toy is for toddlers aged 3 years and up.
Playskool Busy Basics Busy Bouncin' Zoo
Designed for infants and toddlers 1 year old and up, the Playskool Busy Basics Busy Bouncin' Zoo is great for motor skills. The children use the plastic hammer to pound different buttons of the toy to create animal sounds and cause animals to pop up. You can affordably keep your toddler entertained and practicing motor skills.
Leap Frog Learn and Groove Color Play Drum
This safe educational toy is designed for infants and toddlers 6 months and up. They can learn colors, opposites, and counting in both English and Spanish, as well as get in some musical and physical play with this electronic interactive toy drum.
Hooked On Phonics Discover Reading Toddler Edition
This is what you could call a safe toy with a purpose. Hooked On Phonics is well-known for its innovative and educational products and this one is no different. While not exactly a toy in the traditional sense, children will have loads of fun learning essential reading skills. This program is designed for toddlers 18 - 36 months old.
Melissa and Doug Shape Sorting Cube
This durable, cute, and safe toy is great for holding a toddler's attention, while teaching them shapes, colors, and hand-eye coordination. The child can see all the colors and shapes and match them to the cube. The colorful shapes are also great for clanging around, which toddlers like to do. The recommended safety age for this colorful shape cube is 2-4 years.
*As with any toy, these toys do not replace the need for parental supervision. Accidents can happen, even with the best safety ratings. Always use caution and always supervise your baby or toddler.