2016-2017 Best Toys for Babies

 
Baby with purple sunglassesMore than toys for any other age, picking the right playthings for babies is important — interest, entertainment, development and of course safety are all factors that come into play. This year’s ten best baby toys are excellent choices, having not only the “fun factor,” but also have received wonderful positive reviews from parents and other shoppers.

What’s here: On this page is a list of the ten best baby toys through the 2016 Christmas holiday season and into 2017, based on both popularity (by sales) and high consumer ratings. Toys included are for babies of various ages from infancy to about 2 years of age, and are focused toward child development and basic education.

For shoppers: For those of you shopping online for baby toys, one or more online merchants have been hand-picked for low prices, product availability as well as trusted and safe reputation. Links directly to product reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow
2. Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says
3. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
4. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
5. VTech Musical Rhymes Book
6. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
7. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck
8. Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
9. Mega Bloks Big Building Bag
10. Infantino Grow-with-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

1. Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow

Price: $18.15
You save: $11.84 (39 %)
50 new from $12.9924 used from $13.60

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

In 1st place of the top 10 baby toys for 2016-2017, here is Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow.

BeatBowWow is a dancin’, singin’ pup with an adorable, friendly expression, rainbow-colored and numbered ears, and a light-up, waggin’ tail. Babies will love moving and grooving to the fun, familiar sing-along songs. BowWow also teaches numbers, counting, colors, and movement.

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Fisher-Price Dance and Move BeatBowWow

$32.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 7:13:03 PDT
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Fisher Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBowWow Developmental Learning Toy 9M+

$13.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 12:03:36 PDT
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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBowWow

$23.66
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 12:05:03 PDT
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2. Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says

Price: $14.93
You save: $0.06 ( %)
50 new from $13.592 used from $11.50

Ages: 1 1/2 to 5

Second in line among the best baby toys this year is Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says.

Farmer Eddie is an inspirational cowboy at the center of his flip-book, double-sided farm. Kiddos pull the lever to hear fun animal facts, sounds, and songs, like Old MacDonald and the Farmer in the Dell. Simply give it a spin!

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Fisher-Price Little People See 'n Say® Farmer Eddie™ Says Free Sh

$12.54
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 12:06:55 PDT
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Fisher-Price Little People See n' Say Farmer Eddie Says NEW IN BOX

$14.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 9:27:26 PDT
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Fisher-Price Little People See n Say Farmer Eddie Says

$18.74
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 12:33:44 PDT
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3. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Ages: 9 mos to 3 years

Hitting third on the list is a multiple-year returning favorite among baby and toddler toys – VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker.

The Sit-to-Stand Walker is packed with colorful learning fun. Choose between cool lavender or bright orange. The front is packed with buttons, rollers, spinners, handles, and other awesome “press me” stuff. The back features a handle, great for learning-to-walk beginners.

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Sit To Stand Learning Walker Developmental Baby Toys VTech Pink

$41.09
End Date: Wednesday Mar-29-2017 12:00:07 PDT
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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

$13.00
End Date: Sunday Apr-16-2017 13:36:41 PDT
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VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker (Frustration Free Packaging) Orange

$43.48
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 12:51:56 PDT
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4. Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

Price: $7.74
You save: $2.25 (23 %)
33 new from $7.740 used

Ages: Birth to 2 years

Another returning pick – Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes comes in next on the list.

For road trips with baby, Take Along Tunes is heaps of musical fun, complete with a caterpillar handle and colorful beads. The front features an LED screen with musical notes, perfect for learning sing-along songs and listening to familiar melodies.

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Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy

$9.11
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 3:26:04 PDT
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Take Along Tunes Musical Toy Baby Einstein Easy Grip 7 Classical Tunes Kids II

$10.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 22:22:08 PDT
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New Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Baby Toddler Music & Sound Toy Free Shipping

$7.25
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 20:56:01 PDT
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5. VTech Musical Rhymes Book

Price: --
55 new from $16.790 used

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

The VTech Musical Rhymes Book also holds its own as one of the best toys for babies for 2016 and into 2017.

Lovin’ this book! This musical sing-along and read-along is a flip-book with fun characters, like a cat, pup, and teddy bear. There are 6 classic nursery rhymes inside, complete with 5 rainbow-colored piano buttons and 40 baby-friendly, familiar songs.

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Musical Rhymes Book Baby Toddler Pre-K Educational Learning Interactive Toy New

$40.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 11:11:30 PDT
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VTech Rhyme and Discover Book Musical Sounds Lights Baby Toy

$8.65 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Mar-29-2017 12:31:16 PDT
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Rhyme and Discover Book Baby Toddler Interactive Educational Musical Toy VTech

$23.33
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 11:25:55 PDT
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6. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks comes in at #6 on the list.

The First Blocks box set comes with fun shapes, a colorful container, and a removable lid with shape cutouts. Kiddos also get a carry-anywhere handle. Babies will hone their fine motor and sorting skills, alongside colors and shapes.

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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Babys First Blocks

$8.88
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 6:52:42 PDT
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U PICK Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Shape Sorter REPLACEMENT Block

$4.49
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 12:20:22 PDT
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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks

$8.88
End Date: Wednesday Apr-5-2017 12:14:16 PDT
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7. VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck

Price: --
44 new from $12.590 used

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

Marking its own spot at 7th of the top baby toys for 2016-2017 – VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck.

The Drop and Go is a colorful dump truck with 3 boulders, a puppy driver, and a kitten passenger. The truck comes with drop-off bucket and a haul-around string. There are also 3 educational buttons with sounds of real tools.

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VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck - Online Exclusive New

$15.27
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 1:25:24 PDT
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VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck, New, Free Shipping

$21.72
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 1:28:29 PDT
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VTech Drop and Go Dump Truck - New, Free Shipping

$21.93
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 2:12:52 PDT
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8. Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Price: $7.96
You save: $2.03 (20 %)
29 new from $6.990 used

Ages: 6 months and up

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball makes it as one of the top picks in developmental baby toys this year.

Babies love feeling different textures and looking at interesting colors and patterns. The Bumpy Ball is a roll-everywhere, toss-anywhere ball with fabric bumps. Some have beads inside the bumps, and others rattle or crinkle. Lots-a designs for mega sensory stimulation.

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Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

$7.51
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 12:11:15 PDT
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Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

$6.46
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 13:53:42 PDT
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Sassy Baby Bumpy Ball Developmental Toy

$7.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-16-2017 11:18:38 PDT
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9. Mega Bloks Big Building Bag

Price: $15.11
176 new from Too low to display2 used from $13.15

Ages: 1-5

Mega Bloks Big Building Bag comes in as the #9 spot on the list.

Available in classic blue, pink, or light blue, this builders’ bag comes with 80 chunky, easy-grasp blocks. Perfect for building whatever your babe can dream up. There are a few special shapes for houses and towers. Includes zippered bag.

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Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag 80-Piece (Classic) Blue

$16.19
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 0:26:14 PDT
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Mega Bloks DCH62 First Builders Big Building Bag, 80-Piece, Pink

$11.79
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 17:33:56 PDT
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Bag Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Classic 80 Piece Kids Blocks Blue Set

$20.26
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 10:36:16 PDT
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10. Infantino Grow-with-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

Price: $49.99
You save: $0.35 (1 %)
36 new from $49.992 used from $43.49

Ages: Birth to 3 years

And – the final item on the list of the top ten baby toys is the Infantino Grow-with-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit.

How awesome is this?! The original gym for babies becomes a ball pit for toddlers. It starts out as a sea turtle, complete with a crisscross of soft tubes and hang-down toys. Then it becomes a ball pit, with mesh sides and colorful, plastic balls. The turtle’s head is storage.

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Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

$48.83
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 23:20:37 PDT
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Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit New

$47.92
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 0:12:03 PDT
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Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

$51.16
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 10:47:54 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/13/16.

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