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Think of our expert staff as that weary, seasoned friend, the veteran of child-rearing. Here at Magic Beans, we know which strollers our customers adore, and which toys kids can’t get enough of. read more
These top ten lists are composed of perennial favorites, including toys from Melissa & Doug that cultivate your child’s creativity and intelligence; stylish strollers from favorite brands like Bugaboo, Maclaren, UPPAbaby, and more; safe and reliable car seats from Chicco and Diono; baby gifts that will be the hit of the shower; and lots more!
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The Sunny Stroll Arch by Tiny Love has hanging toys that will cause babies to smile, laugh, and get busy grasping at it. It features a baby-activated propeller, a transparent sun prism, a flower mirror, and a rattling butterfly ball with an engaging, crinkly texture. We love how stimulating this arch is for young babies – between the colors, textures, and fabrics, there are a whole lot of things to discover and enjoy.
Build your child’s skills and imagination to new heights with the Stack N’ Nest Cups from International Playthings. Each Stack N’ Nest Cup is a different color, and has a raised shape on the bottom of the cup, for babies to explore.
This cute and appealing baby toy combines multiple engaging visual elements into one simple activity: knock the balls through the holes in the base, and watch them roll down the ramp.
The Whoozit Cosmic Bead Maze from Manhattan Toy is a fascinating and charming mini activity center for babies, loaded with fine motor activities and sensory fun. It has a water-based non-toxic finish, and is designed for babies from about 9 months and up.
These 9 soft, squeaker blocks with embossed pictures are so much fun!
The Whose House Shape Sorter, from Small World Toys is a soft fabric cube with square, round, and triangular holes that admit balls, cubes, and pyramids, each of which is an appealing toy on its own.
Neo Tobbles form a lovely wobbly pile that’s fun and challenging for small children to stack, and very satisfying to wiggle and knock down. Because Neo Tobbles are weighted, they wobble and spin, and they’re sized and weighted perfectly to fit into small hands.
This set includes a total of 7 balls to roll, bounce, squeeze and explore. The large ball conveniently stores the 6 smaller textured balls. Each has a different surface and color for baby to discover!
This adorable baby toy has a sweet, smiling monkey face serving as the “backboard” for a basket that encourages babies to insert, take out, or dump out the four numbered soft appliquéd balls.
This 5-sided activity box has moving gears, balls, blocks, and a maze, plus colors, motion, and a mirror to reflect your child's smile.