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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 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.
The Skip Hop Hedgehog Accordion baby toy provides delightful early cause-and-effect play for curious babies, with a sweet hedgehog face, a rubberized accordion body, rubberized details for teething, and sliding beads.
The Lamaze Soft Chime Garden features happy flower friends with smiling faces; when babies bat at them, the flowers light up and play gentle chiming music. There are three soft and soothing sound modes: a single musical note, a song segment, and a complete song.
Thrill your baby with Stretch the Giraffe, a sweet plush character that features lots of fun surprises. This infant toy is brightly-colored and has legs that rattle, crinkle, squeak, and chime to interest kids at a range of ages, from newborn to 2 years old. Attach it to your stroller, carrier, or diaper bag!
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.
By pulling on the ribbons and Whoozit, babies can activate a jiggle mechanism and entertain themselves to no end. The Whoozit Wiggle comes in bright, bold patterns and stimulates gross motor skills as well as visual and auditory awareness.
Perfect for all ages, Munchkin’s Mozart Magic Cube inspires creativity and interactive play while teaching how sounds combine to create eight classical music masterpieces by the master composer.
Mind-Shapes by Manhattan Toy are a retro-designed set of three blocks with different shapes and high-contrast graphics, but they are all pillow-soft and great for tummy time or stacking practice.