2018 Top Toys for 0-12 Months Newborns & Infants

By Aric Klar | Toy Guides

Nov 01

Check out our favorite products for newborns and infants!

A babies development starts immediately as they start to learn how to navigate the outside world. Within the first few months, babies learn to smile, first at themselves then back at you, track objects with their eyes and grasp the things around them. At Toyology Toys, we believe those first few months are crucial and our goal is to curate products that encourage these developmental milestones.  From the NogginStick that encourage visual tracking to our STEW for grasping, teething, and stacking. Here’s our list of top toys everything else in between your babies first few months of life!

 

Dimpl

A baby’s favorite attention toy!

Ages: 6 months & up
  • 5 brilliant silicone colors to keep a child’s attention for hours
  • Great for babies and toddlers 10 months and up
  • Portable size to be able to take it anywhere
  • Made of food-grade silicone and BPA-free
  • Encourages sensory exploration
  • Enables color recognition
  • Keeps a child’s attention
  • Engages a child in cause-and-effect learning
     

Dimpl Duo

Textures, colors, shapes, and words!

Ages: 1+
  • Unique tablet featuring silicone buttons, textured shapes, and words written in Braille
  • Encourages sensory exploration, tactile learning, shape learning, color learning, reading skills
  • A beautifully tactile early learning experience
  • On one side, buttons embossed with shapes, labeled with shape names in English and Braille
  • Other side – Buttons are smooth, colors labeled in English and Braille
  • Buttons are a delight to feel, push, and pop
  • Includes one Dimpl Duo
  • Buttons made with 100% food-grade silicone
  • BPA-Free!
  • High quality design and materials – Lasting durability, exceptionally safe
– courtesy of Fat Brain Toys

Vivian, age 1, playing with Dimpl Duo

Spoolz

Stacking has never been so fun!

Ages: 1+
  • Busy For Hours
  • Encourages fine motor skills and creativity
  • Color Recognition
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Hand-Eye Coordination

Hudson, age 4, likes using Spoolz with his 1 year old sister!

Whirly Squigz

Each Whirly Squigz is made of 100% high-quality silicone that’s colorful, pleasant to touch, and safe for teething.

Ages: 10 months & up
  • Set of 3 colorful silicone spinners
  • Encourages fine motor skills, sensory exploration, cause-effect learning
  • A mesmerizing experience for the hands and eyes
  • Spinners made of 100% high quality, food-grade silicone – Perfect for teething
  • Each features a suction cup on one side, swirl-textured dome on the other
  • Sticks to any smooth, flat, non-porous surface
  • Spin wonderfully smooth and fast
  • Bearings made of high-quality plastic – Won’t rust or degrade in the tub
  • Includes 3 Whirly Squigz – One with 2 propellers, one with 3, and one with 4
  • BPA-Free, fully safety tested
  • High-quality design and materials – Lasting durability and safety
– courtesy of Fat Brain Toys

Glo Pals

Glo Pals are pure light up fun!

Ages: 3+
  • Liquid-activated bath cubes make bathtime an absolute party! Fun in the tub or pull them out for a spectacular water play.
  • Each Glo Pal has a face and will smile on the surroundings of the tub.
  • 8 hours of battery life makes them ideal for lasting use and loads of fun.
  • Dim the lights and have a disco party atmosphere in the tub with these magic cubes.
  • Liquid-activated light cubes teach children cause and effect. Dip them in the water and they turn on instantly. Take them out and they turn off!
  • Glo Pals are a sensory party in the tub. Children will be begging for their own personal light show.
     
     

Color Me: Who's In The Pond?
Bath Book

This beautifully illustrated bath book will magically change color when you dip it in water.

Ages: 0+
  • Introduces colors and animals
  • Great for bathtime!
  • Squeezable
  • Lightweight
– courtesy of Wee Gallery

Roll Again Tower

It’s endless ball run fun!

Ages: 1+
  • Ball run featuring unique mechanism that sends all balls rolling at once
  • Encourages fine motor skills, spatial reasoning skills, cause-and-effect, psychomotor skills
  • Tactile exploration is on a roll!
  • Lift ball from the switch at the bottom, all the other balls are sent rolling down one level in unison
  • Drop the ball into the funnel at the top, lift the next ball to do it all over again
  • Chunky pieces are easy for little hands to grasp and maneuver
  • Includes ball run tower, 5 balls
  • Easy assembly – Instructions included
  • Movement is completely mechanical – No batteries required
  • BPA-Free, fully safety tested – Exceptionally safe
  • High-quality materials and construction – Lasting durability
– courtesy of Fat Brain Toys

Light N Music
Friends Ball

Roll and crawl with the most entertaining soft musical ball with stars that flash and twinkle and animal friend faces.

Ages: 3 months & up
  • Battery operated motion activated soft lights and music ball.
  • Toss, shake, tap or roll to activate the lights and music.
  • Twinkly stars light up and flash to the music and sounds.
  • Three friendly farm animals with multiple soft textures and crinkly ears.
  • Ideal for floor play, or easily connects to stroller or crib with the Yookidoo Fun Link for fun on the go.
  • On/off button – for silent play (no lights).
  • Specially designed for tiny hands.
– courtesy of Yookidoo

Light N Music First Book 

A double sided flashing book for multiple development stages!

Ages: 0+
  • Battery operated first soft toy book with lights and music.
  • 10 colorful faces light and flash in sequence.
  • Multiple textures and colors, crinkly parts and a baby safe mirror.
  • 2 modes of classical music (Haydn and Chopin) – 10 minutes each.
  • Mute mode for silent play.
  • Easily attaches to the crib, pram or stands upright on the floor.
  • Easily folds for on-the-go uses.
– courtesy of Yookidoo

Shape Sorter Xylophone

Is it a piano or a puzzle?

Ages:  12 months & up
  • Multifunctional Shape Sorter Xylophone is a piano, xylophone and shape sorting game all rolled into one!
– courtesy of Hape

Noggin Stick

Your baby’s first learning toy!

Ages: 0-1
  • The base of the NogginStik makes a soft rattle sound to please the ears

  • Lights up red, blue and green to stimulate a baby’s eyes and to encourage visual tracking

  • Easy to hold handle for mastering grasping and fun textures to delight the sense of touch

  • NogginStik® will help you begin to encourage her beginning milestones from the day she is born!

  • Best Toy Award Winner!

 

– courtesy of SmartNoggin

Vivian with the NogginStik!

STEW

A Fun, Safe, Educational, Stacking & Chewing Toy for Babies!

Ages: 0-12 months

Chewable & Safe • Educational & Developmental • Amazing Textures • Stacks for easy on-the-go

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Creative Thinking
  • Cognition

Pic N Pop

A unique walk-behind toy that gets your little one moving! 

Ages: 1.5+
  • One click of the button launches a colorful ball from the chute

  • Teaches cause and effect

  • A simple-to-operate toy that gets your toddler toddling

  • Perfect for use either indoors or outdoors.

– courtesy of TOMY

About the Author

Aric Klar is owner, co-founder and CEO of Toyology Toys