We field many questions from parents, grandparents and others looking for fun, educational toys, and we enjoy providing insightful, personalized answers. In an effort to help more of you who may have similar inquiries, we will now feature your popular and interesting questions!
Our first question comes from Kelly H., a shopper in our State College, PA store.
Kelly’s Question: As timing would have it, there are three(!) baby showers in my family this month. I tend to give a similar gift basket-style present at showers, but I really don’t want to show up at each with the same thing! Can you give me some ideas of the latest and greatest in baby toys?
Growing Tree Toys’ Answer: A good reply is probably what the toy store employees choose to give to their own friends and family! Our top choice is definitely Cloud B’s Twilight Turtle (and its friends, the Twilight Sea Turtle and the Twilight Ladybug). Turn off the lights and the plush creatures with hard shells (or wings for the ladybug) project actual constellations onto the ceiling! A soothing toy for babies, we can report that older kids and adults like them as well!
Another plush favorite is perfect for when you know whether the proud parents-to-be are going to have a boy or a girl. Super-soft Bear Baby Mats come in pink and blue with a huge surface for playtime or naptime. The new baby’s new best friend is 31″ long – perfect for growing babies – and parents will love him too, as he is machine washable AND is reinforced with a non-slip material.
How about a colorful toy that promotes multi-sensory fun? At only $14.95, the two foot-long Musical Inchworm Baby Toy from Lamaze features eight segments that rattle, squeak, crinkle and jingle, and even a head that plays “If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands” when squeezed! And, parents can use the inchworm’s belly to measure their growing bambino – something new parents love to track!
For more, check out the Music ‘n Play Table by Chicco and Infantino Toys’ Pink Surfboard Tummy Time Mat. Also watch our whole Baby Toys category for new and exciting additions from this year’s Toy Fair! We guarantee you will find the best in baby toys to bestow upon parents-to-be – and be the hit of the shower.
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