Sunday, December 18, 2016

Baby Toys: How to Hedge Your Bets and Purchase a Winner

Are you feeling lucky,
Punk Parent?
Because you’re about to partake in the annual gambling festival of toy shopping!
Now I’ll admit,  toy shopping for older kids is actually fun.
They create their cute little “Santa Lists” and you go through with the red-pen-of-death and decide which requests are reasonable (e.g. “a Lego playset”) and which earn a chuckle and a cross-out (e.g.”my own room,” “a pet tiger, ” “different sibling”).
Toy shopping for a baby or toddler, though…that’s a gamble.
After all, he can’t tell you, “Mom, I’d really enjoy a Nubble Rumbler.”
You have to guess.
The good news is that even if you guess wrong, your baby will enjoy tearing off the paper and playing with the box. 
The bad news is that if that happens, you’ve just flushed $30 down the toilet and earned an extra errand to Goodwill.
At the bottom of this article, I’ve provided two ways to help you hedge your baby toy shopping bets.
But first, let me show some of the award-winning, innovative, and highly-parent-rated baby toys that increase the odds of opening up a “play until it wears out” winner.

Smartest Baby Toys
for 0-3 Month Olds

1.  Obie Rollie Rattles by Mary Meyer
2.  B Hug Links by Toysmith
3.  Treetop Friends Activity Mat by SkipHop
4.  Bandana Buddies by SkipHop
5.  Firefly Frog by Cloudb
6.  Big Red Rocket by Uncle Milton; Pretty RainbowHappy MoonSunny Smiles7. Nogginsticks by SmartNoggin
8. Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat by Fisher Price
9.  Babyplay Tummy Time Mat by Mamas and Papas
10.  Sunny Day Activity Book by Manhattan Toy