Toy Review: Toddler and Baby-Friendly Toys
As a mom to two-year-old Ryan and eight-month-old Leo, I'm always looking for good quality toddler and baby toys that are safe and entertaining for both boys.
Since it's just them and me on most days, I try to keep them playing together in one room or area of the house to be able to keep a close watch. It also promotes sharing, which big brother Ryan is doing better with every day!
Here are a few of our favorite shareable toys that we've been lately loving. If you have "two under two", this is for you!
Toys your baby and toddler can share:
1. Melissa and Doug Wooden Play Food
We love Melissa and Doug toys for their quality and educational value! This particular set of wooden foods are a blast to pretend play with—and they hold up to intense chewing from Leo.
Ryan loves to be the cashier at our make-believe grocery store while I shop with my baby Leo. Sometimes, Ryan and I are chefs on a cooking show and little Leo is our assistant chef who comes through with the essential ingredients (he helps with cleanup every once in a while, too).
2. People Toy Co Brain Builders and People Blocks
The People Toy Co Brain Builder toys are super cool + smart toys for babies aged newborn and up! Leo is especially loving his Educational Eddie Rattle that fits into his hand (and his mouth) perfectly. It has different parts so he can explore new textures safely. He also loves his Magic Reflection Ball that attaches to the floor or the table. Ryan isn't as much into playing with these toys as he is into taking them away from his little brother, oh you know, just for fun. They love to build together with the People Blocks!
3. KidKraft Train Table Set
A train table is a must-have in any home with little ones. It's a great imagination station for toddlers and pre-schoolers and easily doubles as a puzzle or craft table as your kids get older. This particular table by Kidkraft has rounded edges, so I don't worry about Leo bumping his head on something sharp when he's practicing his cruising moves and standing.
4. Schylling Speedster Car
Whenever Ryan gets bored of playing with the toys around the room, he hops on his Speedster Car and zooms away. Leo loves watching his brother zip around, and Ryan loves being the center of attention while he entertains his brother so it's a win-win-win. And, when the car is parked Leo loves practicing standing while honking the horn (repeatedly!).
We're always looking for new toys that both boys can play with. Which ones are your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!