The Infant Toys of 2021

She continues, “Sensory stimulation for babies is a key feature because that’s the way babies explore the world around them. Toys that are safe for babies to put in their mouths or that offer a lot of different textures, colors, patterns, and sounds will really help promote the development of a baby’s senses.”

When searching for baby gifts, it’s important to review the age guidelines on the packaging to make sure they are suitable for the newest family addition. New parents should be aware of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines that “soft objects, loose bedding, or any objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation should be kept out of the crib.” Keep the toys in a play space and get ready for some fun.

We’ve rounded up the best and most adorable toys for the little one in your family.




Suitable for babies from 0 to 24 months old, this toy is a mesmerizing maze of safe, soft, and continuous tubes. For gummy little ones, it’s a perfect baby teething toy and great for clutching and promoting two-handed play. Parents love that it easily clips on to a stroller. 

A versatile toy, these stacking cups can be fit together, stacked up, built like a tower, or played with in the bath. Each one has unique holes and a number printed on the bottom. Recommended for ages 6 months and up, the eight cups will provide lots of fun. 

Meant for babies 9 months old to toddlers 3 years old, this learning walker will provide lots of fun and versatility to engage young kids for a long time. Littlest ones can play with the detachable activity panel and early walkers can use this toy to help them move along. Parents appreciate how much is packed into this toy.