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Product Type: Toys
Award: Gold
Age: Infants
Review Year: 2013

 


2013 Award
Bunnies By the Bay Tadbits Buddy Blanket
(Bunnies By the Bay $30 Score:)

An unusual lovie, Tadbits is a soft shade of green plush with embroidered eyes and smiling mouth. He's a lot cuter in person than his photo...unless you don't like frogs. His head and long arms are attached to a soft blue embroidered blanket that is lined in blue satin. He is sort of the Frog Prince type, ready for hugging. Infants.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Bunnies By the Bay Blooming Blossom Buddy Blanket
(Bunnies By the Bay $30 Score:)

Blooming Blossom is an over the top lovie with her floppy ears and textured plush head and arms. Her head is attached to a grand pink plush embroidered blanket that is lined and ruffled with white satin. The might be a major diva if bunny lovies starred in operas. 

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Fisher Price Puppy & Friends Learning Table
(Fisher-Price $44.99 Score:)

There are many activities built into this interactive bi-lingual table. Babies can use this on the floor without the legs and it will then grow up for standing up toddlers with the addition of the legs. They can turn the plastic pages of a book, use the buttons on a phone that counts, make music on a small keyboard and hear more than 60 songs and phrases. Babies who are learning to stand and walk will use this to pull up on and to cruise around. Be forewarned, it is not weighted and on some surfaces the table will slide. In fact, some tots may try using it as a push-around toy. Will they learn their numbers or letters with this? Not really. But most babies will start using this before they are really talking and there are more important things to be learned at that stage than letters and numbers. This is one of those toys that plays repeated lessons giving tots hands-on experiences with cause and effect. By using little fingers they gain a sense of power in being able to make so many things happen. Marked 6 months-36 months, we think this will be of most interest to kids a little older than 6 months and younger than 36 months. That said, this is a pretty good activity table.

SNAP: Adaptable for floor or stand up action, this is a versitile toy that invites hands and fingers to make things happen.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Manhattan Toy Puppies-Go-Round
(Manhattan Toy $10 Score:)

Perfect for the high chair table, this spinning toy has a big suction cup that attaches to any table top. Colorful puppies spin with a swipe of the hand. One of those pleasing toys that lets baby make things happen. 6 months & up

SNAP: Encouraging children to reach out and make things happen is fun with this easy to activate toy. Just a swipe of the hand gets the puppies in motion. The suction cup is broad and holds pretty well on most surfaces.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013.

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2013 Awards
Earlyears Hooty Toot Owl
(International Playthings $12 Score:)

Hang this in the stroller, car carrier or pull it out of your bag of tricks. The fabric owl has multiple textures, patterns, and s little mirror for baby sightings. The legs have textured teethers for chomping on, too. With stitched features and crinkle in the wings, this is a multi-sensory toy for early play.

  

 

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Earlyears 'Lil Spinner Activity Roller
(International Playthings $19.99 Score:)

Ideal for sitting-up babies and to motivate crawling action. There a screen with a hologram that changes as it moves, a sliding bar with peek-a-boo faces. The wheels have their own activities; black and white patterns swirl and twirl on one wheel as it makes a ratchety sound; the other wheel has egg-shaped spinners. All in all, there are multiple activities for fine motor play as well as big motor action.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Sassy Activity Pig
(Sassy $11.99 Score:)

An eye catching pink piggie with hot pink satin ears lined with black and white stripes. Its legs are hot pink and yellow striped. Dangle this in the stroller or use it for early tracking and lap games. It makes a soft rattle sound as it bounces and the legs have crinkle sound when squeezed. Piggie comes with a black and white ring on top for hanging it in plain sight and has two rings attached to a leg that baby will eventually like grasping. With stitched features and short ribbon tabbies to finger, this is a perfect choice for shower gift or visiting the new baby.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Sassy Spin and Spill Bath Toy
(Sassy $7 Score:)

This looks like a high chair spinning toy and could be used that way. But, it is designed to be a bath toy. Use the suction cap base to position it in a not too full tub and make it spin by pouring water over the tops. Oddly the packaging shows it attached to the side of the tub,  but this would not work since the spinner will not hold water that way.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Mamas and Papas Jangly Lion
(Mamas & Papas $12.99 Score:)

A multi-colored fabric chime toy that will make a quiet sound as it is handled or hung in the stroller. It has lots of sensory explorations built-in: long velour knotties to finger, plastic pieces with textures to chomp on teething gums, a tiny mirror dangling from one arm and interesting patterns that dress up this orange faced critter with stitched features.

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Awards
Mamas and Papas Dangly Octopus
(Mamas and Papas $16.99 Score:)

Hang this in the stroller or carry it along for playtime hands-on fun. The happy looking octopus has safe stitched features, ribbons and knotties around the purple velour head. Its dangly legs are done in multiple colors and patterns and have sounds and textures to explore. Some legs are velour, some satin, and others are cotton. One even has a little mirror at the end, another has a squeaker inside, and one has good crinkle sounds. Infants from newborn and up

Age: Infants. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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