These Car Seat Toys Prevent Fussy Babies From Driving *You* Crazy

The best car seat toys will soothe and entertain even the smallest of babies all car ride long. Parents from all walks of life can agree on one thing: There are few things more gut-wrenching and stress-inducing than being stuck in a car while your baby loses their shit (except, maybe, being stuck on a plane while this happens). Especially when you can’t do a damn thing about it. But you have the power to prevent these headache-inducing car rides with a baby car seat toy. Even better, some double as baby stroller toys that can hook onto both strollers and car seats for easy portability and unlimited on-the-go entertainment.

Some of our favorite car seat/stroller toys incorporate brightly colored friends that make just enough sound to keep Baby’s attention. (Yes, it may be counterintuitive, but the most effective recipe for a peaceful car ride is getting a baby car seat toy that makes a little noise.) Got a fresh-out-of-the-oven newborn? An infant car seat toy is still a must-have. Let’s get real, nobody wants to stare at the back of a seat, no matter how many days they’ve been alive.

Call it a stroller toy or a car seat toy, we as seasoned parents prefer to call them lifesavers. And who can’t justify the necessity of owning a few sanity-saving toys that will get you through the early years of parenthood?

Best Baby Car Seat Toys

Lamaze Freddie The Firefly Car Seat Toy

With over 12,000 reviews and a perfect 5-star rating, Freddie the Firefly from Lamaze is easily one of the most popular multi-sensory car seat toys among parents. “I purchased this for my 4-month-old for tummy time and car rides,” reviews one mom on Amazon. “When I opened the package, my husband joked, ‘man, they really stuck every distracting thing they could fit onto that toy,’ and it’s true! The whole toy crinkles, there is a squeaker, a mirror, rings, a teether, bright colors on one side, and black and white colors on the back.” This oversized stroller toy is just as engaging cruising around town as it is hanging at home. And for those fun-loving petite princesses, check out Fifi the Firefly, which has lots of bells and whistles like Freddie.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Baby Einstein Tunes With Neptune Musical Toy Bar

The Baby Einstein musical toy bar is perfect for the babe on the go who needs a great distraction. Engaging lights and over 45 songs in 3 different languages will keep your little traveler movin’ to the music with the push of the button (which happens to be perfectly placed on the turtle’s belly, we’d like to add). “My baby loves these toys. He’s always hated his car seat and this helps a lot. The music is not annoying (yay me!) and the light that flashes during the music isn’t too bright for nighttime drives.” reviews one Amazon customer. Installation is as simple as velcro-ing the toy bar onto your infant car seat, and you’re set to groove. When Baby is ready for a dance break, they will love shaking the red crab rattle and grabbing at the toy rings Mr. Octopus is holding. The Tunes with Neptune musical toy will make each car ride an undersea adventure that Baby will love – and so will Mom, since Baby won’t be screaming.

$9.99 AT AMAZON

Lil' Jammerz Musical Plush Toys

Get your little one rockin’ with a personalized playlist with the Lil’ Jammerz. The musical trio consists of a microphone with a volume-regulated Bluetooth speaker, a rattling plush orange guitar, and a squeaky round drum.  “Cool, smart, and fun!” reviews one Amazon customer. “I’m especially impressed by the sound quality and volume limit of the speaker, which is my priority as it will be very very near to babies when music is played. My 8-month-daughter LOVES these musical pals very much. We’re asked about them everywhere we go. It’s a perfect baby gift because these three little guys are so unique and fun!” Each lovable band member easily attaches to a stroller or car seat with heavy-duty velcro, so you can feel free to bring the jams anywhere you go. 

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Best Infant Car Seat Toys

Infantino Spiral Car Seat Activity Toy

Coil this soft spiral car seat toy onto any infant car seat handle or stroller bumper bar for instant fun. Heck, you could even wrap it on a crib if you really needed to (only while you’re supervising, of course). The adorable baby toy features 4 unique hanging toys with a mirror, rattle, crinkly toy, and teething ring to keep your precious cargo traveling happy. “Love this stroller toy for the car!” raves one parent on Amazon. “I was looking for one where it’s safe to use in the car and this one was perfect. The colors and shapes really attract my baby’s attention: shiny soft plastic mirror, hard plastic rings, the cow rattles (but not so much that it’s annoying), and the bee is easy to grab. It’s kept her entertained during dinners and it’s soft!” But don’t limit yourself to the car seat and stroller; this spiral activity toy is a great all-around,e on-the-go toy for busy babies. 

$10.88 AT AMAZON

Blppldyci Wind Chime Car Seat Toys

Give Baby not 1, but 4 adorable animal friends to keep them company while out on the town. The brightly colored 4-pack includes a lovable lion, elephant, cat, and of course, a mischievous monkey. Although adorable just to look at, these soft stroller toys feature built-in chimes that make soft soothing sounds each time they move. And if your LO gets a hold of one of these furry friends, they can soothe sore chompers on the nontoxic teether attached to each toy. “Of all the purchases I’ve made lately, these little rattles are some of my favorites!” raves one mama on Amazon. “The quality is superb. Colors are bright and cheerful. Lots to look at, talk about, and play with for a babe. I love the hooks on top as they can easily be hung on a car seat, playmat, bouncer, etc.” And having 4 separate car seat toys means you are always prepared with an extra friend in your diaper bag for meltdowns and emergencies.  

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Taf Toys North Pole Feet Fun Infant Car Toy

Turn the backseat into an arctic wonderland complete with penguins and ice cream with this entertaining infant car toy from Taf Toys. Specially designed for rear-facing car seats, the car toy attaches to the headrest and hangs over the back of the seat to entertain Baby while on the road.  One parent reviews on Amazon, “I think we have the only baby on the planet that does not like riding in the car. She always fusses the whole time we have to ride somewhere. Once we put this in place on the back of the passenger seat where she could look at it, she quieted right down. No more fussing! Worth its weight in gold!”  The attached hanging toys will not only entertain but can’t be thrown immediately upon entering the baby’s hands – which means no more breaking your back searching for missing toys in the backseat. And Baby will love moving the rollers with their little tootsies, too!

$24.95 AT AMAZON

Best Baby Stroller Toys

Tiny Love Stroller Arch

Keep busy babies happily occupied in their strollers with the multisensory stroller arch from Tiny Love. But, why stop at strollers when the Arch can go everywhere? “My son is 6 weeks now and literally just stares at this. It gives me about 15-20 minutes of free time which I think will increase as he gets older. I attach this to ANYTHING: The play yard, car seat, Halo bassinet, and his swing,” reviews one satisfied Amazon customer. The Arch includes 8 different developmental activities to engage Baby for a peaceful walk, ride, or twenty minutes of mommy alone time. Better yet, the stroller arch comes in 4 vivid colorways with diverse woodland characters and activities, so you can get the perfect arch for your little one.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy

The sky’s the limit for entertainment with the Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Toy from Skip Hop. Your little one will be mesmerized with the vibrating cloud each time they give a tug to the easy-gras[e handle. Plus, this cute cloud is double the fun with two unique sides: A sunny daytime cloud on one side and a grey nighttime cloud with moon and all, on the other. “This toy has been a hit with both of my twins,” reviews on mom on Amazon. “I’ve got it hanging from a Chicco Keyfit 30. Both of my twins can reach this and love it. I have to peel their fingers off the cloud handle to get them buckled in because they grab it as soon as I put them in the seat. They love the crinkly star and pulling on the handle to make the toy vibrate.” The squeaky star and crinkly raindrop will not only add to the activity, but the noise they make will be a comfort since you’ll know Baby is safe and content in the backseat.

$9.99 AT AMAZON

Now that you’ve got a happy traveller, what other baby issues do you need to tackle?  We’ve got all the toys and baby gear recommendations from moms who know what’s up!

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No Toy Chest Is Complete Without Some Sesame Street Gear — Because Elmo Never Goes Outta Style

Ever see a toddler totally lose their shit for Elmo? Then you know the best Sesame Street toys will keep a Sesame fan delight for hours. Regardless if you s or Elmo’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard. Your kiddo is still a huge fan. Which means you are on the hunt for a Sesame Street bath toy or plush toy they will love (but won’t irritate the hell out of you). Yes, we admit it. Those adorably sweet characters often have voices so irritating they could test the patience of a monk. Good thing we’ve found Sesame Street plushies and interactive toys that know when to shut up. So you can enjoy some time to yourself while your little one is hanging with the crew from Sesame Street.

The classic program first aired in 1969 to facilitate preschool social-emotional and educational development. Since then, Sesame Street has become a pop culture right of passage. Our kids have sung their numbers with Elmo. They’ve watched Bert and Ernie exchange holiday gifts. And we’ve all laughed as Super Grover crashed into anything and everything. Also, Sesame Street has become a microcosm of American diversity. Embracing new characters with black, brown, blue and even green faces. Plus every single one of us have craved a home baked chocolate chip cookie after watching Cookie Monster annihilate a dozen. Sesame Street has been part of the American home life for over 50 years. No wonder everyone loves it!

Although we can’t tell you how to get to Sesame Street, we can point you in the direction of their best toys. From Sesame Street plush toys, to stackable blocks, and Sesame Street bath toys – we’ve found sure-to-be-hits for all your Big Bird fans!

*The letter of the day (or for this post) is S — for Spotted, ScaryMommy, Snuffleupagus, and Sesame Street.*

Best Sesame Street Toys

CreateOn Sesame Street Colors with Elmo Magna-Tiles

A toy that utilizes geometry, teaches kids their shapes and colors, all while providing hours of building fun with friends? That’s right, the CreateOn Magna-Tiles set features everyone’s favorite Sesame Street characters on the authentic magnetic building tiles kids of all ages love. “I ordered the Elmo Magna-Tiles as a gift for my grandson’s second birthday. He likes Sesame Street characters and puzzles, and Magna-Tiles are a variation of puzzles. My other grandchildren have different versions of Magna-Tiles, and they have provided endless hours of fun for many years. They also help expand creativity and motor skills so I think they’re worth the money. I even enjoy working with them!” raves one grandparent on Amazon. Add to your existing Magna-Tile collection or use the CreateOn Elmo, Big Bird, or Cookie Monster sets as a starting point to many more tiles and years of construction fun.

$39.95 AT AMAZON

Sesame Street Ride-On School Bus

Few things are more eye catching for a toddler than a big yellow bus full of kids, except maybe a big yellow bus with Elmo on it. Leave it to Sesame Street to create the ultimate ride-on toy with realistic engine sounds, a working steering wheel and of course Elmo at the helm, for hours of imaginative bus play. “I love it. (The bus) came fully assembled and my 2 year old loves it. I wish I had bought it sooner as it goes up to 36 months but I know I’ll get my money’s worth since he’s currently chasing the cats on it saying ‘beep, beep.’ Also, his sister is happy that he has stopped riding on her Barbie Motorhome.” reviews one Amazon customer. Featuring lively music, flashing lights and all their favorite Elmo phrases, the interactive ride-on toy builds fine motor skills with gears perfect for little fingers to turn and large colorful buttons they won’t want to stop pushing.

$36.69 AT AMAZON

Bright Starts Sesame Street Wooden Stacking Toy

Let your little one sort and stack the afternoon away with Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Elmo. The Bright Starts Sesame Street stacking toy features durable wooden pieces that are just the right size for little hands to grasp and organize. Your little one won’t even realize they are developing their eye hand coordination and spatial reasoning skills while they carefully work to thread the wooden pieces on the pegged board. Kiddos 18 months and over will love using their creativity to create their own characters as they mix and match their favorite monsters on Sesame Street. “Nicely made wooden toy,” reviews one happy Amazon customer. “The Sesame Street characters are well painted and the wood dowels are bendable at the base with elastic cording so no injury can occur if your little one lays or falls on it. My one year old loves this toy and so does his three year old sister. Great toy for hand and eye coordination!”

$9.99 AT AMAZON

Best Sesame Street Plush Toys

Gund Sesame Street Big Bird PlushToy

Who’s the sweetest (and tallest) friend on Sesame Street? The lovable Gund Big Bird is the perfect size (at 14 inches tall) for your Sesame super fan to take everywhere. Although it might look like your LO is strangling Big Bird, the thin neck on this adorable plushie is the perfect size for grips of all sizes. “There is no better Big Bird” reviews an Amazon customer. “The Gund stuffed toys are soft, durable and almost perfect depictions of the actual Sesame Street characters. Our granddaughter loves them. There are less expensive versions that are available, but why mess around with them when your little ones deserve the best?!” Looking for a specific Sesame Street character (other than lovable Big Bird) for your little to hug and hold? Gund has all your favorite friends including Ernie and Bert, Oscar the Grouch, Abby, and Grover in addition to fan favorites Emo and Cookie Monster.

$17.48 AT AMAZON

Playskool Sesame Street 123 Talking Cookie Monster Plush Friend

Kiddos will love learning their numbers with the most lovable, goofy friend on Sesame Street. Everyone’s favorite monster with an insatiable appetite for chocolate chip treats, the 123 talking Cookie Monster from Playskool will get any Sesame lover giggling and singing their numbers by counting cookies. “Really fun cookie monster doll,” reviews one happy Amazon customer. “It keeps my son busy laughing and dancing for at least 20-30 minutes every day! Cookie Monster is my son’s absolute favorite and this toy will not disappoint! We even bought 2 of these so we have one to keep at Grandma’s! I’d recommend getting one while you can because they’re not easy to find!” Although this monster is chatty (and yes he does sing), he knows when to quiet down so not to drive the adult in the house totally bonkers.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Pillow Pets Elmo Sleeptime Lite

A best friend for daytime cuddles as well as nighttime snuggles, the Elmo Pillow Pet will be your Sesame Street lover’s favorite stuffie. Elmo’s built-in night light has three lighting modes lulling your little one to sleep with colorful stars projected on the ceiling. “Perfect night light” reviews one happy parent on Amazon. “The boys (age 2 and 4) LOVE their pillow pets with stars that project on the ceiling. It’s so much fun that often the whole family will just sit mesmerized in their room looking up at the (projected) stars. It really is an amazing gift and has a wonderful 20 minute timer so you don’t waste the battery. These also don’t get hot to the touch which is awesome. My boys kept saying over and over, “I love my present!” I would highly recommend this for anyone who has small children and don’t want a traditional plug in nightlight. Who needs one when you can have portable fun with the pillow pet?”

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Best Sesame Street Bath Toys

Sesame Street Bathtub Squirter Toys

Your little will love taking a dip in the kiddie pool or soaking in the tub with their Sesame friends. The adorable trio is suited up and ready to hit the water – we especially love Cookie Monster’s swim trunks and Ernie’s rubber duckie swim floatie. “My 2-year-old son has become obsessed with Sesame Street, especially Cookie Monster. These were perfect for him! They are about 3 inches high and fit in his little hands. The plastic they are made of is very soft and easy to squeeze. A lot of bath toys we have found are so hard to get the water out of and that is not the case with these. The colors of the figurines are brilliant! So cute and adorable!” raves one Amazon customer. Not into the squirter hole on the bottom? Mom hack: hot glue gun the holes on the bottom and voila, no more accidental water shot in Mom’s or Baby’s face.

$11.77 AT AMAZON

Kappa Books Sesame Street Bath Time Bubble Books

Foster a love of reading when they are still young with the bathtime bubble books Abby’s Garden, Elmo at the Beach, and Elmo Rainy Day Fun. Each petite 4×4 waterproof book has eight squishy pages perfect for little fingers to easily turn and safe for little chompers to give them a gnaw. “Great for bathtime” reviews one Amazon customer. “So cute! My child loves it! Easy to clean and fun for the bath – I would definitely recommend! The white spot on Elmo’s nose is sunscreen- some reviews thought it was a defect. Overall, a very good book for the price. One note – it’s a good idea to place the book with the pages spread out until they dry.” Elmo and Abby will entertain any Sesame lover when they join in on the bathtub fun! But these mini books aren’t just for water. The easy to clean bubble books make perfect portable stroller toys and changing table entertainment because you know your Elmo enthusiast will launch their toy on the ground — probably over and over again.

$5.95 AT AMAZON

Now that Elmo lover is taken care of, what else does the fam need? We’ve got all the best kid gear and toys right here!

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The Best Baby Doll High Chairs For Play Lunch

Since baby dolls are a great way for kids to learn all about how to take care of others, your kid might need a baby doll high chair. Because babies gotta eat — even if they’re made of plastic. As all moms know, there’s a lot more that goes into parenthood than feeding and sleeping, but for children, it’s a wonderful way to develop a nurturing sense of play. As far as toys go, high chairs are usually about functionality more than visual appeal, making it a welcomed purchase for many parents. It’s also really sweet when a toddler mimics your actions with a new baby in the house. Finding the best doll high chair may be essential, especially if your baby doll plans on eating meals with the family. (And if you’re looking for baby doll cribs, we have those too.)

It’s a little hard to rank the best toy high chair online, since, unlike actual high chairs, there are no safety issues. What you’ll be looking for is something that’ll keep your doll steady and secure. Of course, special features also help high chairs stand out.

Here are some of the top choices for baby doll high chairs online.

Best Baby Doll High Chairs

Gift Boutique Baby Doll Feeding Set

One of the good things about this set is the fact that the baby doll comes with it. So, you know it’ll be a good fit. This is more of a booster than a tall high chair, but it’s a great place to feed your baby doll. Parents like it too! Amazon Reviewer Cheryl Weaver called it “the perfect gift.” 

$34.95 AT AMAZON

Badger Basket Doll High Chair with Accessories

When it comes to high quality furniture for dolls, it doesn’t get better than Badger Basket. This adorable high chair will make mealtime quite exciting for both your child and your child’s doll. It comes with a plate, spoon, and bib, and fits American Girl dolls and Our Generation dolls perfectly.

$29.94 AT AMAZON

Adora Baby Doll Accessories Pink High Chair

There’s something about this baby doll high chair that makes it look like it’s meant to sit at a beach house or summer rental. The chair material is vinyl, and it’s perfect for dolls or other plushes that are around 16″.

$21.91 AT AMAZON

You & Me High Chair

If you’re not big on assembly, this may be the high chair for you — no tools are required for set-up. “We bought this for our 7 year old daughter to go with her new baby doll,” writes mom and Amazon Reviewer Ashley Grindstaff. “It’s easy to assemble and good quality for the price.”

$18.79 AT AMAZON

Hauck Pretend Play Princess Pink Snacky Baby Doll High Chair

This looks like a high chair that anyone would feel comfortable sitting in! It includes a fun feeding tray and a toy, and can hold dolls who are up to 21 inches.

$19.99 AT WALMART

My Sweet Love 3-in-1 High Chair for 18" Dolls

Looking for a baby doll high chair that doesn’t take up a ton of space? Then, this may be your best option. It’s almost the equivalent to the real-life high chairs that clip to a table. This particular table is especially good for My Sweet Love 18″ dolls, which aren’t included.  While the high chair is one of the coolest looking options thus far, just know that this high chair does more than the rest. It also converts into a rocker and a carrier. “This high chair/baby carrier/baby rocker is perfect! My daughter loves it because there is so much that she can do with it, it’s easy to use, very sturdy, and really cute!” writes reviewer HLR562.

$9.97 AT WALMART

Playtime By Eimmie 18 Inch Doll Furniture

This classic-looking doll high chair is easy to assemble, and comes with great accessories, making it a favorite amount parents and grandparents. “The quality of the wood is high caliber with a beautiful finish,” writes Amazon Reviewer Nancy Gallik. “I think this doll high chair is worth the higher cost to have a safe, good quality toy for my granddaughter.”

$31.99 AT AMAZON

KidKraft Lil' Doll High Chair

This white high chair has a pink pad and comfortably seats an 18″ doll. The realistic details on this high chair are pretty incredible, including both a rattle bar and footrest. This will go wonderfully with your other doll accessories. 80% of parents who bought it were quick to rate it 5-stars. 

$19.99 AT AMAZON

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Quit Stallin’ And Buy Your Kid One Of These Toy Car Garages

You might ask yourself what kind of kid wants to play with a toy parking garage, and I get it! Real parking garages are either super hot or freezing cold, reek of fumes, and always include pay stations that are incapable of reading debit cards. But any child you know probably has a shitload of toy cars in their playroom, especially since there are so many toy car options, from race cars to remote control cars to even push cars for toddlers.  (And I just learned that car wash toys are a thing, too.) So whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re probably in the market for a toy garage. Some kids see their car toys as little characters who need a place to call home, so a kids car garage is a little headquarters for their favorite toys to kickstart some new adventures.

Everyone knows it hurts like hell to step on a LEGO brick, but no one talks about how stepping square on a toy car can take your foot right out from under you. The nice thing about car toy garages is that they offer a natural place for kids to store their car toys. You can literally turn cleanup into a game, so the kids are more motivated to put their cars away and you’re less likely to twist an ankle.

There are so many options for toy garages – from good old-fashioned service stations to multi-level parking lots with all the bells and whistles. So here are the best car garage toys so your mini auto-enthusiast can kick their imagination into high gear.

Best Toy Garages

Melissa & Doug Service Station Parking Garage

For a full service experience, this two-level garage includes two cars, a gas pump, elevator, and a car wash. Plus, the service sign doubles as a handle so they can take it on-the-go. Amazon Reviewer Mama’s grandkids are obsessed, she says, “My two year old grandson and three year old granddaughter loved this toy!!! So much that the granddaughter is getting one for her birthday! Cars are just the right size for little hands and it has enough movement and gadgets to keep their interest. Even 2 months after it being a Christmas gift my grandson is still very much in love with it!”

$28.81 AT AMAZON

Green Toys Parking Garage

Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, this play set has a removable ramp, a drive-through service station, elevator, and a helipad on top for emergency landings. It includes a helicopter and two cars, and the helicopter clips onto the cars to fly them around. Amazon Reviewer Meg411 says “This is the toy the keeps on giving. I got this as a present for my 2.5 year old ‘from the new baby’ and it’s been a consistent favorite toy ever since (he’s almost 3 now). Really durable and good quality — I highly recommend.”

$39.99 AT AMAZON

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Park and Learn Deluxe Garage

For colorful, interactive play ages 1-5, this Park and Learn Deluxe Garage has 7 interchangeable track pieces and 9 SmartPoint locations that trigger different sounds and phrases. The set includes one Roll SmartPoint tow truck but additional vehicles can be purchased, too.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Keys & Cars Rescue Garage

This three bay garage includes three wooden rescue vehicles for exciting adventure play. The garage doors lock with color-corresponding keys and each bay has a lever to release the car from its garage. For ages 3 and up, it’s great for developing motor skills and building imagination. Amazon Reviewer Albug says “My 4yr old loves this toy. It seemed like a younger child’s toy at first but he really likes using the keys and rescuing his animals around the house. Simple toy. But lots of fun.”

$17.99 AT AMAZON

LEGO City Tuning Workshop Toy Car Garage

For hours of fun for ages 6 and up, this Tuning Garage has 897 pieces to assemble, making it two toys in one. With 6 vehicles to work on, your kid will stay pretty busy. The workshop has realistic details like an engine hoist and little cash register, and the set includes a little sketchy car dealership to teach kids about the dangers of purchasing a lemon.

$79.99 AT AMAZON

Best Toy Parking Garages

Hot Wheels City Stunt Garage Playset

For kids ages 3-8, this Hot Wheels City Stunt Garage Playset has four levels, elevator and fueling station. It can park over twenty cars and can connect to other Hot Wheels tracks. Amazon Reviewer Number One Customer loves it so much they bought two, saying “We have two of these, one for each of our sons. What I like most about them is the fact that we get the functionality of a garage without the massive size and weight of the much larger garages. Not only are they smaller and lighter, but more mobile. Easy to take to grammas house.”

$29.44 AT AMAZON

Blue Bird Service Station Play Set

With three levels of parking, a helicopter pad, two ramps, and a working elevator, this large wooden parking garage includes three cars, a helicopter, and is recommended for kids ages 3 and up. Plus, it’s painted with really cute details like service center tools and gas pump, so it won’t be an eye sore.

$118 AT ANTHROPOLOGIE

Hot Wheels City Ultimate Garage Track Set

This garage is 35 inches tall,  can hold over 100 cars, and has a built-in Robo T-Rex nemesis for kids to dodge. It has multiple tracks, a two-car elevator, connects to other Hot Wheels tracks, and comes with two cars to kick off your kid’s collection. This play set has over 8,000 five star reviews, so get ready to welcome a new favorite toy into the rotation.

$99.99 AT AMAZON

TOP BRIGHT Car Parking Garage Toy

This multi-level parking garage is easy to put together and comes with  two cars for immediate play. The elevator works by rotating the top knob, building hand strength for kids ages 3 and up. And little details like a gas pump, speed limit signs, and barrier arm are sure to spark their imagination.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Play Set

Not only does this garage park over 140 cars, there’s also a sweet roof-top spot for their own personal jet (included). The motorized elevator can carry up to 23 cars at a time, and in case this wasn’t exciting enough, the garage comes with its own personal car-hating gorilla for the cars to avoid. It works great with their other Hot Wheel sets and cars, but also includes four cars for that gorilla to attack.

$149.99 AT AMAZON

Fisher-Price Little People the Helpful Neighbor's Garage

This multi-level garage is good for kids as young as 18 months and includes two Wheelies cars so they can play right out the box. The turn crank lifts the elevator with a pleasant “ding” at each level, and there’s an electric charging station, mechanical lift, and gas pump to keep your little tots busy.

$25.16 AT AMAZON

Matchbox 4-Level Garage

This four-level Matchbox Garage includes details like a gas pump, car wash with foam rollers, and working elevator for realistic imaginative play. The set includes one tow truck and works great with their existing Matchbox Cars and tracks.

$73.98 AT AMAZON

Le Toy Van Le Grand Garage

This three-story wooden car garage includes one car and features a ton of parking spaces, ramp, elevator, and gas pump. There’s plenty of realistic signage to teach kids about road safety and there’s even a helicopter deck and helicopter included. There’s also a sign printed with gas prices so your kids can start complaining about how expensive everything is, just like a real grown-up.

$119.95 AT NORDSTROM

Theo Klein Bosch Car Park

Standing at 33″ with 5 levels of parking, this Bosch Car Park includes two cars, a pump station, car wash, double exit ramps, and an elevator for hours of imaginative play for kids ages 3 and up.

$69.99 AT AMAZON

Liberty Imports Super Parking Garage Diecast Racing Playset

For kids who love all the little pieces, this set includes traffic cones, signs, and a gas station to elevate their play between the race way and parking garage. The set includes 3 cars and a helicopter, so it’s a great sibling toy. Amazon Customer Tracy’s Review says “This set saved me so much money…it looks very similar to a Tayo set that was 6 times the price of this one and my grandson didn’t know the difference!”

$19.94 AT AMAZON

BRIO World - 33204 Parking Garage

This wooden garage includes two cars and a transporter wagon for immediate play. Kids can operate the elevator with a turn knob and there’s a fun lever for loading the cars onto the transporter wagon. Amazon Reviewer G loves how her kid was able to connect it with his other toys, saying “I bought this for my son for his third birthday. It was the only toy we bought him so I wanted to spend a little more for a toy that he would use a lot. He loves it. Sometimes we connect it to his wooden Thomas train tracks and sometimes he just plays with it on its own. He also uses his match cars with it too. It’s also nice that the cars that come with it work on the wooden Thomas train tracks. At three, he can operate the elevator without help. We’ve had it for three months and it’s still in good shape. It looks like it’ll last a while.”

$86.32 AT AMAZON

HOT WHEELS CITY GATOR GARAGE ATTACK Play Set

Listen, I won’t pretend to understand why some of these garages include these reptile attack features but I’m not complaining. This Gator Garage attaches to Hot Wheels sets and includes one car, and has a moving gator that tries to eat the cars to inspire all kinds of crazy play for kids ages 3-8. Amazon Reviewer NorCal Gal says “My son originally saw this at the store before Christmas and didn’t want to stop playing with it. I ended up getting it for him for Christmas. It’s fun with Hot Wheels and adds another dimension of imagination to playing.”

$22.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Stack & Count Wooden Parking Garage

If you prefer wooden toys, this Melissa & Doug Stack and Count Parking Garage includes ten cars and encourages counting for kids ages 3 and up. Amazon Reviewer Cheryl Bowling says it’s a hit with her whole family.  “All my grandchildren love this toy. Every age, girls and boys, reach for it first in our toy box. But even though the littler ones play with it, it’s utilized best by 3-5 year olds.”

$16.99 AT AMAZON

 

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The Best Knight-Themed Toys For Your Camelot-Obsessed Kid

Knight toys: You can almost hear the clanking of armor and clashing of swords and shields now, can’t you? Or maybe that’s what you always hear coming from your toy room/basement/every room with your little ones pretending to be knights of Camelot nonstop. We’re here to help…or enable, however you want to look at it. Here we’ve rounded up some of our favorite knight-themed toys, from medieval costumes to action figures, and more. Scroll on, but be warned: with a new knight-themed toy, you might be roped into playing the princess in distress again. Or you can switch things up and have the princess be the one to save the day (we like the sound of that much better).

Best Knight Toys

Great Pretenders Knight’s Shield

Dragons and beasts and bad guys, oh my! Every knight needs a protective shield, like this one from Maisonette. It features a red and gold motif featuring lions and fleur de leaf patterns, and is made from flexible textured foam, so it’s sturdy enough for your little knight and soft enough for Mom’s peace of mind. It’s also hand painted with a distressed look, so your knight will really feel like they’ve been through battle to defend the kingdom.

$25 AT MAISONETTE

PLUS PLUS Knight Construction Building Stem Toy

So simple, so creatively stimulating. We love mini puzzle blocks like these, with bricks that easily connect to each other, creating endless flat or 3-D creations. Follow along with the included instructions in this set to create a knight from the tube’s 70+ pieces. Since all the pieces can be swept into the tube for easy clean up, this is a great (and cheap!) toy for car rides, restaurants or anywhere else you may need an emergency stop-whining-this-second distraction. For ages 5 to 12.

$7.99 AT AMAZON

Great Pretenders Knight Set

How can you expect your knight to protect the kingdom without a full ensemble? This beautifully designed and detailed set includes it all: a tunic, cape and a crown. The hooded velour tunic features a fierce lion on the front, and the cape is easy to put on and take off, but is also held on strong with Velcro strips, so no “Mom, my cape fell off again!” whines are in your future. And don’t forget the crown, a must for all kings-in-the-making. Designed to fit ages 4 to 6 years.

$35 AT MAISONETTE

Liontouch Medieval Maltese Knight Foam Toy Sword for Kids

Before you say “no swords in this house,” know that this toy sword has been safety tested in accordance to both American and European standards for kids ages 3 to 8 year olds, so no one will lose an eyeball. It’s flexible yet stable, and is not designed with a stick inside, which should give you a sigh of relief. If you’re competing for Mom of the Year, consider pairing this knight’s sword with the complete outfit: a helmet, shield and cape.

$24.64 AT AMAZON

Meri Meri Dragon Knights Helmets

Hosting a knight-themed party? These knight helmets, crafted from shiny silver paper with a colorful tassel, are a must to celebrate your little knight’s birthday. Comes in a pack of 8. Dimension: 7” x 7.5” x 6”.

$12 AT MAISONETTE

Best Knight Action Figures

Safari Ltd Knights & Dragons Miniature Figurines

Virtually unbreakable” – that’s how one Amazon reviewer describes these mini knights and dragons figurines as we immediately add them to our cart. This set includes four knight characters from the Red Kingdom, four knight characters from the Blue Kingdom, as well as a catapult and – of course! – a tough green dragon. And mom, rest easy, instead of tripping all over these, have your kiddos put them back in the tube. (Extra easy for throwing in a suitcase or backpack too!) For ages 3+.

$13.29 AT AMAZON

Bvrorere Knight and Orcs Warriors Action Figures Toys

These muscle-y, (dare we say?) frightening looking action figures could be a good fit for the older knight lovers in your life – think ages six to 10. This set features eight warriors, including four knights and four half-orcs, that can be bent to sit, stand, turn their heads and move their arms and legs. Each is about 4” tall.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

FAO Schwarz Medieval Knights & Princesses Wooden Castle Building Blocks

Leave it to FAO Schwarz to create castle building blocks that will have Mom and Dad on the floor playing, bad backs and achy knees and all, for who knows how long. This 75-piece set is as fun as it is educational, helping your kiddos develop hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness while building, and sparking imagination and storytelling while playing. Of over 1,600 Amazon reviews, this set has a 4.8/5 star rating, so we’re not the only ones who love it. 

$23.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Castle

Forget the kids: we want to play with one of these Melissa & Doug knight-themed castles, which includes a working drawbridge, a dungeon, a king and queen with thrones and a bed, as well as two knights with horses to defend the royals and their treasure chest. Like all Melissa & Doug products, this castle is made of high-quality wood and has been designed to stand up against the constant opening and closing (and opening and closing…), so it’ll last a lifetime. For ages 3 to 7 years old. While closed it measures at 13.5” long x 10.5” tall x 7” wide. If you really want to outdo yourself, Melissa & Doug also carries a Fold & Go Princess Castle to coordinate with this one…Just sayin’.

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Kiddey Knight's Castle Kids Play Tent

What’s a knight to do without a castle to defend? This play castle tent, made of a high quality polyester that’s easy to clean and hopefully indestructible from wayward play swords, is big enough for a couple little kiddos to play in together: 40” diameter and 53” height. While it’s a perfect fit for a playroom, your knights and princesses could also take this outside, since it includes ground pegs, a front door and mesh windows. (No flies allowed in this castle.) Bonus: this tent includes a sword and shield.

$25.49 AT AMAZON

 

 

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You Can’t Go Wrong With Stacking Toys — Here Are The Best Ones For Your Baby Or Toddler

Stacking toys are classic — for good reason. There are tons of different kinds of toys out there for little ones, and finding just the right one can feel overwhelming. But when it comes to picking out a fun toy for a baby or toddler, you really can’t go wrong with a stacking toy. The best stacking toys are entertaining, educational, and cute enough to double as nursery room decor. It’s tough to find toys that actually hold the attention of younger babies, but stacking toys almost always do the trick. It’s even better to buy ones that are colorful and feature different sized objects with various textures—these are usually the most interesting ones for them to play with.

You can rest easy knowing that while your tot is having fun with their toy, they’re also learning something, too. Stacking can help boost fine and gross motor skills and help your baby develop better eye-hand coordination. They also help babies learn about spatial relationships (like under and on), and shapes. Overall, they’re a great learning tool. Plus, they generally don’t take up a ton of space and are fairly simple to clean.

Stacking rings are a popular option, but stacking cups are fun too. The cups can also be used when babies are in the bath or playing at the beach—they’re perfect for scooping up sand and water, which little ones really love to do. And they’re versatile: while they’re appropriate for young babies, toddlers enjoy them as well, so they’ll grow with your child. Convinced? Here are the best stacking toys you can buy:

Best Stacking Toys

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Roll Cups

This Fisher-Price set is versatile (it’s basically like three toys in one) and really encourages your baby to get creative. It can be used as a standard stacking toy, or the cups can nest inside of each other, which also makes it easy to make this an on-the-go toy. You can also snap the cups together to create five balls, which Baby can push around. The ball on top of the stack has jingle balls inside it, which your LO will love listening to. You, maybe not so much.

$7.88 AT AMAZON

Atzi Hats Balancing Wooden Blocks

These balancing wooden blocks are really better off for toddlers ages 1-5 than younger babies. Made of high-quality natural pine wood, they’re safe and educational. Since these require balance while stacking, they help kids learn the art of balance, and there are really endless ways to play with them. Plus, the colorful shades make them fun and attractive.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacker

If you follow influencer moms on Instagram, then you’ve probably noticed that these rainbow stackers are pretty popular right now. There’s a good reason for that: they make a pretty decor piece, and they’re also so fun to play with. Thanks to the various sized arches, these can be stacked and put together in so many different ways, and are excellent for creative play.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Babai Creative Balancer

This is another balancer and stacker that can be used in so many different ways: as building blocks, a mosaic, a balancer, and more. Made of Birch plywood and coated with water-based paints, it’s safe and nice to look at. It helps with fine motor skills and encourages lots of creative play. Because there are some smaller pieces, this one is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.

$41.99 AT THE TOT

Wood City Wooden Sorting and Stacking Toy

Think of this as a mix between a puzzle and a stacking toy, which is kind of the best for a young toddler. With five different shapes and colors, you can use this toy to teach your LO about both. Kids can stack the pieces independently or on the wooden pegs, and each piece is the perfect size for tiny hands.

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Best Stacking Rings Toy

Sassy Stacks of Circles Stacking Ring

The variety of textures, sizes, and colors makes this Sassy stacker stand out. It also keeps the toy interesting for your baby and helps them learn new things. Each ring features a different weight, as well, and they’re chunky enough for little baby hands. The straight post accepts every piece and is sturdy enough to be kept upright as they stack.

$8.99 AT AMAZON

Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack

This classic stacking ring toy features a bat-at rocking base that is fun for baby to play with and also makes it harder for them to knock it down. Each ring is a different size, which helps introduce the concept of relative size to them, as they stack from biggest to smallest.

$6.99 AT AMAZON

Infantino Sensory Balls Blocks & Buddies

For those who prefer something soft, this Infantino set is perfect. It’s made up of a sturdy stacker base, as well as five very different rings: a water teether, mirror ring, activity fish rattle, bead ring, and crinkle multi-texture flower. As Baby plays with the pieces, they’ll experience different textures and hear noises like crinkles, rattling, and whistling, all of which is ideal for the development of fine motor skills.

$16.92 AT AMAZON

Fisher-Price Linkimals Lights & Colors Llama

Little ones who love music will love this Fisher-Price stacker. When you press on the llama’s head, it lights up and plays music. It has a bat-at wobbly base that is fun for them, and the chunky stacking rings can be piled up on the base as well.

$13.76 AT WALMART

Best Stacking Cups Baby

The First Years Stack Up Cup Toys

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but sometimes the best thing you can buy a toddler or baby is a few cups. There are so many things a tot can do with little cups like this, especially ones that stack and nest into each other. These have small holes at the bottom that make them double as a great bath toy, and they have numbers on them so you can practice counting together. And at less than $5, they’re probably the cheapest toy you’ll ever buy!

$4.99 AT AMAZON

mushie Stacking Cups

These stackable cups are made in Denmark and are 100% free from BPA, PVC, and phthalates. The muted colors are aesthetically pleasing and different, and these can either be stacked or nested into each other. They also have small holes on the bottom for water play, and on each cup, the holes are in different shapes.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Battat Educational Stacking Cups

This two-in-one toy comes with 19 pieces: stacking cups, colorful shapes, and a shape-sorting lid on a bucket that holds everything. Each cup features different graphics and a number (for example, there are eight ice cream cones on the eighth cup), and there are eight different shaped pieces for them to explore.

$8.95 AT AMAZON

Munchkin Caterpillar Spillers

These seven colorful stacking cups can be linked together to create a caterpillar, stacked, or nested. They have holes in them so kids can strain water through them, making them the ideal bath toy. The top cup has a fun spinner that they’ll love playing with.

$5.49 AT AMAZON

Best Nesting Toys

Wee Gallery Bamboo Nesting Bear

Made of sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo, this little bear acts as a nesting and stacking toy. The pieces are sturdy and durable and make for some interesting shapes. Plus, your LO will love looking at that cute little bear face!

$26.95 AT MAISONETTE

Q Toys 3D Sorting and Nesting Board

This Montessori-inspired stacking board is excellent for sensory play. Made from sustainably sourced wood and colored with non-toxic paints, it’s extra safe for babies to put in their mouth. They can learn their shapes by figuring out where each differently shaped block fits, and they can also stack everything together. Because there are some small pieces, this is appropriate for kids ages 3 and up.

$49.99 AT THE TOT

Melissa & Doug Nesting & Sorting Garages & Cars

Perfect for the tot who loves cars, this toy offers all sorts of educational aspects. There are seven garages and seven cars, all of which can be matched and stacked. There are multiple ways to stack, and each piece is numbered and features a different color. This helps kids learn balance, colors, and counting, and they can also play with the cars separately.

$26.99 AT AMAZON

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The Best Farm Animal Toys To Add To Your Tot’s Collection

Farm toys are iconic. When you think back to your favorite toys as a kid, chances are they had a farm theme and definitely some animal friends involved. There’s just something about farms that kids love—and you bet your bottom dollar that not a damn thing’s changed since you were a tot (other things have, but definitely not this). Your kiddo is still going to want to play with every single animal he can get their hands on.

Farm toys are also super educational—they teach your child about different animals that they’ll likely come across in their first few years of life, both in terms of their appearance and the funny sounds they make. Farm toys help foster imaginative play, which encourages problem solving and the use of fine motor skills. They also capture your kiddo’s imagination for as long as you need to throw in that load of laundry (or five) or get dinner on the table, which is a huge help.

Because farm toys are so popular, there’s certainly no shortage of them. In fact, toy stores practically have an entire aisle dedicated to them—and Amazon pages scroll for infinity when you search “farm toys.”

So without further ado, here are some of the very best farm toys out there for toddlers.

Best Farm Toys for Toddlers

Melissa & Doug Farm Friends Hand Puppets

Kids love puppets—especially animal puppets. This set gives you four, soft, plushable animal puppets featuring farm favorites, including a cow, horse, sheep and pig. They’re designed to fit the hands of children ages 2 to 6 and are sure to make for some fun and entertaining family fun nights. 

$15.87 AT AMAZON

Fisher-Price Little People World of Animals See 'n Say

Looking for a great way to introduce your little one to a wide array of animals? This favorite farm toy from Fisher-Price offers just that, teaching kids animal names and sounds with the simple pull of a lever. There’s even a quiz question to give more advanced children a true test of their animal knowledge. 

$14.84 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Farm Cube Puzzle

This fun puzzle is more complicated than it looks—and that’s because it has four different sides to it, each featuring a fun farm animal. It’s great for children ages 3 to 6 because it encourages hand-eye coordination and creativity-sparking play. Since each block is fairly large, they are ideal for tiny hands to grab. 

$10.90 AT AMAZON

Best Farm Animals Toys

HABA Animal Wash Day

This might seem like a simple bathtime book, but it’s anything but—in fact, it’s very interactive. The moment the plush pages come in contact with warm water, all of the dirty marks disappear, so your little one can get a true understanding of what it means to “clean up.” 

$7.99 AT AMAZON

Schleich Farm World Vet Visit to the Farm 12-piece Educational Playset

This incredibly lifelike set was created by an 85-year-old German toy company that knows their sh*t. In fact, you might even be tempted to want to play with this playset. The figurines are designed to inspire small minds to get creative and fosters pretend play that you’ll appreciate while you’re trying to get dinner on the table. 

$41.63 AT AMAZON

Fisher-Price Little People Animal Friends

This Fisher-Price toy set from the “Little People” line is one of many, but it’s unique in that it features 8 fun farm animal friends—a llama, chicken, cow, goat, horse, pig, sheep and dog. Each of the figures are the perfect size for tiny hands to grasp and can be used inside the Little People Caring for Animals Farm playset which is sold separately.

$19.93 AT AMAZON

Best Farm Toys for Kids

The Learning Journey My First 4-In-A-Box Puzzle

If your little one is into illustrated puzzles, this set will make their day. It comes with one 2-piece puzzle, one 4-piece puzzle, one 6-piece puzzle, and one 8-piece puzzle, each of which are made from durable cardboard and are designed to boost communication skills and enhance problem-solving. 

$9.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug 20 Animal Magnets in a Box

You’ll be surprised by just how many animal magnets come in this small box—20! Each of them are beautifully designed and very distinctly feature a farm animal that your child will come to know and love. Heads up: If you have a magnetic fridge or dishwasher, these will become your new decor.  

$9.04 AT AMAZON

TOMY John Deere Animal Sounds Hayride Preschool Toy

This fun, hayride toy includes a mini John Deere tractor that’s built to pull along all of the farm animals that come along with it. Each toy animal is removable and makes its own realistic sound when it is pushed down into the tractor. When the farmer is put into place, the whole group sings “Old McDonald.” This toy is great for encouraging magic skills and hand-eye coordination. 

$19.96 AT AMAZON

Best Toy Farm Sets

Melissa & Doug Take-Along Farm

The versatility of this playset is one of the things parents and their kiddos love most. You can completely design your own set, choosing between one of the three theme options—farm, kingdom and railroad—and then add on playsets you like. The farm comes with 17 pieces including a truck, tractor, 2 trailers, a bridge, barn with silo, grain house, trees, animals and hay bales. Oh what fun! 

$29.90 AT AMAZON

Battat – Big Red Barn

The handle says it all—this toy is easy to travel with, whether you’re heading out to run a few errands or spending the weekend at Grandma’s. In addition to the toy barn, it comes with a horse, cow, sheep, pig and a farmer—to keep everything under control of course. It’s foldable and has doors that open and clip back into position to keep everything inside. 

$24.99 AT AMAZON

CreateOn Farmyard Barn Magna-Tile Structure Set

Little kids love to play with magnets, especially when they can create a farm universe for them to play with. This entire play building is magnetic, which encourages the development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and problem solving. Although these sets can be pricey, they are built to last, which is evident from the impressive reviews. 

$64.95 AT AMAZON

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You Didn’t Ask, But Here They Are Anyway: 10 Best Poop Toys Of 2021

Poop toys: kinda weird, definitely gross, and for some reason — despite the fact that we all do it on the reg — are always funny. Poop is a central part of our lives and vernacular. From “I’m so pooped,” to “Poo on you,” to the literal “I have to take a poop,” poop is always in our minds in one way or another. Our babies and toddlers unashamedly do it any time, anywhere, but eventually, they find out it’s taboo … and maybe that’s where the humor comes in. So, wouldn’t it make sense to add some poop paraphernalia to their collection of Marvel character figures, Frozen dolls, and puppy dog toys to, you know, round things out? Yeah, we thought so.

Poop has a way of tickling the funny bone, so why not let your kid play with poop without having to, you know, actually play with poop? From stinky kid-friendly pranks, to silly games, to cuddly plush dolls, we found the best potty toys for your little jokester — so get ready for fart jokes galore. And for kid-at-heart adults who still enjoy a little potty humor, these NSFW gag gifts will definitely give them a chuckle.

Best Poop Toys

WHAT DO YOU MEME? Silly Poopy's Hide & Seek

The Silly Poopy Hide & Seek game is just waiting to bring limitless fun to your home. An upgrade of the traditional “Marco Polo,” this poop is meant to be hidden and found. As you’re playing, it gives clues to help reveal its whereabouts. Fun for ages three and up, this silly toy also has a fun song feature for dance breaks!

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Flushin' Frenzy

In Flushin’ Frenzy, players roll a die and must plunge the toilet as many times as the die says. When the toilet is plunged sufficiently, a poop flies through the air, and the first player to catch it wins. Suitable for hours of family fun, you can keep score and win accolades for catching the, ahem, excrement mid-air.

$19.83 AT AMAZON

Farting Poop Emoji Pen

Your kiddo can practice their cursive (do they even do that anymore?) and get some fart jokes in at the same time. This pen makes seven sounds and just needs to be tapped on the head (when you click the pen) to get the jokes and laughter going. Potty humor lovers unite.

$12.95 AT AMAZON

Fart to Go Extra Strong Liquid Fart Spray

Clear a room fast with fart spray in a can — it blasts an unforgettable sound and an unforgivable stench. This gag gift is Mom’s worst nightmare and Kid’s best friend. Fart to Go is non-toxic but smells radioactive. Plus, there’s a laughter guarantee — if it doesn’t make you giggle, you get your cash back.

$11.95 AT AMAZON

Playz Disgusting n' Gross Zombie Poop, Boogers, & Bloody Slime Science Activity

Part poop toy, part STEM research tool, this gnarly set has activities to create boogers, zombie poo, bloody slime, and more nasty fluids. The lab kit is complete with easy-to-interpret instructions to get young scientists introduced to the world of icky stuff. Educational and gross — things that don’t often go together! This kit is great for older kiddos and pre-teens.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Poopsie Slime Surprise Poop Packs

The cult-favorite Poopsie Slime Surprise has done it again! This box comes with 10 slime surprises and instructions to make your own DIY slime. Once you’re done, you can store your slime creations in a cute Poop character keychain. This kit comes in a fast-food takeout box for that extra layer of niche.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Poop Emoji DNA Stress Ball

Stressed out? Constipated? Feeling kind of — uh — sh*tty? Your kiddo (and you) can squeeze your worries away with these poo-resembling stress balls. The ultimate YoYa Toys Poopy Faces kit gives you three different poop emojis to squeeze while you’re down in the dumps. Proven to help with destressing and overall mental wellness, these stress balls will soon replace your more boring, non-poopy stress balls.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Best Poop Dolls & Stuffies

Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo

Yes, the pooping flamingo that took the world by storm last Christmas season is back — but for how long, no one knows. Feed Sherbet his food, then get him on the toilet once he says he has to go. The OG fluffy animated flamingo — who sings the “Uh-Oh, Gotta Go!” song — is a hot commodity, so grab him while you still can.

$24.00 AT AMAZON

Poop Emoji Farting Plush Toy

Questionably adorable on the outside and secretly menacing on the inside, this poop emoji fart buddy features seven different real fart noises with high-quality sound. Children, dogs, and adults, alike will all be trying to imitate these glorious farts.

$15.95 AT AMAZON

Baby Alien Poop Toy

This sassy baby alien speaks in its native language, and farts (in any language, we assume) — a real crowd-pleaser. It also lights up to shed an intergalactic glow. In sum: Everything about this toy is weird, but we have to admit it is kind of cute.

 

$15.95 AT AMAZON

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The Best Frozen & Frozen 2 Toys For Kids Who Just Can’t “Let It Go”

Frozen toys have become a hot commodity since Disney’s Frozen became a cultural staple in 2013 when Idina Menzel first belted “Let It Go” and the whole world fainted. Recently, Frozen has only gained popularity since Frozen 2 was released in 2019 and we all fainted again. If you’re anything like me, you sat in a dark theatre next to your toddler during Frozen 2′s release and wept quietly as the world continued to change. But in the interest of not divulging more personal info like the confessor in a truth or dare game, let’s talk toys.

There’s something about these movies that ignites obsession in young viewers, and it’s safe to say the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. So if you’re looking for the best Frozen toys to give little ones and continue this ongoing celebration, you’ve come to the right place. From kids smartwatches to makeup kits to character dolls and beyond, we have you (and your kiddo) covered for all your Frozen needs.

Best Frozen Toys & Accesories

Delta Children Chair Desk

This chair, desk, and storage unit will make any Frozen fan feel at home as they sit to draw, practice their handwriting, or read. Safe for ages 3 and up and suitable for children up to 50 pounds, this desk is small but mighty. The storage bin will be great for your young one’s notebooks, toys, and art supplies. This miniature office will help your kid become a WFH professional in no time.

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Frozen Camp Kit

This four-piece camping kit comes with a tent, sleeping bag, backpack, and flashlight. Whether kids are camping out inside or in the backyard, this Frozen 2 tent set provides the whole fun experience. It’s simple to build and designed to stay comfortable for all your kiddo’s imaginary adventures.

$45.99 AT AMAZON

Disney Frozen Bath Set

Splish splash with this Frozen bath collection, complete with our three favorite Frozen 2 humans and their trusty sidekicks. This bundle comes in a straining bucket for bathtime play, plus helps to prevent the toys from molding as they dry. Stay cute and organized during bathtime play with this easy-to-store collectible set.

$23.50 AT AMAZON

Best Frozen 2 Toys

Frozen 2 Sing Along Boombox

For better or worse, it’s karaoke night every night with this ultimate Frozen singalong boombox. This portable player is easy to connect to any MP3 player, making it simple for kids to hook up their favorite songs and sing their hearts out. As a bonus, this light-up boombox comes with a karaoke extended clip of Frozen 2‘s big hit, “Into The Unknown.”

$29.99 AT AMAZON

LEGO Disney Frozen II Elsa’s Wagon Carriage Adventure

Let your favorite Frozen fanatic build and play out the entire Frozen 2 adventure with this LEGO carriage kit. This set has over 100 pieces and comes with an easy-to-read instruction manual for new LEGO builders. The finished scene is Elsa and our beloved Sven, eagerly awaiting warmth and shelter beside their snow wagon.

$27.20 AT AMAZON

eKids Frozen 2 Walkie Talkies

In the face of technological advancements, walkie talkies still never seem to go out of style. These Frozen 2 radios will make it fun for kids to talk to one another across the house or the neighborhood. Despite its old school feel, this set offers some new bells and whistles, including a light-up feature, sound effect machine, and Frozen character sound bites. We definitely didn’t have walkies like these growing up!

$17.79 AT AMAZON

Best Elsa Toys

Disney Elsa Classic Doll and Ring

Sometimes, there is nothing better than a classic doll of your favorite character. This doll features our favorite protagonist, Elsa, decked in satin and offering a wearable ring for your young one. This glittering dress and cape will leave your child feeling inspired for adventure, just like our fearless heroine Elsa.

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Disney Elsa Styling Head

For children that love to brush and braid, this long-locked Elsa head provides afternoons of fun and beauty practice. It features Elsa’s iconic blonde mane, 13 styling accessories, a comb, and more. Kids will have the best time experimenting with new beauty looks, and they may even borrow some of the accessories for their own hair.

$14.80 AT AMAZON

fezlens Frozen Wood Music Box

This music box is a wonderful gift for Frozen enthusiasts who love music and need a little something special for their bedroom. Playing the classic “Let It Go,” this vintage-looking music box is battery-free and easy to carry. It would look nice on a bedside table, dresser, or bookshelf. This gift has definite heirloom potential and will be treasured for years.

$13.99 AT AMAZON

Best Frozen Dolls

Disney Frozen 2 Finale Set

This full set comes with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven dolls and kids will love acting out all their favorite scenes. These dolls call for unlimited imagination and endless play-pretend adventures, likely while the movies or soundtrack is playing in the background for the umpteenth time.

$55.52 AT AMAZON

Franco Kids Plush Anna Doll

Kids can cuddle up in any ice storm with this Anna plush doll. This sizeable toy can bring comfort and fun to children trying to stay occupied while stuck inside all winter, plus it adds a sprinkle of Frozen magic to their bedroom. It’s also a sweet travel accessory for kids who want to take a piece of home with them on the road — after all, it’s ideal for cuddling.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Disney Frozen Find My Nose Plush

In this absurd little doll game, your tot can help Olaf find his rightful nose! Featuring four ridiculous nose options, he also says 20 funny phrases when his nose is placed on his face. If it’s too cold to go outside, your youngsters can decorate a snowman inside with their favorite friend, Olaf, who’s guaranteed to bring giggles and belly laughs into your home.

$24.95 AT AMAZON

Best Elsa And Anna Toys

Queen Anna and Princess Elsa Dolls

This Queen Elsa and Princess Anna doll set would be fun to give young fans or tween collectors. Dressed in their Frozen 2 outfits, these dolls feature the royal sisters’ smiling faces, signature big eyes, and unforgettable blonde and red hairstyles.

$32.16 AT AMAZON

Frozen Plush Slippers

Your kiddo can get comfy with these plush Frozen slippers. Designed with Elsa and Anna inside a snowflake plus shiny sequins on top, these around-the-house buddies will keep feet warm and cozy in the cold months (and they’ll never come off on a snow day). These are available in toddler through child sizes.

$21.99 AT AMAZON

Disney Touchscreen Watch

Introducing the official Frozen smartwatch. This dynamic gift tells time, features a selfie camera, includes a calculator and stopwatch, and more. Young watch-wearers will enjoy a long-lasting battery and an easy-to-use computer hookup to move photos onto the big screen. The watch also includes some bonus Frozen games as well as a pedometer for active kids.

$34.80 AT AMAZON

Best Frozen Toys For Girls (& Boys)

Lots of people ask about the best Frozen toys for girls, so we wanted to offer some suggestions. That said, our stance is that your kid can choose whatever toy they wish to play with, regardless of how they identify!

Frozen Kids Makeup Kit for Girls

This washable kids makeup set is a young beauty lover’s dream. Princess-themed and decked out with glam and glitz, young makeup artists will spend hours with this cosmetic case. All the makeup is nontoxic and safe for ages three and up. This kit features lip glosses, lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, brushes, and more — the perfect first makeup kit for your young diva!

$25.99 AT AMAZON

Tara Toys Frozen 2 Necklace Activity

This sweet mix-and-match jewelry set would make a lovely gift for any princess who enjoys making their own baubles. The kit comes with five different necklace designs and cute character charms. This is a great activity for sleepovers, small parties, or quiet, creative days at home!

$10.61 AT AMAZON

Party Chili Elsa Costume

Give a little girl (or boy!) the costume of a lifetime. This play outfit comes with a dress, tiara, wand, wig, and gloves. Perfect for birthdays or other special occasions like costume parties, Halloween, or even playing dress-up around the house, this show-stopping gown will become an instant favorite. Get your camera ready!

$25.89 AT AMAZON

 

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The Best Toy Tool Sets For Kiddos Who Wanna Build Sh*t

We’re pretty sure kids tool sets have never not been popular. And rightfully so! They’re an awesome gift for both little boys and girls (one of biggest pet peeves is assuming only boys want a tool set!).  Toy tool sets are excellent at helping development motor skills for little hands, just like playing with toy shopping carts and dialing numbers on toy phones. We probably remember playing with our own sets of plastic tools as kids back in the day.

Gone are the days of basic plastic tools. Some of these tool kits they’re making for kids are fancy enough to look like the real deal — all the more fun for young builders! Now they can really feel like they’re helping out on DIY projects around the house. Kids love to mimic whatever they see their parents doing, so if you’re someone who loves building at home, it might be a good idea to pick up a tool kit or workbench for your kiddo to hammer along with.

And if your little tinkerer is ready to get their hands dirty and build their own creation, there are plenty of tool sets out there that come with their own blueprints. They can feel a sense of accomplishment when they successfully build their own airplane, tool caddy, birdhouse, and so much more!

Now, finding the right tool kit for your kid is the tricky part. Got a curious toddler on your hands who’s looking to just bang away with a hammer? We found the best toddler tool kits and workbenches for them to build away with. And for the older kiddos, there’s a wide selection tool benches and sets for you to choose from. Some sets include real tools, while others are plastic but feature realistic sounds. So don’t forget to scoop up some batteries!

Best Kids Tool Sets

JOYIN 32-Piece Kids Tool Set

Got a future construction worker on your hands? This 32-piece kit, complete with a special hardhat, will prepare them for a future career in building. Every tool and accessory easily fits into a convenient-to-carry backpack that’s included. The play tools included in this kit are 1 power drill, 3 replaceable bits for the drill, 1 construction helmet, a pair of goggles, and many other commonly used tools.

$35.95 AT AMAZON

Kidzlane 20-Piece Durable Kids Tool Set

Who says a tool kit is only a great gift for a little boy! This gender-neutral designed kit from Kidzlane makes for an ideal gift for a kid who likes to roll up their sleeves and get to building. Wherever a toy needs fixing, your little tinker can easily carry all their tools inside the handy carrying case, complete with a power drill, safety goggles, screwdriver, hammer, tape measure, and many more accessories. And another bonus? These play tools are durable, so no matter how hard your kids smack these tools, they’ll hold up.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

iBaseToy 45-Piece Kids Tool Set

Caution: workers at play! Nothing says safety first like a bright orange construction vest and yellow hard hat. It’s important to look the part for the job. This kids’ tool kit from iBaseToy comes equipped with 45 tools and accessories so your little tinkerer can get the job done. And it all comes stored in a realistic- looking tool box, so your kiddo can feel just like you. 2 AA batteries are required for the power drill, but are not included.

$28.99 AT AMAZON

REXBETI 25-Piece Kids Tool Set

For your older kiddos who are starting to show an interest in working with real tools, this kit from REXBETI is the perfect set to start with. The 25-piece tool kit actually includes from real tools for kids to familiarize themselves with. Some of the tools included are a claw hammer, flat tip screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, and long nose pliers. So if there are any DIY projects needing to be done around the house, let your kid do their part with their own set of tools!

$29.99 AT AMAZON

EP EXERCISE N PLAY Kids Tool Set

Big projects require big tools, and this kids’ tool kit doesn’t disappoint. Your little builder can try their hand out at using an electric toy chainsaw, jigsaw, and power drill. And each tool features their own realistic sounds, so playtime can feel like the real deal. The kit also features your typical tools such as a hammer, hand saw,  safety goggles, and tape measure.

$35.99 AT AMAZON

KIDWILL Wooden Tool Kit for Toddlers

This wooden tool kit is the perfect introductory gift for your future little tinkerer. It’s a great toy for early learners to help them with shape recognition, counting skills, and building their fine motor skills and intellectual ability. Inside the kit, along with the tools, are various pieces of different models they can build, such as a balance scale, windmill, helicopter, airplane, and car.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Best Kids Tool Benches

BLACK + DECKER Kids Power Tool Work Bench

Your kiddo is probably already familiar with some Black + Decker tools you have lying around the garage. Now they can feel like they’re putting in real work with their own work bench. This bench comes with all the bells and whistles, and features 75 realistic toy tools and accessories. There are realistic lights and sounds as your kid builds away at the buildable tool caddy that comes with the bench. 2 AAA batteries are required, but not included with the work bench. And this bench is ideal for little ones ages 3 and up.

$76.99 AT AMAZON

Kid Connection Tool Bench Play Set

Is there anything more convenient than a tool bench on wheels? We don’t think so! This kids’ tool bench comes with 38 different tools and accessories for your kid to tinker with. When it’s time to build, the sides of the bench can be snapped into place, and when it’s time to clean up they come off for easy and compact storage.

$19.97 AT WALMART

Best Kids Work Benches

Play22 Kids Tool Set & Workbench

A tool kit that also turns into a personal workbench? Say no more! Think of all the projects your little builder can make with this 78-piece tool kit from Play22. They’ll recognize familiar tools such as a saw, hammer, working power drill, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, clamps, and levels. The kit can also be transformed into a workbench that when fully assembled stands at 28 inches tall. And for any projects on the go, you can leave the legs at home and carry the tool kit everywhere you go. Keep in mind 2 AAA batteries are required to power the drill and are not included.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Hammer & Saw Tool Bench

For the little engineers who love to play with wooden toys, this tool bench from Melissa & Doug is sure to be a hit. There are 32-pieces that come with this kit, including a hammer, screwdriver, C-clamp, and wooden nails and screws. Blueprints are also included, so your kid can build an animal, house, robot, or boat using the wooden panels provided.

$21.99 AT WALMART

Best Toddler Tool Benches

Toy Choi's 83-Piece Toddler Tool Bench

This tool bench comes equipped with everything your toddler will ever need for their little to build projects. There are 83 different tools and accessories included with this bench! And for any projects that need fixing on-the-go, the bench transforms into a handy tool kit. Common tools you’ll find with this bench include a power drill, saw, hammer, various wrenches, safety goggles, a hard hat, and so much more.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Kid Connection Tool Bench Play Set

Is there anything more convenient than a tool bench on wheels? We don’t think so! This kids’ tool bench comes with 38 different tools and accessories for your kid to tinker with. When it’s time to build, the sides of the bench can be snapped into place, and when it’s time to clean up they come off for easy and compact storage.

$19.97 AT WALMART

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