WHAT This compact activity book unfolds to reveal four different houses, each with various windows and doors that can be flicked open to reveal pet animals like a cat and puppy. The BPA- and phthalate-free book includes a ladybird teether to soothe your child’s sore gums. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY Joel Tan, 39, says that his 1-year-old daughter also loves the mushroom-shaped squeaker. “She’s always giggling away when we press it.” He also likes that it’s not just machine washable but also dries quickly.
WHAT Each of the eye-catching tail feathers on this plushie boasts features like different fabric textures and even a peekaboo mirror to boost your child’s sensory development. The peacock’s body, small enough for babies to grip, also squeaks to grab your offspring’s attention. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY Her 1-year-old son loves the toy’s different textures, says Esther Lin. “It’s easy to bring out and serves the purpose of distracting him or to keep him entertained.”
WHAT Motion-activated features on this toy bar trains your peewee’s hand-eye coordination. Show your kewpie how to use his hands to spin the rattling ball, turn the petal-shaped propellers or grab the teethers. There’s also a transparent and textured prism that disperses the sun’s rays, creating a dazzling dance of lights to hold bubba’s attention. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY Jennifer Lim enthuses. “The arch is bendable, so I had no problems fitting it my daughter’s stroller, seat, bouncer and even playpen.” Secure this toy bar to most strollers and car seats easily with the clasp and screw-on catch on either end of it.
WHAT Your mini-me will use their hands to spin the mirror, rattle ball and even push the belly of a light-up hedgehog that plays four different songs ― and learn more about cause and effect as a result. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY This toy bar kept his 3-month-old son in his car seat and stroller, notes Kevin Goh, who like the simplicity of the multi-sensory plaything. “He hated being in the car seat, he’d instantly scream until we arrived at our destination, so my wife and I are so grateful that we found this.”
WHAT This adorable toy mobile may just lull your baby to sleep while you’re out as it can play five different melodies for up to 30 minutes while the toys on the colourful fan blades slowly revolve. The soothing movement of the dangling toys will soothe your tot. Comes with a variety of attachments, including a plastic crib stand or a clip, so that you can move it from the cot, stroller to car seat with ease. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY Her 3-month-old son smiles every time the songs play ― she likes that the toy isn’t too loud, states Megan Chia. “I like that it runs on batteries and you don’t have to wind it up. I can throw it in the diaper bag when we’re heading out and it's easy to put on and take off the stroller.”
WHAT This machine-washable toy comes with a couple of soft teethers — a bandana around its neck and another on its limbs — with different textures for your mini-me to chew on. The lion’s mane crinkles when your little one grabs it, while shaking the toy makes it rattle merrily. Suitable for babies aged 3 months or older.
PARENTS SAY Shivali Gopal says her 3-month-old son loves smooching the toy and even talks to it. The colours are bright and vibrant.
WHAT Unlike other toys that you clip on or come in a sturdy toy bar, you twist this soft plaything around your stroller or car seat. With a teether, a flower-shaped mirror and a spinning rattle filled with colourful beads, it is great for parents who prefer something simple. Suitable for children aged 6 months and older.
PARENTS SAY Melissa Ng notes that this colourful stroller get captures her 6-month-old son’s attention perfectly. Nor is it too close to his face, unlike the other stroller toys she’d bought before.
WHAT This basic but adorable stroller toy features a translucent rattle tube containing colourful beads and a cloud-shaped teether. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY The good-sized toy and the silver cloud teether actually has a little bit of a shimmer, which caught her 3-month-old daughter’s attention when she first introduced it to her, says Sarah Chong. You won’t have to worry about any harmful substances either as it’s made of PVC- and phthalate-free materials, she adds.
Soft Chime Garden Stroller Toy from Lamaze
WHAT This floral “bouquet” features five smiley flowers with different textures ― once pressed, each will light up and play various chimes and other sounds to entertain baby. You can also choose from three different modes of music to keep baby entertained. Simply attach the toy to a stroller using the strap beneath the toy. Suitable for babies 6 months and older.
PARENTS SAY Kelly Tang says her 4-month-old daughter adores this toy because she loves flowers. “I bought this thinking it was just a stuffed toy, but to my surprise, it has been wonderful so far! Each flower lights up with different colours and plays different sounds.” Since the music isn’t too loud, it won’t irritate unlike other toys on the market.
Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy from Skip Hop
WHAT Besides usual features like a teether and squishy plush toys, the stuffed cloud vibrates and shakes when the teether is tugged. The star is also a squeaker, while the rain drop crinkles when it is grabbed. Suitable for newborns.
PARENTS SAY Brandon Sim notes that his 5-month-old son can’t get enough of the soft toy, which vibrates when the teether is pulled. “It also comes with a big ring which is helpful, since we routinely attach the toy to different things.”