Best new toys for babies under $50

A kiddo’s first holiday season is one filled with pictures, memories and even more pictures. Most of these picks come without the need for batteries and can help spruce up a nursery. Check out the toys below and find more gift ideas for other ages in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Ditty Bird, $16.99

This little book is perfect for your little bird. The “buttons” are tucked away inside – no randomly going off in the middle of the night, score! – and the board book is compact enough to fit in a diaper bag or purse.

Available at: Building Blocks Toy Store and Moore Toys & Gadgets

Oombee Ball by Fat Brain, $24.99

This stacking and nesting toy is great for learning minds, rubber for teething mouths and attached so that pieces aren’t all over everywhere.

Available at: Building Blocks Toy StoreMoore Toys & Gadgets and *play

Bop-A-Tune by Sassy, $24.99

Bop each “note” to hear a sound. The do-re-mi is mimicked for baby Mozarts and future virtuosos. 

Available at: Building Blocks Toy Store

100 First Words for Little Geeks by Familius, $9.99

Inconceivable, holy grail, gigawatt and kryptonite are among the 100 words. Parents who are bigger geeks will love reading this over and over again. 

Available at: Moore Toys & Gadgets and *play

Flappy Flora by Gund, $39.99

This little bunny is the little sister to Flappy Elephant, and she sings and plays peek-a-boo with babies. 

Available at: Building Blocks Toy Store

Dolce, $34.99

The plush huggable friend is more than a soft toy. Each one has its own crinkles, twists, beeps and honks. Lots of playtime fun with softness littles will love. 

Available at: Building Blocks Toy Store

Tobbles Neo by Fat Brain, $30

Each cup in the tower wobbles on its own, but stacks together with ease. The cups are also great for bath time fun. 

Available at: Moore Toys & Gadgets and *play


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This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.

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