Best Toys for Crawling Babies
Crawling is a special time for baby — it's their first step toward independent movement. Toys at this stage are designed to engage baby’s senses and take advantage of their newly found skill.
Active, crawling babies are often interested in toys that have as much movement and action as they do. This comprehensive list has fun, interactive toys for every kind of crawler.
Toys for Crawling Babies
Activity tables give curious babies a multitude of ways to engage. The Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table blends the world of music with engaged play. It starts with a real, working piano-style keyboard for baby’s musical experimentation. Baby can then flip the book’s pages to activate classical melodies, or press on a multi-sound drum pad that counts from one to five in English, French, and Spanish. The big plus is that it can be used from crawling to walking; simply snap the legs in when your baby begins to walk, and you’ve got a taller surface where baby can play.
"The toy is bright and colorful with lots of action, music and lights. It kept his rapt attention for over an hour, which is unheard of in a little one." — Mom, Amazon.com Reviewer
“Active, crawling babies are often interested in toys that have as much movement and action as they do.”
Activity Balls With Attitude
Baby Einstein Roll & Explore Symphony Ball: This activity-packed ball features 12 classical melodies that play to the speed of the rolling ball. It also recites animal sounds, colors, and instrument names in English, Spanish, and French. It has three modes of play — Music, Composer, and Discovery. Just set it to the mode you want, and baby can activate a multitude of sounds and lights.
Bright Starts Giggables: These fun character balls giggle, roll, and talk. Baby can push and roll these balls, and they even speak their animal name, while making fun sounds as they wobble and roll. These adorable balls come in six different characters, so you can pick your baby’s favorite animal!
The Oball Wobble Bobble: This vibrating ball rolls and wobbles across the floor in a different direction every time, causing baby to chase after it. When baby picks it up, it jiggles in their hands. It also has multiple textures and bright colors to stimulate baby’s senses. The Wobble Bobble was featured in The Bump’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014.
"I bought this for my daughter when she was about six months old. Once she started crawling everywhere, she loved it. She likes to bat at it, which sets it moving, then she giggles and chases it." – Mom, Amazon.com Reviewer
Toys that are On the Move, Too
The Bright Starts Roll & Glow Monkey is a unique and fun toy, made for babies on the move. When baby presses the monkey’s hat, he begins to roll around the room with light-up wheels and music. Baby can chase and retrieve and start the fun all over again. It’s a toy that encourages movement.
Read more articles about Best Baby Toys for Every Age