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It's a feat to find prezzies your peanut will love as much as the wrapping, but we did! Look here for 5 of the coolest, cutest toys. Tested by real moms to rave reviews, these playthings crinkle and jingle, rattle and roll, make music and even help your little one learn about the world.
Apple Park Woodland Soft Blocks, made from 100-percent-organic cotton, feature sweet baby animals—a porcupine, a squirrel, a fawn—as well as letters and numbers. Your sweetie will love stacking 'em up, knocking 'em down and hearing 'em squeak, rattle and jingle. Newborn and older.
Clip Earlyears Hooty Toot Bouncy Owl to your child's stroller so she can play with the crinkly wings and floppy legs while you run errands. Best of all, Hooty's belly is a mirror, so Baby can see just how adorable she is. "The mirror caught Clara's attention!" says mom tester Jayme Cambra. Newborn and older.
The soft, stackable Haba Magic Forest Rabbit has three colorful layers for Baby to mouth and rustle. "Frances loves the noise the rabbit makes when you shake it. She also got a kick out of the vibrating pull feature," says mom Jennifer Nellany. 10 months and older.
Stuff brightly colored tissues into Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale's open mouth, pull them out his spout and, whoa! Your little one will be captivated. "Ryan loves it—and so do I," says Monica Lauro. "He's entertained long enough for me to actually get things done!" Franky's textures are intriguing, and bright bold patterns stimulate developing vision. 6 months and older.