You get so much for your money with this robust plastic toy from Little Tikes, and that's one of the main reasons that it has grabbed the top spot in a competitive category this year. Physically, it has quite a lot of different sections to it to crawl under and over and around and toddler in amongst and each of these are made from strong plastic in attractive bright colours. It's the kind of toy you can set up in your living room and then enjoy the sight of your little one being entertained for fairly prolonged periods of time.
The most attractive thing about this is the way that it uses light to help entertain and attract babies. A twinkling light-up section is powered by three AA batteries and has quite a mesmorising effect on young children. In addition to that, other electrical features include games and music. In fact, there are over 80 activities that are incorporated in this toy, meaning that unlike many toys it seems to have a huge amount of longevity.
What our reviewers said: "I meant to set this up and then put it away again but actually she's played in it every day for 3 weeks so far, so we haven't put it away at all", "I can see why babies like it - it's really entertaining".
From: Little Tikes
Age: 6 months+
Approx. price: £89.99
Available: Argos, Toys R Us, Smyths
In the Night Garden Pinky Ponk
From: Golden Bear
Age: 3 months+
Approx. price: £39.99
Available: Toys R Us, Smyths, Argos
This vehicle is from the really popular CBeebies show - something that made it instantly attractive to babies. There's something delightfully tactile about it as well. You can turn the propeller, move the knobs, pull it along by a string and handle the ITNG characters inside (which also doubles as a shape-sorting exercise). This is an affordable, high-quality toy that babies love.