Best Toys of 2017: Babies and Toddlers

Best Toys 2017 Green Toys’ Dough Sets
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Check out Parents' picks for the best baby and toddler toys of 2017!

These toys are a guaranteed hit for your baby or toddler!

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Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart

LeapFrog’s Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart identifies numbers and colors, but that isn’t the only draw. Even when it was turned off, testers just dug the scooping and serving. 2 years+, $40.

*Don't forget the Duracell batteries for this toy!

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Coffee Cup Teether

OMG to Fisher-Price’s Coffee Cup Teether. So real, there’s even a latte-art heart shape in the “froth.” 3 months+, $5.

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Grippies

Creating with Guidecraft’s Grippies is easy for toddlers, and the results are so avant-garde you’ll suspect you’re rearing a sculptor. 18 months+, from $40/set.

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Thomas & Friends Tracks Ride-On

Moose Mountain Toys’ Thomas & Friends Tracks Ride-On opens up to reveal a racing hill for two engines, included. 1 to 3 years, $50.

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Zoo Jamz Stompin’ Fun Drums

Get your tiny rock star started on VTech’s Zoo Jamz Stompin’ Fun Drums. The trunk is the bass-drum beater! 18 months to 4 years, $40.

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Peppa Pig Lights ‘n’ Sounds Family Home

Jazwares’ Peppa Pig Lights ‘n’ Sounds Family Home comes with three figures, furniture, buttons for songs, and more. 2 years+, $60.

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My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery

Chunky, colorful track and the cutest round-faced Percy make up Fisher-Price’s My First Thomas & Friends Railway Pals Destination Discovery. 1 to 5 years, $50.

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Duplo Batcave Challenge

Even tots love superheroes. And building stuff. So it’s no surprise that LEGO’s Duplo Batcave Challenge was a huge hit. 2 to 5 years, $50.

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Tickle Me Elmo

Playskool’s Tickle Me Elmo isn’t tricked out with tech. He just laughs hysterically. Hee-hee. 18 months to 4 years, $30.

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Zoom ’n Crawl Monster

Fisher-Price’s Zoom ’n Crawl Monster tosses out balls to get Baby on the move, crawling to keep up. 9 months+, $35.

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Letters and Language

Marrying creative time with ABCs, Play-Doh’s Letters and Language set turns wordplay into doughy fun. 2 years+, $20.

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Dough Sets

Nontoxic dough meets tools made from recycled milk jugs in Green Toys’ Dough Sets. 2 to 8 years; $10 to $25.

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