When I was a fresh new mom to my daughter, I barely wanted to leave my home as I healed from giving birth. I was tired (check out these 5 tips for getting a better sleep as a new mom), overwhelmed, and navigating our daily routines. Even into her first year I was a homebody, but I would force myself to take my baby for long walks in our stroller or ask new mom friends if they wanted to go for a group walk together. Walking was the best way to heal, to socialize, and to breathe fresh air. The most daunting factor as my baby grew was would she stay content enough while we went for a long walk? The key was to have the best stroller toys, and that’s what I’ve researched and tested for you!
Here are my 10 best stroller toys all moms should have:
- Animal Foot Rattles Stroller Toy
- Llama Teether & Cuddler Stroller Toy
- Avocado Rattle Stroller Toy
- Drooler Chewing Stroller Toy
- Toy Bar For Stroller
- Hedgehog Accordion Stroller Toy
- Clip On Sports Balls Stroller Toys
- Beaming Buggie Stroller Toy
- Fire Fly Stroller Toy
- Dinosaur Stroller Toy
When I started collecting my arsenal of stroller toys (that can also be used in the car for long errands or road trips!) there were a lot of duds, and for your baby it may be trial and error too! But you might be thinking” baby stroller toys cannot be that different…”, the truth is depending on their age and development different toys can stimulate them in different ways. It’s not one size fits all.
I found that in the earlier months (0-3 months old) my baby preferred soft toys that were quiet, then once she was rolling and more active (4-6 months) my baby wanted noisy toys with varying soft and hard parts to chew on, then once she was developing her gross and fine motor skills more she wanted anything that she could chew on and fiddle with. All babies will be different, even prefer different toys on a daily basis.
That is why I have a little collection of stroller toys in my diaper bag for when we are out and about in the stroller!
My tried and true favourite stroller toy is the Fire Fly! It is well made and versatile in age for new babies to older babies – it lasted through 4 of my babies and will be hand-me down to future baby cousins!
I hope this list of the best 10 stroller toys encourages you to get outside more for long walks with your baby in their stroller! The fresh air in rain or shine is wonderful for both you and your baby.