Not sure what to choose for a gift for your child? We present the best soft toys from the new collections of well-known manufacturers.
What soft toy is better to buy
There is no shortage of this product – the shelves are full of all kinds of animals, bizarre monsters and cartoon characters. But choosing the right character is not easy.
The quality of the pile is the first thing to pay attention to. It should not be pulled out, otherwise it will fall into the child’s mouth and eyes. Also, long fibers accumulate dust and microorganisms settle there. For babies, it is better to choose short-haired friends or generally lint-free ones, for example, made of cotton or linen. But synthetics can cause allergies.
The filler must also be of high quality: holofiber, thinsulate, fluff. Allowed synthetic winterizer, sherstepon (material based on wool and synthetics). Toys for the development of hand motor skills contain small granules – it is very important here to check the seams so that the crumb does not gorge on balls.
A harsh chemical aroma in children’s toys is generally not allowed – it indicates cheap and toxic materials, resins and paints that can harm health. Smell the fluff and rub the pile with your fingers: if there is no smell, and the color does not remain on your hands, feel free to buy.
It is better to choose shades that are calm, light, avoiding black, brown, gray and bright acidic ones – they excite the nervous system and irritate the eyes.
The size and image should be appropriate for the age of the child. The ideal height of a toy is considered to be 10-40 cm, and its weight is 100-400 g. For yearlings, the best characters are animals: dogs, cats, bunnies, bears. But after 3 years you can buy the hero of your favorite cartoon.
Additional “skills” of soft toys include playing songs, reading poetry, recognizing shades, body parts, etc. More expensive interactive and developmental models can boast of this.
The best classic stuffed toys
The most extensive category of toys, in which there is no end or edge in sight. There are models of various directions and sizes – from tiny key rings to giant bears.
BUDI BASA Collection of friends of the cat Basik
Almost all girls aged 4 to 6 years and even older are in love with these cats. Basik is a silver-lilac Scottish Fold cat with delicate fur.
The collection includes pets from 18 to 53 cm in height in a wide variety of outfits. You can play with them, take them for a walk and sleep, using them as a pillow. Faux fur is used as wool, and synthetic winterizer is a filler. The clothes are made of textiles or velor and are completely removable.
- Seals are packed in a gift cardboard box;
- A wide range of toys of different sizes in stylish outfits;
- Nice face with large eyes;
- Does not cause allergies;
- Suitable for children from 3 years old;
- The product is certified and meets safety requirements.
- It is not cheap.
The Russian manufacturer has taken care of the high quality of the products. The cats do not shed, do not smell, keep their shape and are very popular with the little ones.
TOY PLUS Cat Lampo
A toy from the series “44 kittens”, which includes the main characters of the cartoon of the same name – Lampo the cat and his friends. The plush character 20 cm high attracts with a bright design. There is a lightning on the belly – the button for activating the melody.
There is only one song, but for little fans of the animated series, this is enough. The animal has an embroidered face, a soft plush coat and a safe filler that does not get lost after washing.
- Detailed copy of the screen prototype;
- High quality materials;
- Suitable for children from 3 years old of both sexes;
- Plays a song from a cartoon;
- Does not contain any plastic elements;
- The filler does not get lost after washing and many years of operation;
- There are other characters in the series;
- Packaged in a nice box.
- Just one melody.
The kids are crazy about Lampo. A cheerful tomboy cheers up with bright colors and his own song. You can learn about the hero’s exploits from the cartoon, as well as buy figures of his friends.
SAMBA Chihuahua dog Chi-Chi-Love with bag
As a gift for a five-year-old girl, a doggy in a stylish outfit with a carrying bag is suitable. You can play with her at home and away, and if you take to kindergarten, then the baby will definitely become the most popular in the group.
The dog’s legs are bent, it can sit, stand, give a paw and take a comfortable position. Her coat is plush, delicate and pleasant to the touch, clothes are made of textiles, all details are removed.
The decorative elements of the face are made of plastic, but they are securely fixed – nothing falls out and does not come off. The bag closes with a zipper.
- Delicate plush cover;
- Wool does not fade or dye;
- Bright and stylish outfits;
- Includes a carrying bag with a zipper;
- The collection includes toys with an embroidered muzzle – for younger children;
- Bendable legs;
- Safe filler (synthetic fluff).
- A light shade of a fur coat gets dirty quickly;
- The price is not small.
In the series, there is a wide selection of Chihuahuas in a variety of outfits with colorful bags. The dog has no special skills, but this does not prevent it from being the favorite of the young mistress. When buying, feel the wire in the legs – you come across models with a short skeleton, which makes it impossible to bend the limbs.
TY STARDAST Unicorn with sequins
Young fashionistas will love cute unicorns with shiny sequins. The animal contains a hypoallergenic filler and securely fixed plastic eyes.
It can be washed – the shape is not lost, the decor is also not sprinkled. The base is plush. The toy develops fine motor skills and tactile sensations. The height of the unicorn is 15 cm, weight is 110 g.
- Soft and pleasant to the touch toy;
- The unicorn can be attached to a backpack or bag;
- Does not lose shape;
- Made from safe materials.
- Hand wash only;
- The sequins must be constantly ironed, otherwise they will bulge during the game.
There are no colors in the manufacturer’s series. All models look “expensive-rich” and shine in the sun. The only thing is that the raised sequins look like faded spots from afar.
Hamster 3 in 1 with a blanket
Practical and cute, this toy can serve as a pillow or blanket. Inside the stuffed animal there is a zippered pocket for storing the duvet. But even if you take it out, the hamster continues to keep its shape. There are also hand warmer pockets on the sides.
Such a rodent can be taken with you on an evening walk, to the beach, or simply used at home. The size of the toy is 30×40 cm, the plaid is 100×170 cm.
- Delicate plush;
- Contains cotton filling;
- Does not lose shape without a blanket;
- There are hand warmer pockets on the sides of the hamster;
- Huge selection of colors;
- Both adults and children will like it.
- The pocket on the back is not large enough and it is difficult to lay the blanket.
An original gift for children and adults. True, such a huge animal looks funny in the hands of a small child. The rodent will help out a lot if you are out late and it gets cold outside – you just have to take out the blanket and cover the baby.
Best interactive soft toys
Cute little animals will enchant children with their appearance and will delight them with unusual skills. Some will entertain babies by reading fairy tales, others will teach the first words, colors and letters. The cost of such toys is high, but they will definitely not collect dust on the chest of drawers.
HASBRO FurReal Friends Ricky Puppy
An amazing puppy will not be left unattended – from the first minutes it attracts children to the game. A cute doggie knows how to listen, execute commands and tricks, makes sounds, can even play a melody, toss and catch a bone. More than 100 combinations of commands and sounds are available.
Ricky can be fed, hugged and walked. He gives a paw, wiggles his ears and eyes, turns his head, listens to the owner. The set contains 18 seeds and a container for storing treats. The puppy is made of hypoallergenic plush, but it also has plastic parts. The toy is intended for children over 4 years old.
- Behaves as if alive;
- Performs over 100 command combinations;
- Knows how to balance with a bone on the tip of the nose and catches it;
- Made from safe materials;
- Develops thinking, imagination and hand motor skills;
- Sold in a beautiful box.
- Not supplied with batteries.
An intelligent dog moves, blinks and licks the owner, and also eats and even goes to the toilet, making the child feel responsible for caring for the animals. The animal is powered by batteries, but they are not included in the package.
IMC TOYS Rabbit Betsy
The adorable rabbit is designed for children aged 1.5 years and older. It is made of delicate plush with fluffy inserts and an embroidered face. The decor is a bow between the ears. The hare makes sounds, jumps, reacts to the voice, wiggles its ears.
The operation of the interactive toy is provided by three AA batteries, which are included in the kit. Betsy is packed in an open cardboard box and secured with plastic ties.
- A cute rabbit making sounds inherent in this animal;
- Moves and wiggles ears;
- Made of high quality materials, does not cause allergies;
- Reacts to touch;
- Allowed for playing with children from 1.5 years old;
- Equipped with batteries.
- Open-top packaging, which can stain the toy;
- The bunny can only jump on a smooth floor (laminate or linoleum).
Outwardly, the toy completely imitates a rabbit: it has a calm white and gray color, the correct body structure, even makes natural sounds. A great thing for the first acquaintance of a child with the animal world.
FANCY Bear Storyteller
This soft toy in the shape of a kind and harmless bear cub can tell fairy tales. There are 4 of them in the program: “Three Bears”, “Two Greedy Bears”, “Pot of Porridge”, “Masha and the Bear”. The duration of the stories is 3-6 minutes. The paws have pause and playback control buttons (4 paws – 4 fairy tales), the volume is adjusted on the ear.
The bear coat is made of faux fur, the clothes are textile, the filler is synthetic winterizer. All of these materials are non-allergenic. The height of the fluffy storyteller is 30 cm.
- High quality sewn soft toy;
- Attractive appearance of the bear;
- Delicate and pleasant to the touch fur;
- No dirt is visible on the dark background of the upholstery;
- Simple control over the playback of fairy tales;
- Batteries included;
- For children from a year.
- The volume is poorly regulated.
There are other storytelling animals in the series that kids will love. It is impossible to wet and wash the toy, otherwise the player will be damaged and only a soft animal will remain for 2500-3000 rubles.
The best educational soft toys
Modules with textile rattles, fleece books, demountable trains and animals equipped with teethers, rings and bells. And that’s not all that can be found for babies from 0 to 1 year old as the first toy.
CHICCO TOYS Жираф (7157AR)
The brand has released a soft-bodied baby toy. It is made of high quality materials that are safe for health. Thanks to decorative elements (teether, ball, mirror and strong ropes), the child develops fine motor and tactile skills.
There are also many bright colors and geometric shapes depicted on the body of the giraffe. The assortment of the children’s brand also includes other developmental animals: an elephant, a puppy, a kitten, and so on.
- A bright and beautiful toy;
- Sewn from quality materials;
- Contains elements for the development of motor skills;
- There is a teether;
- Wide handle for grabbing the rattle;
- Cute embroidered face;
- Several animals to choose from.
- It is a little expensive.
The toy can be hung on a mobile or handed to the baby. The soft part does not fade, the velor does not pull out, which means that the child will not eat enough pile and dye when trying a giraffe on a tooth.
TAF TOYS Multifunctional Gaming Center (11655)
The center is supposed to be fixed in the crib in a vertical or horizontal position. But more often it is laid out like a book, and the child looks at the pictures with pleasure, explores the applications with his fingers, developing tactile skills.
The toy is useful from birth and will last for the next couple of years. In addition to beautiful bright drawings and stickers with different textures, there are light and sound effects, as well as plastic rings.
- Bright applique with pictures of different textures;
- Used from birth to 2 years of age;
- Develops vision and tactile skills;
- Has fasteners for fixing on the sides of the crib;
- The toy is made of safe textiles;
- There are light and sound effects.
- Difficulties in washing due to electronic inserts;
- Difficult to replace batteries.
It is convenient to take the play center with you on vacation or on a long trip, hanging an applique on the back of the driver’s seat – so the kid will be carried away by the game and will not get bored.
TOMY LAMAZE Spaceship (T27422)
An original rocket with an astronaut monkey will give free rein to the crumbs’ imagination. All parts of the ship are made of textiles and are easily attached with Velcro. In the upper compartment there is a porthole in which you can put a monkey or your favorite toy.
The decor also includes a star-shaped teether, which is hidden in a special pocket. There are also multi-colored ribbons here. The model allows you to develop vision, logic, imagination and tactile sensations.
- Unusual appearance and many bright colors;
- All parts of the ship with Velcro;
- The set includes one more toy – an astronaut monkey;
- Develops imagination and play skills;
- Made from safe materials;
- Easy to care for – can be cleaned with a damp sponge and soap;
- The toy will be interesting for a child under 3 years old.
- No sound effects;
- The velcro breaks quickly.
The parts of the ship are hollow inside – there will be room for other toys that will go into space with the monkey. There is also a cozy pocket for the teether. This toy will appeal to both girls and boys, it will help develop imagination and show logic, collecting a rocket like a pyramid.
DOLPHIN Caterpillar Goose
The length of this funny caterpillar is 35 cm. It consists of colored segments with various fasteners: bows, ribbons, buttons, knots, pigtails, which teach the child to act independently.
The toy is made of jersey and cotton. A harmless synthetic fluff was taken as a filler. The main purpose of the caterpillar is to develop the fine motor skills of the child’s hands.
- Multi-colored and cute toy;
- Different fasteners develop dexterity and hand dexterity;
- Suitable for girls and boys from birth;
- Sewn from safe materials;
- Affordable cost (200-300 rubles).
- Few developmental details.
The caterpillar is suitable for babies from birth to one year old. There are no complex options in it, but it does an excellent job of playing the role of the first toy and justifies its cost. The manufacturer also has models of worms made of geometric shapes, connected with Velcro.