Toy Insider Senior Editor Maddie Michalik stopped by Better Connecticut in New Haven to show off the best new baby toys for the spring and summer. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


SOOTHING OCEAN SLUMBERS MOBILE (VTECH ELECTRONICS)

  • The Soothing Ocean Slumbers Mobile is a 2-in-1 that can be transformed into a crib toy as your baby grows.
  • Featuring brightly colored ocean animal characters, this mobile also projects ocean themed images onto the ceiling.
  • It also plays soft music to help lull your baby to sleep.
  • Plays 45+ soft sing-along songs, melodies, and phrases.
  • Ages: 0+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: All major retailers

GUND BABY TOOTHPICK COLLECTION (SPIN MASTER)

  • Meet the Baby Toothpick collection of baby’s first friends, inspired by one of our most-loved personality bears, Toothpick!
  • Our Baby Toothpick 16” plush are made from premium soft baby plush in light orange and cream with embroidered accents.
  • The super-soft design makes these adorable animals irresistible to cuddles and the perfect addition to décor in a modern nursery.
  • The Baby Toothpick collection is machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • Ages: 0+
  • MSRP: $24.99 each
  • Available: gund.com, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdales

PULL ALONG COLOR SNAIL (MAGFORMERS)

  • Let’s go Walking! Introduce your toddler to a truly brilliant pull along toy.
  • Uncoil the shell to reveal lots of fun learning toys in each individual pocket!
  • From mirror to crinkle, squeakers to teether, this high quality applique Snail is a winner in every way!
  • Ages: 0m+
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: magformers.com

BUTTERFLY COUNTING PAL (LEAPFROG)

  • Enjoy a flutter of color with the Butterfly Counting Pal plush learning toy.
  • Five colorful number buttons play a variety of songs to teach colors and numbers.
  • A kaleidoscope of color, Butterfly’s light-up wing shows the colors of the rainbow. She also helps baby fall asleep with soft, classical melodies.
  • Each segment of this on-the-go toy features a dangling toy that crinkles, squeaks or has interesting textures to help develop motor skills and build tactile awareness.
  • Learn at home or on the fly by using the included straps to secure the butterfly to infant carriers and strollers.
  • Ages: 0+
  • MSRP: $17.99
  • Available : All major retailers

BABY TEETHER ASSORTMENT (HAAKAA USA)

  • Made from 100 percent food grade silicone.
  • Hygienic one piece design: No joints, cracks or edges.
  • Designed to be the perfect size and shape for your babies little hands. Light and easy grip for baby to hold.
  • Chuck them in the freezer also to provide added relief to those little aching gums!
  • Safe and flexible to protect babies oral cavity.
  • No PVC, no BPA, no phthalates, no artificial colors included.
  • Ages: 3 months+
  • MSRP: $9.99-$12.99
  • Available: haakaausa.com, buybuy baby, Amazon

DIMPL (FAT BRAIN TOYS)

  • Little fingers can’t resist these beautiful buttons!
  • Built safely into the sturdy ABS plastic frame are five vibrant silicone bubbles in varying sizes and colors.
  • Push and pop them in and out.
  • Poke them, prod them, count them, and name their colors.
  • This tactile, sensory-developing toy will entertain for hours on end!
  • Ages: 6 months+
  • MSRP: $12.95
  • Available: fatbraintoys.com, Amazon, Walmart

DISNEY/DISNEY•PIXAR INSULATED HARD SPOUT SIPPY CUPS 9 OZ – 2 PACK ASSORTMENT (THE FIRST YEARS/ TOMY)

  • Bring some magic to your child’s day with a Disney Insulated Hard Spout Sippy Cup featuring an augmented reality companion app that brings your friends from Radiator Springs to life!
  • Best yet, these sippy cups have all the features you’re looking for in a great sippy for your child.
  • The silicone valve is leak proof to help keep drinks inside the cup and off of your little one.
  • The sippy cup lid has a Drop Guard bumper to help prevent breakage when it lands on the floor.
  • Ages: 12 months+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available:  tomy.com, Amazon, Walmart