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The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlers

Whether you're celebrating baby's first holiday or are just after a cute and fun gift, check out our favourite toys for babies and toddlers.

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlers

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Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

Futuristic BeatBo has all the cool moves. With three modes that grow with your baby, this rockin’ bot teaches colours, letters and counting in a fun way. $50, fisher-price.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Flow 'N Fill Spout

This adorable bathtime spout attaches to the side of the tub and draws water up, so when teeny bathers press its face they can start—and stop—the flow of water. Includes three activity cups for more fun. Yookidoo, $28, indigo.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway

Add mechanical and technical how-to to playtime with this interchangeable 13-and-a-half-foot track that has five features, a steering wheel–shaped remote control and a friendly musical driver named Ralph. $70, vtechkids.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Feed ’N Roll Froggy

Wee ones learn cause and effect by feeding this plush machine-washable frog rattling balls and then watching them roll out of his tummy. Earlyears $23, mindsalive.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Petilou Little Leaf Blocks

Pretty wooden blocks are fun to play with and perfect to cherish as a keepsake. Sweet graphics, such as a bunny, acorn, fox and ladybug, adorn the sides of this old-school four pack. Le Toy Van, $15, kolkid.ca

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Baby Hand Rattle

A cute crocheted owl, available in pink or blue, is the perfect toy for babes to shake, rattle and chew. Zubels, $12, bbbuggy.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Magic Star Learning Table

Chock full of things to explore, little ones can flip book pages to hear a nursery rhyme, dial the phone, press buttons and spin wheels. Removable legs make it a great toy that grows with your kid. $45, vtechkids.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Babi Corolle Miss Fresh Riviera

This très chic dolly is perfect for snuggling. She has a light vanilla scent and is just the right size for babies to cuddle up with. $30, jouetschoochoo.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

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Bandana Buddies Activity Fox

This fuzzy forest friend is great for at home or on the go. Babies will love the bright colours, crinkly sounds and attached teething ring. Skip Hop, $19, well.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train

This action-packed train will grow with your kid, plus its interactive storybook, double-sided blocks, moveable gears and light-up buttons help with fine motor skills. $70, vtechkids.ca

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Whoozit Space Blankie

Perfectly stretchy and mesmerizing for your babe to grasp, this colourful lovey features spinning rattles, a mirror and a special teething corner so sore gums can get a workout. Manhattan Toy, $18, mastermindtoys.com

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Play All Day Elmo

Your kid is sure to find a new BFF in the latest fully loaded Elmo, whose resumé includes more than 150 responses and activities like freeze dance and pat-a-cake. Playskool, $80, hasbro.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Fishing Boat

Add some fun to bath-time with this fishing boat that comes complete with a working hook, floundering fishies, a life ring and a captain. Stow everything below deck once you pull the plug. Ambi Toys, $28, mastermindtoys.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Lamaze Squeezy the Donkey

Squeezy says hello to friends with his ears—babes can give his tummy a squish and watch with glee as his ears puff out. Featuring clip-clopping hooves, soft ribbons and a textured tail, this toy has so much for curious tots to explore. Tomy, $22, mastermindtoys.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

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Baby Clemmy Turtle

Clemmy the turtle isn’t just a pull-along cutie—his shell doubles as a storage case for 15 squishy blocks and as a building surface for sky-high stacking. Clementoni, $49, amazon.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Toy

Based on the much-loved book of the same name, this soft bunny features a clip for easy stroller attachment, a teeny mirror and two rings for baby to grab. Kids Preferred, $25, sears.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Number Lovin’ Oven

Wee chefs can craft recipes using 16 included “ingredients,” such as a fried egg, cupcakes and pizza, while learning new things like counting and sharing with this singing and talking oven. $30, leapfrog.com

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Baby Stella Sweet Dreams Doll

Sweet Stella is ready for bed. She’s got her cozy PJs on and a little lamb to snuggle, and her soft lavender scent is released when you hug her close, sending little ones into sweet dreams of their own. Manhattan Toy, $45, indigo.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Submarine Spray Station

This battery-operated little yellow submarine navigates below the surface of the tub and draws water up through a spray nozzle. Pour water over it and watch the wheel spin, propeller rotate and sprinkler activate. Yookidoo, $35, mastermindtoys.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Lil’ Ocean Explorers Crawl ’N Pop! Turtle

Shape sorting gets a deep-sea makeover with this cute turtle that helps little ones learn their colours. They’ll also practise their crawling skills when they follow their new pal as he toddles around to cheery songs. Little Tikes, $20, toysrus.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

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Twilight Noah’s Ark

With a nod to the classic Bible story, this sweet toy transitions from playtime to sleep time with four plushy animal finger puppets that fit in the ark and a detachable top that projects a starry nightscape onto the bedroom ceiling. $50, cloudb.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Mirari Flip Flop ABC Blocks

Old-fashioned letter blocks get a fun makeover with these magnetic squares. Each cube has a letter and corresponding character inside that moves when the included magic wand is waved above it. Patch Products, $70, scholarschoice.ca

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

Roll ’N Gears Car

This two-in-one toy is perfect for babies and toddlers, with fun gears to explore and wheels to turn. When it’s opened up, little ones will learn early engineering skills like stacking. In car mode, your babe will be mesmerized by the spinning parts. Playskool, $15, hasbro.com

The ultimate toy guide 2015: 23 toys for babies and toddlersPhoto: Jeff Carlson

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