Your little one will have a ball with these action-packed toys.
It seems to be a universal truth that any mother will tell you: babies are drawn to ball toys! Throwing them, rolling them, chasing them... it seems there is nothing more entertaining to a baby or toddler than simply playing with a ball.
If you’re looking for ideas to liven up your baby’s playtime, toys that feature balls are the perfect solution. Keep them busy for hours with ball toys that light up or make sounds, or make up your own interactive ball games to play along with your baby.
FOR NEWBORN & UP: A BALL PIT PLAY GYM
You can start using a gym for tummy time and playtime as soon as you bring baby home. The 5-in-1 Your Way Ball Play™ activity gym takes gyms to the next level. When baby gets a bit older and starts sitting up, you can fold up the sides, add balls (included), and convert the play gym into baby's very own ball pit. This is certain to be baby’s "happy place" into the toddler years. It’s also available in a bright and cheerful pink option.
FOR SITTING-UP BABIES: BALL POPPIN' PALS
When babies begin to sit up independently, it opens up a whole new world. This stage is prime for introducing new toys – including those that incorporate ball activities.
It’s easy to see why the Coconut Catapult is a bestseller… it's a barrel of laughs! It only takes 2 easy steps to make this ball popper send colorful coconuts flying through the air. Baby can load the ball into the gorilla’s hands, then bop the palm tree to make them go flying.
Babies can bounce balls to their heart’s content with the Pop & Giggle Pond Pal, featuring a froggy "mouth" where balls love to bounce and jump right out. Lights and melodies enhance the fun of this silly, action-filled toy.
You can also put a whole new spin on playtime with the Spin & Giggle Giraffe. Sitting babies can drop balls into the giraffe’s mouth for counting, music & lights. The giraffe spins round and round, with a surprise ball release to encourage movement!
FOR CRAWLING BABIES: BALL TOYS THAT "GO"
When your baby's on the move, give him or her something fun to chase (other than the family pet.) The Roll & Pop Train Toy incorporates two of the things crawling babies love most: wheels and balls. As the train rolls, balls pop out of the spout. Baby will love chasing down the balls to keep the fun going.
Pro tip: The ball poppin’ toys also work great as toys that “go!” When the balls go flying and rolling, your little one will love the chase. These toys help encourage crawling and movement, especially for those just getting started.
FOR WALKING BABIES: WALKERS WITH BALL TOYS
While babies can play with the 3-in-1 Step 'n Ride Lion as soon as they're sitting up, the real action comes when they are pulling up and taking steps. As baby pushes behind the lion or scoots it along, the balls in his mane will spin around in circles! The balls can also shoot out of the lion's mouth, so baby can enjoy putting them in and watching them fly out, over and over again.
No matter which age or stage your baby’s in, ball toys are a classic way to keep them entertained. Explore even more about the power of playtime with our complete toys collection. Let the good times roll!