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Best Baby Toy 12-24 Months – The Mother&Baby Awards 2015 Shortlist

Wanting to buy a new toy for your baby? Take a look at the products that our mum testers decided deserved a place on the Mother&Baby Awards 2015 Shortlist - browse the gallery and find all product information below. 

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Balanskate, £39.99, Chicco and Amazon

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BoiKido Giraffe Xylophone, £29.99, BoiKido and Amazon

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Discoveroo Magnetic Rocket, £16.99, Discoveroo from 1 Two Kids and Amazon

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ExerSaucer Jump & Learn My First Pet, £129.99, Evenflo

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Buzzing Brains Activity Table, £29.99, Kiddicare

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Cow Says Moo!' Grab Playbook, £2.99, Little Learners

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123 Learning Train, £14.99, Mega Bloks First Builders

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Monkey Strike, £14.99, Chicco and Amazon

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Pirate Chest Shape Sorter, £39.99, Chicco and Amazon

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Sand and Water Table, £45, Early Learning Centre

Balanskate, £39.99, Chicco and Amazon

This toy is great for developing your baby’s balance - and adapts as she grows. Use it as a balance board game for 18-month-old babies, then transform it into a scooter once your baby is two. And for adventurous three year olds, it can be converted into a skateboard.

BoiKido Giraffe Xylophone, £29.99, BoiKido and Amazon

Help your child develop rhythm and melody with the colourful, handmade wooden BoiKido Giraffe Xylophone. Suitable for children from 18 months+.

Discoveroo Magnetic Rocket, £16.99, Discoveroo from 1 Two Kids and Amazon

A must for wannabe space explorers, this toy can be played with as a stacked and also a toy rocket. Made from eight pieces, they join together with safe and invisible magnets. Removable pieces include an astronaut, alien and a monkey, perfect for imaginative play.

ExerSaucer Jump & Learn My First Pet, £129.99, Evenflo

This toy offers parents a safe and stable environment for their child to move, explore and play. With lots of wiggly giggly fun and a variety of age-appropriate toys to help baby achieve important developmental milestones.

Buzzing Brains Activity Table, £29.99, Kiddicare

Combining fun with learning for hours of entertainment for little ones aged 12 months and over. Lightweight and durable, the Buzzing Brains Activity Table encourages stand-up fun, with detachable legs to allow for floor play, compact storage and easy transportation.

Cow Says Moo!' Grab Playbook, £2.99, Little Learners

The littlest learners will love to play with these chunky pages while they learn first sounds and animals. Designed especially to assist with developing hand-eye coordination and with softly appealing pictures to grow your child’s curiosity and imagination.

123 Learning Train, £14.99, Mega Bloks First Builders

Teach your little one all about numbers and shapes as with this building set. Three big wheel bases and special train parts let you and your child build this cute train that introduces kids to the numbers zero to nine, making learning to count fun by matching the numbers with their corresponding images.

Monkey Strike, £14.99, Chicco and Amazon

The Monkey Strike bowling set features a set of six brightly coloured skittles made fun with their loveable monkey faces and a bowling ball – a great game for developing. Each pin can be divided in half to create 12 interchangeable pieces that can be stacked on top of each other to build colourful towers, stimulating their creativity. Suitable from 18 months.

Pirate Chest Shape Sorter, £39.99, Chicco and Amazon

This toy features six colourful, decorated shapes to help your baby learn to shape sort. Just open the chest to withdraw the treasure and start the game. With four wheels and a cord, your little one can pull the toy along, too.

Sand and Water Table, £45, Early Learning Centre

The Sand and Water Table comes with 10 fun toys, so your child can really enjoy getting absorbed in playing with sand and water.

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