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The best musical toys for babies

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The best musical toys for babies

Babies are fascinated by musical toys - regardless of how many times you can recite the songs/tunes over and over...and over and over again. 

And not only do these toys provide great joy to our babies, but they also play a crucial role in our little one's motor skills development.

From singing bears, to a rainbow musical maker, here’s our round up of some of the best musical toys for babies on the market.

Best musical toys for babies

Pefect for your mini Mozart, this fun xylophone is a brilliant introduction to instruments. 

Made from wood, your little one can spend hours making their own tunes and songs.


Perfect for the more tech savvy babies, this smart little remote has over 17 buttons to keep them amused! 

These are particularly great at helping babies develop their motor skills and later down the line, their ABCs! 

This durable drum is robust enough for even the hardest drumming! 

Suitable for babies from 18 months, this drum comes with helpful clips that go on the side of the drum to attach the drumsticks safely to the drum so they don't go missing. 

Your baby will be talking to their Bing buddy before you know it with this adorable interactive cuddly toy. 

With over 15 fun phrases, this talking Bing is bound to be a hit with your bundle of joy. 

Who remembers being mesmorised by these as a child? 

As the colourful beads cascade through the tube, your baby will be creating the calming sound of rain with added visual effects. 

Suitable for babies 6 months and up, this instrument is durable and easy to grip. 

​This interactive sloth will keep your baby entertained for hours as it claps its hands and bobs its head along to fun lights, songs and music. 

Little ones can press the buttons on its feet for songs and phrases about the alphabet, numbers, opposites and colours!

With a velcro strap, this handy musical toy is the perfect on the go entertainment for your baby as it attaches to your car seat or push chair easily. 

With fun phrases, counting, numbers and counting, it's light-up buttons and bright colours are great for stimulating your babies brain. 

The Fisher-Price Sit-to-Crawl Learning Fox keeps babies busy with musical learning fun as they grow from sit-at play to crawling here, there and everywhere.

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  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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