It’s easy to get lost in a toy shop and emerge three weeks later - the choice for toys to entertain our little ones is MASSIVE.
But which toys are the best for your baby and toddler?
Our real mum testers have been putting dozens of toys to the test, and have chosen the best baby and toddler toys to be awarded a place on the coveted M&B Awards 2017 Shortlist:
Best Baby Toy - under 24 months
East Coast "Say Hello" Friends Double-sided Activity Mat
Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBo
Little Tikes 5 in 1 Deluxe Ride and Relax Recliner Trike
Kiddimoto Ltd The London Bus
Nuby Silly Spin-Wheel Highchair Toy
Orange Tree Toys Animal Puzzle Train
PLAYMOBIL 123 My Take Along Ship
Best Toddler Toy – 24 months+
DK Noisy Baby Peekaboo!
Halilit Little Hands Music Band
LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party Set
LEGO DUPLO My First Truck
Magformers UK My First 30 Set
Micro Scooters Mini Micro Deluxe
Orchard Toys Farmyard Heads and Tails
PLAYMOBIL Pirate Fort SuperSet