The best pram toys to keep your little one entertained

best pram toys

by Lizzie Hutchinson |
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Babies spend a lot of time in their pram or pushchair in those early days and weeks, and pram toys are an incredible way to keep your precious little one entertained and happy while on the move.

Whether you're off on a stroll to get some fresh air or doing the weekly food shop at the supermarket, you want your little love to be content and occupied. Not only do pram toys tick that box, but they make great baby sensory toys too to help aid their development. And in our opinion, they're just as important as a baby pram sun shade.

The best pram toys at a glance:

Best moving pram toy: LAMAZE Flip Flap Dragon Pram Toy Clip – Buy now at Amazon

Best personalised pram toy: Personalised Mini Mono Spiral Activity Toy – Buy now at My 1st Years

Best for fitting around handlebars: Nuby Animal Adventures Activity Spiral – Buy now at Amazon

We've taken a look at the best pram toys out there that will keep your baby happy and stimulated while out on their daily adventures. From Mother&Baby award winners to our must-have top picks, have a browse through this lot...

The best pram toys:

Best overall

LAMAZE Mini Clip u0026amp; Go Sprinkles The Jellyfish

Rrp: $17.99

Price: $9.99
Alternative retailers
Kohl's$9.99View offer
Walmart$14.71View offer

Lamaze has a great range of pram toys to choose from, and we just love this little jellyfish. It's the perfect companion for your baby with its soft cuddly body and smiley face. It has high-contrast black-and-white patterns, crinkly and smooth ribbons, and a squeaker to keep your baby entertained. It even has a teething ring, an essential for when those pesky gnashers start to come through.

Review: "It's a smaller Lamaze which is good for smaller hands. My little boy likes the different textures of the 'tentacles' and grabbing the rings. He isn't teething yet, but it's the same rings that most of the Lamaze Toys have. I think they're a bit hard for teething, but great for keeping little hands busy!"

Pros

  • Different textures
  • Includes teething ring

Cons

  • Small in size

Best moving pram toy

Flip flap dragon pram toy
Price: $18.99
Alternative retailers
Target$18.99View offer
Walmart$18.99View offer

A bestseller from the Lamaze collection, Flip Flap Dragon has six different textures to encourage tactile stimulation for sensory play. This toy also features an array of different patterns and colours too to keep your little one entertained. When your baby pulls on the Flip Flap Dragon, his wings will flap up and down to take flight.

Review: "My baby absolutely loves his dragon! I didn't realise when I bought that the wings flap, this is great as it distracts the baby and catches his attention. It really is his favourite toy so far!"

Pros

  • Moves its wings in a flying action
  • Is able to fit to a variety of prams, cots and car seats

Cons

  • Limited crinkle areas

Best doll pram toy

Emily pram toy
Price: $29.03
Alternative retailers
Target$14.39View offer
Walmart$14.39View offer
Kohl's$15.99View offer

Emily is a beautiful doll pram toy from LAMAZE that is sure to keep your baby entertained. She comes with a rattle necklace, a crinkly dress and clacking rings. She has a soft velour body, just perfect for your little one to cuddle up to.

Review: "I bought this for my friend's three-month-old daughter. I wasn't expecting to be able to leave a review based on whether the baby herself liked the doll, yet my friend tells me she fell in love with it! She wouldn't stop staring at 'Emily' and smiling. She's now nine months old and is just as enamoured! In other news, the item arrived very quickly, was well packaged and good value - in line with other Lamaze toys I've previously bought. Recommended."

Pros

  • Ideal for cuddling
  • Plenty of sensory features

Cons

  • Better suited to younger babies as some older children lost interest quickly

Best for easy removal

Whether you're an avocado fan or not, this cute little avocado pram toy is a lovely accessory for your little one's pram. Skip Hop Farmstand Avocado Stroller Toy is super soft and has a Velcro fastening so that your baby can practice putting it together and taking it apart. It has coloured beads in the stone and a happy little face that'll keep your tot company on the go.

Review: "This is the perfect little present for a little. We got this for my cousin's new baby and it is just adorable, Skip Hop makes the cutest things! Perfect for peak-a-boo too!"

Pros

  • Cute design
  • Ideal for little hands

Cons

  • Clasp isn't very secure

Best for bold patterns and colours

Manhattan Toy Baby Whoozit Stroller and Travel Activity Toy
Price: $19.96
Alternative retailers
Walmart$38.78View offer

Baby Whoozit is a classic, multi-sensory pram toy that will keep little fingers entertained for hours. Your baby will love the bright colours and high-contrast arms, as well as the crinkle paper, rattles, squeakers and loops. It even has a hidden mirror under its red fuzzy nose, perfect for a game of peek-a-boo.

Review: "I've bought Whoozits for all my grandchildren and friends babies too and they have all adored them! They're beautifully made and have a lovely balance. I don't know if it's the bright colours or the different sounds and textures but I intend to continue to buy them every time a new baby arrives! My family all say, 'Everyone loves a Whoozit'!"

Pros

  • Features a lot of bold colours and patterns
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Some found the red nose produced a lot of fluff that pulled off easily

Best sensory pram toy

Sensory stripEtta Loves

You may not consider this a 'toy' as such but this gorgeous sensory strip provides brilliant visual stimulation for your baby. It's made with soft, high-quality fabric and features captivating plant-inspired patterns on one side and high-contrast monochrome designs on the other, perfect for engaging newborns up to five months old. Its lightweight and portable design make it a must-have for on-the-go sensory exploration and development and as well as in your pram you can use it during tummy time or nappy changes to engage your little one.

Review: "Really happy with our sensory strip, keeps LO stimulated and looking around, and it will be great to use the coloured side when she's older. It's also useful to be able to tie it to other things when we're on the go. I had a query which was dealt with really quickly, so overall really impressed."

Pros

  • Available in a range of different designs
  • Supports visual development
  • Reversible design

Cons

  • May only be beneficial when baby is young

Best personalised pram toy

This lovely Mini Mono spiral activity toy will keep tiny hands entertained with its black and white design featuring pops of yellow. The soft panda, dog and star will help to develop your little ones' fine motor skills and cognitive development. You can get the star personalised with your baby's name or perhaps get it as a gift for someone special.

Review: "Love the personalising option. Well made and great colours for a young baby."

Pros

  • Can be personalised
  • Simple wrap around fitting

Cons

  • Limited range of designs

Best musical pram toy

Your little one will be monkeying around with this adorable VTech Swing Sing Monkey. It's super soft and cuddly, and when you squeeze its tummy, it plays three different songs and 15 melodies. The bright colours are visually stimulating, and the banana teether will soothe your little one's sore gums. It also has an apple-shaped mirror and crinkly features to keep little fingers active.

Review: "My daughter is in love with this! She is 16 weeks old and her face lights up every time the music plays. Which makes me so happy, I love how you can shake it to make it make noise which is great for a baby who cannot press the button yet. The ears are crinkly and make a rustling noise that my baby loves. She cannot hold it as it's big for her, so she hugs it, which is cute!"

Pros

  • 15 different melodies and 3 sing-a-long songs
  • A range of sensory features

Cons

  • No setting to keep the music playing without having to press the tummy

Best pram toy for sleepy babies

This Nuby Baby Pram Toy is super fluffy, cuddly and simplistic with its soft cloud design - the perfect companion for your baby while you're on the move. It features a star-shaped teether to soothe sore gums and a mirror for your baby to play with reflections. It also chimes when it's moved, keeping your baby entertained.

Review: "I purchased one of these for my granddaughter to hang from the pram. I have also clipped it onto the handle of the car seat as it is easy to remove. The cloud has a very delicate chime so soothing without being too loud. My friend recently had a baby and I bought her one too. She loves it and is also using it on the car seat. Nice quality and perfect size."

Pros

  • Includes teether
  • Features calming chime sounds

Cons

  • Mirror is easily scratched

Best sensory pram toy

Playgro Activity Friend Unicorn Stella Pram Toy
Price: $19.99

This jazzy PLAYGRO Activity unicorn is sure to be a firm favourite with your baby. Its bold colours will keep them entertained, whilst the rattle feet and crinkly features will provide lots of sensory fun. It has a mirrored wing for self-discovery, and it is soft and cuddly, too.

Review: "My 14-week-old daughter loves this and it is one of her favourite toys to play with. She likes the nice face of the unicorn and all of the things that it has like crinkly feet, mirror wings, 'bracelets' around an ankle etc. Would highly recommend it."

Pros

  • Available in a range of different designs
  • Designed to develop fine motor skills

Cons

  • Not washing machine safe

Best pram toy for teething babies

The Very Hungry Developmental Caterpillar
Price: $21.99
Alternative retailers
Walmart$31.52View offer

The classic Very Hungry Caterpillar is a must-have pram pal for your growing baby. Its bright colours will keep them engaged, and they will love exploring the crinkly, jingly and rattling body. It has a teether for soothing gums and is easily attachable to your pram.

Review: "My 4-month-old likes him. He likes the various textures, colours and sounds, and has started biting the little feet (he only bites the paddle bit at the end if I'm holding it). It's better when he is holding it as opposed to it just hanging as it is a big stick essentially, but that means he can grab it with both hands. There are lots of things like the squeaky strawberry that he hasn't discovered. I find the eyes a little bit creepy looking, but my baby doesn't seem to mind!"

Pros

  • Easy for small hands to grip
  • Includes teething toy

Cons

  • Strawberry squeaker is hard to get noise out of

Best pram toy for developing fine motor skills

This cute activity arch attaches to your pram and has an array of sweet little characters to keep your little one entertained. It features a range of crinkly textures and a fan for baby to spin to help develop their fine motor skills. The adjustable clip allows this to fit to most strollers and the flexible arch means it angles towards baby.

Review: "I was worried about transitioning my daughter from her bassinet to the bigger part of the pram so I wanted something to keep her entertained. She absolutely loved this and was baffled as to why the fan moved “by itself” when attempting to chew on the butterfly teethed attached to the fan! Really pretty and doesn’t mark the pram bars as the clamps are rubber yet extremely secure and sturdy. I love how it just folds up nice and small when you want to take it off and it’s great the way you can adjust the way it sits overall. Very colourful and attractive I can’t wait till I can use it in the summer when my daughters not restricted by blankets and puffy coats! My daughter is 8 months atm and she loved it it would make a lovely gift amazing quality too! Very happy!"

Pros

  • Adjustable clips to fit most strollers and car seats
  • Helps develop motor skills

Cons

  • Some parents found it to be a little unstable when attached to their model

Best educational pram toy

Babies love getting to grips with their very own books, and this lovely Nuby Baby Activity Book will keep them entertained on the go. Its cute animals crinkle and squeak when pressed, and its bright colours will keep your baby stimulated. It comes with a teether too, so your baby can soothe their sore gums whilst exploring their favourite book and we love how flat this toy is, meaning it will store away in your pram organiser easily.

Review: "I bought this for my 4-month-old baby and she loves it. She cries when she accidentally drops it! The pages are easy to grab and make a crinkly sound to keep babies attention. Lots of textures and different things to touch and play with, so as her motor skills improve I know she will remain engaged with this book!"

Pros

  • Travel friendly
  • Suitable for both prams and tummy time play

Cons

  • Limited number of pages

Best for fitting around handlebars

Easily twisting around stroller bars and carriers, this stroller toy features high-contrast black-and-white patterns with fun interactive toys for motor skill development. We love that the koala bear squeaks and that the parrot rattles for both audio and visual fun.

Review: "My baby really likes this. It keeps her happily entertained for ages. She especially likes the crinkle, squeaky and rattle noises it makes. It's well made and good quality."

Pros

  • Easy to fit around any handlebars thanks to spiral design
  • Includes a range of sensory features

Cons

  • Some parents found the coil a little tight for some pram bars

Benefits of using a pram toy

Whether your child likes to play by looking, feeling, kicking or touching, there are lots of different benefits of using a pram toy. Here are five of the top reasons why pram toys will keep your bundle of joy entertained:

• Infants learn through play

• Encourages sensory development

• Plenty of options for teething tots

• Keeps them occupied while you're on the go

• Can soothe your baby

How to choose the best pram toy

Pram toys come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so before selecting the right one for your youngster, you'll want to be sure it is compatible with your pushchair and that it is suitable for their size and age to ensure they stay safe.

Lizzie Hutchinson is a freelance writer and mum of twin babies and a toddler. In her spare time Lizzie loves keeping fit, feasting on a good pub lunch and spending time with her family. Lizzie also runs a Motherhood and Lifestyle Blog Life with WIT.

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