While I bought most of Cadens little presents this summer during toy clearance time, I want to get him a few big ticket toys to replace the things he is outgrowing (the jumperoo and swing). That's why I can't wait for Toy Tuesday! You may be asking what is it though. Toy Tuesday is a one day event on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 featuring all the best deals from all your favorite toy stores under one roof brought to you by Bill Me Later! Companies such as Toys "R" Us, Walmart.com, FAO Schwarz, eToys.com, Overstock.com and many more have teamed up to bring us great one day only promotions on the toys we want!
I've done a TON of research through magazine articles, internet sites, and mommy forums and have came up with this list of the coolest toys for babies under 12 months. I can't wait to find great deals on these toys and many more!
1. Laugh and Learn Kitchen/House/Farm
Retails for $69.99 at Toys "R" Us
"Baby loves crawling through the entry way into a two-sided playhouse that encourages exploration of everyday activities and introduces the alphabet and numbers. With soothing music, traditional sing-a-long songs and sounds, the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning series with shape-sorters and two interactive play modes makes the experience of learning a joy. Baby will learn from cause and effect activities and be rewarded for taking risks." Toys "R" Us
2. Songs 'N Smiles Silly Town
Retails for $49.99 on Toys "R" UsToys "R" Us
3. Elmo Tickle Hands
Retails for $28.49 on drugstore.com
"Tickle and dance! These furry gloves look just like Elmo's. Put them on, pop the DVD into your player, and put your hands in the air to feel them shake & move whenever Elmo says "Tickle Hand Groove!" for hours of silly fun." drugstore.com
4. My Pal Scout/ My Pal Violet
" Give learning a personal touch with this soft, cuddly green puppy named Scout! Scout connects to the computer so you can customize the music and personalize the learning with your child's name and favorite food, animal and color. Scout comes with 5 pre-loaded songs, or you can select and download your choice of learning tunes and lullabies from an online list of 30 songs. Press a paw to play music, learning songs or games!" eToys.com
5. LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table
Retails for $33.74 on Walmart.com
" The Leapfrog Learn & Groove Musical Table keeps baby engaged with 15 musical activities, in both English and Spanish. Colorful, interactive learning stations introduce early reading, math and language development skills through fun and engaging activities. Flip the center page to Music mode and your baby will move and groove to more than 40 songs and melodies, including nursery rhymes, real instrument sounds and upbeat dance tunes." Walmart.com
6. Fisher-Price Go Baby Go Crawl and Cruise Musical Jungle
Retails for $64.99 at Toys "R" Us
" It’s a jungle full of active fun that’s sure to generate squeals of delight while encouraging baby’s developing physical skills. A silly monkey, spinning hippo and big-eared elephant invite baby to put, take, drop and roll six colorful balls. Sitting, crawling, standing or cruising, there’s plenty of musical, light-up, sing-along fun and lots of busy activities to explore!" Toys "R" Us
7. Hasbro Playskool Busy Ball Popper
Retails for $17.00 at Walmart.com
" Make baby giggle with these with poppin', droppin' colored balls. Pump the plunger and drop the balls onto the spiral track. When they reach the bottom, look out! The balls will pop out the top. Lively songs help keep the fun rolling along. And later, when baby's a bit older, there's even more fun to be had by chasing after the bright, busy balls." Walmart.com
8. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Letters Mailbox
Toys "R" US
" This mailbox is ready to deliver loads of learning fun, with adorable characters, rich music and sing-along songs, and lots of busy activities for baby. Three colorful letters to mail plus 26 letters to learn! There's also a parcel to shake and rattle, and plenty of bat-at, spinning, peek-a-boo, put-and-take play." Toys "R" Us
9. VTech Baby's Learning Laptop
Walmart.com (Currently a rollback at $12.50!)
"The colorful keyboard interacts with the bright light-up screen to teach shapes, common objects and feelings. Entertaining sound effects, melodies and a moveable mouse round out the fun." Walmart.com
10. Fisher-Price Walk and Ride Lion
Retails for $39.99 at drugstore.com
"There's nothing like having a friend you can rely on - especially when you're learning to walk! This charming lion is ready to steady baby's first steps, encouraging progress with rewarding lights, sounds, and upbeat music. Once walking is a sure thing, toddlers can hop on the lion's back and ride all around for a roaring good time." drugstore.com
I can't wait to get started on my BIG ITEM Christmas Shopping for Caden! I'm definitely going to go with the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn House, and probably a couple of the other ones. I think the LeapFrog Table looks awesome. :) With the help of a gift card I received from Bill Me Later, Caden will be the envy of all the babies in his playroom!
Bill Me Later and eToys.com have teamed up to help you out this Christmas! One reader (chosen at random) will win a $250 giftcard from eToys.com and $500 gift card for a local hospital, shelter, or school! To win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post about your favorite infant toy this Christmas season!