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Birthday Gifts for 1-2 Year Olds

Updated on March 22, 2019
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I am a mother of three and a grandmother of five. I also work with preschool children and love to spend time baking for friends and family.

Toddlers or baby's that have just started walking are learning so fast. It is a time of looking touching, listening, pushing , pulling and sorting. At this stage they are developing their hand eye co-ordination and also large motor skills.

There are so many lovely gifts available for this stage of development. If you are trying to choose a gift for a young toddler in your life here are some good ideas.

VTech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear

VTech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear
VTech Baby Sleepy Glow Bear

The Sleepy Glow Bear by VTech features a soft glow and comforting sounds and music that will soothe your little one to sleep. This cuddly plush bear features a soothing light that slowly fades in and out with sounds and music. Press the heart button to hear adorable and loving phrases, the music button to hear 40 lullaby melodies or the nature sounds button to hear soothing nature sounds. Choose from two levels of light intensity or turn the light off. Sweet dreams, little one! Requires 2 AA batteries.


Fisher-Price Bubble Mower

A cute toy lawnmower that blows bubbles.

  • Start up switch with realistic noise
  • Blows bubbles when pushed along
  • One touch dispenser for simple refills
  • All terrain tires for good traction.
  • Great push a long toy

This excellent toy encourages walking. Your toddler will also have lots of fun watching the bubbles as he pushes his toy lawnmower along.

This toy is good for balance, strength, coordinaction and role play. Watch you toddler copy Daddy or Mummy cutting the grass while having fun watching the bubbles blow out from his little toy Lawnmower.

An excellent toy for nursery and playgroup. We have one for when our little grandchildren come to visit. We find them all wanting to play with this toy!!

In the winter time we bring it inside and they enjoy mowing the carpets!!

Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table

The step 2 waterwheel activity play table is a great toy for a toddler and will give endless hours of fun. Just at right height for a toddler they can fill and empty and splash and use create moats, lakes, canals, and harbors.

  • Spinning Wheel with funnel.
  • Of the ground design keeps play cleaner and away from mud.
  • 4 piece accessory's including boats cup and tower.
  • Very easy to assemble. There are no tools required and assembly, from the box to completion, took less than 5 minutes.

Step 2 WaterWheel activity play table encourages group play and three children could stand comfortably around this play table. This play table can also be used with sand in it.

All children love water play and will love making the wheel spin and emptying and filling up the cups.

A multi functional toy that encourages hand eye co ordination speech and social skills as they enjoy using it with their little friends.

Quote " I bought this for my 18-month old son who absolutely loves it. "

Green Toys Fire Truck

All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.

  • Great for indoor and outdoor play
  • No metal
  • No BPA
  • Ladder that raises up and pivots
  • Green toys are 100% recycleable

The Gree toys fire truck is a sturdy and safe toy that will give your toddler many hours of fun as he pushes it along and puts the ladder up and down and around.

Megabloks 80 Pc Large Classic Bag

Toddlers love to build and wreck. Megablocks are large blocks that your toddler can use his imagination and develop his fine motor skills with. Colourful and attractive these blocks will be used for many years.

  • Reusable sturdy storage bag
  • Bright primary colours
  • Award winning toy
  • 80 mega blocks.

    Teaches colours

    Encourages hand eye co-ordination

    Improves social skills.

Mega looks are a toy that every child will enjoy and along with other kids can compete with their creative talents.

An overall durable toy that will last for many years and gerations giving both children and adults alike hours of fun.

See who can build the tallest tower.

Have competitions building houses

Build pretend roads.

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

Start your baby appreciating good music early on in his life.

  • Easy to grasp catterpillar handle
  • Off low high switch
  • 7 baby-friendly classical melodies
  • Volume control
  • Bright and colourful

Introduce your toddler to classical master pieces from Mozart,Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini. Promote both visual and auditory learning. As the music plays bright lights flash across the player.

My grandson liked to use the handle as a teether and a rattle, and also likes listening to the music. The volume is perfect and the songs are very pleasant, even when you have listened to them for the twentith time that day.

Quote "I love this toy and will give it to every new parent that I know!"


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    • Jane51 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Yes Ceres I do really like that particular toy and the way it can introduce classical music to a young child.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      Interesting toys and gifts for toddlers that said toddlers will surely love. The toys look colorful and appear to have lots of features to it. It's even good to be able to introduce a toddler to classical music. They might even end up liking these kinds of music.


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