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Ball Pits For Babies and Toddlers

Updated on March 1, 2014

Such Fun for Little'uns!

Babies just love to have fun and what better way than in a Ball Pit for babies. Bradley, my grandson has a travel cot filled with colorful balls and plays happily in it for an hour or so, giving his Mom a much earned rest.

You'll find pits geared towards boys, some geared towards girls, and others that are gender neutral. But one thing's for certain, all kids love ball pits! And I've even known the occasional adult to cast an envious eye towards one. Some people never outgrow the fascination.

Don't forget to watch the Disney video to see how much fun babies have!

Photo of my grandson Bradley courtesy of my daughter.

Walt Disney Mickey'S Colors Adventure with 25 Balls

Swirling ball pit fun

Kids love all things Disney and this is no exception. But besides the sheer fun they'll have, ball pits are great for developing hand-eye coordination. Watching the balls swirl from the top to the bottom helps little eyes get better at following movement.

Walt Disney Mickey'S Colors Adventure with 25 BallsCHECK PRICE

Watch The Babies Playing In Walt Disney's Ballpit - Excitement never stops!

Dinosaur Character

Fisher-Price Poppity-Pop Musical Dino
Fisher-Price Poppity-Pop Musical Dino

My niece got this for Christmas last year and loved it! Her big sister was very patient in helping her learn how to put the balls in the dinosaur's back and watch them come out of his mouth. And big sister was especially proud when she was able to use the balls to teach her little sister the color "purple".


Cars Ball Pit for Toddlers with 50 Balls

Disney Cars International Speedway with 50 Balls
Disney Cars International Speedway with 50 Balls

Little boys are fascinated with racing (and girls too, Danica). This speedway set has the added fun of balls swirling down, down, down into the pit. And the "Cars" theme will delight kids of all ages.


Pirate Jake For Budding Pirates

Playhut Jake and The Neverland Pirates - Playville
Playhut Jake and The Neverland Pirates - Playville

Ahoy there all ye budding pirates. Masses of piratey fun can be had with all your swashbuckling friends. If your child is into pirates this is a dream come true. He will pretend he is off to sea with his piate flag and sword in tow. He can hide from the bad pirates and even throw a ball or two at them. He'll love his own picnic in the blue tent end but he'll keep a guard out for any intruders.


Coloured Balls

Not all of the play centres featured above come with balls included, so read closely before you order. If you need a set of balls, check out the selection here. And of course, these colored balls are like socks... sometimes they just disappear. So if you need any replacements, you're covered there, too.

100 pcs Fun Ballz 6 assorted colors (red, green, blue, yellow, orange, and purple)CHECK PRICE

Ahoy there kid's! Have fun in this inflatable ball pit boat. This magical ball pit reminds me of the Norfolk Broads where my family spent untold holidays. We used to hire a huge cruiser and a dinghy to tow behind. The dinghy was the highlight of our holiday's. Me and my brothers used to set off and explore all the the little side waters. We had adventures every day we were there and always found places to explore.

This play ball pit is similar to the plush turtle, except that it's an inflatable version. Fill it with water, sand, or balls for a rollicking good time. It's perfect for any season. I would use this as paddling pool first off, but it can be used with balls.

Kids love tents! Last Christmas, the new tent went up in the living room and was continually occupied by someone (even the occasional grown up). This one even comes with a handy-dandy tote -- perfect for taking the tent with you on the go. You have to buy the balls and mat separately (see below for great prices on ball sets).

Imagine the fun of hiding in the den and crawling along the tunnel. My son had a play pit just like this one and it got used so often there were holes everywhere in the end, but it didn't deter from the fun, the holes just made more windows. He used to spend hours with his friends crawling around and creating havoc (ot really) just having great fun with all the balls. Clearing up the balls was always my job, but I didn't mind. I simetimes even got in the tent with him and my dog liked it as well.

Baby girls love all things soft,cuddly and pink. A pink ball pit is one that I can remember playing in as a youngster. I know that is a long time ago, but I just remember it was a pink dinasaur, yes a pink one. I think that's why I remember it so well. Ball pits are great because you can use them inside or outside.

Splish-splash I was takin' a bath! Children love the water, but when they can't be in the bathtub, a pool full of colorful balls is the next best thing. Just be prepared for the balls to fly everywhere as the kids splash and thrash about.

Every girl dreams of being a princess, living in a castle with beautiful princess gowns and a glittering tiara on her head. Let the dreams come true! My next door neighbour's child Alex had a huge collection of princess dolls that she would line up and one by one dress them up to go swimming. It was so funny, she used to have adifferent swimming costume for all of them, but she always left their tiara on.

My Grandson Bradley Laughing! - Playing with his Auntie Vicky

Ball Pits Are So Much Fun For Babies! - What do you think?

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      maceemiller123 4 years ago

      My 9 month old granddaughter LOVES ball pits when we take her out. I will definitely be buying one from this lens!! It brings her so much happiness they are worth every penny :)

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      A ball pit does look like fun and your grandson sure seems to love it. We like to watch kids play in the big IKEA ball pit, but it's probably much more exciting to have one at home.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 4 years ago from Marryland

      my son had a ball pit when he was a baby. He sure had fun in it. But if I remember correctly he threw the ball everywhere. Lol oh well worth it for him to have fun!

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      tenoclock 4 years ago

      These ball pits will make a baby very happy!