Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Review of Sports-Related Soft Toys for Tiny Tots

Plush Sports Throw Pillows

Is dad or big brother or sister a sports fan, or does your family participate in sports?  The littlest family members love to imitate and these sports-related soft toys are just the thing for little brother/baby sister to feel a part of the sports world the rest of the family enjoys.

When a new baby is born, how many times have you heard the new dad say "I'm going to get him a bat and ball and teach him baseball" (or football or basketball).   Or the big brother who plays soccer has a little brother or sister who wants to play too.  



The regular sized sports equipment is too big for little ones to use.  And babies & toddlers need toys that are soft for safety. The sports toy suggestions presented here are just the thing for the smallest family members.


First Sports Bag

 

My First Sports Bag
This 5-piece playset is recommended for ages 6 months to 5 years

It's never too early to start practicing to be an all-star! Perfect for one of baby's first toys and other younger siblings who want to imitate the big brother or sister who is into ball sports! 

This soft-sided bag includes a soft baseball that crinkles, a basketball that rattles, a soccer ball that boings, and a football that squeaks.   The balls all fit inside a colorful bag complete with touch and close fasteners for secure storage.

Baby Gund My First Sports Bag is a fun stuffed sports-related toy for babies and toddlers.



My First Golf Bag

 

My First Golf Bag Playset

A Sporty Plush Playset for ages one month to 5 years


The next pro golfer in your family can start to practice at an early age with this four-piece playset that has a soft 6" golf bag with touch and close fastener, a plush golf club, a tee and a ball that rattles.

Made by Gund, My First Golf Bag Playset is just what your junior duffer needs to score a (mini) hole-in-one.


First Tackle Box


My First Tackle Box Toy


This plush tackle box toy is recommended for children from 6 months to 5 years

Is grandpa or dad a fisherman?  Kids want to watch when grandpa is tying flies for his fly fishing trip or dad is checking out his tacklebox for a fishing day at the lake.  Give your toddler his very own tackle box that is soft and safe for him to play with while you are working with yours. 

This plush toy tackle box is just the right size for the youngest anglers, measuring about 7" long and 4" high. It also has a handle for carrying around.

Three soft play pieces come with the tackle box and fit inside.  There is a cute plush worm that crinkles, a little blue fish that squeaks, and, of course, a fishing pole.  The fishing pole has a red bobber that has a touch & grab white ring which makes it easy for baby to 'catch' the fish! 

First Tackle Box is a GUND plush playset for the smallest 'anglers'.

Soft Toys by GUND and Melissa & Doug


All three of the soft playsets with a sports theme shown here are made by Gund, a company that has been known as the 'World's Most Huggable' since 1898. For more than a century, GUND has been creating unique teddy bears and other soft toys recognized the world over for their quality and innovation.

The plush basketball, baseball, soccer ball and football shown in the opening photo are sports throw pillows by Melissa & Doug, a well-known company of quality products since their beginning in 1988. Decorate a child's bedroom with these sports pillows, or toss them around as soft ball toys.



It's Holiday Shopping Time!


For more toy suggestions for the children on your shopping list, check out the items in the 'Holiday Gift Guide: Online Shopping Directory' from our Review This! contributors. 




(c) Wednesday Elf 11/26/2016








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10 comments:

  1. What a great gift idea for toddlers! The little ones really do want to be part of all the fun. I seen several young children try to pick up a basketball just so they could "play" too. I especially love the fishing set. A very unique gift idea for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. Since I have a 2-year-old grandson, I tend to think 'toddler toys'. :)

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  2. Oh these are so much fun Miss Elf. I could see some of these making a baby shower gift, one that is really different than another onesie. The look on the new mom and dad's faces would be priceless. Thanks for doing a great review.

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    1. Thanks, Olivia. I hadn't thought about how these plush toys would make a fun baby shower gift, especially for the sports-minded parents.

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  3. The daddy of our expected-soon first grandson (Jack) has always loved both watching and playing sports, so chances are that Jack will be a fan, too. Love the sports balls and the My First Sports Bag. Can't wait to start buying toys like these!

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    1. Always fun to buy toys for grandchildren. I like to watch baseball with MY grandsons. :) Thanks for your visit, Susan.

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  4. These are excellent suggestions for babies - They're practical and creative - I have to buy a baby gift and you've given me some good ideas, thanks

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    1. Glad I could help in your gift selections, Barbara. Thanks for checking these sports-themed toys out.

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  5. I really like the plush baseball and football. Such great gifts.

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    1. I agree that soft sports balls are great gifts for little ones. Thanks for visiting, Dawn Rae.

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