From bright toy trains to worn stuffed bunnies, everyone remembers their favorite childhood toy. But nowadays, not everyone remembers where they got their best-loved baby toy. In the old days, it used to be a thrill to go to the local toy store, a dusty little shop full of oddities and wonders hand made by the owners themselves. Nowadays, everyone turns to big, impersonal conglomerations like Toys R Us and Babies R us for their baby toys and gifts. Many small toy storeowners today complain that their smaller, more specialized toys are being passed over by parents looking for name brands and huge selections.
Specialty baby boutiques are a nice compromise between the old-fashioned stores of the past and the ultra new department stores of the present. Specialty boutiques still offer the same cozy, personal atmosphere as toy stores of time past, while still providing the same high quality and variety of baby-pleasing toys as big department stores. Smaller stores also offer modern benefits, such as online shopping, baby registries, and shipping. Baby boutiques still offer good prices as well as better quality products.
Best of all, baby boutiques offer a chance to develop special relationships with store owners and employees that would not be likely at larger department stores. Give your baby a gift, and an experience, that they will remember long after they are grown adults, still taking their children to the same boutique where their parents took them for that special baby toy. Buy your baby the best, most beautiful and entertaining toys by tapping in to the top toy trends.
Current fads of baby toys have babies becoming more pampered, more active, and more intelligent than ever before, with some toys still retaining a classic touch parents might remember from their own childhood. Whatever trend best suits your baby, you're sure to find it by carefully reading the list below. And don't forget, all these trends are readily available at a baby boutique near you. One trend in baby toys right now is the return of the pink plush baby toy. Found in abundance online or in stores, these ultra-soft pink snuggly creatures are picture perfect for babies. Consider the Pink Buddy Bunny Blanket, a luxurious white plush bunny festooned with pink satin ribbons and swaddled into a delicate velour blanket. The embroidery reading "Best Friends Indeed" is almost unnecessary, as there is no doubt this toy will make the perfect baby buddy for your child. Another bunny best toy is the Nibblit Bunny, best known as one of the gifts Oprah gave Gwyneth Paltrow when her baby was born. This adorable addition to the pink plush line holds a special 'shake, rattle, and nibble' carrot rattle. A Nibbit Bunny is a terrific and trendy toy for your baby!
Another trend in baby toys is toys to keep tots active. Toys with bright paint to catch baby's eye, wheels that zoom for the little one's delight, and interactive components such as noise, music, and movement are baby's trendiest toys to own now. How about the Wooden Xylophone Playing Dog Pull Toy? That's right: It pulls, it plays, its makes music, what else could a baby want in an interactive toy? This brightly painted wooden dog playing a xylophone is a zany and exciting toy sure to bring your little one endless amusement and fun. Also popular in toy land today are the classic toys of time past. Muppets, Tinker Toys, and the good old-fashioned stuffed animal are all returning to the toy scene to delight babies all over again. Purchase a classic Lily Mae Leap Frog, a soft green stuffed frog in a pink and white gingham sailor collar. Whimsical details such as a buzzing bee and a boy on her left ear show the care that was taken in her creation. No doubt your baby will take equal care with Lily Mae Leap Frog, the perfect tea party pal, dreamland companion, and star of fantastical childhood adventures. All these fabulous trendy baby toys retail at specialty baby boutiques for around $20. These low prices accompany quality collections of toys handpicked for baby's pleasure. Buy into one of these great baby toy trends at a baby boutique near you!