With both children and dogs in the home, it can be difficult to keep the dog toys and the infant’s toys separate from one another. Dogs tend to find interest in the colors and mechanisms of children’s toys while infants can use the dog’s toys for teething purposes. These are the best baby toys for dog owners in 2021.
Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy, 4 Count. This bath toy is colorful and has two fun characters with two whirly toys. Each bubble stimulates the baby’s sense of touch, hearing and sight while spending time in the water.
Munchkin Float and Play Bath Toy doesn’t create mold or mildew when exposed to water and doesn’t develop scratches when having contact with cats or dogs in the house. They also float very well and continue to spin for added stimulation Unfortunately, some moisture can get into the plastic bubbles over time as they sit in the tub.
The First Years Disney Baby Bath Squirt Toys, Finding Nemo. These squirt toys include three different characters and are visually engaging for toddlers. The compact size makes them easy to grasp and grip for little hands.
The First Years Disney Squirt Toys are extremely durable and don’t puncture if they’re chewed or clawed by cats or dogs. They can even float with a bit of glue added to the squirt holes. The toys can form mold inside if the water isn’t completely dried out, and the mold can begin to fall out of the hole over time.
Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Toy. This baby toy offers on-the-go entertainment to follow your baby’s curious spirit at home or while traveling in the car. The gentle lights dance to keep the baby interactive and engaged.
Baby Einstein Star Bright Symphony Toy offers continuous music for 10 to 15 minutes each time the button is pushed. The large size of the toy keeps the child engaged and can prevent cats and dogs from picking it up with their mouth and running away with it. Over time, the paint can begin to fade and come off of the face of the toy.
Lamaze Freddie The Firefly. With clanking rings, this baby toy can awaken auditory sensors in children and even soothe their gums with the included ladybug teether. An included clip allows it to clip onto strollers.
Lamaze Freddie the Firefly is constructed with thick and durable fabric, allowing it to avoid ripping or tearing if cats or dogs get ahold of it. The holes and various sizes of the parts encourage sensory development as babies learn how to grasp and hold it. The fabrics aren’t overly soft to the touch and can feel a bit rough, which can discourage children from using it as a soothing toy.
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.