10 of the best travel toys for babies

We pick the most baby-friendly pram and car-seat attachments to keep your baby entertained on long (and not-so-long) journeys

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Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a train or even jetting off on a plane, you’ll need something bright, colourful, tactile and compact to keep your baby happy and occupied in the long hours ahead.

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Here’s our pick of the best travel toys for babies from birth up…

1. ‘Say Hello’ Travel Mobile£10

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Age: From birth

What it is: This 18cm x 15cm x10 cm soft cloud mobile makes a sweet chime noise and also has a little mirror. The fabric toys have a nice texture and one has rainbow-coloured ribbons to pull and stroke. Good, long ‘lead’ string, so it dangles down nicely low.

Why we love it: It’s simple, bright and nicely designed – with good touchy-feely bits. Plus, its crocodile-style clip means it attaches to pretty much anything you want it to really quickly and easily (unlike some ring clips).

Available from: Kidly, Uber Kids and Boots

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Jellycat Farm Tails Book

£10

Age: From birth

What is it?

This soft cloth book is bursting with fabric animal tails which pop out of the side to encourage reading and interaction. It has a loop so it can be attached to your baby’s car seat or buggy.

Why we love it

The crackly sounds the pages make are really appealing to young babies! And the fun pictures and sounds inside the book will keep them engaged.

Available from: John Lewis

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Lights and Sounds Buggy Driver

£15

Age: from 6 months

What is it?

This toy attaches to your buggy, so that your little one can feel like the driver! It has a steering wheel, horn, gear-stick, radio, mirrors and indicators.

Why we love it

It’s a toy that will grow with your child. In the beginning the colours and shapes will be interesting, but as your baby gets older, they will love feeling in charge of their journey!

Available from: ELC

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Lamaze Play and Grow Captain Calamari

£5.99

Age: From birth

What is it?

This soft octopus toy, has plenty of vibrant colours and interesting textures. His hat has a crinkling sound, while the tentacles have soothing knots and clacking rings. The plush toy comes with a small hoop so he can be attached to your buggy or carrier so he won’t get lost when you’re out and about.

Why we love it

These toys are built to last – babies tend to love Lamaze toys, they make great sounds and feel fun. And they don’t fall apart, so can be passed down to siblings/ friends’ babies, and so on.

Available from: John Lewis

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Whoozit Spiral Toy

£17.99

Age: From birth

What is it?

This toy is designed for prams, car seats and cribs. Your baby will be entertained with bright colours, crinkles, squeakers and rattles while you’re out and about.

Why we love it

The abstract design is really eye-catching. It’s really versatile as it can fit on the handle of a buggy, a car seat, or even on a cot bar (for an older baby).

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Available from: John Lewis

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