Toys that you can hook, attach or wrap onto a car seat or pushchair are brilliant for keeping your baby entertained on shopping trips and long journeys. The best ones are brightly coloured and have plenty of different elements to look at, or kick, feel and touch as they dangle down.


Here's our pick of the best buggy toys for babies, from birth and up...

skip hop bandana buddies skip hop activity toy elephant

1. Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy Elephant, £16

Age: 3 months +

What it is: A 23cm x 19cm x 23cm multi-textured soft elephant with rattle, chime, ribbon hair, crinkly ears, mirror, dangling rings and a soft, detachable orange bandana teether. Attaches with a clip ring. Wipe-clean.

Why we love it: There are so many different textures to stroke and feel – from satin to knitted to smooth to crinkly. And the bumpy bandana teether is an excellent size for gumming and chewing. Works well as a toy on its own, too.

Available from: Amazon and John Lewis

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nuby little fox activity spiral pram toy

2. Nuby Little Fox Activity Spiral Pram Toy, £9.99

Age: From birth

What it is: A 10cm x 15cm x 30 cm buggy spiral that wraps around your pram's bumper bar or your car seat's handle with a dangly soft ball, mirror and cuddly fox. Wipe-clean only.

Why we love it: This is really good quality, and we like the neutral but stylish patterns and colours. The cuddly fox is beautifully soft.

Available from: Nuby

Mamas & Papas Travel Charm Space Man

3. Mamas & Papas Travel Charm - Space Man, £20

Age: From birth

What it is: A 7cm x 41cm x 5cm space-themed clip-on toy band, featuring hidden sounds and textures. including crinkle, rattle, teethers and chime. Wipe-clean only.

Why we love it: This buggy toy manages that rare combo of being pretty stylish and attractive to babies. We love the little rocket with its felt flames, and the teething rings are well textured.

Available from: Amazon

skip hop silver lining cloud jitter stroller baby toy

4. Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Jitter Stroller Toy, £18.26

Age: From birth

What it is: A big (14cm x 5cm x 20cm) plush, double-sided cloud with a sun/moon peeking out behind and a dangling crinkle raindrop, star squeaker and cloud-shaped teething ring that vibrates and rattles when you pull down on it. Attaches with a clip ring. Wipe-clean only.

Why we love it: The plush cloud lovely and soft and we love its friendly double-sided awake and asleep faces. The vibrating cloud teether was a big hit with our little testers.

Available from: Amazon

Heimess Wooden Pram String Clip On (Duck, Frog and Ladybird)

5. Heimess Wooden Pram String Clip On, £16.45

Age: 3 months+

What it is: A 40cm-long pram string with wooden beads and a duck, ladybird and frog. Each animal has a small rattle attached to it and it's all been painted in bright, non-toxic, saliva-resistant colours.

Why we love it: The animals are a good size and we like their gently tinkling bells. The bee-design clips have a nice rubber backing – although they don't open very wide, so you'll need to clip it onto the fabric of your buggy/car seat rather than a bumper bar or handle. The super-bright colours definitely pleased our baby testers.

Available from: Amazon and Hello Baby

LAMAZE Freddie The Firefly

6. Lamaze Freddie the Firefly, £14.99

Age: From birth

What it is: A 26cm x 25 cm soft, multi-sensory firefly with knotted legs, clinking ring tail, teether (with its own string and pocket), mirrors, squeaker, crinkle wings and lots of textured materials in its segmented body. Attaches with a clip ring.

Why we love it: There's definitely something about Freddie that fascinates babies. Maybe its his friendly smile or those tail rings (which are excellent to chew) or just all the different thing he has to touch and feel. He's definitely lovely and soft to cuddle, as well.

Available from: Amazon and Smyths

tiny love where do I live soft book

7. Tiny Love Where Do I Live Soft Book, £10.99

Age: 3 months+

What it is: A 17cm x 19cm soft book, featuring different animals on each page. Includes a fish teether (to pull out of its 'pond'), a caterpillar playing peekaboo in an apple, a bee's nest squeaker and a mirror. Attaches with a clip ring.

Why we love it: It's all the textures and crinkles that make this soft book special: we really like the 'blades of grass' the ladybird's hiding behind, and the smooth but crinkly snail's shell. Lovely bold colours, too.

Available from: Amazon

lamaze tug and play knot

8. Lamaze Tug & Play Knot, £15

Age: From birth

What it is: A knotted bundle of sliding cords in different colours, each ending with a different toy – from a star teether to a peek-a-boo mirror to a flower-shaped squeaker. Attaches with a clip ring.

Why we love it: It may not be the cutest looking stroller toy out there but it's amazingly well designed. The cords are just the right size for little hands to grab, and older babies will love pulling them back and forth through the knot. Lots of lovely textures and sounds.

Available from: Amazon

janod baby pop pram rattle

9.Janod Baby Pop Pram Chain, £19.99

Age: From birth

What it is: A 69cm silicone and wood pram string featuring a rabbit, a fox (both with bells) and a bear (with a mirror). Attaches with tie strings. Wipe-clean.

Why we love it: It's a good size, super-easy to attach to all sorts of things and looks very stylish. The animals make good teethers and it comes in a very smart gift box.

Available from: Amazon and Kidly

galt wiggly worm

10. Galt Wiggly Worm, £16

Age: From birth

What it is: A 25cm x 9cm x 22cm buggy spiral that wraps around your pram's bumper bar or your car seat's handle, with a dangling crinkle butterfly, bee rattle and ladybird with a mirror.

Why we love it: Recently updated in even brighter colours than our pic here, this spirally worm has a wonderfully friendly face (and very natty hat) and the touch-feely dangling animals are really nicely done. This one's a guaranteed smile-maker, if our testers are anything to go by!

Available at: The Entertainer

Pics: from product websites




Janet MartinContributor

Janet is mum to two children aged 6 & 9 and a great-Aunt too. She began writing early, penning her first book aged just 7. She has published 2 books