Toys that Get Played With 2012: 6 to 12 months

Have you ever given your child a toy you thought she’d love only to find it forgotten less than a week later? Ugh.

Welcome to the 2012 updates of Baby Cheapskate’s “Toys That Get Played With” lists. The 13 toys on this list are here for one reason and one reason alone – because kids love them and continue to play with them long after the holiday decor is boxed up.

There’s no one toy that every kid likes, but the 13 toys on the list have proven track records. Hundreds of Baby Cheapskate readers have responded to more than half a dozen polls posted thrice yearly over the course of three years about which holiday toys made it to the top of the toy pile and stayed there. I’ve pored through the responses to compile this list. Each toy is linked to its listing on Amazon so that you can learn more about it.

Most Loved Toys for Babies 6 months to 12 months:

You can find this and other holiday-themed lists under the Toys that Get Played With tab at the top of BabyCheapskate’s home page.


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  1. Christine McDaniel says:

    All my girls still play with the Fisher Price tea set. It has appeal for the 4 year old, 2 year old and 8 month old.

  2. NJ mom says:

    Every parent for children in this age bracket should also include Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Learning Home.

  3. Brandee says:

    What about 13-24 months? I need some ideas for what to get my 13.5 month old boy for Christmas!

  4. Leesha says:

    sadly, the elefun busy ball popper is a dud with my kids. they play with the balls, they even play with the elephant…. but they don’t play with them together rotfl. i suppose it’s half success half failure. they’ll turn it on and shove crayons or action figures down it’s trunk. apparently they like that sound the sound it makes when it’s about to break lol`

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