Entertain your baby // How To

Television? What television! Your baby will never be bored again with these exciting finds

By Jin Lee

On Tuesday December 1st, 2009

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CactusHaving a baby is serious business, but playing with one shouldn’t be. These items are fun for adults, too.

Balancing Cactus
A toy for a group or one child, the Balancing Cactus teaches kids how to balance everything and to think creatively. Does that sound familiar? Working parents, we’re talking to you.
Treasure Island Toys (581 Danforth Avenue), $30

Trophy HeadTrophy Head
Quirky and fun, the Trophy collection from a Belgian décor company is an alternative to the usual teddy bear for the baby room. Over a dozen animals to choose from and no hunting required. PETA would approve.
Polka Dot Kids (917 Queen Street West), $78-$85

StrollerStokke Xplory Stroller
Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Heidi Klum — what do they have in common? The Stokke Xplory stroller. With its slick ergonomic design, elevated seating and tons of other fantastic features, it’s the go-to stroller for any celeb mommy.
Dear-Born Baby (72 Doncaster Avenue, Thornhill), $1,500

GarageParking Garage
Times have certainly changed since you played with your barnyard set. Teach your child about modern urban life with this multi-award winning PlanToys Parking Garage.
Playful Minds (657 St. Clair Avenue West), $100

RattleMan in the Moon Rattle
This Tiffany & Co. rattle is the perfect gift for your precious newborn. A touch of extravagance for the VIP in your life.
Tiffany & Co., $190

XylophoneOval Xylophone
Learning an instrument is a great way to develop hand-eye coordination and logical thinking (for kids and adults alike). With a little practice, your kid could be the next Mozart.
Oink Oink (352 Eglinton Avenue West), $30

BibPeeking Bunny Leather Bib
A leather bib? Who knew? 100% leather and made in Canada, Mally Bibs are not only adorable but easy to clean — a quick wipe or rinse is all it takes. Perfect for messy meals.
Mallybibs.com, $33