Gift Guide, Baby: Animal Lover

Check out the Baby Buzz for baby gift ideas every day this week. I'll have suggestions for the Animal Lover, the Musical Munchkin, the Fashionista, the Bathing Cutie, and the Bookworm. You'll also find the perfect presents for all the other people in your life on your other favorite Daily Buzz channels.

What to get the Animal Lover?

There's not a baby out there who doesn't like animals—cows, pigs, sheep—and the sounds they make. Here are some cute toys for those future farmers, zookeepers, anthropologists, and dog whisperers.

Product: Selecta On the Farm Wooden Picture Book

Cost: $11.50

Where to Buy: Blueberry Forest Toys

Extras: It makes a clacking noise as you turn the pages—your baby will love it.

Why I Love It: Babies eat books up—literally. They've also been known tear the pages. This one has all baby's favorite farmyard animals, but it's non-toxic, rip-proof, and the pages have rounded corners so it won't poke your little one in eye.


wood elephant puzzle

photo from Taraluna

Product: ImagiPlay Elephant and Calf 3D Puzzle

Cost: $12.00

Where to Buy: Taraluna

Extras: You can also get puzzles in the form of cows, lions, and ships.

Why I Love It: I love anything with elephants. My friend has this beautifully crafted puzzle made from sustainable, non-toxic wood, and I'm getting it for my baby. You can put it together now and use as a decoration in your baby's room. Your baby can assemble it on her own in about a year and you'll beam with pride.

cloth frog rattle

photo from

Product: Sigikid Natural Friends Rattle Frog

Cost: $26.99

Where to Buy: Mookla

Extras: You can wash it in the washing machine. Now that's a plus!

Why I Love It: Your baby will love the soft texture and the fun sound of this cute frog rattle. Younger babies will follow it with their eyes; older babies will show off their ability to grasp and shake.

baby play pad

photo from Toys R Us

Product: Infantino Activity Gym - Monkey's Jungle Retreat

Cost: $59.99

Where to Buy: Toys R Us

Extras: Assembly required (but it's easy!)

Why I Love It: There are so many fun things on this "jungle gym" to keep your little one occupied, you might actually be able to get something done around the house. It's got a musical tiki hut, a banana teething ring, colorful lights, a peek-a-boo mirror and different textures for baby to experience.

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