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10 Fun Outdoor Toys for Babies


On nice, not-too-hot summer days, there’s nothing better than being outside with your baby. Need ideas for what to do once you’ve out there? Here are our picks for fun outdoor toys for babies.

1. Pfloat Flamingo Baby Float

Pfloat Flamingo Baby Float,Inflatable Baby Swimming Float

Whether you find this flamingo float adorable or obnoxious, you can’t dispute the five-star reviews and the affordable price! Parents love this float for its high-quality, durable construction, and for the way it keeps baby well supported and above the water line. Plus it’s easy to inflate and it travels well. Looks like tons of pool fun for you and baby on hot days!

$20 at

2. Little Tikes 4-in-1 Perfect Fit Trike

Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike 

These versatile wheels grow with your child, so s/he can start riding on it as young as nine months, when it resembles a trike-shaped stroller. As your kiddo gets bigger, add the pedals, and then the steering component. It’s perfect for letting your little feel like a big kid on strolls to the park.

$100 at

3. VTech Sit, Stand, and Ride Baby Walker

VTech Sit, Stand and Ride Baby Walker

While not specifically designed for the outdoors, this 3-in-1 interactive toy is a good one to put in front of baby to keep her busy while you’re having a picnic. Featuring a steering wheel, lots of light-up buttons, and more than 60 songs, it’s a fun and portable activity center. And when your baby is ready to practice moving on her own two feet, it’ll delight as a walker or ride-on toy.

$45 at

4. Intex Smiley Giraffe Baby Inflatable Pool

Intex Smiley Giraffe Inflatable Baby Pool 

The soft, low walls but big-than-expected size of this baby pool are earning it rave reviews on Amazon. Plus it’s very cute! Add an inch or two of water and let your baby enjoy some pool time. Never leave your baby unattended in any amount of water, of course.

$14.99 at

5. Edu-Play Baby Outdoor Swing Seat

EDU-PLAY Baby Outdoor Swing Seat

This new outdoor swing is another awesome grow-with-me toy: your child can use it from six months to seven-plus years old! With the t-bar and back in place it’s a baby swing. Remove the t-bar to make it a toddler swing. And when your little is ready, you can remove the back to make it a big-kid swing (up to 66 pounds). The rope handles adjust to keep it at the appropriate height for each age. Right now, we see a happy baby spending a summer swinging!

$30 at

6. Large Baby Portable Beach Play Tent

Large Baby Portable Beach Play Tent

This tent takes the stress out of taking baby to the beach, park, or campsite. It’s roomy, comes with both a sleeping pad and a cooling mat, and is breathable on all four sizes, so your baby will be comfy. But it also provides great protection from the sun and bugs, and keeps baby away from all that tempting sand or dirt.

$65 at

7. Bubble World Fun Bubbles

Bubble World Fun Bubble Bottles

Babies find bubbles fascinating. Moms find them messy… but they are cheap and great baby entertainment when you’re outside together! We like Bubble World’s non-toxic solution and the built-in wand (no fishing for it in sticky solution!).

$11.99 at

8. Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard

Summer Infant Pop N' Play Portable Playard

For those times when a blanket spread on the grass won’t do, you need a portable playard. This one sets up quickly to provide baby with a contained place to play. And if you’re low on shade, a sun canopy is available for purchase separately.

$55 at

9. KidCo Portable Activity Station

KidCo - GoPod 

Another super-portable indoor/outdoor option, this chair provides a safe, clean spot for your baby to watch the action. There’s a floor pad to keep baby’s feet clean (brilliant!), and a cup holder, snack tray, and toy hooks provide places to store all the necessities. Families who camp, take note.

$60 at

10. Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon

Radio Flyer Ultimate Comfort Wagon

With removable padded seats, cup holders, and a protective sun canopy, this is the Cadillac of wagons and sure to serve your family well for years. Load in your little and a friend (or your twins!), secure their seat-belt harnesses, pack some snacks in the detachable storage bags, and head out on an epic adventure!

$160 at

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