8 Best Stacking Toys of 2019

Best Stacking Toys of 2019

November 12, 2019

Best Stacking Toys of 2019

Best Stacking Toys of 2019
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Best Stacking Toys of 2019

Stacking and organizing objects is a natural part of a child’s development. In fact, this manual sorting and sifting of objects is a reflection of what’s going on in your toddler’s brain.

They’re figuring out what goes together, how things move and in general, how their world works. At this stage, stacking toys and baby blocks are particularly fascinating for small fries who like balancing objects atop one another and seeing what fits with what.

From traditional to modified, there are a bunch of stacking-toy options on the market. Here are our favorites:

The Classic Pick

Everyone knows this classic stacker. The fat, vibrant rings are lightweight but not flimsy, and the top ring’s transparent shell shows off the fun rattle balls inside. The rocking base encourages baby to push, pull and bat at the tower to build curiosity and test limits. And great news for budgeting parents: it’s one of the most budget-friendly stacking toys on the market.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Dimensions 5.1” x 4.7” x 7.8”

Recycled Fun

Considering there is no end to rainbow-colored kids toys, we always appreciate new hues, like these pastel nesting pieces. The Green Toys Stacker is made from 100% recycled plastic, and the pieces stack without needing a rod.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Dimensions 4.38” x 4.38” x 7.5”

Multi-Use Eco Toy

Your tot can multi-task in a good way with these stacking cups. Besides fitting them into one another, they can use them in the bath or with sand since the bottoms have holes for sifting and sprinkling. These little cups are the perfect size for baby and toddler hands, and even though they’re made from plant-based resin, they hold up to heavy use.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+

A Softer Stacker

If you’d prefer a soft-material stacking toy, we hear you. These Lamaze stacking rings are soft as pillows while still sturdy enough to stack. The center pole (also soft) keeps the rings centered, and each ring features a vibrant colors, crinkle sounds, patterns and textures for a fun sensory experience.

Next-Level Stacker

This modern take on a stacking toy provides fun both when the pieces are used together and separately. Each “cracked egg” is weighted for stacking into a topsy-turvy tower, but wobbles and spins by itself when set in motion on a flat surface. And the grippable texture is ideal for tiny fingers to grasp.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months-2 years
Dimensions 5.9 x 5.1 x 11 inches

Animal Pile!

All the animals on the farm are piled up and ready for play time. With a center pole for stability, each ring-shaped turtle, cow, sheep and pig can stack on up, with a fat hen to roost on top. Their friendly faces and soft courdoroy and velour textures mean they also double as cuddly stuffed animals, so your kiddo can keep playing even after the fun of stacking is over.

Numbers & Nesting

This stacking toy does double duty. The individual cups can be stacked in rainbow order, or two cups can be fit together to make a ball (the balls even nest perfectly inside each other for easy storage and a fun nesting-doll experience). Each cup is numbered to help with counting, and a rattling happy face ball for the top of the tower congratulates your kiddo for a stacking job well done.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months-4 years
Dimensions 8.7 x 7.1 x 5.2 inches

Montessori Friendly

This adorable wooden stacker doesn’t make for just cute nursery decor. It’s made of solid beechwood, so each ring can hold up to being stacked, thrown or teethed on for years (IKEA has strict requirements for the wood and non-toxic lacquers and paint they use).

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