8 Best Stacking Toys of 2021
Best Stacking Toys
November 12, 2021

Best Stacking Toys

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Stack it up, knock it down! From rings to cups to silicone rainbows, toddlers are going to love these stacking toys (and will learn from them, too!).Best Stacking Toys

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 4.9” x 5.1” x 8.3”

Recycled Fun

Considering there is no end to vibrant, rainbow-colored kids toys, we always appreciate new hues, like these pastel nesting pieces. The Green Toys Stacking Cups are made from 100% recycled plastic, and since they’re shaped like cups, they stack without needing a rod. They can nest together to create a small, compact stack, or reverse them and stack them upside-down to make a tall tower.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 6 months+
Dimensions Six cups range from 1.5” to 3.25” diameter

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.

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+

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).

2-for-1 Stacker

There are lots of stacking toys out there, but how many of them also double as toys that encourage your toddler’s walking and balancing skills? This sweet little turtle (made of beech wood and Chinese cherry) includes six stacking arcs as well as a pull string and wheels, so once the stacking is done, your little one can pull it around to practice their new walking skills.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 12 months+
Dimensions 7.56” x 3.15” x 4.53”

Super Flexible

Some stacking toys have rings, some have blocks, others have rainbows! The 10 arched pieces of this stacker nest perfectly together to make a vibrant rainbow, or they can separate to become bridges and ramps for toy cars, see-saws and rocking chairs for dolls or whatever your little one can come up with. With all that it can do, we love that this stacking toy is so flexible—literally! Each arc is made of food-safe silicone, so they’re bendy, water-proof and even chewable for teething babies.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 0 months+
Dimensions 7.8” x 3.9” x 1.7” when stacked together

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
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