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13 Best Car Seat Toys

Updated 22 October 2020

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Whether you’re heading out on a road trip or just cruising to the supermarket, car seat toys can help make the ride more fun for both kid, and driver. A good car toy gives them something to interact and play with; picking the right toy might just avoid a crying fit, leaving whoever‘s driving to focus on the road. 

To help you pick the best one, we‘ve picked out 13 options that come with the strongest reviews from real parents and grown ups who‘ve road tested them. None of our toys have phoney reviews, so you can be confident that every one of them has passed the parental test. 

1Infantino Sparkle Topsy Turtle Mirror Pal (Best Budget Option

This is one of the best car seat toys because it connects to the car seat and uses vibrant colors to help keep a kid’s attention. Plus, the belly of the turtle has a peek-a-boo mirror to help keep them entertained.

What we love

  • Feet make a rattling noise when grabbing or batting the turtle
  • Attaches to other baby accessories, like a stroller or diaper bag

We dont like this as much

  • It could be attached to the ring tighter

2Buckle Toy - Bizzy Square (Best Quality Option)

This buckle toy is designed to help develop toddlers’ cognitive skills and fine motor skills. It has six child-friendly buckles of different clasp styles that can assist toddlers in developing several developmental skills.

What we love

  • Pleasing to the eyes and uses a variety of vibrant colors
  • Main part of the toy is made of soft plush

We dont like this as much

  • Buckles have the potential to pinch

3NeatoTek Baby Hanging Rattle Toys Soft Baby Music Plush Activity Crib Stroller Toys Rabbit (Best Eco-Friendly Option)

These rattles are designed to tie onto most car seat handles and strollers. The plush and fabric used for these rattles are designed to be non-toxic and safe and also have embroidered features for safety and security.

What we love

  • Designed to help develop a baby's tactile senses and hand eye coordination
  • Made from eco-friendly natural cotton

We dont like this as much

  • Makes a strange high-pitched noise

4Infantino Spiral Activity Toy, Blue

This spiral toy is designed to wrap around a car seat’s handle and features several dangling toys to help keep babies and toddlers entertained while on the go. Plus, these toys are designed to help with various sensory interaction skills.

What we love

  • Has four different sensory hanging toys
  • Material is soft and made from non-toxic material

We dont like this as much

  • The spiral can be difficult to wrap and unwrap from the handle

5Nuby 100% Silicone Teether Ring with Silicone Beaded String and Clip

This teether ring is made from non-toxic silicone, and it has a clip that allows you to connect it directly to the child’s car seat to keep it from getting lost. Each one is made from various colors, and it is recommended to wash thoroughly before the first use.

What we love

  • Silicone material is soft and gentle on a baby's gums
  • Clip is nice and secure to keep the teether from being lost

We dont like this as much

  • The colors of the teethers vary and can't be chosen

6Manhattan Toy Links-to-Go Car Seat and Stroller Travel Accessory Set

This toy set is made up of different colored rings that connect. Each one has different textures, and it includes an “S” hook that allows the toy links to be connected to the car seat.

What we love

  • Each of these toys includes 13 different links
  • Links are different colors to promote visual stimulation

We dont like this as much

  • The "S" hook can slip off because it doesn't fully close

7B. toys – FunKeys Car Keys and Red remote with Light and Sounds

Every child loves playing with keys, and with this toy, they can have their own set. Each toy comes with different keys with brightly colored designs, and they are connected to an interactive red remote to stimulate senses.

What we love

  • Made from non-toxic high-quality material
  • Makes different types of noises with flashing lights

We dont like this as much

  • It requires two AAA batteries, but it only includes demo batteries

8VTech BC8211 Myla The Monkey Baby Sleep Soother with a White Noise Sound Machine

This baby soother is designed to provide white noise that is designed to help babies sleep. Plus, it provides a soft-glow night light, and it will play 5 calming melodies. Finally, it has a hook that can easily hook against a car seat or other baby areas.

What we love

  • Uses rechargeable batteries to ensure it keeps running
  • Has an auto-off timer that can be set

We dont like this as much

  • The volume control can be a little tricky to set

9My First Words Ring Flash Cards

This ring is designed to help kids learn some of their first words. The ring is full of colorful illustrations of easy-to-read words. It includes a total of 26 cards, and the ring can connect to most car seats with ease.

What we love

  • Each card contains two words each, which makes 52 words in total
  • Ring is very durable

We dont like this as much

  • The ring can be difficult to open and close

10Steering Wheel Toy “My Little Driver” with Motion Sensors

With this steering wheel, babies can play in the car or at home. It provides a fun and educational learning experience through music and touch. It lights up and plays sounds, and it has motion sensors for various features.

What we love

  • Made from soft and durable material
  • Has a velcro strap for easy attachment

We dont like this as much

  • Due to the velcro attachment, kids can pull the toy loose from the car seat

11Baby Einstein Musical Toy, Driving Tunes

This small steering wheel toy is designed to provide kids with a musical escape, and it is excellent for traveling. It is designed to help kids develop multiple sensory skills, and it has a small design that makes it excellent for use in a car seat.

What we love

  • Has different lights and musical tunes to keeps babies entertained
  • Designed to be easy to grasp

We dont like this as much

  • It can be difficult to switch between the three languages

12Taf Toys Koala in-Car Play Center

With this travel companion, babies can enjoy having an activity center to take with them on long trips. It is designed to help relax babies while riding in a car, and it has a small mirror to help with different sensory development.

What we love

  • Easy to adjust and attach to car seats
  • Makes a soft rattling noise

We dont like this as much

  • The mirror that comes with it can be difficult to install

13MKONY Baby Crib Hanging Toys

This toy is designed to hang on a crib, but it can also be connected to a car seat, which will provide kids with a unique traveling toy. It includes three different plush rattles that are designed to look like adorable animal figures.

What we love

  • Each plush rattle has unique colors and shapes
  • Rattles are made from high-quality and eco-friendly soft material

We dont like this as much

  • Rattles can be machine washed, but they have to be done on low delicate cycles