Tuesday, May 26, 2009


When it comes to toys for babies, sticking to the basics is what you should do. Baby stacking rings have been on the market for years and although the concept is simple (put rings on a cone), it's successful for a reason. They continue to be one of the most popular developmental infant toys today because it can be played on many levels. You can sort by colour if you choose, pattern if available, make a big picture with each piece (the newer styles have this capability), or the old-fashioned stacking bottom to top, largest to smallest.

Most baby stacking rings come with five or more rings. They come in different sizes and colours. They can be made of plastic, wood, or even cloth for a more chew-friendly feel. Since wooden ones are more environmentally-friendly, they tend to be the most expensive. However, if you pick a pricier item, reassured that it's an item that will last you a long time. It will help develop your baby's hand-eye coordination and develop their sorting abilities. Stack on!


Martha said...

OMG! I think even I had one of these as an infant...and I was born in the 70s! LOL!

You're right though, HTM, this is a classic and excellent developmental toy that every child should have!

Royster said...

I finally got one yesterday. I remembered that Aly liked playing with Hannah's rings, so I got her one too. It was $7.98 at Wal-Mart, $8.99 at Toys R Us. Toys R Us is a rip-off!

Hip Teacher Mama said...

We got ours at Toys R Us when there was a sale so it was $4.99. Still even for a few bucks more, it's worth the "classic" factor. Plus besides teaching about size and colour, you can also teach about shape, movement (rolling), and eventually Aly can play with it like how Shane and I did (feeling and sorting with our eyes closed).