Bright Starts Flex ‘n Go Activity Arch

Last updated date: November 16, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the Bright Starts Bright Starts Flex 'n Go Activity Arch placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 17, 2019:
Checkout The Best Toy For Car & Stroller (Attachment) for a detailed review of all the top toys for cars & strollers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
15 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
594 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Made using the brand’s soft, flexible plastic, this toy bar attaches to your little one’s car seat or stroller for plenty of fun while out and about. There are three removable toys included — an original easy-to-grasp Oball, lion rattle, and elephant with rattle — as well as four linky loops for parents to attach their baby’s own favorite toys.
- What To Expect
November 6, 2019 | Full review
This is a toy arch, made with Oball material, that can attach to any stroller. The toy is really colorful, with many attachments, that will keep the babies busy.
- SafeRoad
October 23, 2019 | Full review
A must-have for keeping baby's hands busy while you're out shopping or on an afternoon walk. It includes two types of rattle, and loops on which to attach additional favorite toys.
- Wiki EZ Vid
September 27, 2019 | Full review
Great for newborns and older and is constructed of flexible and soft Oball material.
- Born Cute
Attach it to the stroller and watch your child grasp the arch and the mini toys hanging off. The set comes with three removable toys – an original easy-to-grasp 3″ Oball, lion rattle, and elephant with rattle. It even has four loops to attach additional toys and is made of an extremely soft material that your kid will enjoy tugging and touching.
- My Little Red Wagon
June 20, 2019 | Full review
The flexible, soft material keeps little hands busy with bold colors and tactile challenges.
- Child Care Home
The best part of the Oball toy is the ability to add to the initial design. The unit makes available four extra loops which allow parents to add more toys for their children to be excessively occupied. To make your walkls with the baby more fun and less tiring, attach this toy onto their stroller and watch as they're continually entertained.
- Car Bibles
July 30, 2019 | Full review
This product is a 2 in 1 because the item that dangle from the arch that can be removed and play with separately. This feature is very helpful for parents who don't want to carry a bag of play things with them everywhere they go.
- Drivr Zone
The rattling sounds on the animals are ideal for auditory development. The colored animals help your baby in coordinating movements between the eye and hands.
- Little One Mag
The linky loops are for attaching additional toys. These stroller toys are safe for children 0 months old and up. You can also attach this activity arch to car seats for when you are driving.
- Our Start
December 3, 2018 | Full review
Sure to spur on smiles from babies and toddlers (and from parents, too), the colorful and flexible OBall Activity Arch Take-Along Toy encourages batting, grabbing and motor skills practice. Easy to attach and easy to wash, the stroller toy arch can be adjusted to different angles, providing your little one with a changing variety of fun challenges as she grows.
- Family Vacation Critic
August 22, 2019 | Full review
This toy is crafted from a soft and flexible material that can easily snap on to just about any stroller. Even if your baby is super small, this material will bend to create the perfect sized arch where all the toys are easily accessible.
- Carhampt
May 14, 2019 | Full review
This complete rattle and gift set is like a wonderland for your little one. It comprises of 3 removable toys. An easy to hold ball of 3 inches made of attractive and elegant colors ready to play with your toddler. The lion rattle and elephant with rattle also add fun to your baby’s dreams.
- Baby Gift Ideas
November 19, 2017 | Full review
It includes 3 fun Oball toys: the original easy-to-grasp 3″ Oball, a lion rattle, a fun elephant with a rattle, and even has 4 linky loops with which you can attach your baby’s other favorite toys. It is simple to affix to almost any stroller and is even adjustable as baby grows.
- Smart Toys
What experts didn't like
It moves closer to babies when they grab it and sometimes could smack them in the face.
- SafeRoad
October 23, 2019 | Full review
The clamps don't secure it super-tightly on some rails.
- Wiki EZ Vid
September 27, 2019 | Full review
Can be too tall for some car seats and strollers.
- Born Cute
Clips are not as strong as other options.
- Drivr Zone
Not suitable for strong babies.
- Little One Mag
Cant be used in car.
- Carhampt
May 14, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Add this versatile arch to baby's stroller and suddenly strolling and shopping becomes an adventure! The Flex ‘n Go Activity Arch from Oball easily attaches to almost any stroller and keeps baby entertained with an easy-to-grasp Oball, a lion rattle, an elephant rattle and Oball Linky Loops to attach additional toys. The flexible, soft material keeps little hands busy with bold colors and tactile challenges.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Tiny Love Meadow Days Take Along Mobile
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 18
2. Taf Toys Toe Time Infant Car Seat Toy
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Tiny Love Meadow Days Stroller Arch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Infantino Spiral Activity Toy
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 16
5. HAHA Baby Soft Hanging Sensory Toy
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Skip Hop Jitter Stroller Toy
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
8. VTech Baby On-The-Moove Activity Bar
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Bright Starts Flex ‘n Go Activity Arch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 15
10. Manhattan Toy Infant Stim Mobile Travel Toy
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Toys For Cars & Strollers

Busy babies are often on-the-go alongside Mom or Dad. As their little brains are developing oh-so-quickly, they can easily become bored. A bored baby is not a happy baby, leading to fussiness and irritability that can quickly turn a pleasant outing into a stressful one.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of travel toys available that provide entertainment, engagement and education for babies, which all mean peace of mind and even a bit of relaxation for parents. When shopping for a toy that connects to your baby’s car seat or stroller, considering several factors will help you make the best selection.

As with any item you buy for your baby, safety is a top priority for travel toys. These playthings should connect quickly and easily to handles or furnishings without any risk of pinching little fingers or damaging the materials to which they are clipped.

Shopping for stroller or car seat toys from trustworthy brands and reputable retailers is an effective way to ensure you are buying a safe and reliable toy. High-quality items tend to last longer as well, making them budget-friendly purchases when compared even to less expensive toys that might break or fall apart with use.

Since babies have varying needs and abilities at different stages of their first year and beyond, look for toys that will entertain your little one now and in the future. For instance, newborns love to gaze up at interesting, contrasting patterns or bright colors, especially if they spin, rotate or sway with movement. As your baby grows, a toy that can also be grabbed, kicked and chewed on will likely be appreciated.

Look for travel toys that engage multiple senses. A variety of shapes, colors and designs will attract a baby visually and spark brain development. A stroller or car seat toy that plays music, crinkles when grabbed or jingles when batted provides aural stimulation. Toys with diverse textures encourage sensory play and motor skill development, as your baby will want to grab, squeeze, swat and mouth on the playthings.

In addition, parents welcome toys that attach to multiple pieces of equipment. Buying one toy that can connect to everything from a car seat or stroller to a crib, playpen or high chair is cost-effective and saves space.

DYWM Fun Fact

Baby car seats were first introduced in the 1930s. While these made it easier to transport little ones on the road (the alternative was to hold the baby on your lap), they were by no means designed for safety. Most early car seats were essentially boxes that hooked onto the seat to simply contain a young child.

Safety seats for infants came about in the 1960s. Although they were still not up to the standards of today’s car seats, they offered significantly more protection than little ones sitting loose in vehicles had before.

Vehicles were not required to have seat belts until the late 1960s, and state laws requiring passengers to use them didn’t come along until years later.

By 1985, all 50 states had enacted laws requiring the use of restraint systems to protect infants and children (generally under five years old) riding in automobiles.

Considering how historically recent that is, it is safe to say that toys for car seats are truly a modern convenience.

The Toy For Car & Stroller Buying Guide

  • One significant factor you will want to consider when shopping for stroller or car seat toys is how easy it will be to keep them clean. As you well know, babies put everything in their mouths, so being able to wipe away food particles, dirt and especially germs is essential. Look for a toy that you can disinfect without disassembling, if possible.
  • If you decide on a travel toy that plays music, think about finding one that plays multiple tunes. Sure, “The Wheels on the Bus” is an adorable song, but listening to it 57 million times in a row can be grating for even the most zen of parents.
  • Another consideration for musical devices is ease of use. If your baby loves the music but you have to push a button or wind it up to play again each time the song stops, you’ll have a difficult time doing anything else. A car seat or stroller toy that plays a melody continuously for a specific length of time might make life a little easier.
  • Wee ones enjoy interactive toys much more if the toys are slightly challenging yet attainable. If your infant really wants to grab the teething ring or squeeze the crinkly toy but it is constantly just out of reach, you are likely to wind up with a loudly frustrated and grumpy baby.
  • A travel toy that has multiple unique activities will keep your little one’s attention much longer. It will remain a favorite as your baby grows and develops, as well. For instance, a rattle, a mirror, a crinkly toy and a teether attached to a stroller activity set will be entertaining for infants who can peek into the mirror or bat at the rattle and will also be enjoyable for an older baby who can grab, spin, shake and twist the toys.
  • Every type of plaything has the capability of becoming an educational toy. Keep your eyes peeled for activity sets that encourage fine motor skills, sensory interaction, hand-eye coordination and vision development.