Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug

Last updated date: November 16, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 120 expert reviews, the Infantino Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug placed 7th 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
8.8
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
312 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It hangs directly from the top of a car seat, offering easy fun and stimulation for your child on long car rides.
- The Toy Report
When you need a few minutes to yourself to regroup and organize your thoughts, the Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug makes a great distraction for your young fussbudget, with pull-activated music and motion to draw their attention while you get yourself together.
- Wiki EZ Vid
April 2, 2018 | Full review
The toy helps to increase motor skills and coordination as they play with Infantino Hug and Tug Musical Bug. Besides, the bug will lift the mood of your baby and soothe them when they are upset.
- Little One Mag
Pull down toy, meaning it features are activated by pull down motion. When your little one pulls the bug down, it activates the music and motion.
- Drivr Zone
May 3, 2018 | Full review
Entertain little ones at home or on-the-go with this huggable, tuggable musical bug. Perfect for car seats, strollers and cribs.
- Child Care Home
It’s very colorful and has simple activities that babies can do like looking into the unbreakable mirror, pulling the rings or just giving the little caterpillar a nice lovely cuddle.
- Gally Kids
The many textures on this compact toy are remarkable. There are clackers, a mirror, a soft body, and knotty legs to play with and keep the infant for hours and hours.
- Born Cute
Your baby has full control of the toy which improves the cognitive functions. It also has a peek a book mirror on it which is great. The clacker rings on the product are also really great.
- YourToysGuide
August 16, 2019 | Full review
The cuddly buggy attaches to baby's crib, stroller, or changing table, then baby or parent stretches this love bug out to play music as he scrunches back to size.
- Toy Notes
Your kids will love this musical bug. Pull the bug all the way down, and then watch it slowly crawl back up for 90 seconds while playing music! Great for audio and visual learning.
- Carhampt
May 14, 2019 | Full review
This adorable toddler travel activity has enough to do to keep your toddler entertained for quite a while. It has clacker rings, a little mirror for making funny faces and a variety of fun textures.
- It's Ingenious
What experts didn't like
Doesn't posseses as many components as some toys.
- The Toy Report
We wish it had extra tunes.
- Little One Mag
Surface washable only.
- Drivr Zone
May 3, 2018 | Full review
Might be hard to pull for some babies.
- Born Cute
No teething element.
- Carhampt
May 14, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Entertain little ones at home or on-the-go with this huggable, tuggable musical bug. Perfect for car seats, strollers and cribs.

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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.

DWYM 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.