Infantino Building Textured Sensory Toy

Last updated: November 12, 2021

Once toddlers are ready to learn how to build using blocks, you'll want to start off with a simple set like the Infantino Press and Stay Sensory Blocks. These blocks don't require as much effort to push together or pull apart, which reduces frustration. Unlike some blocks that only allow toddlers to build upward, these blocks also allow you to build sideways.

We looked at the top Sensory Toys and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sensory Toy you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Little hands won't have any trouble putting the Infantino Press and Stay Sensory Blocks together or pulling them apart.

In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the Infantino Building Textured Sensory Toy placed 4th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Infantino Sensory Press & Stay Sensory Blocks. 24 Blocks in the set. Encourage imagination and eliminate frustration with a building block set that is easy for even the youngest builders to attach and stack together into fun shapes, high towers and endless possibilities. No need to align the blocks perfectly – the interlocking pattern makes it easy to attach and pull apart. Stack up or even build sideways!

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Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Kids love to build, and these textured, multicolored blocks make it easy and fun. They slot together on their nubbed ends or sides, without even having to be lined up properly.
These use high contrast and bright colors, provide a great tactile sensory experience with the soft bristles, and stick together super easily. They are high quality, durable, safe (BPA free), and easy to grasp and manipulate.
Here is the perfect initial block set to begin those ancient technology skills. These distinctively shaped cubes are simple to drive together or pull apart, from any angle. No need to completely align them. Eliminates frustration and promotes creativity. Stack them up or perhaps construct sideways.
The colors will grab their attention and the textures will provide sensory play. Easy to stack together and pull apart, let their imagination go wild as they create amazing towers.
These sensory press and stay blocks are a hit among parents because they connect and stack without much effort, but also teach colors and feature interesting textures that feel soothing to the touch.
- Romper
Great toy to keep kids entertained during religious services, restaurant visits, or other events where screens or sounds aren’t necessarily encouraged
These are less frustrating for little hands because they stay when you stick them together, bonus that they are textured for little hands.
Toddlers will definitely enjoy pushing blocks together and pulling apart while babies will enjoy the texture.

What reviewers didn't like

The only drawback with these sensory building blocks is that they are a bit hard on the edges, so we definitely only recommend them for babies over about 12-18 months. Younger than that and they could possibly scratch themselves on the spiny edges - unlikely, but worth pointing out.
Water may seep into the seams if the blocks are soaked underwater.
The corners of some blocks might be sharp so be sure to check before or make sure kids are supervised while playing with them
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