Infantino Spiral Activity Toy

Last updated date: December 9, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

Infantino Spiral Activity Toy

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Overall Take

The Infantino Spiral Activity Toy features a unique, soft, spiral base that you can wrap around a frame or handle in a snap. Four hanging toys engage babies, including a mirror and teether. The toys encourage babies to reach, grab and play. In our analysis of 125 expert reviews, the Infantino Infantino Spiral Activity Toy placed 4th 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
9.5
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,302 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Full of sensory textures and materials. It includes a peek’n’see mirror, 2 clacker rings, animal rattle, crinkle bug on different textured fabrics and satin ribbons. Each touch and feel of the Spiral Activity will be a burst of sensation for your infant.
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July 22, 2019 | Full review
This activity toy can wrap around the car seat handles and on the most strollers and cribs easily.
- Babies Products
December 26, 2018 | Full review
This set contains non toxic items that can be attached to seat handles, strollers and cribs so your child can enjoy watching and touching them. The toys are soft and satisfy your child’s involuntary reflex to touch things.
- My Little Red Wagon
June 20, 2019 | Full review
It is a unit made to children 0 to 12 months: thus the materials used for its construction are BPA free. This toy comes with four hanging playthings designed by children lovers for sensory interaction and fun.
- Car Bibles
July 30, 2019 | Full review
An array of fun shapes dangle from it, including animals, a mirror, and more. It’s bright, cheerful, and perfect for capturing the attention of the littlest babies.
- Verywell Family
November 11, 2019 | Full review
This spiral wrap-around car seat toy can attach to car seats, strollers, cribs and more for baby to have tons of fun.
- Parenting
Easy to grab, go and wrap. It wraps around most strolers and car seats.
- Drivr Zone
The dangling toys take the shape of a cow, a bee, and two miscellaneous shapes. These dangling toys produce a litany of sounds, stimulating your child sonically, and keeping him or her occupied.
- The Toy Report
Attaches to cribs, strollers, and infant car seats with ease. Vibrant colors and bold patterns offer visual interest. Mirror, click-clack rings, a rattle, and a crinkle toy encourage exploration and stimulate auditory, visual, and tactile senses. Soft construction is safe for little ones. Affordable and versatile. BPA-free.
- BestReviews
The colorful pattern will surely attract and encourage infants to reach for the toy.
- Mom Junction
November 7, 2019 | Full review
This product encourages important sensory milestones including gross motor skill development, as well as visual tracking. It is BPA-free.
- Our Start
December 3, 2018 | Full review
Fits right on the stroller bar and always accessible for baby.
- Expat Baby Momma
September 26, 2018 | Full review
Perfect for baby’s gross motor skill development and visual tracking.
- Stroller Boards
November 5, 2019 | Full review
You can hang it off the handle of the car seat or they can hold in lap and play, which is what we do often. That way he can grab it and chew on it better! This also works with most strollers and cribs if you want to coil it on, for entertainment!
- The Maven Sisters
May 30, 2016 | Full review
This product provides four hanging toys that are suitable for sensory interaction and promotes a fun mood for the babies. It can conveniently wrap through car seats and strollers as well, even in cribs. It BPA free, an indication that it is indeed safe for baby’s use.
- Mom Bureau
June 21, 2018 | Full review
This is another inexpensive toy, one of the most inexpensive on this list. This is a great option, even for parents on a limited budget, and is a great value for the money. This toy is affordable, easy to use, and comes with several elements.
- Carhampt
May 14, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Length of spiral.
- Drivr Zone
Toys are a little closer together.
- The Toy Report
Tight coiling can cause bunching, but it does seem to loosen up over time.
- BestReviews
Might not fit on some strollers / baby might have to reach out for the toys.
- Expat Baby Momma
September 26, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This fun spiral includes four visually delightful hanging toys in perfect batting and grabbing range. Perfect for baby's gross motor skill development and visual tracking.

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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.