The Wooden Grocery Cart helps toddler’s with their early steps. | Source: Melissa & Doug

How the heck do you have a 1 year old?! This is the question that plagues parents who suddenly, or at least that’s how it feels, no longer have a fragile, sleepy newborn, but a full-blown toddler who wants to spend all of their time playing (if you’re lucky with toys).

To keep your TV remote and cell phone safe, we’ve compiled a list of the best toys for 1 year olds below. For babies making that transition into toddlerhood, it’s important to encourage their newly found skills, which include walking, motor function, creativity, and so much more. The toys below help them accomplish new tasks in a variety of different ways — and have fun!

About the author

Nicole Savas

Nicole Savas

As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.