10 Largest Cool Toddler Gifts Not to Get Parents in Small Houses
Are your eyes bigger than your living room? Fear not, you are not alone. Many parents and gift givers are victims of their own ill fated measurements and have purchased ridiculously large toddler toys that have a life of their own. Children and small spaces generally don’t go together well, so big toddler toys for girls and boys requires some serious thought. If you see a cool toddler gift that’s somewhat large, think twice about where it will be stored on a day to day basis in a small house. Because when parents in small houses see a giant box coming their way, a deceptive smile is what will greet you.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park Playset
The Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park Playset is a big toddler toy that extends to 3 feet when fully assembled. Some of the special features of this playset include a flag launcher, pit stop buttons, and more than 70 sing-along sounds, phrases and sounds. There are 8 SmartPoint locations on the track that, with the SmartPoint vehicles, trigger songs and sounds. Parents can purchase additional SmartWheels playsets and cars to expand the set further.
Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set
Reaching over 3 feet (0.92 m) tall and over 8 feet (2.67 m) long, Thomas fans will love this Sky-High Bridge Jump Train Set. Thomas is motorized, putting this squarely into the fun toddler toys category. This 80-piece set is relatively easy to put together and is a unique mix of roller coaster and train set. The best feature is Thomas jumping off the ramp and soaring for over 2 feet in the air. The giant Thomas track is a really cool toddler gift, but you will need a lot of space, be warned.
Fisher Price Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza
Bright and fast, this is one of the coolest toddler gifts available today. Toddlers love to play with balls and this Fisher Price Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza has balls galore. With lights and sounds, it’s so big that kids big and small can join in the fun. Though these big toddler toys can be a challenge at times in small homes, this is one large toy that will get nearly unlimited use.
Fisher-Price Thomas with Track
Parents can’t go wrong with Fisher-Price Thomas with Track ride on toy. The set includes 15 feet of track that takes kids on a circle ride in or out of the house. The little train works off the track as a standalone ride on toy, so you can pack up the track when not in use. Definitely needs quite a bit of space, but is a toy that will certainly entertain any toddler.
KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table
The KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table has 120 pieces and is as big as they come. Featuring three storage bins that slide under the table to hold all the pieces, the wooden train table is the perfect height for small kids to stand up and play for hours. While this enormous table would make a pretty cool toddler gift, parents in small houses, might not feel the same.
Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Home
The best toddler gifts are those that last and the Fisher Price Smart Stages Home will take baby from 6 months to more than 18 months. Smaller babies can crawl through the doorway while toddlers can stand and engage with the house to produce sounds and lights. With more than 75 songs and a myriad of activities related to numbers and letters, this is a fun toy that’s also all about learning.
Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Adventure Course
The Lil’ Ocean Explorers Course is designed to entertain baby to toddlers, throughout a number of developmental milestones. This toy offers a stretch wall, clicker knobs, spinners and a rotating wheel and ball drop. Babies can crawl through the tube while toddlers can stand and play with features.
Little Tikes Light ‘n Go Activity Garden Treehouse
The Little Tikes Light ‘n Go Activity Garden Treehouse can be configured in several different ways, making it easy to customize for a baby and toddlers developmental growth. It features fun lights and sounds and a crawl-through archway, a clicking clock, swinging doors and even ball play.
KidKraft So Chic Dollhouse with Furniture
Classic favorites like wooden dollhouses, are toys for girls that last for years. The So Chic Dollhouse moves on casters for versatility, has 10 rooms on three levels and includes 45 pieces of furniture. This dollhouse fits fashion dolls up to 12”, like Barbie dolls and other similar dolls. This is an extremely large dollhouse (measuring 34” long, 27 ¾” wide and 46” high) that older toddler and preschoolers will have great fun with.
Little Tikes Ultimate Cook Kitchen
The Little Tikes Ultimate Cook Kitchen is the ultimate large cool toddler gift. Complete with fully functional kitchen cabinets and 38 kitchen accessories, kids can play with the fridge, oven, hob, microwave, sink and pretend water dispenser. Toddlers love playing in toy kitchens and this one has plenty of space to accommodate siblings or friends.