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Best 1+ Toy: Melissa & Doug Playful Puppy Pull Toy

A playful companion for newfound walkers.
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Updated April 6, 2021
Melissa & Doug Playful Pup
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As toddlers start to master walking (and then running), a pull-toy can join them on their (almost) steady journeys. Our favorite? Melissa & Doug’s Playful Puppy, which will give your toddler a new leash, er, lease on play time.

What we love

  • When your walker pulls this pup, its body wiggles and its tail wags, which is guaranteed to draw a smile
  • Its sturdy construction and wheels let toddlers pull this puppy easily both inside and outside
  • From physical to imaginative play, this puppy will keep your child active and entertained

Summary

Not ready to spring for a real puppy? Melissa & Doug’s version is the next best thing for toddlers.

Buy it: $18, Amazon.com

Finalists

Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone

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