Infantino Test Drive: Phase One

By Shannon Gosney
In Baby Products
August 26, 2011

When I think of Infantino, the words that come to mind are “safe,” “fun,” affordable,” and “name brand I trust.”  As parents, we want the best for our kids and Infantino does the job.  I have 3 boys and all three of them have grown up with Infantino products.  I jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Infantino Test Drive with Mom Central.  For Phase One of the Test Drive, we had the opportunity to check out the Comforting Play Collection.

The Comforting Play Collection has a great variety of soothing and fun products for your little one.  Our favorite piece of the collection was the Soothing Snuggle Pup.  Lola loved the pup and as soon as I handed it to her, she snuggled up with it.  In fact, she didn’t want to let it go.  What’s great about the Soothing Snuggle Pop is that it is not only snuggly, but it plays three 15-minute sound options – heartbeat, nature, and baby spa.  With the Soothing Snuggle Pup, your little one will fall in “puppy love.”  The Soothing Snuggle Pup is a great on-the-go companion,  plus it has a removable sound box for easy cleaning, includes an on/off switch and adjustable volume, and easily attaches to car seats, strollers and cribs.  It’s great for all ages!  You can purchase the Soothing Snuggle Pup at most Toys R Us locations.

The Soothing Lullabuddy is another great toy from Infantino.  With the Soothing Lullabuddy, your little one will drift into dreamtime in no time.  This little lullaby lamb plays soothing songs and has glowing lights that will get your sleepyhead off to night-night.  It also comes with a crib attachment strap and music plays for 5 minutes.  You can purchase at Step 2 online.

If you have a little one teething, the All Around 1-2-3 Teether is a must-have item!  This grow-with-me teether set is great for the three stages of teething relief.  For Stage 1, there is an easy-grasp circle that is great for early gumming.  For Stage 2, the textured star soothes front and side teeth.  For Stage 3, the teething trio helps ease back gum discomfort and is perfect for emerging molars.  The Teether is ideal for ages 0-36 months and is BPA free.  You can purchase the Teether at most Walmart locations.

As a mom of three boys, I can’t begin to recall the number of times binkies were lost or thrown away because they fell on the dirty ground or became wedged between couch cushions.  With the Binky Buddy, your little one will always have his or her favorite pacifier within easy reach.  This cuddly companion is easy to hold, soft and soothing, and is great for ages 0 months and up.  You can purchase the Binky Buddy may be purchased at most Walmart locations.

The Hug & Tug Wooly Pal is another cute toy from Infantino.  Put this playful pony into your little one’s hands and watch the hugging begin!  The Hug & Tug Wooly Pal is made with all natural wool filling, easy-to-grasp soft knots, and is perfect for little hands.  You can purchase this toy at most Toys R Us locations.

Most of us with little ones have experienced, at one time or another, driving down the road or shopping in the store and your little one crying, with nothing that will soothe him or her.  The Ouchie Pal is here to the rescue!  This buckwheat-filled friend calms little ones as they hold and squeeze.  The Ouchie Pal links to car seats, strollers and diaper bags.  You can cool it in the fridge to soothe bumps and bruises.  You can purchase the Ouchie Pal at most Walmart locations.

The Soothing Hand Squeezies provide a soft cushioning that calms baby with a squeeze.  Squeezies are designed to simulate mom’s finger and promotes hand awareness, plus they leave little fingers free for sucking and exploration.  You can purchase these at most Toys R Us locations.

Soothe your little busy bee with the Sweet Bee Scented Pal.  Your little bee will enjoy the soothing lavender scent, not to mention how soft and cuddly it is.  It’s great for on the go as you can link it to car seats and strollers.  You can purchase the Sweet Bee Scented Pal at most Toys R Us locations.

One of the hardest things as a parent is letting your child learn how to soothe him or herself to sleep.  With the Sweet Serenade Crib Toy, your little one will fall asleep to the sound of calming music and gentle motion.  Six adorable crib companions take baby on a soothing journey through sunny days and starry nights.  The Sweet Serenade Crib Toy is parent or baby-activated and is lightweight with a compact design.  There is a simple back strap adjustment for easy set-up.  You can purchase this at most Walmart locations.

Is your little one bored in the car seat or stroller?  Both you and your baby will love the Tag Along Chimes!  Tag Along Chimes make soothing sounds for car seat cruising or stroller snoozing.  They easily attach to car seats, strollers and gyms.  You can purchase this at most Walmart locations.

One of my boys favorite things as babies were the Wrist Rattles.  Encourage little ones to discover and explore with their hands.  Soft play pals are comfy to wear and fun to shake.  These Wrist Rattles are great for wrists, ankles, car seats and activity gyms.  They can be purchased at most Walmart locations.

With so many adorable toys, it would be easy to put together a fun gift basket for an expectant mother-to-be.  I’ve seen goodies like these wrapped individually and then given in a gift bag (complete with tissue paper).  I also think it would be a fun idea to wrap them in tissue paper individually and place some inside a new diaper bag and then hang others from the diaper bag (or car seat or stroller).  What are some fun gifting ideas you’ve used for baby showers or new arrivals?

Learn more about Infantino and their products by visiting their site online at  You can also find Infantino on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

I am a participant in a Mom Central Consulting campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products as part of my participation.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “Infantino Test Drive: Phase One”

  1. they are all so cute. I am TTC now and would love to get a few of these for our future baby

  2. These are all really great products. My toddler would still love the Tag Along Chimes on his stroller!

  3. Elena says:

    they look so cute! I would get a few for my sister’s baby shower

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