Num Noms Snackables Cereal
We know that you know that Num Noms aren’t going anywhere, especially after kids get their hands on Num Nom’s Snackable Cereal. These collectibles now come in sweet scents with a magic “milk” spoon reveal. Just make sure they know these deliciously sweet charms aren’t edible!
Only in 2018 would one of the biggest toy trends revolve around poop. You may roll your eyes, but kids are going wild for bathroom inspired games, and major retails are taking note. Hasbro’s “Don’t Step In It” is already selling out fast, so we suggest buying it now and saving it for Christmas.
The Good Housekeeping Institute says 2018 is the year plush toys toys become a little rougher around the edges. Instead of being sweet and cuddly, Grumblies are cranky and come with a serious attitude. Roll and shake them and they’ll go into meltdown, but don’t worry, a loving touch will calm them down. Sound like anyone you know?
Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set
Seriously, these little guys are so cute, we kind of want one ourselves. Each Scruff-a-Luv comes as a matted ball of fur with only its eyes showing. Once kids wash, dry, and style the hair, their new pet is revealed!
We’re dubbing these little pets the next Fingerlings. The interactive plush clips on to an arm, backpack, or clothes so kids can carry it with them. Our toy pros at the Good Housekeeping Institute, expect Pomsies to be tough to get around the holidays thanks to their affordable price tag.
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby Doll
Because your kid’s Baby Alive didn’t do enough already: now she pees! The doll does a little dance to let Mommy or Daddy know she needs to use the bathroom. Once she’s placed on the potty, she’ll tinkle and they can add a sticker to her reward chart. “Kids seem to be fascinated with all things potty,” says Selina Tedesco, a toy expert in the Good Housekeeping Institute, and that trend clearly isn’t letting up any time soon.
Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex
Unicorns were so 2017. Our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute say that thanks to the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sequel, Dinosaurs are going to take over the later part of the year. The hottest ticket item? This dino from Mattel that eats race cars for breakfast!
The name Hatchimal is basically synonymous with “Hot Holiday Toy,” and we don’t expect this year to be any exception. Past eggs let you choose which species you want, but you have no idea which creature you’re getting in this complete mystery. Fair warning: This could be a big disappointment if your kid isn’t happy with what hatches.
No, you didn’t just time travel back to 1991. Polly Pocket is just one of many toys from the past getting a revamp in 2018 (the original My Little Pony is coming back, too!). “Nostalgia is having a major moment and gives parents the chance to connect over toys they loved,” said Emily Grusse, a toy expert in the Good Housekeeping Institute.
Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby Collection
After he pulled on parents’ heartstrings following his 2017 reboot, Teddy Ruxpin is back in three collectible styles with his best friend Hug ‘N Sing Grubby. If you balked at the first remake’s $100+ price tag, you’ll like that this collection is much more budget-friendly.