The 8 Best Toy Vacuums

Updated December 15, 2016 by Steven John

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. All youngsters seem compelled to try and imitate their parents from an early age, so encourage your little one to do so with one of these toy vacuums. Although they are all great fun for kids, some of them are actually miniature working models, so you can let junior do your chores while you put your feet up. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best toy vacuum on Amazon.

8. Playgo Playhouse Stick Vacuum

The Playgo Playhouse Stick Vacuum is lightweight enough for most kids to handle with ease. It's easy for small hands to operate the trigger-style control that sends beads whirling about within its canister and creates realistic vacuum noises.
  • teaches participation in housework
  • bright and playful colors
  • tube often falls off body
Brand PlayGo
Model 3435
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. Just Play Minnie Bow-Tique

As long as you're alright with a bit of gender stereotyping, then the Just Play Minnie Bow-Tique is a great toy. In fact, it's really two toys in one, as it can be used both as a handheld dust buster or as a push vacuum when the base and handle are attached.
  • see-through canister
  • great gift for little girl
  • pellets in canister soon stop moving
Brand Just Play
Model 88940-Minnie
Weight 2.4 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Little Henry

The Little Henry looks just like a little wet-dry vac, though, in fact, it can only handle dry "messes," and small ones at that. In case your kid is truly keen to clean, though, the order also comes with a dust pan and brush that are fully functional.
  • all accessories store in vacuum
  • faux plug with suction cup
  • requires 4 pricey c batteries
Model 580
Weight 3.3 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Kidzlane Working Toy

The Kidzlane Working Toy produces a modicum of actual suction when it is switched on, so your youngster can actually help with the chores. The vacuum comes with a packet of lightweight poly beads that the unit can easily suck up.
  • lightweight but sturdy base
  • backed by satisfaction guarantee
  • hose crimps easily
Brand Kidzlane
Model pending
Weight 2.9 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Laugh & Learn Smart Stages

The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages is a great choice for younger kids, as it is sized and decorated for children as young as one. The toy plays developmentally appropriate songs, sounds, and clips of recorded speech as your child pushes and pulls it along.
  • good support for wobbly walkers
  • media can be adjusted as child ages
  • sounds play too loudly
Brand Fisher-Price
Model BFK73
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

3. Melissa & Doug Wooden Vacuum

For the family that likes to avoid toys with flashing lights and blaring sounds, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Vacuum is a great choice. This basic, sturdy toy encourages the imagination even as it helps a youngster develop both fine and gross motor skills.
  • comes with toy trash
  • handle tilts to suit many heights
  • built-in trash storage area
Brand Melissa & Doug
Model 5150
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Dirt Devil Junior

This Dirt Devil Junior looks just like its iconic full-sized counterpart and even lights up and creates the same sounds as the larger vacuum, albeit at a much lower decibel count. It runs off three AA batteries, a set of which comes included.
  • fun for ages 3 and up
  • excellent affordable price
  • great reviews from parents
Brand Dirt Devil
Model 80161
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Dyson Ball

When switched on, this diminutive Dyson Ball looks and sounds just like a real vacuum. That's because, for all intents and purposes, it is. The unit creates genuine suction and is able to capture dust, hair, and little bits of household debris.
  • easy for kids to maneuver
  • pop-out debris holder
  • lasts for years of play
Model 641
Weight 3.4 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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