Best Toy Vacuum for Kids in 2017

Kids love mimicking what their parents do. Whether it’s pretending to build things at their workbench or taking care of their baby doll, they just want to be like Mom and Dad. And while vacuuming is a chore for us, using toy vacuum cleaner is nothing but fun for your kids. If your kid loves using a children’s vacuum cleaner this article outlines the best toy vacuum options.


If you child wants a true realistic toy vacuum, this is the option for you. This vacuum cleaner is a smaller version of Dyson's "Ball" model so your child will feel like they're using the real thing. It also features realistic sounds so it even sounds like the real thing!

The toy vacuum features real suction so your child will really get a sense of the purpose of vacuuming. And they'll be helping Mom and Dad along the way. This vacuum is known to pick up small pieces of paper and other light objects.

PROS

  • Realistic look and feel​​​​
  • Sounds to mimic the real thing
  • Actual suction

CONS

  • Some parents may not like the noise
  • Requires 4 C batteries
  • Customers have complained that it is flimsy

Recommended Age: 3 and up


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Everyone knows the name Dirt Devil and it's synonymous with vacuums. This realistic looking toy vacuum for kids comes in the classic Dirt Devil red and features lights and sounds. It requires 3 AAA batteries to run those fun functions however. 

It does not feature any real suctioning so this toy is simply that. It stands 28 inches tall so it's a good size for most toddlers. However, it is not recommended for children under the age of 3. 

PROS

  • Realistic looking 
  • Fun lights and sounds

CONS

  • Requires batteries
  • No suction feature
  • Sounds has no "off" setting

Recommended Age: 3 and up


The Fisher-Price toy vacuum, called the Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Vacuum, is not one of the most realistic looking options on our list. But this doesn't mean it's not as engaging or entertaining. This is definitely more geared towards the younger crowd and is recommended for kids ages 1 and up. 

Little ones will love the 30 songs it plays and the large buttons on the front and sides. There are some vacuum sounds intermixed, but this is definitely meant to engage your child differently than the previous to vacuums reviewed. So if you're looking for a more realistic option for your child, this is definitely not the toy vacuum for you. 

PROS

  • Easy to use for small children
  • Lots of songs to engage kids

CONS

  • Doesn't stand on its own
  • Handle length on the short side and doesn't adjust
  • No sound controls

Recommended Age: 12 months and up


The Minnie BowTique Vacuum Cleaner is the perfect option for kids who LOVE Minnie Mouse. This fun toy vacuum stands about 2.5 feet tall and is perfect for kids ages 3 and up.

The center canister is see-through. When in use, beads swirl through the canister for a pleasing view. Also, as your little one pushes the vacuum there are realistic sounds and fun lights to engage your child. 


PROS

  • Realistic Sounds​​​​
  • Fun swirling canister feature
  • Disney character theme

CONS

  • No suction feature
  • No volume control on sounds
  • Requires batteries

Recommended Age: 3 and up


If you're looking for a toy vacuum that looks more like your own - a canister rather than an upright - then the Theo Klein Miele vacuum is a viable option. Better yet is if you have a Miele vacuum of your own. This is a realistic looking mini replica. ​

Like many of the other options we've reviewed, this comes with a sound feature to make the vacuum sound like the real thing. It does not, however, have any suction ability. When the kids vacuum is in use, small white balls will flutter in the canister base as if really in use. 

PROS

  • Realistic looking vacuum
  • Includes sound feature 

CONS

  • Requires batteries
  • No real suction feature
  • Come have complained that the parts come disconnected easily

Recommended Age: 3 and up

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