The best eco-friendly toys for your baby
What’s better than delighting your child with an awesome new toy? Knowing that the toy is also safe for the environment.
While they may not be the first thing you think about when creating an eco-friendly household, many baby toys (especially plastic ones) contain toxins that take hundreds of years to break down in landfills.
By opting for toys made from organic, sustainable materials, you’re not only making a better decision for your baby, but also for the planet as a whole.
But finding environmentally friendly toys can be easier said than done.
At ParentEducate.com, we’re dedicated to making parenthood easier for parents like you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the five best eco-friendly toys you can get for your little one:
Cuddle + Kind Dolls
Your baby will love cuddling with these hand-knit and embroidered dolls from Cuddle + Kind. All dolls are made from all-natural, high-quality cotton and are available in a number of shapes and sizes (including llamas, reindeers and more). The best part? For every doll sold, the company donates 10 meals to children in need.
Aspen & Maple Activity Gym
This activity gym features a set of dangling toys that are sure to captivate your baby’s curiosity. Made from all-natural leather, 100% cotton and solid, non-treated wood, this gym is part of the company’s larger movement to create toys that are truly baby safe (and environmentally friendly). It can also be assembled in less than five minutes.
Wee Gallery Woodland Activity Pad
Did you know newborns are mostly drawn to black and white images? The team behind Wee Gallery used that knowledge to create the perfect activity pad for babies three months and older. The ethically made pad features high-contrast graphics and hidden items that will keep your baby busy, including a rattle, a squeak, a teething ring and more. The pad is made from 100% organic cotton and the teething ring is crafted from eco-certified maple.
Adventure Friends Car Seat Toys
Keep your little one busy on the go with these animal-shaped toys that strap onto car seats and strollers. Available in a variety of colors, these toys are perfect for little ones to teeth on since they’re formaldehyde- and azo-free. The crinkle sound made during play is also an ideal aid for baby development.
PlanToys Sensory Blocks
PlanToy’s six-block set is perfect for stimulating your child’s senses and helping develop their visual, tactical, auditory and fine motor skills. All of the blocks are made from renewable, non-chemically treated rubberwood and are packaged in sustainable and recyclable materials. They’re also colored with non-toxic vegetable dyes so you don’t have to worry when your child undoubtedly chews on the edges.
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