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Make Parents, Children and the Environment Happy
Whether you’re purchasing a gift for Christmas, a birthday or just because — choose eco-friendly toys for all the children in your life. Wooden toys with non-toxic paints and dyes are rising in popularity, organic cotton is being used more and more, and several companies are recycling old plastic to make new toys.
Please note: The materials or manufacturing processes of some products may be more sustainable than others. But all the following eco-friendly toys are still greener choices than plastic toys.
Eco-Friendly Toys for Babies
Babies love to put everything in their mouths — so it’s important to know what their toys are made of. That’s why companies like Apple Park are a fantastic resource: their naturally hypoallergenic products are made from organic cotton. The eco-friendly toys are also free from harmful chemicals and carcinogenic materials.
Apple Park has a wide selection of stroller toys, teethers, rattles, and blankets for babies. They also have forest animals for toddlers made from their same organic cotton.
Apple Park Toys are available on Amazon**
Eco-Friendly Toys for the Bathtub
What better way for kids to enjoy bath time than with some toys made out of recycled milk jugs and yogurt containers? The Rescue Boat & Helicopter is just one of several toys Green Toys has available for bathtub playtime.
Bathtub toys by Green Toys are available on Amazon**
Eco-Blocks for Creative Children
Keep it simple and purchase a set of eco-friendly toy blocks that will last a lifetime. You can choose from stacking blocks to rainbows and nearly everything in between.
At Grimm’s, they don’t focus on short-lived trends but make toys designed to last and transcend generations. Another bonus is that they source their wood exclusively from sustainably managed forests, and the leftover wood from production goes to heat houses in Bosnia.
Stacking blocks by Grimm’s are available on Amazon**.
Toys for Kids That Love Arts & Crafts
Great for kids that love arts, crafts, and DIY. Eco-Kids sells kits for DIY beeswax candles, hopscotch chalk, beeswax crayons, therapy dough, and more. They’ve even bundled some of their eco-friendly products together in a handy little box set, which they call their “Busy Box”.
The “Busy Box” and other eco-friendly toys by Eco-Kids are available on Amazon**.
American Made Wooden Train Set
Every child loves building and creating new things. Get them working on their building skills with “The Ultimate Town Wooden Toy Train Set” from Bella Luna Toys. The sets are made in Vermont from locally and sustainably sourced maple wood. The tracks are compatible with most other wooden toy trains, in case you already own some.
Due to the modular design, kids can build tracks however they want to build them. The train set encourages problem-solving and independent, open-ended play. A great eco-friendly toy for kids (3+), which can be passed down to future generations.
The wooden toy train set is available at Bella Luna Toys.
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