Eco-Friendly Toys for Babies 6 to 12 Months
Keep play time safe for the Earth and your tot with eco-friendly toys that entertain and even educate without junking up the environment. These playthings will make two mamas happy – you and Mother Nature!
Under the Nile Scraptopus
This colorful octopus, or shall we say, Scraptopus , is made of leftover scraps from Under the Nile’s fabulous organic toy collection. Handles are easy to hold and materials are safe to chomp on. Perfect!
Play Silk Squares
What can you do with a simple square of silk? Lots! Engage baby in a game of peek-a-boo, decorate a fort, or play dress-up with these colorful silks, which are regularly used in the Waldorf early education method. Sold separately or in sets of six.
Plan Toys Bumblebee Beeper
This little bumblebee makes a beeping noise when pressed, and its wings, which are removable and washable, make a crunch sound when baby grasps them. Made of chemical-free, kiln-dried recycled rubberwood and water-based non-toxic coloring.
Green Sprouts Stacking Duck Set
These Green Sprouts® duckies are great for entertainment inside the bath or out.The various shades help teach baby color recognition, as do the differing sizes. They nest for ease in tucking them away when not in use or for teaching baby how to stack.
We love this smiling worm, whose naturel wooden beads feel smooth, not slick and slimy like the real thing. Kids will love to grasp this toy and twist and turn it to their delight. Available in red or green, Earthworm is decorated with lead-free paint.
HABA Magica Clutching Toy
Anything this colorful just has to be fun … and the Haba® Magica Clutching Toy doesn’t disappoint. Eight vibrant balls get twisty as baby plays with it. The parts, made of beech wood, are threaded on a thick and sturdy elastic band. The toy can calm parents, too!
Rainbow Felted Knit Beach Balls
Get the ball rolling, literally, on your child’s athletic abilities (hello, college scholarships – kidding, sort of) with these soft and bright bundles of fun. Ideal for small paws, the playtime possibilities are endless with these orbs made from 100% wool.
Dandelion Little House Sorter
Shape sorters don’t come much cuter than this little house. It includes four different shapes to shake, squeeze, crinkle and, you know, sort. Made from materials including velour, waffle, terry and canvas. Handle makes for easy carrying.
Under the Nile Harmony Doll Set
Teach baby about the benefits of friendship with this adorable doll duo made from 100% organic Egyptian cotton, said to be the softest and most durable cotton on the planet. Available in either blue or pink and small enough to toss in the diaper bag.
Plan Toys Butterfly Mirror
Mirror, mirror on the butterfly… baby will be drawn to this wooden butterfly and soft wings, and then will be dazzled once she catches her reflection in the mirror on the back. You’ll find a bonus when you shake the butterfly – it produces a gentle sound.
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