Toddler Toys For A Plastic-Free Christmas

December 19, 2017

Toddler Toys For A Plastic-Free Christmas

Struggling to find fun, engaging and quality-made toddler toys that aren’t plastic? It’s a growing concern for families to provide functional, durable toys made from natural materials. Toys that don’t rely on battery operation, flashing lights and loud, irritating noises for ‘entertainment’ are not only a sweet relief for parents, but they actually encourage greater engagement and imaginative play within your child. Here’s our pick of the best toddler toys to add to your little one’s Christmas stocking this year – and there’s something to suit every budget!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under $30

PLAY VEGETABLE CRATE SET

Toddlers just love to role play! Modelling your behaviour is how they learn and make sense of the world around them. This gorgeous wooden vegetable crate set comes complete with 6 vegetable and fruit pieces, segmented and secured with Velcro allowing your child to pretend peel and chop their veggies over and over again. Made with durable wood and non-toxic paint, they’re safe to ‘pretend eat’, too!

Under $50

FLIP OVER TRIANGLE MUSICAL SET

Looking for toddler toys to encourage your budding musician? Check out this clever and compact musical set from Ever Earth. In one unit, your toddler can experiment with making lots of different sounds, turning it over to explore the mini xylophone, drum and lots more.

Under $100

WOODEN MOON DOLL PRAM

This adorable moon doll pram is the perfect mode of transport for your little one’s favourite doll or teddy. Available in white or pink, this birch wood pram will not only foster your child’s nurturing side, but it can double as a walker to help steady toddling feet. Its beautiful construction makes it the sort of piece you’ll want to keep and pass down to future generations.

KIDS WOODEN BALANCE BIKE

Encourage exercise and outdoor play in a fun way with a wooden balance bike. Proven to be the ideal way to teach toddlers to ride a bike, the balance bike helps with balance and co-ordination. Rubber tyres and handle bars make it safe to ride inside without damaging walls and floors.

Under $150

TEEPEE WITH BONUS FLOOR MAT

Every kid loves a hidey hole but if you’re tired of your couch throws and cushions being turned into a makeshift fort, you’ll love this tepee! Made from quality cotton/poly drill fabric and a solid timber frame, this is the perfect space to let your toddler’s imagination run wild. The bonus floor mat makes it comfy for everyone.

$200+

GOURMET TOY KITCHEN SET

The best toddler toys allow your kiddo to role play, imagine and create. What better way than with this very special toy kitchen? Featuring a 4 burner cooktop, oven, sink and dishwasher, your toddler will love cooking up feasts in this standalone kitchen with matching fridge.

For more plastic-free ideas for Christmas toddler toys, check out Hip Kids’ gorgeous wooden toy range here.



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