If you follow the Naturally Mummy blog you’ll know that we’re huge fans of toys made from natural and sustainable fibers. There seems to be something a bit more magical and special about these types of toys than the usual plastic, and we as a family much prefer natural over colorful plastic any day. The boys are really fortunate and they get sent lots of beautiful , natural toys to try out. They’re like my little product testers…. Here are some of the ones that get played with literally *every day.*
Brio Train Set
Super excited as the parcel arrives!
Love at first sight as he opens the box and is delighted at what’s inside
The Brio Train Set is brilliant because there is so much that you can do with the track. The possibilities are literally endless! At the weekend Tom and Leo spend hours putting it together in many different ways (whilst I have a much deserved lie in!!) It comes in a green storage box which is ideal for keeping it in when it’s not in use – which isn’t very often in our house!
Hape My First Gym
Max enjoying some nappy-free time under his First Gym
Max has loved this beautiful toy since birth. As a tiny baby he enjoyed lying there just looking at the shapes whilst I changed his nappy. As an older 9mth baby, he likes to grab it and try and eat it up at any opportunity. I really like the fact that even the paint they use is water-based.
Plan Toy Crane
This is a popular toy in our house, it’s always out of the toy box. They boys love it!! It comes with a cute wooden man wearing little felt clothes. It’s a fairly big, heavy toy which makes it really substantial. It has good movement and lots of functions making it suitable for a wide age range.
Sophie the Giraffe
Max chewing on Sophie
Most western households have a Sophie! She’s such a popular little giraffe. Max certainly adores her and likes to give her lots of baby kisses. She’s made from Latex, which occurs naturally from the rubber tree. Natural rubber is sustainable (the Hevea trees oozes gallons of runny liquid from beneath the bark each morning before the sun comes up, that later sets into ‘latex’). Latex is also renewable and biodegradable.
Plan Toy Car Park
This is a complete hit and if you have a car obsessed kid, like we do, then you’re onto a winner with this. It’s beautifully made and painted and has functions such as a wind up lift and detachable car ramp. The boy’s garage stays out permanently in our home and is played with for long periods of time each day. It’s one of the most used and loved toys we have. Just about every kid (boys and girls) that come round to play, like to fully check out the car park.