Wooden toys have been around for centuries, and they continue to be popular among kids today. These toys are durable and can provide hours of fun. Some of the best wooden toys are made by hand, and they often come with interesting designs that kids can enjoy. From puzzles to blocks, cars, and more varieties, there are many ways to incorporate our eco-friendly wooden toys into your kids’ playtime, encouraging them to learn, play, and develop better.
Why are wooden toys a better choice for your children?
Learn as you have fun
Wooden toys are entertaining while also providing a learning experience. Wooden puzzles help with problem-solving skills, and blocks can teach basic physics concepts. Wooden cars can help improve hand-eye coordination. Similarly, more detailed wooden toy sets like kitchen sets or train sets encourage imaginative play as well, exercising your child’s brain as they get creative.
Safety is a major concern when parents buy toys for their children, and that is another factor that makes wooden toys preferable over others. Wood is a natural material that is safe for babies, and most manufacturers use nontoxic paint or varnish which is safe for babies to even taste (as children normally love to put their toys near their mouths). These toys are also much stronger than plastic toys and less likely to break into small pieces if they are dropped. The antibacterial qualities of wood also make it a safer choice than plastic toys.
Choose from a wider variety of toys
Moreover, the diversity of woods and the flexibility of shaping wood allows for a wide range of toys to be produced. With attractive colours, intricate detailing, and so many options of creative looks to choose from, wooden toys offer a better choice for children.
Are wooden toys durable?
The durability of wooden toys is unmatchable. As long as they are maintained i.e. cleaned and cared for, they can last for many years, sometimes even generations. For starters, cleaning any toys made of wood should not involve washing or soaking them, for obvious reasons. The moisture can make the wood swell up, becoming weaker over time. Instead, use a slightly damp cloth to clean the wooden toys. You can also use mild cleaning agents like vinegar or dish soap (diluted with water) to spray over the toy and wipe off.
Some people also like to maintain the new polished appearance of the wooden toys. For that, you can use a little beeswax polish or a few drops of olive oil to rub over the surface of the toy. Make sure to leave the wooden toy in a warm, dry place for some time before handing it back to your kid, but don’t leave it in direct sunlight. Sunlight can make the colours on the toy fade away. While wooden toys require some care, they are safe, durable, and easy to keep clean and shiny for years.
Alex & Moo’s collection of best-selling wooden toysOur collection consists of only the best, most durable wooden toys. From building blocks to dollhouse accessories, you can access eco-friendly, beautifully detailed toys at our store. Make a great gift with a set like La Fiamma Grand Kitchen or make your baby’s first years fun with the Baby Block Walker.
Doll is as described, her hair covers the implant a bit much but that is a design thing & I can cut it so that my cochlear implant wearing 2 year old can see that her doll wears a processor too - and doesn’t take it off! Thank you for making these available.
These plates are fantastic! We use them all the time - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The colours are gorgeous and fun. The quality is high - easy to clean in the dishwasher too.
We love these little soft dolls which we all call "sisters"
Well made and so soft - really beautiful
These are delightful soft dolls (which we have called sisters) and to have the Organic Cotton Doll Carrier adds so much to my granddaughter's (and my) play each weekend. We love them!
I would like to say what wonderful service I received from Alex and Moo and am very happy to have dealt with your company. So far I haven’t seen the erected bike but look forward to seeing my little one enjoying her birthday present.
Products are great and delivery was really quick.
Love these wooden toys, previously bought the ice cream cart and it is still a favourite toy
My two grand children love these cups for their morning smoothies when they come to visit Nanny
Very happy will be ordering more
Interesting and activities useful for curious children
With the original 6 pack, there were two cups slightly smaller and made different around the rims. My daughter in law noticed this. I did send a message but no reply as to why this was being in a set of 6. In addition I brought an extra 2 cups to match the 8 plates I akk K do brought. I’m very happy with these products but really thought someone could have acknowledged my original question as to why 2 cups in a sold set of 6, were obviously made different.
Great quality. Will purchase more again soon
Awesome little dummy's, great quality and a much cuter natural rubber option than the little orange ones you can get. The colours and cute little shapes cut out around the mouth piece are just adorable and suit every outfit. Not to mention bub loves them, the Orthodontic Teat is slightly more exaggerated than a normal one which I think is making it easier for bub to keep in her mouth without dropping. Overall 5 stars - can't beat 0% toxins with 100% cuteness.
Couldn’t be more happy. Free delivery and quick. Trike arrived on time. The crate was a great addition and so was the personalised name plate.
This was for my grandsons 1st birthday and he absolutely loves it! He’s not a big kid and I was a bit concerned it may be too big for a while but it’s perfect. He can get on and off of it with ease and was so proud of himself in front of his little friends. Would happily recommend this for any small child. Love the fact the shipping was free and quick so it arrived in plenty of time.