5 Eco-Conscious Toys for Toddlers

Toddler parents are looking for toys that will help their children learn and develop while having fun. For many families, being aware of the environmental impact of said toys is an important part of the shopping process. The good news is there are tons of eco-friendly toy options for toddlers. By taking the time to make sure a toy comes from an environmentally minded company, you’re helping the world and helping a child at the same time. (Talk about a win-win!)

To give you a bit of green inspiration, we’ve rounded up five of our top eco-friendly toddler toy picks:

1. Numbers Set (Our Green House)

Our Green House is a brand that was started by parents who were searching for healthier alternatives to use in their own home. The brand is committed to being both family and eco friendly, and they source toys and gifts from a variety of sustainable brands, making Our Green House the perfect environmentally friendly go-to. This toy is a great way for little ones to begin to learn their numbers in a fun, hands-on way. [image via www.ourgreenhouse.com]



2. Recycling Truck (Green Toys)

Green Toys makes 100% recycled toys here in the U.S., and their mantra is “every day is Earth Day.” Their offerings don’t sacrifice fun for sustainability, though, keeping play at the center of their toy development. Their toy options range from arts and crafts to bath time fun to outdoor tools and more. We especially love their recycling truck! [image via www.greentoys.com]



3. All Season House (Hape Toys)

Peter Handstein, the man behind the brand Hape Toys, works solely with sustainable materials such as wood and bamboo to craft his well-made toys and help avoid harmful byproducts and waste in the process. It’s hard to choose one favorite (and there are so many amazing options with this brand!), but we’re especially drawn to this adorable doll house. [photo via www.hape.com]



4. eco-dough (eco-kids)

eco-kids is a Maine-based company that makes all natural art supplies for little ones. They started with eco-dough (a natural alternative to Play-Doh) and grew from there, generating many ways for kids to enjoy “creative play the natural way.” Their classic eco-dough is a great place to start with this brand! [photo via www.shop.ecokidsusa.com]



5. Element Blocks (Magic Cabin)

This adorable toy brand offers a selection of eco-friendly toys, including this beautifully designed block set that will grow with your child. And, as one parent review shared, “they encourage creativity and look lovely on the shelf at the end of the day.” [photo via www.magiccabin.com]



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