Eco toys are the perfect choice for families who aim to be environmentally friendly. Our top 10 eco toys have been certified safe for use by young children.
Coloured with non-toxic dyes, produced from natural materials, ethical sourced; these toys are leading the way towards a greener future for our kids.
Top 10 Eco Toys
Toddlers love activity cubes – but this one will leave adults feeling good, too. EverEarth is a company that lobbies to preserve our forests, and so uses sustainable wood sources and water-based paints in it products. Perfect for eco-conscious parents who don’t want to compromise on fun.
Have eco-friendly bathtime fun with this submarine from Green Toys. Made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs, the submarine also has no external coatings and is free from BPAs, PVC and phthalates. Worried about mildew build-up? Fear not! The cabin can be opened for easy cleaning (it’s even dishwasher safe).
Baby toys in the Bioseri range are made from plants…yes, an amazing modern material with the highest green characteristics. They look and perform like plastic but are 100% natural. Tough, stylish, safe for baby and can even be put in the dishwasher. At last a truly practical eco toy!
Angel Cashmere design and produce luxury baby blankets in striking designs and a wide range of cashmere options to suit every budget and every taste. Less well-known is their online gift collection that includes an adorable range of knitted, fair-trade, organic soft toys that would make wonderful gifts for birthdays, christenings or any other special occasion.
5. Petit Collage Pop-OutsThese best-selling chunky pop-out toys from Petit Collage also double as cute room decorations. Some of the range – like this pirate ship – are left blank so kids can colour them in. Made from recycled paper printed with vegetable inks, they conform to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE standards. Suitable for ages 4+.
6. Sophie the Giraffe
Now 50 years old, Sophie is one of the world’s most enduring baby-safe toys with eco credentials. Made from is handmade from all natural renewable rubber, this non-toxic toy is lots of chewy, squeaky fun!
7. Nicko Q-PACK Tree House Wooden Toy Set
This Tree House wooden toy set is made from sustainable plantation plywood. The Q-PACK™ range is of flat pack toys which are easy to assemble and suitable for children age 3 and over.
8. Paperpod® Dolls House
The Paperpod® Dolls House is a lovely light alternative to plastic and wooden models. Ideal for children aged 3 and over, the house is a blank canvas that can be painted and decorated however your little one chooses. Made from approx 80% recycled cardboard, it is fully recyclable and biodegradable – which will come in handy when they inevitably out grow it.
9. Wooden Rainbow Stacking Toy
This versatile wooden stacking toy by Grimm’s offers great entertainment value and is frequently a best-seller. Suitable for children aged 1 year and over, the rainbow is hand-crafted in Europe from alder wood (so is subject to strict European safety standards) and is made using only non-toxic dyes.
This mini football is a great ethical outdoor toy for little superstars. Fairtrade ensures that its workers are paid a fair price for the items they make. Win, win!