Last Updated on November 16, 2021 by Sarah
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If you’re looking for the best natural & organic baby toys for your little one, read on.
From GOTS organic cotton to eco friendly & wooden baby toys, choosing natural & organic materials over plastic & man made fibres is often a healthier, more environmentally friendly route to go.
Plastic is notoriously bad for the environment, plus many man made fibres, such as polyester, (and even conventional cotton) undergo harsh production processes that prove damaging to the environment.
Tips For Buying Natural & Organic Baby Toys
Also look to avoid toys with flame retardants. Manufactured wood such as MDF and Ply-wood, are also commonly bonded with chemical based glues & other adhesive materials. So you may wish to avoid them.
Whilst most toys must meet a certain level of safety compliance today, shopping for more natural baby toys, made from organic & natural materials often gives you a better idea of exactly what it is you’re buying.
This generally means opting for fabrics, such as organic cotton & linen or natural, sustainably sourced wood or rubber, as these are generally considered safer, more sustainable choices. Ethical toys brands also often use plant based dyes & non toxic glues.
Here are 10 natural & organic baby toys that are plastic free, ethically made or contain natural, sustainable materials.
10 Natural & Organic Baby Toys For Your Little One
1 – Apple Park Organic Farm Buddies
With their green ethos, Apple Park have become a ‘go to’ brand for eco conscious parents & their Organic Farm Buddies range is a popular choice.
From cute organic teething rattles to plush baby toy buddies & baby blankets, Organic Farm Buddy toys are made using all natural materials, including 100% certified organic cotton, sustainable corn fibre filling & natural dyes.
Packaging used recycled paper with soy ink.
2 – Under The Nile Organic Baby Toys
Beautifully soft & tactile, Under The Nile organic baby toys make a lovely gift for newborn babies.
From this super cute & colourful octopus to stuffed animals, there’s even a stuffed Taco Baby Toy on offer.
All organic baby toys are made in Egypt using GOTS certified Egyptian cotton. Toys are also Fair Trade.
3 – Wee Gallery Organic Baby Activity Pad
Inspire some tummy time with Wee Gallery’s woodland themes organic activity mat. Featuring lots of gentle sensory stimulation for babies – from high contrast graphics & hidden items to tactile, crinkly features – there’s also a squeak function & wooden teething ring.
Ethically made in India from organic cotton, Oeko-Tex polyester fill & a responsibly sourced maple wood teething ring.
4 – Vulli Natural Rubber Teether
If you’re looking to avoid plastic in baby rattles & teethers, natural rubber makes an eco friendly alternative.
Vulli have been creating the hugely popular Sophie Le Girafe rubber teether for over 55 years. Made from sustainably sourced rubber from the Hevea tree, this natural baby teether is perfect for chewing & grasping.
Natural dyes. BPA phthalate & lead free.
5 – Plan Toys Roller
Plan Toys create natural wooden baby toys that inspire imagination & creative play. This roller rattle stimulates vision & hearing & the wooden ball inside the roller entertains infants with a soothing wood on wood sound.
Sustainably made from chemical free rubberwood trees, formaldehyde-free glues, organic pigments & water based non toxic dyes.
Recommended for 6 months & over.
6 – Manhattan Toys Natural ‘Squish’ Baby Rattle
Manhattan Toys have been making natural baby toys since 1978 & this multi-sensory clutching rattle is a best selling choice. Lightweight dowels & elastic ties make it easy for small hands to hold & small beads move back & forth, making a gentle rattle sound. The toy also flattens or ‘squishes’.
Made from natural, sustainable rubberwood, this natural baby toy is sealed with a non-toxic water-based sealer & helps babies develop fine motor skills.
7 – Hape Natural Wood Penguin Musical Wobbler
A leader in natural, wood based toys, German based Hape have sustainability at their heart.
Their cute wooden penguin offers hours of fun, with soothing tinkling sounds, moving arms & a roly poly design that stops the penguin rolling away.
With a non toxic finish & sturdy wood construction, this natural baby toy helps encourage sensory exploration.
Recommended for 6 months & over.
8 – Organic Baby Toy Friend
This adorable organic baby toy friend, from John N Tree Organic features a breathable, certified organic cotton outer shell (fill is hypoallergenic polyester).
There’s also a 3 piece organic cotton Puppy & Baby Rabbit Rattle set on offer.
Recommended for 1 month & up.
Machine washable on a gentle cycle or spot clean.
9 – Petit Collage Organic Baby Toy Blanket
This Organic Cotton Baby Blanket from Petit Collage is soft, cute & super cuddly.
Designed to offer babies comfort from birth, its made from 100% organic cotton, with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes & soy inks.
A great gift for newborns, this organic baby toy helps stimulate sensory development & is easy for babies to hold via the small knot on the blanket.
10 – CaaOcho Natural Rubber Baby Bath Toy
Make bath time fun time with this all natural baby toy whale from CaaOcho. There’s also a cute seahorse & sea turtle on offer, with all bath toys featuring different textures to aid tactile exploration.
Made from 100% natural rubber, CaaOcho natural baby bath toys are BPA, PVC, phthalate & nitrosamine free.
Colours are food grade.
Natural & Organic Baby Toys: Conclusion
Baby’s have sensitive, porous skin, as well as developing immune & nervous systems. So choosing eco friendly, natural & organic baby toys can often mean a healthier start for baby.
From GOTS organic cotton to sustainable wooden & natural rubber toys, there’s now much more choice if you’re looking to avoid plastic or man made fibres.
Toy brands with a Fair Trade or ethical stance towards manufacturing processes & sustainability also aids the environment & workers, as well as future generations.
For more on eco friendly toys, see our Non Toxic Toy Guide.