In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share five eco-friendly toys and companies. For older kids, check out this post with even more earth-friendly toys. However, for the young ones – here are six unique, eco-friendly toys and companies that have respect for Mother Earth.
This wooden pushbike is a low-to-the-ground, small training bicycle without pedals that allows your child’s feet to touch the ground and provides a more natural way to learn to ride. The bike also features wooden pegs for them to rest their feet on while they glide. It is eco-friendly, receiving The Toy Man® eco-Recognition Seal, and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®. Additionally, a tree is planted for every bike sold, the EVA airless tires are biodegradable and minimal packaging is used. You can purchase on Amazon.
Kleynimals are non-toxic, eco-friendly, food-grade stainless steel decorative keys for babies that are lead, BPA, and Phthalate free that are safe for baby and produced in an environmentally friendly manner. The steel comes from an American mill and it is produced and assembled in the USA as well. Kleynimals are cleaned and assembled by a Maryland non-profit organization that supports developmentally disabled adults in living self-directed lives. From the lower environmental impact of the stainless steel to the recycled paper and packaging used and the unbleached USA-made muslin bag that Kleynimals come in, it is a great choice for eco-conscious moms. You can find the product on Amazon.
Weerol is a modern wooden walker for children 18 months – 6 years that transforms to grow and adapt to your child’s development. It is constructed from renewable sources and non-toxic water-based adhesives and paints, Plus, because it is a long development product, you don’t have to buy several items. You only need this one toy – which reduces waste. Find the product on Etsy
There are some great companies and toy distributors that focus on stocking earth-friendly toys. Here are some on my list:
Have your family and friends unplug with games and play with items from Family Games America, like Tantrix Tiles, Milky Words, and Tabletop Games! FGA was the first-ever eco-friendly game company. All of their games are made eco-responsibly with reforested trees and recycled woods free of dyes and lacquers.
This company only sells toys that are eco-friendly and don’t require batteries or a screen to operate or play. The toys they have work to encourage face-to-face play and protecting the environment.
This company features wooden toys using rubberwood, an environmentally friendly, renewable resource. Rubber wood is harvested as a by-product from the culling of rubber trees that are in excess of 25 years of age. Then, they replant another tree in its place.
Always consider donating or consigning outgrown or unused toys to share the fun with another family and continue the toy’s life for another few years or another generation!