*This is a collaborative post*
I’ve got a thing for wooden toys. I absolutely love them. There’s something so solid and reassuring about them. Don’t get me wrong, Little M has got her fair share of plastic and noisy in her life (we have a Jumperoo invading our living space just like every other family with a child between six and eighteen months!), but I do try to choose wooden toys where I can. I just think they’re, well, nicer.
Wooden blocks make such a lovely, rich sound when Little M knocks them together, that you just don’t get from plastic. She’s also got a rolling cage, with a bell and wooden balls inside, which makes a gorgeous, relaxing noise as she pushes it across the floor. I have to say, I didn’t think I’d ever describe the noise made by a child’s toy as relaxing, but I do like that one!
I think there’s a sense of tradition about wooden toys that I like, too. Most of my childhood toys that my mum has had stashed away are plastic (I’m a child of the eighties, after all!), and while Little M loves playing with them, I don’t think they’re quite as special as something wooden.
If you’re one of my American readers, then you’re in for a real treat. The Baby Cubby do a lovely range of wooden toys, including the most gorgeous natural teethers.
The Baby Cubby is a US brand run by parents, for parents. They always price match, so you know you’re getting the best possible deal on the product you’re buying (they even price match Amazon!). All of their products are closely researched regarding quality and safety, so they’ve already done the hard work for you. You can be confident that you’re buying something great for your child. The Baby Cubby offer free shipping for all orders over $49, and I’ve also spotted on their website that they offer 10% off your first order. What’s not to love?! Frankly, I’m just disappointed that they don’t yet ship to the UK. If you’re reading from the U.S., then I’m super jealous! Happy shopping!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.