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Modern Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Updated on November 14, 2013

Modern Toys, Modern Home

Trying to avoid a cluttered mess of toys? Looking for modern playthings for your kids to play with? Hate all those plastic-y toys on the market today and want something that meets your modern design aesthetic? I don't blame you.

Find the gorgeous, artisan made Grimm's block sets featured in Land of Nod, online for less!

Luckily, everything old is new again. If you have seen the "Land of Nod" catalog lately, you know that simple, colorful retro toys are in. But don't pay retailer's high prices. Follow along to find them online for less!

The Best Modern Toys for Toddlers

Here are some toys you won't mind if your kids don't put away

If you do not have a dedicated playroom in your home, or you live in an open floor plan loft space it is inevitable that toys will be visible around the house. Here are some of the coolest looking toddler toys out there. With these modern lines, you won't mind if they get left out after the little ones have gone to bed.


PlanCity Green Playhouse with Furniture

One day I aspire to live in a house designed with green and sustainable principles in mind. A wind turbine, solar panels and stylish streamlined furniture. Till then, I will play with this dollhouse I bought for my daughter. Read more about this amazing plaything at Amazon.com


Maxim Everearth Junior Racer

A nice alternative to the plastic car racers for toddlers, this high quality wood ramp system will become a well used hand-me-down that looks great even when not in use.


Plan Toys Wooden Musical Band Drum Set


This wooden drum set functions like all the others out there (it WILL still give you a headache) but is made from sustainable hardwoods with non-toxic paints and no wood preservatives.


Svan Scooter


Kids love ride-on toys and this is the perfect one for indoors. The bent wood Scandinavian style scooter is sturdy and safe for toddlers aged 18-36 months who are looking for a new way to travel.


Plan Toys Neo-Classic Rocking Horse


A modern take on an old favorite, this rocking horse is chemical and preservatove free and will provide hours of entertainment for your little one while still looking good in your living space.


Little Ox Uglydoll


Not in the mood for something sweet? These little creatures pack a big personality in a cuddly package. Who says your baby needs bunnies and bears?

Looking for a modern play kitchen for your toddler? then check out more picks here.

Modern Toys, Mats and Bouncers for Baby

It is never too soon to cultivate their sense of style

Babies need a lot of gear. From nap time to tummy time, here are some picks that modern parents love. You can leave them out without having your sense of style compromised...much. (Is that spit up on your shoulder?)


Wimmer Ferguson Crawl & Discover Tummy Time Baby Play Mat
The ultimate multi-sensory baby play mat! Because in addition to toys and textures, it features Wimmer Ferguson's classic, science-based graphics. Drawing on child development research, Wimmer Ferguson designed these high-contrast images to enhance infants' tracking and focusing skills. In addition, this soft tummy time mat entertains baby with two teethers, crinkly fabrics, three play rings, a removable mirror, plus a secret pocket with toy and lift-up flaps.


bloom Coco Plexistlye Ebony Baby Lounger


Crawling Critters Mobile


Maclaren Vida Bouncer in Scarlet

Modern Toy Boxes and Storage Solutions

Clean up well with these top picks

These toys look great, but sometimes you just need to put the toys away to clear some floorspace. Here are some options for stylish toy storage for those times when you don't want your house to look like adults actually live there.

Find these and al of the best in modern toy storage at Amazon.com.


DwellStudio Storage Bin, Baby Dots, Large


Oeuf Toy Store


Mod Mom Maude Toy Box with Book Cubby in Blue


Argington Fuji Toy Box - Birch

Are You a Modern Mama or a Fisher Price Family? - Tell us why here.

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