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Eco-Friendly Toys for Toddlers

Updated on July 10, 2013

Go Green with Eco-Friendly Toys for Toddlers

Are you looking for eco-friendly toys for toddlers? Some manufacturers are now offering green toys made from safer and/or more sustainable materials. Depending on the manufacturer, these toys might be made of sustainable bamboo or rubberwood, organic cotton fabric, or recycled plastics, and the toy may come in a package that is more environmentally friendly. Green toys are available for all ages. Here's an example of some of today's eco-friendly toys for toddlers.

(Image of Plan Toys alligator via Amazon)

Green Toys Recycling Truck - Vehicle is made from 100% recycled plastic

If you're looking for eco-friendly toys for toddlers, you can't go wrong with this recycling truck. Not only does it teach kids about recycling, but it's made entirely of recycled plastic milk containers, too, and it gets good reviews from parents. One Amazon reviewer said, "I think it's really neat because it ties in really well with teaching my kids about recycling. It is so cool that these toys are made out of 100% recycled milk jugs! What is not to love?"

Green Toys Recycling Truck in Green Color - BPA Free, Phthalates Free Garbage Truck for Improving Gross Motor, Fine Motor Skills. Kids Play Vehicles
Green Toys Recycling Truck in Green Color - BPA Free, Phthalates Free Garbage Truck for Improving Gross Motor, Fine Motor Skills. Kids Play Vehicles
Description: Sort bottles, cans, and paper or just have a blast. Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome eco-design has no metal axles. The Green Toys Recycling Truck is made in the U.S.A. from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Plan Toys Oval Xylophone - Made from organic recycled rubber wood

This wooden eco-friendly toy for toddlers is made from organic recycled rubber wood and water-based dyes for hours of healthy fun. It comes with a solid wooden mallet and five different bars that make five different tones. Some reviewers have said that the wooden bars don't have the pleasing sound of metal xylophones, but if you're not overly concerned about the correct notes, your child will have a lot of fun with this one.

PlanToys Oval Xylophone
PlanToys Oval Xylophone
Description: Plan Toy Oval Xylophone is colorful and is an enjoyable way to stimulate children's natural sense of harmony and rhythm. This solid wood xylophone plays melodic, pleasant notes. Children will experiment with rhythm and note combinations to create their own songs. A wonderful introduction to music from any preschooler.

Plan Toys Cone Sorting - Eco-friendly toy for toddlers is made of recycled wood

Most kids love colorful stacking toys, and you can feel good about buying this nine-piece stacker because it's made from organic recycled rubber wood and water-based dyes. One Amazon reviewer called it a "great version of a classic stacking toy. It's made in an earth and baby friendly way that's better than the plastic stacking cones on the market. The bright colors make it easy for little ones to focus on and it lets them practice hand-eye coordination. I'd recommend it for any child!"

Plan Toys Dancing Alligator - Another great wooden toy for toddlers

What can you say about this walking alligator? It's cute, it's made from nontoxic, all-natural materials, and your kids will have hours of fun with it!

PlanToys (5105) Wooden Dancing Alligator Push and Pull Toy
PlanToys (5105) Wooden Dancing Alligator Push and Pull Toy
From the manufacturer: Plan Preschool toys combine learning with fun. Our carefully crafted push-pull toys, manipulative toys, musical instruments, games, puzzles, and blocks are all specially designed to enrich every aspect of your child's early development. These toys inspire children's imagination as well as promoting their physical and intellectual development. PlanToys are made from non-toxic, natural materials such as organic rubberwood. Our toys enable children to play, learn and become closer to nature while being pulled; the wooden pieces make rhythmic click-clack sounds.

Plan Toys Eco-Friendly Fruits and Vegetables - More eco-friendly toys for toddler from Plan Toys

Here's another cute toy that's good for toddlers. Kids will love playing with the wooden fruits and vegetables, and you'll love knowing that it's made from recycled organic rubber wood with water-based dyes.

PlanToys Wooden Assorted Fruit and Vegetable Food Set (3416) | Sustainably Made from Rubberwood and Non-Toxic Paints and Dyes
PlanToys Wooden Assorted Fruit and Vegetable Food Set (3416) | Sustainably Made from Rubberwood and Non-Toxic Paints and Dyes
Product description: Plan Toy Assorted Fruits and Vegetables is a fun assortment of fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables easily "cut" in half with the wooden knife. Kids love the sound of the Velcro as they cut the vegetables. Make new fanciful creations by putting halves of different fruits together. It comes with a beautiful wooden serving tray. This toy promotes fine motor skills and imaginative play. This Plan toy is made from all natural organic recycled rubber wood and colored with eco-friendly, water based dyes.

Green Toys Tea Set
Made from recycled plastic

Magnetic Mosaic
Made of renewable bamboo

Planet Pixies Kayla
Certified organic cotton

Andrew the Hippo
Crafted from organic cotton

Sevi Mini Pull Along Toy
Colored with food-grade paint

Solid Wooden Drum
Wooden drum by Plan Toy

What Do You Think of These Eco-Friendly Toys for Toddlers?

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    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      8 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love these! The fruit and vegetables kids can cut are so cool!

    • SassyGie profile image


      8 years ago

      Great options for the green parent...

    • SassyGie profile image


      8 years ago

      Great options for the green parent...

    • BestRatedStuff profile image


      9 years ago

      a great selection of toys. Educational too!

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      9 years ago

      Eco friendly toys are very interesting and could be a great start to getting them on being and thinking eco friendly as they grow up..

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      9 years ago

      Interesting toys. Love this lens.


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