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Kathe Kruse Dolls and Baby Toys
My Kids Favorite Baby Toys and Dolls Are Made In Europe By Kathe Kruse
Looking to buy quality toys, puppets and dolls not made in China? Have a look at the Kathe Kruse brand. Kathe Kruse offers quality toys, puppets and collectible dolls made in Europe. These toys are affordable, cute and original. My 2 kids own 3 Kathe Kruse grabbing toys and they love them.
Intro image: Daughter with her pink cat grabbing toyIf you want to buy original toys, puppets or dolls not made in China, I invite you to discover this German brand. You will fall in love with these amazing baby toys. I know I did! Every time I have a baby gift to make I buy one of the cool grabbing toy!
Musical Baby Soft Toys - Whimsical music box
This adorable owl is getting rave reviews. He is certainly cute enough and made of soft materials in detail that is hard to beat. Alba has a string to pull to hear a soothing lullaby that isn't irritating as so many of them can be. You can attach it to a crib or cot or to a car seat so he can go anywhere with you. Like all Kathe Kruse toys this one is made of different fabrics to introduce texture to your baby's experience.
Why I Love Kathe Kruse Toys
Baby toys not made in China
All the collection is handcrafted in Germany. The quality is amazing. I do not collect dolls (the brand is famous for their amazing high end dolls), but over 5 years ago I ran into Kathe Kruse grabbing toys and bought one for my son. It's a cute colorful horse and he is very attached to it. The quality is amazing, the toy still looks and feel like new after over 5 years of intensive grabbing and hugging!. They are the best!! Incredibly soft, easy to hold and so cute!! I also bought him a Giraffe later on and bought 3 more grabbing toys over the years to offer as gifts to new parents. And two years ago I bought a pink cat for my newborn daughter.
I am a fan of organic, eco-friendly and not made in China toys such as Selecta for their wooden toys collection, Kallisto for the cute plush animals and Lana organic. That is why I also love Kathe Kruse baby toys!
Doll Maker Extraordinaire
Kathe Kruse was originally known for her quality dolls. She started making dolls in the early 20th century. Over the years her reputation has cross the German frontier and she became renown among doll collectors worldwide. Now the Kathe Kruse company offers a beautiful selection of safe and quality baby toys and puppets as well as dolls.
2 Cute Kathe Kruse Dolls Star in a Stop Motion Short Film
Do you collect dolls
Books and important references for Kathe Kruse dolls collectors
Books On Kathe Kruse Antique And Collectible Dolls - History and reference books
Kathe Kruse dolls are highly collectible. Here's a few books that may be of interest if you collect these dolls, or if you are interest in antique dolls in general. Some books are in German, but still provide a lot of visual information.
If you collect Kathe Kruse doll (or just love antique dolls) this book is for you. It's a soft cover guide helping you identifying and asserting the rarity of your dolls. Published in 1994, it covers dolls made from 1910 to 1962, the golden age of these dolls. Lots of pictures.
Kathe Kruse Baby's Grabbing Toys - So soft!! These are a must. Honestly, the best and softest baby toys ever!!
These grabbing toys are SOFT. Really soft. They also are very easy to grab and hold. My daughter really likes her pink cat and It has been a favorite for a long time. I highly recommend those Kathe Kruse grabbing toys. They are high quality and will last long. My son has 2 of them, they are still looking almost new after over 5 years of intense love. The Kathe Kruse grabbing toys are colorful with vibrant colors. Some of these have rattles inside, others have a squeaky thing. You should choose one with a rattle for the babies because they just need to pick up their grabbing toy to make sounds.
You can hand wash them from time to time. I did that often without problem. Don't put them in the dryer.
They are designed to stimulate a baby's sight and touch and help to develop their motor skills. They are mostly unisex toy, available in a large selection of colors and patterns.
This is the first Kathe Kruse toys I bought. My son's likes it very much (not as much as Quack, but close). The colors are beautiful and it's a rattle toy so it is a great grabbing toys for the little babies.
This is my favorite Kathe Kruse cherrystone pillow. Cute colors, fun elephant! 4 x 2 x 10 inches.
Cherrystone Pillow by Kathe Kruse - warming pillows / cooling pillows
1 minute in the microwave and these cute pillows will help your baby upset tummy. They can also be helpful for bedtime, they are so cuddly!
1 hour in the freezer will also take care of bumps and other small ailments. These pillows will be you child best friends for a long time.
These are washable, just make sure you remove the cherrystones bag before.
Cute organic pink lamb with little knots and tags. Cute.
Kathe Kruse Organic Towel Dolls - Comforting for babies
This is a great doll, not as a toy but as bedding item: use it in a crib and place your baby's head on it. It's perfectly flat. As a mom, you can sleep with it a couple of days, or have it on you around the house, so your smell with stay on it. Your baby will be comforted, even when you left him alone for bedtime. I suggest you do buy the organic ones for health reason.
Regular Towel Dolls
Cheaper than the organic ones, these towel dolls are as beautiful and soft!
Kathe Kruse Fairies Puppet Theater - Excellent role play game
There are dozens of different finger puppets. You certainly don't need the theater to have fun with them. From knights and kings, to frogs, dragons and pirates. There is no limit to your kid's imagination.
Kathe Kruse Waldorf dolls are all made out of natural material such as wool, cotton, quartz sand, mohair, wood. The Dragonfly Libelle Flippippi is my favorite Kathe Kruse Waldorf doll. It's cute and delicate. Measures 13 inches. See more Waldorf dolls below.
Kathe Kruse Waldorf Doll - Large selection of Waldorf
Waldorf dolls have neutral features so your child can give his doll the personality or mood he wants. Waldorf is about kid's imagination and creativity. These Waldorf dolls are made in Germany.
Beware of the Toys you Buy!
All toys are not made equals. Thinks about your littles ones. You better buy only one great toys than 5 low quality ones.
For your Information: Latest Toy Recalls
Bookmark this website and visit often: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This site list all the latest toys (and household items) being recalled in North America. You can also report dangerous toys to them. To no one surprise, most of the recalls are from products made in China.
How Can I make Sure the Toys I buy Are Safe
Avoid 1$ stores Toys sold in these stores are cheap, made in China. More than often than not they are knock-offs and fakes. Chance are that anything sold there have never been inspected. It is risky. You don't want anything from there around a kid. These toys can contain lead paint, toxic chemicals, dangerous part. Not to mention that you have absolutely no idea by whom they were made (would you like to encourage child labor?)
Buy organic cotton or oeko-tex certified soft toys Cotton production uses a huge amount of pesticides. On the other hand organic (and oeko-tex certified) cotton toys must meet strict requirements, over and above regular government standards and so they are inherently safe from heavy metals, pesticides, etc.
Read the packages Important safety indications are provided on all packages, as well as the recommended age. Read and follow these recommendations!
Check often to see what toys have been recalled I have listed a few link you can check on this page. Use them. I know it is hard to keep track but better be safe than sorry.
Avoid buying toys of unknown origin
More Eco Friendly Gifts and Toys for Babies and Kids
- Kallisto organic stuffed toys
Beautiful European made stuffed toys. Kallisto toys are high quality and not made in China.
- Selecta wooden toys
High quality European wooden toys for all the family! From babies grabbing toys to grown up puzzles.
- My son's favorite plush toy Quack
Meet Quack, a Lana organic plush duck. Lana organic are our favorite eco-friendly plush toys maker.
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© 2008 Nathalie Roy