The interesting texture, the classic look, excellent durability and of course the eco friendly aspects, wooden toys are the perfect choice for hip, eco conscious parents. Australian mum Chloe knows that it can be very time consuming to dig through all the plastics to find the perfect wooden toy or gift which is she started Decor Baby, a lovely online store filled with wooden treasures.
For our son’s 5th birthday we bought him this Tiger Tribe Aiport Boxset ($59.95) made from eco-friendly birch plywood and it was big hit. From the outside it looks like a nice tidy box (I like things neat and organised) with a handy carry handle for moving it from room to room. Inside it carries 2 planes, a helicopter and plenty of track pieces to entertain kids for hours. There are six themed Tiger Tribe boxsets to choose from to suit boys and girls.
Decor Baby is also proud stockist of these cute Wooden Letter Trains which make a very sweet Christmas keepsake gift for a special little person. Whether you add a carriage for every letter of the alphabet or put together the name of your child, these trains are sure to quickly become a favourite toy as well as a unique decor piece in the nursery. Prices are very affordable and depend on the number of letter carriages.
For the youngest of the family Chloe has sourced these delightful handmade Wooden Teething Rattles ($22). These stylish baby toys are lovingly created with non-splintering, certified sustainably harvested hardwood and finished with organic oils so they’re completely safe your little bundle. Unlike many other baby rattles the Smiling Tree Toys rattles have a lovely, gentle rattle that is very pleasant and absolutely not noisy or irritating.
The teething rattles are currently available in 4 different shapes: Owl, Dove, Heart and Giraffe. Baby Sybil really enjoys playing with the Giraffe Teething Rattle as the long neck makes it easy to hold and the smaller head manages to reach her sore gums perfectly. After a while of daily use you can simply ‘refresh’ your rattle with a light sand and good coating of an organic food grade oil, we tried this last week and it looks like new again.
To find out more about Decor Baby, to browse the range and to order online visit www.decorbaby.com.au.