by Maria Wen Adcock

Check out our list of  eco-friendly and non eco-friendly toys for kids from the baby stage to 4 years old.. Age ranges are from baby to 4 years old. Most of these toys are available online or in local & mass retailers. We urge you to check with your local toy stores first.

Ages 0-2 years (Eco Toys)

Baby Gift Crate
Give baby the cutest surprise with these precious gift crates. Each crate adorably displays the Apple Park Picnic Pals Book, picnic pal soft teething toy, 100% organic cotton baby cloth, and finger puppet. The gift crate is part of a larger collection which includes these varieties: Monkey, Lamby, Cubby, Bunny, and Ducky. Crate size: 11 x 10 x 3.5 inches.
SRP:
$39.99
Age:
0+
Availability:
ApplePark.com, OrganicBabyGiftBoutique.com

Fruit Tote
Encourage kids to embrace healthier eating with this fun fruit tote. The manufacturers believe that children are more likely to eat healthier foods if they have an opportunity to learn and play with them. The tote includes friendly faces on a banana, watermelon, and grapes. Each fruit is stuffed with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. It’s safe for infants to play and chew on. Size: 6″ x 5″ x 4″.
SRP:
$32.00
Age:
0+
Availability:
UndertheNile.com, Amazon, HappyGreenBaby.com, ChildTrek.com

Good Earth Girl Ballerina
Also known as My Natural Ballerina, this eco-friendly soft plush makes a girl’s first doll extra special. Wearing a pink dress, hair bow, and ballerina shoes, the 12” doll is made from all natural cotton fabric. All colors used are certified non-toxic, 100% chemical free and are extracted from plants and minerals through a soy water dye bath.
SRP:
$24.99
Age:
0+
Availability:
MiYim.com, OrganicBabyGiftBoutique.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

 

Organic Cotton Winnie the Pooh Plush
The very first organic Disney plush toys are now available, providing safety and softness to young children. The earth-friendly 11” plush toys are made from certified organic cotton and are colored with non-toxic, low eco-impact dyes that contain no heavy metals. Each toy contains a chime to entertain and soothe little ones. Versions available include Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Mickey, and Minnie. All plushes display embroidered details and soothing, muted colors.
SRP:
$25.99
Age:
0+
Availability:
MiYim.com, OrganicBabyGiftBoutique.com, Giggle.com, Amazon

Organic Jill Doll
The Organic Jill Doll is modeled after the Waldorf philosophy that learning in early childhood is nurtured through imitation and example. This 13” plush doll comes with a purse filled with a second stylish outfit for changing. Children practice coordination and dexterity by changing Jill’s clothes and tying her bows. The environmentally-friendly doll is handcrafted and filled with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. It was also made without the use of pesticides or chemicals throughout the entire manufacturing process.
SRP:
$40.00
Age:
0+
Availability:
UndertheNile.com, Amazon, JilliansDrawers.com, FranklinGoose.com

Polar Bear
Kids can’t help but fall in love with this soft and cuddly plush polar bear. Polar Bear is part of the manufacturer’s Endangered Species collection. This eco-friendly polar bear is made from organically cultivated and grown cotton handpicked in Egypt. It’s produced in an environmentally friendly and fair trade manufacturing process. All colors are natural and metal-free. In addition to Polar Bear, other animals in the Endangered Species collection include: Humpback Whale, Sea Otter, Seahorse, and Sea Turtle.
SRP:
$22.00
Age:
0+
Availability:
UndertheNile.com, Amazon, HappyGreenBaby.com, LittleEarthAngel.com

 

Ages 0-2 years (non-Eco)

LEGO DUPLO My First Supermarket
Kids can now imitate mom and dad going grocery shopping with the new LEGO DUPLO My First Supermarket playset. Fostering creativity and imagination, the 38-piece playset includes bananas, bread, cake, coffee, cash register, cart, fruit scale and two figures: a little shopper and a busy cashier. BONUS: Parents can download the LEGO DUPLO Jams free music for their kids which were written to enrich the LEGO DUPLO building experience. The lyrics encourage children to play in new ways with their toys and can be accessed through the site www.Facebook.com/LEGODUPLO.
SRP:
$19.99
Age:
2+
Availability: Mass retailers

Let’s Rock! Elmo
Elmo shines as a rock star and toddlers can, too. Let’s Rock! Elmo comes with a microphone, tambourine, and drum set. One cool feature is that Elmo can recognize whichever instrument the child gives to him. Other accessories (sold separately) include the Let’s Rock guitar and keyboard for the child to play – Elmo can identify which instrument the child is holding and then interacts accordingly.
SRP:
$69.99
Age:
18 mo+
Availability: Mass retailers

MEGA BLOKS Farm Tub
The MEGA BLOKS Farm Tub is a self-contained farm-themed playset complete with a stable, sheep, barn, tractor, farmer, stickers, and more. Block pieces are made specifically for little hands to grasp and build with. Kids can use the tub’s cover as a play base to build upon. When finished, kids can display their creative designs on top of the tub, or simply dump the blocks into the tub for easy cleanup and storage. Regarding the tubs themselves, MEGA BLOKS has used a new in-mold labeling technique which conveniently prevents the outer label from peeling off the bins.
SRP:
$44.99
Age:
1+
Availability:
Toys ‘R Us, Amazon, Target

Pocoyo Swiggle Traks
This truly flexible race track allows kids to create tracks in different forms – whether it’s a traditional oval on a flat surface or the more unique vertical circle like a hamster ball. Just place the motorized Pocoyo vehicle on the tracks and watch the fun begin. The set includes four tracks, one moving bridge, one motorized vehicle with music, and one ball accessory.
SRP:
$29.99
Age:
18 mo+
Availability:
Amazon, Toys ‘R Us, Walmart

 

Ages 3-4 years

Cars 2 Spy Walkie Talkies
Cars, spies, and walkie talkies – three things boys love! Shaped like the Disney•Pixar Cars 2 characters Mater & Finn McMissile, these 2-in-1 devices are both a walkie talkie and a spy listening device. The spy bug in McMissle allows kids to plant the vehicle in one room and listen in another. If kids don’t want to use the bug mode, they can simply use both vehicles as communication devices by having Mater in one room and McMissle in another.
SRP:
$16.99
Age:
3+
Availability: Mass retailers

Mickey and Minnie Sing-a-Ma-Jig
Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Sing-a-ma-jigs dolls sing, talk, and can even harmonize with other Sing-a-ma-jigs dolls. Their cute mouths open and close when singing and talking – simply press the doll’s tummy or left hand to activate. Mickey and Minnie even sing the classic Mickey Mouse Clubhouse song, sure to cheer both kids and their parents. Price is for one doll.
SRP:
$14.99
Age:
3+
Availability: Mass retailers



My Little Pony Rarity’s Carousel Boutique Playset
The classic My Little Pony comes to life for a new generation with this charming carousel boutique playset. Named after Rarity, one of the ponies, the pink playset features diamond-shaped décor, grand front doors that lead to a ticket area, and a moving merry-go-round. The playset is filled with fun sounds to keep girls entertained. The carousel’s balcony rotates for pony’s friends to hang out in. The playset also comes with a concession stand filled with carnival food like popcorn, french fries, ice cream, and a lollipop.  Figures include: Rarity the pony, a unicorn friend, and a mouse friend. Carousel has seats to hold up to five pony friends (sold separately).
SRP:
$29.99
Age:
3+
Availability: Mass retailers


Disney Cars AppMATes
Kids can now enjoy dad and mom’s iPad even more with the new Disney Cars Appmates. Inspired by the Cars 2 movie, Disney AppMates transforms the iPad’s screen into a virtual playset. Race down windy roads with the Cars Appmates and make pit stops along the way. Requires no cable or Bluetooth connection – simply download the free app, place the Appmate on the screen, and play.
SRP:
$19.99
Age:
4+
Availability: Mass retailers


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabbage Patch Dolls
Cabbage Patch dolls are back! Now made by JAKKS Pacific,  each Cabbage Patch Kid come with a one of a kind name, they’ve got beautiful hair and a different “Fashionality” style. Choose from 12 unique styles — like skaterboarders and prepsters. Each Cabbage Patch Kid comes with a unique one-of-a-kind name, Birth Certificate® and a unique code to download the heart warming Cabbage Patch Kids video “The New Kid”. We applaud this redo!

SRP: $27.99
Age:
3+
Availability: Mass retailers