10 Best Wooden Baby Toys Perfect For Long-Lasting, Eco-Friendly Fun!

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Wooden toys have been used by children across the world for thousands of years, and they are only getting more popular.

Since wood is known to be a sustainable, long-lasting, and tactile material, wooden toys are making a serious comeback; but with a major update. From Montessori toys that develop fine motor skills and encourage imaginative play, to simple options that can be packed for travel, there are so many brilliant wooden toys out there that are perfect learning tools for babies and toddlers.

So, whether you're looking for a new toy for your baby, or perhaps the perfect gift for a new arrival, we have selected the absolute best wooden toys for babies available right now.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

1. Baby Einstein Hape Magic Touch Piano

Baby Einstein Hape Magic Touch Piano.

Children's wooden toys can feel a bit old fashioned sometimes, but not with the Magic Touch Piano. One of the best wooden toys for babies and toddlers who love musical play, this mini piano comes with its very own 'sheet music' and six different songs! With touch technology, kids can learn about rhythm and sound without the finicky elements of a real piano. Great for getting small children involved with music from a young age.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Suitable for ages 12 months+
  • Comes with 6 songs and 3 music sheets
  • Batteries included


Best For Toddlers

2. Early Learning Centre Wooden Toddle Truck

Early Learning Centre Wooden Toddle Truck.

Babies and toddlers alike will love getting to grips with this walker. Built to encourage and support your child while they gain confidence in walking, the Toddle Truck has non-slip wheels for safety and lots of additional features. There is an additional bar with wooden beads, and two dozen wooden toy blocks that kids will love pushing around and building with. Plus, once they've taken their first steps, this makes a great wooden toy for children as they grow older.

Main Features

  • Price: £39.99
  • Suitable for ages 12 months- 6 years
  • Comes with 24 wooden blocks for play
  • Non-slip wheels

Best For A Variety Of Activities

3. Le Toy Van Petit Activity Cube

Le Toy Van Petit Actvity Cube.

With spinning cogs, mini doors and a tiny xylophone, this activity cube has it all. Perfect for developing hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, this nifty toy will occupy kids for hours. It's also made from sustainable materials, and the robust structure means it's built to last. As wood toys for toddlers go, this is one of our best picks due to the fun design, bright colours and variety of activities for kids.

Main Features

  • Price: £29.95
  • Suitable for ages 2+
  • Made with 100% sustainable rubberwood
  • Non-toxic paint

Best Stacking Toy

4. Le Toy Van Stacking Veggies

Le Toy Van Stacking Veggies.

Stacking toys are brilliant tools for babies and toddlers to develop their concentration and fine motor skills. These adorable little stacking vegetables are perfect for learning all about colour and texture through play. Made from sustainable rubberwood, these wooden toys are great for eco-conscious parents, and the non toxic paint means they are safe for younger children.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Suitable for ages 18 months+
  • 3 stacking vegetables
  • Hand sewn leaves
  • Non-toxic paint

Best For Pretend Play

5. Chad Valley Wooden Pizza

Chad Valley Wooden Pizza.

If toy wooden food is more up your street, you can't beat this adorable wooden pizza set. Perfect for imaginative play, this wooden toy comes with all the toppings and tools your child needs to serve up a tasty (pretend) treat! All the toppings have different textures, and the slices can be taken apart and rearranged. If your child loves the pizza, there are also plenty of other food toy options from Chad Valley, including a birthday cake, vegetable and fruit sets, and a cake stand. Yum!

Main Features

  • Price: £10
  • Suitable for ages 2+
  • 1 year manufacturer's guarantee

Best For Newborns

6. Blossom And Bear Beehive Wooden Beaded Teething Toy

Blossom And Bear Beehive Wooden Teething Toy.

If you're looking for the best wooden toys for babies that are 100% safe and sustainable, look no further than this adorable teething toy. Smooth and perfect for aiding the discomfort of teething, the Beehive Teething Toy is polished with beeswax balm and organic coconut oil for maximum comfort. With lots of different colours available, this option also makes a great gift for new parents.

Main Features

  • Price: £12
  • Suitable for newborns onwards
  • Multiple colour options
  • Beads made from BPA free silicone
  • Smooth beech wood bead and rings

Best For Babies

7. Hape Stay-Put Rattle Set

Hape Stay-Put Rattle Set.

Make play time fun with these genius little rattles. Suitable for babies of any age, these rattles each have a suction cup that allows them to be attached to any smooth surface. This feature makes them not only extra safe, but also portable, with no danger of baby being able to pull them off. These wooden animal toys for babies are not only adorable but functional, and will help develop baby's holding and grasping abilities.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.99
  • Suitable for newborns onwards
  • Made with non-toxic materials


Best For Pulling Along

8. BRIO Pull-Along White Duck

BRIO Pull-Along White Duck.

If your child is starting to toddle and you're looking for some wooden toy animals that can handle the challenge, this interactive duck is the perfect option. Not only does it flap its wings and nod its head, but the duck also quacks as it's being pulled along! Lots of fun and great for encouraging walking, this duck is one of our best wooden toys for babies and toddlers, and makes a fantastic gift too.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Suitable for 18 months+
  • Made with FSC certified wood

Best For All Ages

9. Little Tikes Wooden Critters Llama-Corn Pull Toy

Little Tikes Wooden Critters Llama-corn Pull Toy.

This super snazzy pull-along 'llama-corn' has lots to offer for kids. The wooden pieces can be stacked up on his back, then pulled along or stacked separately. Plus he's small enough for babies to enjoy too, and makes a brilliant companion for first steps and walking practice.

Main Features

  • Price: £15
  • Suitable for ages 12 months+
  • Also available as a unicorn or dinosaur


Best For Families On A Budget

10. Sparks & Daughters Wooden Baby Bird And Teether Set

Sparks & Daughters Wooden Baby Bird And Teether Set.

For babies who are beginning to teethe, this set is perfect for soothing. Made from natural, untreated wood, the bird and teether fit perfectly into little hands, and are nice and smooth to aid any discomfort. Another great option for a gift, this set also makes a lovely accessory for milestone photographs and other memorable events.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.50
  • Suitable for ages 6 months+
  • BPA free and eco friendly
  • Comes in a natural cotton bag
  • Made from natural and untreated beech wood

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for wooden baby toys then why not take a look at the best diverse baby dolls, or for something different take a look at our list of the best headphones for kids.

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