Eco-Friendly Toys for Babies UK

At New Additions, we are incredibly proud of the range of eco-friendly toys for babies that we have to offer. Our expanding collection includes the perfect mix of fun and fundamentals that both encourages organisation and fine motor skills development in your new addition whilst benefiting the environment.

 

Sustainable eco-friendly toys for babies are the obvious pick for any doting parents who care about keeping their little ones away from any nasty byproducts of plastic such as BPA. Not only do our products help save the planet, but the natural aroma of wood has a better chance of activating your infant’s senses and promoting the development of their hand-eye coordination. Making use of Beechwood is also beneficial as it has been shown that newborns taste and smell the more distinctive Beechwood more so than they would plastic, so their senses are getting more engagement than they would with plastic.

 

Some of the best baby sensory toys we have to offer are our stacking towers that provide your little one with endless hours of fun and help to support their sensory skills.

           

Our team loves talking about the benefits of eco-friendly toys for babies, so reach out to the friendly team at New Additions if you would like to know about something we haven't covered here - we’re more than happy to help you with our expertise.

Baby Sensory Toys to Learn through Play

 

Baby sensory toys tend to be extremely beneficial, not just because they feature many exciting elements to entertain and engage your newborn, but they also aid in nurturing your child’s development. This is because baby sensory toys are designed to specifically activate or stimulate one or more of the five senses - touch, taste, hearing, smelling, and seeing. They do this by having bright or contrasting colour schemes, coming with a wide array of sounds, being shaped in a unique, entertaining, and dynamic way that’s easy for your newborn to follow and challenging to their coordination, or being made of different materials that have certain smells or textures.

 

Because we are parents ourselves, New Additions understands the importance of educating your little one during their tumultuous development period. Incorporating crucial education such as how to use the five senses is especially important and baby sensory toys are designed to not only educate the child but also make learning fun and engaging, giving them good standing in the long-term from a developmental point of view. Newborn babies are constantly taking in the world around them and providing them with active learning through baby sensory toys will aid in the development of their physical and mental abilities.

 

If you are looking for perfect examples look no further than the New Additions eco-friendly sensory set, a 5-piece set that provides sensory experiences to your infant to fine-tune their motor skills. 

Organic Baby Toys as Standard

 

Organic baby toys are the best solution to ensuring your little one is both entertained and educated without damaging the ecosystem in the process. At New Additions we care about the world we leave behind for our little ones whilst also bringing them up in it, so we want to guarantee that we can give back to the environment by utilising organic baby toys.

 

Organic baby toys provide many benefits to a child by being free of the chemicals and harmful substances like BPA, phthalates, and, in some of the worst cases, even trace amounts of lead in the paint, which can be found in a lot of plastic toys. Their natural nature means they can last longer and be passed down through generations, reducing textile waste and the carbon footprint on the Earth by not going through several cycles of plastic pram toys.

           

A shining example of New Additions ingenuity in organic baby toys is the outstandingly designed set of 8 sensory stacking cups that, by being both elegant yet simplistic, will help to encourage imaginative play in your little one. Once your baby gets their hands on our organic baby toys, they will be building fundamental skills for the future by learning with hand and brain symmetry.

Natural Wooden Toys that Last

 

Natural wooden toys have a lot of benefits that aid babies in their development. Having pram toys made of natural materials like wood is an added bonus because the texture of the wood is smooth, warm, tactile, and appeals to the baby's sense of touch, as opposed to the cold plastic that is uninviting to your newborn’s senses.

 

The wooden nature of New Additions natural wooden toys also ensures that every single toy is unique in its own way, just like every bundle of joy who plays with it. The simplicity of the design of natural wooden toys, as opposed to the complex clunkiness of plastic baby toys, means your infant will be less distracted by things like sounds and lights and be more inclined to open-minded imaginative play. Introducing imaginative play as early as you can is great for encouraging problem-solving, language development, and fine motor skills, and natural wooden toys are the way to go as they allow children to move the toys and make the sounds themselves.

 

One of the added bonuses of natural wooden toys is that they make use of natural and sustainable materials. All of the natural wooden toys sold at New Additions are composed completely of natural Beechwood, which is perfect for the environment as it is sustainable, biodegradable, and stays high quality for a really long time due to being highly durable, which extends the lifetime of the toy. Natural Beechwood is such a good choice for pram toys that the wooden rattle you buy for your child can potentially last through the entirety of their babyhood.

We don’t just Stock Baby Stacking Cups…

 

Whilst things like our baby stacking cups are wonderful additions to your little one’s journey, eco baby toys are not the only goody New Additions can provide for you. We have a variety of other baby gear such as the perfect selection of bamboo and cotton muslins and blankets in multiple designs composed of a breathable fabric that will prevent your little one from overheating while allowing you to cocoon your baby-making them feel safe and secure. If it’s soothing your little one to sleep then check out our stock of cellular blankets that can snuggle your baby into a gentle restful nap. Finally, we have a delightful stock of teethers and comforters that can relieve your newborn from the growing pains of the teething process whilst they enjoy their eco baby toys. 

 

Never hesitate to get in touch with New Additions! Our friendly team is always willing to share helpful tips and advice about our range of eco-friendly toys for babies, and all other aspects of baby accessories.

Baby Toy FAQs

How do you clean baby toys?


At New Additions we recommend that the most efficient way to clean baby toys is to follow the guidelines set in the manufacturer guide. If your baby toy is made of wood it’s best to oil it with a natural oil such as coconut oil to stop the beechwood from drying out. For general baby toys, you’ll want to use a gentle cleanser so anything from a simple vinegar and water solution, to a mild, environmentally friendly dish soap, and some warm water, or your favourite non-toxic multi-purpose cleaner, diluted with water, should do the trick. Develop a game plan for cleaning and sanitizing baby toys to reduce the spreading of germs, especially if there are other babies around who might want to put the toy in their mouth. Keep sanitizing wipes on you in case the baby toys fall to the floor and wash the toys regularly. Many toys can also be placed on the top rack of the dishwasher. Remember, it’s always best to discard your toys when you start to see the first sign of wear and tear. To learn more about what you can do to keep your baby toys in top-notch condition, and to get the best advice on how to clean a specific baby toy, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




What baby toys do I really need?


Thanks to the latest research, our experts have been able to deduce baby toys such as the Sensory Set are perfect for your newborns as they help develop crucial motor skills during such an important time that is the infantile stage. With our expanding collection, you will find the perfect baby toys for newborns just here, whether you are shopping for a little one who would enjoy chewing on our natural Beechwood rattles or to gain the perfect introduction to encourage organisation and fine motor skills development in your little people. The Sensory Set gives your newborn the perfect opportunity to experiment with different textures and feelings as they go through a more turbulent time in their development. This six-piece extravaganza is composed of 100% natural Beechwood and features certified classics such as the Silicone Circle stacking set, the Rabbit Ear Teething Ring, the Wooden/silicone & Crochet teething ring, Stacking Cups, Wooden Rattle, and the Soft Bunny Rattle Gym toy. As one of the more eclectic editions in our store, the Sensory Set features smooth and comfortable organic material that will help promote healthy hand-eye coordination and motor skills in your newborn! To learn more about what you can do to keep your baby toys in top-notch condition, and to get the best advice on which baby toys are essential, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




When should I buy toys for a baby?


Before you fork out a fortune on baby accessories, you need to know when the best time to do so is! The professionals and experts have all debated exactly what specifically is the best time to start shopping for baby toys. But across the board, there is a universal agreement that when you’re between 13 weeks to 20 weeks pregnant, you should start browsing online for the best baby toys on the market. This gives you an ample amount of time to decide on what toys you should invest in. The truth is, it’s never too early to begin shopping even if you’re starting small! You will want a large amount of time to decide and configure exactly what your infant will need, so being a bit of a doting mother won’t do anyone any harm! To learn more about when is the best time for you to start stocking up on baby toys, what baby toys are essential, and what you personally might need, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




What age should you start baby sensory?


After the first 4 months of your baby’s life would be the most appropriate time to introduce them to sensory stimulation equipment. Each baby is unique in their way of course and so their individual preference will be their individual preference. Generally, once you see your little one start to show signs of being able to ball their fist and seeking to grab on to things you’ll take that as a sign that their motor skills are starting to emerge and that you should begin introducing sensory stock into their routine. At New Additions we have created eco-friendly sensory sets to give your children the perfect opportunity to explore different textures and feels with their own senses. Our supply of sensory toys is exactly what your baby needs to begin its tumultuous teething process. To learn more about what you can do to keep your baby sensories in top-notch condition, and what the best time to introduce baby sensory to your child is, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




Why are sensory toys good for babies?


Sensory toys tend to be extremely beneficial not just because they feature many exciting elements to entertain and engage your newborn, but they also aid in nurturing your child’s development. This is because sensory toys are designed to specifically activate or stimulate one or more of the five senses - touch, taste, hearing, smelling and seeing. They can do this by having bright or contrasting colour schemes, coming with a wide array of sounds, being shaped uniquely and dynamically that’s easy to follow, or being made of different materials that have certain smells or textures.

All these aspects are not only entertaining for your baby but help to engage their senses and even aid in their physical and mental abilities. Newborn babies are constantly taking in the world around them as a learning process and sensory toys like the Sensory Set sold by New Additions are there to assist them in their development.

To learn more about the New Additions line of newborn necessities that aid in your infant’s development, and what gives us our edge over our competitors, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




When can babies do shape sorters?


Before you fork out a fortune on baby accessories, you need to know when the best time to do so is! Experts are agreeing in unison that 2 years old is the ideal age to teach your child shape recognition. However, there is no harm in introducing them to shape sorters as early as 1 year old.

At first, they may need assistance fitting the pieces in the right holes but by 18 months your child will begin to fit shapes into the sorter unassisted. And at age 3 onwards, you can time how fast your child can fit the shapes into the sorter (You can even make a fun game out of it!).

To learn more about when is the best time for you to start stocking up on baby toys and shape sorters, what baby toys are essential, and what you personally might need, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




What are the best pram toys for newborns?


Playing with pram toys provides your little ones with a lot of benefits as they learn kicking, looking, feeling, and touching as they play. Aside from teethers and crocheters, the best thing you can do for your baby is to endow them with a pram time toy companion.

Your little one won't get enough of the adorably cute baby gym teddy bears at New Additions. These new super soft companions can hang on their baby gyms, prams, cots or you can remove the ring just so they can explore with their hands. There is also a little bell inside that will stimulate your baby for hours. The teethers and pram toys New Additions have in store are abundant and help encourage faster development, so keep on the edge of your seat as we constantly update our stock!

To learn more about when is the best time for you to start stocking up on baby toys and pram toys, what baby toys are essential, and what you personally might need, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!




How much do baby toys cost?


This is of course a rather broad topic as the price of baby toys can be heavily affected by several individual factors of the particular baby toy you’re buying. At New Additions we understand that when you’re on a budget be it shoestring or high end you want to make sure you have a little cash left over to leave your newborn with a baby toy.

The average prices for baby toys will sit comfortably around about £5.00 for the single little toys, £10 for the bigger toys, and up to £35 if you want to get a whole set. Always remember to take your time and know exactly what is and isn’t essential before you commit to purchasing and ask yourself if you really need all that excess?

To learn more about when is the best time for you to start stocking up on baby toys, what baby toys are essential, what you personally might need, what is the best price range for you, and what New Additions can do for you with the prices we offer, do not hesitate to get in touch with the staff at New Additions; we are more than happy to help you out with our expertise!