baby and toddler toys we own and love

Whoops! I  realized I  meant to post this in the summer and hadn’t clicked published. Leading into the holiday season seems like a good time to share this! 🥰

I’m often asked about what toys our girls use and what our favorites are, so decided to do a big round-up of alllll the toys we own and use on a regular basis. This doesn’t include books, but I will try to do a big book blog post soon! A few of our favorite larger toy brands that we own multiple products from and are super impressed with the quality of are Melissa and Doug, Lovevery, Hape, Tender Leaf Toys, Plan Toys, Mudpuppy, and Manhattan Toy. We also have many toys from smaller shops that we LOVE. Without further ado, here’s a massive list of toys we own and love!

THE BIG TOYS!

NUGGET (couch that can be used for a lounge area/couch, fort building, slide, ramps – endless options!)

PIKLER TRIANGLE & REVERSIBLE RAMP

CHELSEA & WEST PLAY TENT (this tucks into a small round bag – perfect for smaller spaces!). Code LUCKYANDI gets you 10% off!

WOBBLE BOARD

PRETEND PLAY

Makeup Toy Set

Doctor’s Kit

Cleaning Set

Music Set

Vet Kit

DRESS UP

Kids Costume Rack

Kids Wooden Hangers

Unicorn Wand

Star Wand

Glitter Star Headdress

Flamingo Cape

Butterfly Dress Up Kit

Firefighter Hat

Gold Crown

Glitter Mask

This post shares more about our dress up station and accessories! 

PLAY KITCHEN + ACCESSORIES

Play Kitchen

Luggy Basket

Coffee Maker

Toaster

Wooden Cook & Serve Set

Wooden Tea Set

Matching Egg Set

Pizza Set

Cookies & Baking Sheet

Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensils

Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set

Wooden Food

Wooden Vegetables + Fruit Set (Sliceable) 

Felt Veggie Set

Felt Fruit Set

Wooden Fruit Set

This post shares more about our play kitchen and pretend accessories!

FOR BABY/YOUNG TODDLERS

Baby Walker Toy

Musical Llama

ABC Flashcards

Pound and Tap Bench with Xylophone

Black and White Art Cards 

Magnetic Animals

WOODEN TOYS

Train Set

Shape Sorter

Deluxe Road Rug (Little Cars, Buildings + Figurines)

Wooden Bunny Set

Wooden Rabbit Stacker Toy

DOLLHOUSE + ACCESSORIES

Wooden Dollhouse

Wooden Farm Animals

Cottontail Furniture Set

Bunk Beds

Calico Critters Nursery Friends Set

Calico Critters Sweet Pea Rabbit Family

Calico Critters Baby Friends

Wooden Bunny Set

Pet Rabbit Set

STUFFED ANIMALS & DOLLS

We have lots of Jellycat animals — mostly many, many bunnies (Lucy’s favorite). We also have a couple stuffed animals and a doll from Manhattan Toy and a few others from Hazel Village and Cuddle + Kind.

BLOCKS + BUILDING

Flower Garden Building Stem Toy

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set 

Etched Block Set (ABCs, Animals, Etc)

Simple Block Set

Balance Rocks (we have Himiku brand, but these are similar!)

LOVEVERY PLAY KITS

I’ve heard about Lovevery for YEARS and everyone I  knew who had them, loved the play kits. Recently, the company has gifted us some of the play kits and I will say first hand, they are really awesome! These are stage-based play kits for kids from newborn to age 4 and I’ve been BLOWN AWAY at how thoughtfully designed they are. Each play kit is based on a child’s age with toys, books, and activities specific for what your child is learning/how they are developing during that time. The play kits also come with a ‘play guide’ that shares more about why Lovevery included each toy, and how to play with that toy with your child. The guides give development info , plus activities and ideas for how to use the play kit with your child.

Our girls tend to share play kits, meaning sometimes Winnie plays with the ‘big kid’ toys and sometimes Lucy loves the ‘little kid’ toys from different play kits. That’s okay with me!

We’ve tried out the Babbler Play Kit (13, 14, 15 months), The Companion Play Kit (22, 23, 24 months), The Helper Play Kit (25, 26, 27 months), The Enthusiast Play Kit (28, 29, 30 months), and The Investigator Play Kit (31, 32, 33 months)

You can shop the Lovevery play kits HERE. 

PUZZLES, GAMES, ETC.

PUZZLES: Little Like Kids, Puzzle Huddle, Melissa & Doug, Mudpuppy are our favorites!  I  love Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles especially for babies and younger toddlers, like this shape one.I I love Mudpuppy for adorable animal images and they have great options for toddlers and big kids (we have 36 piece, 48 piece, and 64 piece puzzles from this brand). Our very favorites are the MUDPUPPY 36 PIECE TO-GO PUZZLES (we have four of these and LOVE them). I also love Little Like Kids and Puzzle Huddle (both Black-owned businesses) for showing diverse characters in puzzles.

GAMES: Bunny Bedtime, Super Size Animal Memory Game, Eric Carle Number Flash Cards, Animal Rummy, Never Forget a Name Memory Game

STICKER BOOKS: Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Books (Large Size) & Melissa & Doug Puffy Sticker Books (perfect for diaper bag/road trips!)

OTHER: Wooden Dress-Up Bunny ‘Puzzle’Animal Magnets

OUTSIDE PLAY

MICRO SCOOTER

RIDE ON TOY/BIKE

BALANCE BIKE

WOODEN SWING

WEB SWING + TREE STRAPS

KIDS POOL

GARDENING KIT

BASKETBALL HOOP SET

DOCKATOT CABANA KIT

GATHRE MAT

This post shares about the outdoor toys we own and love!

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