Toy Tuesday: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Baby Exersaucers {Updated 2016}

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When your baby reaches the stage where an exersaucer would seem appropriate for play, parents looking to avoid plastics may find this to be a challenge. Many of the exersaucers sold in popular toy stores are completely constructed of plastics and may be lurking with harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, I have not found any wooden form of an exersaucer but there are some other options to keep baby entertained, stimulated, and happy.

Galt Toys Playnest

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Keep your little one engaged, cozy and snug in the Galt Toys Playnest Farm. It is a perfect place for younger babies to lay and play, explore and view the surrounding world. Older babies will love sitting and playing with all of the exciting activities while contained and supported in the safe playnest. This comfy baby’s nest is an inflatable ring covered in fabric and with a padded center. Little ones are surrounded by eight activities and adorable farm characters: a duck that squeaks, a shiny wheel, a cow with a velour face, cabbages with a peek-a-boo rabbit, a bug with a crinkle nose, a horsie with a cord tail, a sheep with furry wool and kittens in a peek-a-boo door. For added convenience, the playnest cover and soft toys are machine washable. The Galt Toys Playnest Farm will provide hours of fun and is for ages newborn and up.

Jolly Jumper on a Stand

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The Jolly Jumper on a Stand is a baby exerciser port-a-stand that is great for any child in the pre-walking stage. The Jolly Jumper helps your baby improve balance and develop rhythm while strengthening muscles and developing coordination. Firm support for your baby’s spine ensures bones will develop properly and posture will remain upright. This product also has convenient portability, making it easy to take anywhere you and your child may need to go.

Plan Toys Activity Baby Gym

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The Plan Toys Baby Activity Gym includes removable toys: mirror, rattle and grasping. Wing is washable and detachable. Features a sturdy design structure to optimize child safety. Under the Green Concept Design PlanToys selects only materials and manufacturers utilizing a minimal waste concept. PlanToys long-term commitment to social programs promotes healthy child development and environmental protection. All PlanToys are made using chemical free, kiln-dried recycled rubberwood and designed with water based non-toxic colors as accent.

Hape Wooden Activity Cube

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The Hape Country Critters Activity Cube has five sides of fun activities featuring a shape sorting puzzle, a ball roller coaster, rotating maze and a tracking panel, all topped with a brightly-colored, unique floating wire maze to provide hours of entertainment. Made with solid wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forests and durable child safe paint finish.

EverEarth 7-in-1 Activity Cube

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The Ever Earth 7-in-1 Activity Cube is a highly stimulating creative learning cube which has moving beads, maze, shape sorter, abacus, moving cogs, counting blocks one to ten and many more moving parts – no surface is left empty! Perfect to encourage socializing and sharing as friends can play too, to develop fine motor skills together. Made from high quality Beech and fully tested to European standards, this product is suitable for children age 18 Months +. It is also 100% FSC certified Beech and tested to EN71 standards so it is safe and durable for your child to play with.

Leachco Tot Pod Activity Station

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The Leachco Tot Pod Activity Station is great play-time spot for baby. This activity station features a circular, all around firm cushion with tall sides keeping baby safe during play. It has three velcro tabs for baby’s favorite toys or teethers and pockets to keep books or bottles nearby. The cover can be easily removed and washed as well.

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