Toy Tuesday: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Baby Exersaucers (Updated 2017)

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When your little one reaches the age where an exersaucer is appropriate for playtime, parents looking to avoid plastics may find this to be a challenge. Almost all of the exersaucers currently available are completely constructed of plastic and may be lurking with harmful chemicals. While wooden exersaucers are not widely available as of now, there are still some options to keep baby entertained, stimulated, and happy.

Galt Toys Playnest


Keep your little one engaged, cozy and snug in the Galt Toys Playnest Farm. It is the 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


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


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


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


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.

Busy Baby Activity Chair


The Busy Baby Activity Chair is another option for a non-plastic activity center for baby. While I don’t approve of  the quality of the foam inside of the chair (why it is last on my list), I do like that it’s covered in cotton fabric and the tray could be used with your preferred toys for baby.

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