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Toy Tuesday: Organic and Wooden Non-Toxic Blocks for Baby

October 30, 2012

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Blocks are not only fun for baby but they also have many developmental benefits including fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial skills, creative problem-solving skills, and language skills. Fortunately, there are many wooden options on the market but one still needs to be careful to purchase blocks that have non-toxic paints and finishes. Check out these non-toxic and fun blocks:

ABC Wooden Blocks

These Made in USA wooden ABC Blocks are a fresh interpretation of a classic toy. 28 solid cube blocks feature letters, numbers, and simple pictures colorfully printed on all 6 sides. 28 solid blocks with each block measures approximately 1-3/4″ square. All are crafted is the USA from sustainable Michigan basswood and printed with non-toxic/mouth safe inks.

Natural Wood Shape Stacker


This natural wood shape stacking tree is a great learning toys for little ones – stack them up, sort the shapes, count the sides learn the shapes all in one toy! This wooden toy is handmade in Vermont and created from locally, sustainably harvested, solid hardwood maple. Each piece is sanded smooth with engraved details and contains no finish.

Haba First Blocks

This block set by Haba features a colorful little buggy with driver and 6 different building blocks each having it’s own surprise. Bright colors will catch baby’s eyes as he or she will be playing, building, assigning, or discovering with this set. Blocks measure 4 x 4 x 8 cm and are made of maplewood. They are 100% water-based finished and manufactured in Germany.

Holgate Wooden Blocks
These bright, fun Holgate blocks have graphics like alphabet letters, animals, and numbers screened on all 6 sides. They are made of Hard Maple with smooth rounded edges and have a non-toxic finish. The set contains 6 square blocks with each measuring 1-3/4″. They are made in the USA and will not warp, split or splinter.

Apple Park Picnic Pal Organic Block Set

These soft 100% organic cotton blocks adorned with Picnic Pal appliques, colored apples, numbers and ginham patches are made from natural silk and are such a fun toy for baby! Each block makes a different sound: bell, rattle, and squeaker.

Globe Totters Organic Soft Blocks

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Take your tot on a fun filled organic journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco with these Globe Totters Blocks. From Hollywood to the Golden Gate Bridge, your tots will love the original, vibrant art. Produced with non-toxic water based inks (safest for chewing), these eco blocks are educational, stimulating and fun! Handmade with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton fabric (interior – 100% biodegradable eco-fill PLA (derived from corn) and jingle bell on inside).

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1 Comment

  • Reply Barbara H May 27, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I love the HABA blocks, they’re so colourful and lots of fun to play with. Great list

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