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Old 05-01-2015, 02:20 AM
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Default Toys for 12 - 18 Months

What does everyone have for toys in this age group. (The youngest age I accept is 10 months but gear this area for 12-18 as I rarely end up with super young ones)

I currently have:
wooden blocks (different shapes and sizes)
tree branch blocks
wooden animals
wooden vehicles
play silks
wool babies
small wool items (I don't know how to describe them w/o coffee in me, bunting dolls I guess? Sized to fit in their hand)
wooden ring stacker
wooden cup stacker
wooden house stacker
books
pocket wall hangings

I do have some little people items but am hoping to ditch these and replace with something else.

What does your room have?
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What does everyone have for toys in this age group. (The youngest age I accept is 10 months but gear this area for 12-18 as I rarely end up with super young ones)

I currently have:
wooden blocks (different shapes and sizes)
tree branch blocks
wooden animals
wooden vehicles
play silks
wool babies
small wool items (I don't know how to describe them w/o coffee in me, bunting dolls I guess? Sized to fit in their hand)
wooden ring stacker
wooden cup stacker
wooden house stacker
books
pocket wall hangings

I do have some little people items but am hoping to ditch these and replace with something else.

What does your room have?
I have pretty much everything you described too but I also have a large floor mirror (they LOVE looking at themselves) a toddler table and chairs and a climber.
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How I wish I could redo my whole playroom to include these kinds of things instead of plastic. I've got some of these items but not nearly enough.
What about musical instruments?
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I have pretty much everything you described too but I also have a large floor mirror (they LOVE looking at themselves) a toddler table and chairs and a climber.
Love the idea of a mirror. Not sure where to get one, though, that I can afford. I think I've seen them, but from the US, which would cost me a small fortune in duties and taxes.
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How I wish I could redo my whole playroom to include these kinds of things instead of plastic. I've got some of these items but not nearly enough.
What about musical instruments?
I went a little overboard when I first started out. Spent tons of $$$. But I also made a lot of the stuff that we have. I sort of envisioned making and selling stuff as a side gig at one point.

Instruments! This is one area that is sadly neglected here. Thanks!
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http://www.atoygarden.com/index.cfm?category=16

I so wish I could afford stuff from this place. Love it!!!
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They love to dump things at that age, so maybe some baskets of smaller items for dumping and filling.
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http://www.atoygarden.com/index.cfm?category=16

I so wish I could afford stuff from this place. Love it!!!
Lots of beautiful things on there!
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Default Toy companies that are minimal plastic

Check out this link I found:

https://naturalbabymama.wordpress.co...ys-no-plastic/

I know there is more out there but this is a wonderful list and breakdown.
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I absolutely love some of these toys on the sites mentioned. Do you think they're worth the money? Looking at them I sooo want to buy one nice thing at a time, as I can afford them and replace the crappy plastic toys I have. Just don't know if I can afford it.
I fell in love with the 4 earth elements block puzzle set. Can't remember how much it is (250+)but I know my eyes popped out of my head.
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I absolutely love some of these toys on the sites mentioned. Do you think they're worth the money? Looking at them I sooo want to buy one nice thing at a time, as I can afford them and replace the crappy plastic toys I have. Just don't know if I can afford it.
I fell in love with the 4 earth elements block puzzle set. Can't remember how much it is (250+)but I know my eyes popped out of my head.
I bought a ton of natural toys when I first opened. Things I would not buy again include wooden cars. Hardly get used. So sad b/c they are so beautiful.

Having said that, everything else gets played with. Playsilks were the best investment. These are used all the time. Soft toys: bunting babies, waldorf dolls, etc are the second best. I have wooden play foods, kitchen accessories, tools, puzzles, etc. My husband and I made stacking toys that have held up really well. Wool balls (easy to make, too).

Check out etsy. I found some really unique items there. Some shops even offered a discount if I was making a purchase of a certain amount. I know they have the element toys on there.

I think they were worth the money. It was a huge expense but each pay I set some money aside to spend on toys. A bit here, a bit there. They are all heirloom quality and will last for a long time. And they make me happy to look at and be around Seems silly but I like being surrounded by natural items. Pleasing and soothing.
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Love the idea of a mirror. Not sure where to get one, though, that I can afford. I think I've seen them, but from the US, which would cost me a small fortune in duties and taxes.
I'm getting mine at Home Depot. (online only) Acrylic; way cheaper and several sizes to choose from!
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I have pretty much everything you described too but I also have a large floor mirror (they LOVE looking at themselves) a toddler table and chairs and a climber.
BC, what climber do you have? I've wanted these foam large pieces for climbing...
http://www.amazon.com/Constructive-P.../dp/B0010AN0JC
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You guys, this page/thread should come with a warning

Seriously I'm in love with so many of these wooden toys! And since I haven't purchased many toys yet, I feel like I can justify maxing out a credit card to get all these things
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I have considered going to all wood toys but the expense is daunting. I have been picking up a few here and there as I find good deals.
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