Have you had the experience of going to create your baby registry, standing in the aisle of a big box store, and feeling paralyzed by all of the choices?  So have we, and we want to help you out. Welcome to our Whole Mamas Must-Have series, where we share our recommendations. Although each family’s needs vary, these products come highly recommended by our team and members of our community.

We love the idea of high-quality, eco-friendly, wooden, or “green” toys that withstand the test of time. We polled our community on Instagram and Facebook to ask what they used and loved. Here are a few brands that stood out among the recommendations. If you want to find these toys linked in one place plus many more recommendations, check out our Amazon Shop List.

Green Toys


Green Toys are made in the USA of 100% recycled milk jugs that is free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe! Here are a few favorites:

Maple Landmark

This Vermont-based company makes eco-friendly, educational wooden toys, games and gifts. They are best known for their personalized NameTrains, and also sell some classics below:



Grimm’s Toys advocates learning through thoughtful, creative play with open ended toys. An investment, these beautiful toys will inspire your family for years to come!


Made from rubber trees that no longer produce latex as well as chemical-free glue, PlanToys uses organic color pigment and water-based dyes.


Hape creates toys with finishes that are all non-toxic, child safe and of the highest quality.



If you’re wanting to reduce the plastic use in your home, these magnetic wooden blocks are perfect. They come in a variety of sets. Tegu is committed to using its business to improve the lives of its’ workers in Honduras, one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere.


It’s hard to ignore their affordable, easily accessible, classic wooden toys. Fair warning; although you can find them on Amazon, you’re likely to get a better deal at your local store.

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