Babipur Toy Brands in a Nutshell

Ethical Toy Brands at Babipur

ethical toy brands

Christmas is swiftly approaching so I thought I’d take a minute to introduce the lovely brands we stock here at Babipur without too much waffle and cliches.  We have a huge selection of toys suitable from newborn up to 99 years, but around 6 years is a more sensible upper limit. In no particular order

Plan ToysPlan Toys

Plan Toys have been making “green” toys since… well, before “green” was fashionable.  Made in Thailand from exhausted rubber plantations in super eco factories. A modern and innovative company, Plan Toys make their own glue because they don’t want nasty stuff in it and they make some toys from a clever kind of MDF (but not MDF) using the roots of the rubber trees which would otherwise go to waste. Clever designs, bright colours and generally pretty fab all round. Here’s a few of our favourite Plan Toys toys, baby car rattle, duck racer, balancing tree and the tot drum.

Baby Car Rattle      Plan Toys Duck Racer  Plan Toys Balancing Tree      Plan Toys Tot Drum

Haba toys

Haba toys

Haba are best known for their German build quality, but don’t worry, there are no faked emissions tests here.  The Haba baby walkers are built like tanks and their range of wooden teething and grasping toys is phenomenal. “Quality” is the word that comes to my mind first when you mention the word Haba. Yes some of their marble run items and blocks are quite expensive but they will probably last until the turn of the next millennium and who else makes a marble catapult? The Haba dolls range is very popular, their size and lack of Barbie like features appeals to parents and children. Haba fabric toys are conscientiously made in China. Here’s a few Haba picks, Discovery wagon, Kringerling, Coliseum blocks and Lighthouse stacker

Haba Discovery Wagon      Haba Kringerling Clutch & Teething Toy  Haba Coliseum Building Blocks        Haba Lighthouse Stacking Game

Grimms toys Grimm’s

Grimm’s toys are quite simply stunning! Each one looks like a work of art and sometimes you’re not sure if they should just sit on the shelf as an ornament or if they should actually be played with.  Rest assured Grimm’s are definitely toys and they’re another wooden toy brand with a “Made in Germany” tag so they’re super robust. I’m pulling a quote from our Facebook hangout group to demonstrate the quality

“We have the large rainbow at the pre-school I work at, we’ve had it for about 7/8 years, it gets a daily battering from around 40 children in the setting and is still going strong! We love it.x”

The rainbow colours really make this range stand out from the crowd. Grimm’s are popular with the Steiner Waldorf education sector because they encourage children’s natural enthusiasm and wonder free from the pigeon holes that society often thrusts upon us. I believe that the majority of all the toys we sell at Babipur also encompass this ethos. Here’s a few of our picks, Large rainbow (of course),

Grimm's Rainbow Large (12 Pieces)        Grimm's Grasping Toy Rainbow BoatGrimm's Butterfly Puzzle        Grimm's Pull Along Blue Elephant

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Lanka Kade are one of the first brands we stocked here at Babipur back in 2007. Made in Sri Lanka by traditional artisans the hand made nature of these beautifully colourful toys really shines. The wooden jigsaws are extremely popular but the dolls made with handloom woven cotton are a real favourite of ours. All Lanka Kade toys are fair trade, made in Sri lanka, all wooden toys utilise exhausted rubber wood. Lanka Kade favourites including our Welsh language friend, Welsh Dragon, London bus, Penguin and baby and a doll.

Welsh Alphabet Dragon Jigsaw        Lanka Kade Wooden London Bus  Penguin & Baby Puzzle        Lanka Kade White Girl - Red Hair

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Hape make an incredible array of wooden toys with some super clever designs that are perfect for encouraging learning through play at the pre school age. We love the fact that Hape Toys are completely devoid of gender stereotyping across their entire range. Hape Toys are made in China using FSC certified wood.  The prices are noticeably lower than their German competitors but the quality is still great. Here’s a few favourites, 1-2-3 shape sorter, All seasons dolls house (no pink in sight), Colour flutterby and the Discovery box

Hape 1-2-3 Shape Sorter        Hape All Season House Furnished  Hape Colour Flutter Butterfly       Hape Discovery Box

Le Toy VanLe Toy Van

Le Toy Van, oooh la la it sounds so Francais, a British company with french connections, fabulous wooden toys made in Indonesia in an ethical way at every stage.  Noah’s arks, farms, pirate ships and a fantastic range of kitchen toys. Reasonable prices, great quality and simply great fun. Here’s a few faves, Budkin barn, Doctor’s set, Noah’s ark and Cafe machine.

Le Toy Van Budkin Yellow Barn        Le Toy Van Play Doctor's Set  Le Toy Van Le Petit Ark        Le Toy Van Cafe Machine

Janod Janod

Janod are a big name in France and they make some unique wooden toys. Most famed for their magnetic rocket, Elton John has one don’t ya know. We’re always impressed with the designs and quality of Janod wooden toys. Janod make their toys in China conscientiously which makes their prices affordable but their designs are what stand out. We love the Janod Rocket and the Janod play garage.

Janod Magnetic Rocket         Janod Wooden Garage

DiscoveroO Discoveroo

DiscoveroO is an Australian company, hence the kangaroo logo, that creates a sweet range of wooden toys. Made in China using sustainable wood and finished to a high standard. Natural wood combined with neutral colours and designs that children love. smackeroO and builderoO ranges encourage smacking and building… or maybe more bashing and building, we don’t do smacking these days. Check out the bird smackeroO and the stacking windmill.

DiscoveroO Bird Smackeroo        DiscoveroO Rocket Stacker

Franck FischerFranck & Fischer

Funky,  Danish, Organic and rather cool. Franck and Fischer toys are super trendy and super eco, although I’m not quite sure of the Danish are naturally super cool or they’re trying to be. Either way these toys look great and they’re made by small scale producers under fair trade conditions. Aaaand due to the nature of production stock can be tricky to get hold of so if you see something you like and it’s in stock grab it while you can. Franck and Fischer faves, Jeppe the tiger and the Norma the elephant

Franck & Fischer Jeppe Tiger Doll        Franck Fischer Norma Elephant Pull Toy

Petilou by Let Toy Van


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We’re really excited to bring you a selection of beautiful new toys range called Petilou by Le Toy Van.  Petilou is a range of wooden puzzles, sorters and blocks for babies and toddlers aged 12 months and over, the toys are all ethically made in Indonesia using responsibly sourced legal wood.  The toys are painted using non toxic water based paints with no lacquer so that the wood has a lovely natural feel.



The Petilou range includes the three wooden 3 piece puzzles pictured above.  The Birdy-Birdy 3 piece puzzle, the Baby Bear 3 Piece Puzzle and the Owly Woo 3 Piece Puzzle.

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The Petilou Tree Top Stacker is  has a sweet little yellow chick in its nest perched on top of the tree.

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The Petilou Leaf Blocks are chunky and perfect for little hands.  Your little one can learn to build little towers and also find a lovely woodland picture when the right sides are put together like a puzzle.  The Petilou Woodland Puzzle blocks has 16 pieces some painted with pictures of forest creatures. Your little one will enjoy constructing little scenes before putting all the pieces in the base which is also a puzzle.

We stock the whole range of Petilou over on our website, and you will also find a massive collection of ethically sourced wooden toys and puzzles for babies and children too.



3.. 2.. 1.. Blast off!

Save 15% on Wooden toys this Christmas with Babi Pur

Wooden Rocket 3D puzzles and toys for children this Christmas. Save 15% with code EARLY at checkout

3.. 2.. 1.. Blast off!  Check out our beautiful wooden rockets and UFO toys here at Babi Pur.  The whole range is made using sustainable wood and non toxic dyes and paints that are better for your children and the environment too.

1. DiscoveroO Magnetic Rocket Stacker

Discoveroo rocket toy

The DiscoveroO Magnetic Rocket Stacking toy is a beautiful wooden toy .  The wooden pieces can be stacked together and the set comes with three little passengers who’s little faces are visible through the round windows.  Great for developing ‘hand eye coordination’ skills.

Suitable for children aged 18m +

2. Le Toy Van painted rocket

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Available in three designs, this chunky painted rocket will fire your children’s imaginations into space!

Suitable for children aged 3y +

3. Janod Magnetic Rocket

Janod Magnetic Rocket

A sure favourite with Babi Pur customers, this bright red rocket and astronaut toy comes with  6 magnetic pieces that are stacked together to form this awesome rocket ship.

Suitable for children aged 2y +

4. Janod Magnetic UFO toy

Janod UFO kit

Like the rocket, this sweet UFO toy doubles up as a 3D puzzle that’s great for developing your little one’s ‘hand eye coordination’ skills.




Lanka Kade Colourful Building Blocks Review

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This week, Cecilia reviews the Lanka Kade colourful building blocks for Babi Pur

We are delighted to test out the Lanka Kade Colourful Building Blocks. We received a 38 pieces wooden building blocks set, it comes in all sorts of shapes and a variety of colours in exchange for an honest review. The set is suitable from 10 months.

With a small age gap between our first two children, now 8 and 7 years old, they have been growing up together and sharing many exciting games and activities along the way. When Isla came along, now 11 months old, we wondered how we could involve all three children (and different age groups) and engage them in meaningful activities with each other, activities that are safe enough for the little one and enticing enough that the older children would not get bored: the lanka kade blocks did just that.
In our house we like to provide an environment where play is child led, therefore when asked to review the building blocks instead of ‘staging it’ (by that I mean direct the children to play ‘nicely’ with the toys whilst I take some pictures), I simply left the building blocks in a corner of the room and watched to see how the three would respond. Sure enough the three were immediately keen to play with the new toy, whilst chatting to them I took some pictures!

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Win an eco break & £200 Babi Pur vouchers


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This month, Bluestone National Park Resort and Babi Pur are giving away this fantastic prize.  One very lucky person will win a 4 day midweek family break to Bluestone as well as a £200 voucher to spend with Babi Pur.

Bluestone is located in the heart of beautiful Pembrokeshire the home of the UK’s only coastal national park.  The Babi Pur family have stayed at Bluestone and we can confirm that it really is the perfect place to come for some free range family fun! There are 500 acres to explore together of beautiful countryside, nature walks and cycling paths.  You can also enjoy the all-year and all-weather activities that range from thrilling to relaxing, a lot of fun will be had at the Blue Lagoon Water Park and Adventure Centre.  There is also a relaxing spa on the site if you are in need of some pampering.

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Here at Babi Pur we sell a HUGE range of ethically sourced goodies for babies and children up to the age of six.   We specialise in products such as reusable nappies, natural skincare, toys, organic clothing and baby carriers.  We also sell a range of natural products for women, mums and mums to be such as reusable menstrual products, maternity clothes and breastfeeding accessories.

So, go on what are you waiting for..? You can enter the competition by clicking on the big green button below.  Pob lwc – Good Luck!

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Win a Moby Comfort Carrier

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Moby Comfort Soft Structured Baby Carrier

The brand new soft structured carrier by Moby is here!  If you’ve been looking at ergonomic carriers, you’ve probably heard of Moby who are famous the world over for their popular stretchywraps.   While stretchywraps are perfect for carrying newborn babies up to around 6 months of age, they don’t offer as much support as your baby gets bigger. So Moby have been working hard designing their new soft structured carrier the Moby Comfort which is suitable for babies up to 44lb/20kg and can be used on the front or back, we think it looks great!

Key Features of the Moby Comfort baby and toddler carrier

    • Suitable from 8-44lbs / 3.5-20Kg
    • Integrated infant seat for young babies
    • Adjustable seat width offering knee to knee support from baby to toddler size
    • Front, hip and back carrying positions
    • Padded shoulder straps
    • Removable hood included
    • Straps can be worn like a rucksack or in an X formation across the back

If you would like to WIN on of these Moby Comfort Carriers, head over to our facebook page and get your entry in to us by Midnight on Tuesday the 14th July.