Grapat Nins – What is a Nin?

Grapat Nins® Wooden Peg Dolls

Nins at Babipur

Welcome to the world of the Grapat Nins®.  A beautiful collection of Waldorf style wooden peg dolls that children adore.  The Nins® come in a range of colours, styles and some are made using different types of wood.  They’re lovely and tactile and pleasing to hold in your hand.  These simplistic wooden pegs dolls have no expression, gender or clothing which allows children to imagine them to be whatever they like without the constraints put in place by many other toys available.  This makes Grapat Nins® a popular choice for parents looking for Waldorf and Montessori toys for their children. Continue reading

These are a Few of our Favourite (toy) Things

Toy Favourites at Babipur

A customer of ours asked a very good question in our Facebook group the other day.

“So… Babipur team, what’s the most underrated toy that you sell? The one that you think is really awesome but doesn’t seem as popular as some of the others!! I see rainbows and bee hives and holztiger being bought all the time, and I’m just after other suggestions that I might not have found on your website!”

We’ve been selling quality toys since 2007 and the choice we offer is now pretty incredible so it’s hard to pick out just a few but here goes.

Haba Discovery Balls & Clutching Range

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Grimm’s Ball Run Assembly Track (video included)

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We’re huge fans of wooden marble runs and ball tracks here at Babipur, so we were really excited to film our very own unboxing video and to  build and play with the Grimm’s Ball Run.

A video of our Grimm’s ball run un-boxing

As you can see from the video, the Grimm’s Ball Run Assembly Track really is a wonderful toy.  Building the ball run involves attaching  colourful dowels and panels together and then slotting each piece onto a rod to create a colourful staircase for the balls  to role down. We enjoyed building the marble run as much as we enjoyed playing with it.  Assembling the marble run is a great way to encourage children to use their concentration and patience skills with their perseaverence being rewarded at the end.   We decided to match the colour of the dowels with the panels and to group the cololurs together for a rainbow effect, but it would look just as impressive all jumbled up.  The set contains four bells instead of marbles which make a lovely chiming sound as they spiral down before collecting in the wooden plate at the base.  Of course, there is no reason why you can’t use different coloured marbles instead of the bells and children will enjoy racing different beads and marbles and guessing which ones will get to the bottom the fastest!

We sell a huge range of Grimm’s  wooden toys at Babipur.  Each one is made in Europe from alder, lime, beech and maple wood that has been sourced from sustainably managed European forests. Grimm’s toys are made by skilled craftspeople in handpicked workshops across Europe before being painted and dyed with beautiful natural and rich colours by the Grimm’s team in Germany.  All of the paints and natural oils used to finish the toys are harmless and enhance the natural beauty of the wood, the toys aren’t finished with laquers so the beautiful grain and natural markings of the wood are visable.

This beautiful toy and many others can be purchased online at babipur.co.uk.

2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Two-Year-Olds

Our shelves are piled high with gifts for two-year-olds this Christmas. From wooden toys to dolls and musical instruments – we have everything a two-year-old could possibly want.  For a growing toddler, there’s nothing better than getting to rip open a whole load of new presents in a some new festive pyjamas, so read on for our top tips on what to get them to ensure a tantrum-free Christmas day.

1) Janod Magnetic Rocket

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2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For One-Year-Olds

Christmas is a fun time of year when you’re one.  Lots of twinkling lights, baubles to pull on, parties to look cute at and presents to unwrap.  At Babi Pur, we have everything you need to make Christmas extra special for the little toddler in your life.  From festive cloth nappies, organic clothing and pram shoes to cute wooden toys and adorable dolls, it’s all here at Babi Pur.  Here are our top ten gifts for one-year-olds at Christmas:

1) Tots Bots Easyfit v4 Festive Fling Nappy

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