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The Best Baby Toys on Etsy


I showed you our favorite Etsy shops for baby clothes, nursery decor and parenting gear, and here’s a look at the Best Etsy Baby Shops for toys.

Pretty much every Etsy toy maker told me that they started making toys to give their kids the safest, most natural, most developmentally appropriate toys — and other parents wanted in, too. And so a business was born.

These are our top 10 favorite handmade toy shops — from one parent to another:


  • Little Alouette 1 of 10
    Little Alouette
    This is one of the most popular Etsy shops for wooden toys, and especially for wooden teethers. Find a variety of fun shapes (from giraffes to mustaches) — all with impeccable craftsmanship and safe materials.
    Read more about this shop.
  • A Summer Afternoon 2 of 10
    A Summer Afternoon
    An incredible collection of safe U.S.-made wooden toys — like this counting rattle and teether set ($32).
    Read more about this shop.
  • Manzanita Kids 3 of 10
    Manzanita Kids
    This shop is stocked full of wooden puzzles, stackers, toys and building sets — all designed to target a specific developmental milestone.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Tiny Giraffe 4 of 10
    Tiny Giraffe
    Tiny Giraffe's watercolor-illustrated wooden blocks are designed to be just as beautiful on a nursery shelf as they are in a baby's hands. (This Deluxe Alphabet Wooden Blocks is pricier than the rest, selling for $64.)
    Read more about this shop.
  • Viola Studio 5 of 10
    Viola Studio
    This shop makes the sweetest handmade baby dolls, made with repurposed materials uniquely for your baby.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Smiling Tree Toys 6 of 10
    Smiling Tree Toys
    This Etsy shop has a beautiful collection of Waldorf and Montessori wooden toys, and they donate a portion of every sale to youth development projects.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Woolies 7 of 10
    Woolies
    These artisan-made stuffed animals (which can be custom ordered) are much more special than mass-made alternatives.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Apple n Amos 8 of 10
    Apple n Amos
    These are the kinds of baby toys that grow with your kids — eventually teaching colors, letters, numbers, and early math.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Green Bean Toys 9 of 10
    Green Bean Toys
    All Green Bean Toys are made from natural maple, which is durable, beautiful and non-toxic. This classic 26-piece wooden block set is $26.
    Read more about this shop.
  • Imagination Kids 10 of 10
    Imagination Kids
    Although this Etsy shop makes a variety of open-ended wooden toys, their stackers — like this sun stacker ($14) and the above rainbow stacker ($14 - $25) — are some of the most popular.
    Read more about this shop.

See the entire Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops 2012 feature.

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