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Eco-Friendly Toys for Toddlers

4. Ride-On Toys From Wishbone Design Studio

Wishbone bikes are the industry standard in wooden riding toys. Their 3-in-1 convertible balance bike grows with your child, transforming from a push trike to a small scooter, to a large balance bike.

Wishbone gets my vote because their company manifesto includes a declaration to “Sustainibilize Everything.” This has led to a bike made from 100 percent reforested birch plywood with a silicon seat and organic cotton bag, a “no plastic packaging” policy, a carbon emissions offset program which certifies them carboNZero (the company is based in New Zealand), and more.

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3:57PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

thanks!

5:11PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks! This list was so helpful!

8:55AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

I like the idea of all of these except the first one. The construction of the toy itself may have been eco-friendly, but by giving a child a toy car you are turning a car into a "happy thing" for them, and thereby perpetuating the western obsession with personal cars.

3:13PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:57PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:57PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:49AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks!

5:27AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks

6:23PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

thanks

12:40PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

My son LOVES Green Toys's trucks. They are a great size for toddlers and really durable. Fantastic product

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