You probably already know that not all plastic toys are made equal, but did you know that this also applies to wooden toys? The kinds of wood that can be used for children's toys vary considerably - not just one kind. Therefore, when buying wooden toys for children, many factors should be taken into consideration. What wood are children’s toys made of? Which wood is best for making toys? How to pick out the right wood for your child’s next toy? By the end of this blog, you will get the answer!
Softwoods come from woods such as pine, cedar, spruce, redwood, or fir. A tell-tale sign of whether the wood is considered a softwood is if it has needle-like leaves. In general, softwoods are less expensive than hardwoods, however, they are less durable and prone to denting. Pinewood is too soft for toys, splintering, and water damage. If the wood has to be rotated and rolled during production, softwood toys can be dented during the manufacturing process (especially if the wood has to be dented during the manufacturing process). Finally, while softwoods are still environmentally beneficial and suitable for children, they do not last as long as hardwoods.
Woods such as maple, beech, birch, walnut, ash, maple, oak, and poplar all serve children’s toys well. Hardwoods are longer-lasting, denser, and are less likely to splinter, dent, or give in to wear and tear. Regardless of the wood used, hardwoods are always considered as one of the safest materials to make wooden toys or any other things, which are designed to last a long time than softwood. Whether chewed by toddlers or stepped by adults, hardwoods are dense enough to maintain fit for future generation to come.
Maple is the most common wood used to make children’s toys. The wood from which maple syrup is made is sugar maple, often known as hard maple. Therefore, it is a naturally safe wood. Male is also a dense yet durable wood that does not splinter easily and can be in the mouth of an infant, which is something they tend to do.
The classification of wood depends on the seeds that the tree produces. If the seeds produced by a tree are coated, the wood is classified as hardwood. If the seeds don’t have any coating and fall into the ground and left to the elements, the wood is classified as a softwood.
Why do people choose wooden toys?
After learning about the knowledge of different wood, you may be concerned about the reason why so many parents choose wooden toys instead of plastic toys, that is the advantage of wooden toys. According to research, wooden toys can arouse children's interest in handicrafts and stimulate their sense of meaningful combinations and spatial imagination. The clever design of wooden toys can also train children's walking ability and promote a sense of creative accomplishment...Read more
How to clean wooden toys
Kids’ toys are their most valuable possessions. They spend all day along with their toys, playing outside in the yard, inside the house, holding them in hand even when eating and sleeping. However, toys inevitably come into contact with germs and bacteria, either from the fingers of toddlers or the mouths of babies. Therefore, it is absolutely critical to keep toys clean not only for the long-term integrity of the toy, but also for the health and safety of the child using it... Read more
If you are going to buy some wooden toys for your children, it’s suggested that you choose toys which are made of hardwood over softwood. They will be more of an investment, but will reward you ten-fold in their beauty, hardiness, and safety. The toys in Ealingtoys are all made of high-quality wood, testing for a variety of things to ensure the safety of the toys. We are proud of our products which are safe for children as well as our planet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀