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This post is 100% inspired by my lovely Instagram followers who always comment on the array of vintage toys for toddlers that we have displayed on our Ikea Kallax in the background of many of my pictures such as this one about Ted turning 6 months.
I often feel like Ted gets a little neglected 😢 on days when I have both the boys James requires so much of my attention and when I just have Ted, it's easier to get my work done then! 😬 Things are changing at home though and this little man is growing up and is ready to play 🎉 He's also ready to eat 😲 and although I hated weaning with James, I'm going to be a lot easier on myself this time around 💪🏼 No more guilt here ☀️ Ted is six months old this week 🌈 and I'm done spending any more time thinking about what I "should" be doing rather than when I want to do for us as a family and me as #morethanamum
Most of the toys we own for the boys have been thoughtfully gifted. Most people who know me, know that I started off my parenting life denying I will ever own a house full of colourful plastic. Well that didn’t last! After I saw how much fun they brought to my children…and how quiet it kept them (!) I gave in Hahaha! However, I still love the timeless beauty of vintage toys. they effortlessly “lift” a plain room to one which looks filled with happiness. They stand proudly on display but are very much there to be played with too.
Aswell as gifts, our vintage toy collection is made up of brilliant finds from charity shops, vintage shops, carboot sales and eBay. However if you don’t have the time to scour for them, here’s my round up of my favourite vintage toys for toddlers which you can purchase online.
The classic Spinning Top.
Little Snoopy Pull Along Dog.
Ferris Wheel Music Toy.
Brio Railway Beginners Train Set.
Wooden Mobile Phone.
LadyBird Book of ABC
See and Say Farmer Says Toy
Fisher-Price Cash Register
I love them all and I truly believe that by purchasing quality toys, you’ll save money in the long run. Most of them don’t even require batteries. This saves you even more money during the life of the toy. I’m sure these toys also retain their value better than cheap plastic toys so you can always factor in the resale value.
Eek! 🤗 We were very excited to welcome a new visitor into our home 🏡 Say "Hi!" to Miffy!! 👋🏼 Thank you to @miffy_official for sending Miffy for the boys to play with ⭐️ Their full review of sensory Miffy will be up on the blog over the weekend 💙💙 In the meantime we're having fun playing and learning the names of body parts with Miffy 🤓
If you’ve spotted Miffy on the shelf, you can read our review here.
Are there any classic vintage style toys for toddlers that you would add to this list of favourites?
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