Don’t tell Alfie, but we’ve got him a Skipper wooden balance bike for Christmas (looks like his dad’s powder blue Vespa – thanks, Achica), but I’m a bit worried it’ll be too big for a few months, so I’ve been on the lookout for an interim vehicle as he’s fast outgrowing his Wheelybug. Step forward […]

Toddler Push Along Toys


Now Monty is growing ever more confident walking unaided he’s found our stash of push along toys and like his sister before him he finds them endlessly amusing. What’s great about a push along is that unlike a walker, it is not providing support so your toddler is walking independently but it gives them focus. […]

Art Materials for Young Toddlers


Monty loves to draw but he also likes to chew crayons and sling them on the floor. Sadly even the jumbo Crayola crayons don’t stand up to his treatment so when Soule Mama posted her advice for drawing with little ones I was keen to check out some of the products she recommended. I found […]

Geo Stacking Lorry

ST384 - Geo Mathcing Lorry

One of Monty’s favourite birthday gifts was the Santoys Geo Matching Lorry (above). He has been crawling around the house pushing it along all weekend. The cargo of the lorry is a set of 20 flat blocks which fit onto four differently shaped pegs which gives the toy a dual purpose. £17.99 from Little Wooden […]

Wooden Ride-On Horse by Goula


Natalie writes… I love this new wooden ride on horse by Spanish brand Goula which is part of the new collection of toys at my grand love affair Lula Sapphire. Made from sustainably harvested rubber wood with non toxic materials and paints, plus rubber coated wheels that will be kind to your floors, this is […]

Vilac Wooden Farm Bead Set

Vilac Wooden Farm Bead Set

Finding toys for the 1+ market is not easy and with Christmas fast approaching I am on the lookout for toddler toys. Vilac are a big favourite here at Bambino Goodies and their colourful and inventive toys always delight our toddlers. I was thrilled when I saw this threading bead set. It contains 12 chunky […]

Spotlight on…Haba Biofino Food Range


Natalie writes… I love pretend and imaginative play toys which have seriously raised their game from when I was a kid and it was plastic-not-so-fantastic all the way! Well it was the late 70s, early 80s.. Haba is a German company who are widely know for their creative range of wooden toys, especially their wooden […]

Lilliputiens Safari Bowling Game


Natalie writes… I am a huge Lilliputiens fan with the bambino owning their fabulous Noah’s Ark Playhouse and a farm animals version of the bowling game pictured. Their latest set is the Safari Bowling Game with features 6 safari animal skittles with bean filled bottoms for making them easy to stand up, including a monkey, […]

My First Darling by Brio


Natalie writes… I am a huge Brio fan and I am very excited about these fabulous first train sets, which I found over at the ever delightful Luxeville. Luxeville is one of those places where you will just want to curl up and spend money. Their product selection is fantastic and eclectic. The My First […]

Tutti Tune

tutti tune

Brenda writes… I really like this musical set which will get your baby grooving to their bish, bash, boshing. Tutti Tune is double sided and features 7 musical instruments: a drum, 2 xylophones, a scratch guitar, a cymbal, a bell and a disc scratcher and is made from natural wood, and suitable from 18 months. […]

Maxi Cube set by Janod


Brenda writes…. This maxi cube set of 50 pieces comes in its own robust cardboard barrel. These delightful wooden blocks painted with very funky patterns and in fun styles, will allow your toddler to explore their imaginations through play. Suitable from 18 months. Available from Revilo Toys for £28.50.

First Golf Caddy by Vilac


Brenda writes… For all those golf mad daddies, you just have to get this for your bambino! Get your kiddie practising now! Perfect for having a knock about in the garden or park. The golf caddy includes: 3 golf clubs, ball, flag and sun visor. All made from wood and fabric. Age suitable from 18 […]

Model 93b Radio Flyer Ranger Wagon


I think I could become a bit obsessed with US brand Radio Flyer because their bikes, trikes, and wagons are utterly fabulous. This particular wagon is exceptional because rather than it being your atypical wagon, it has a seat and harness making it extra safe. I want one of these! I’m torn between a push […]