Hot Buy of the Day: Plan Toys Numbers 1-10


  These flash cards by Plan Toys are a great way to introduce little ones to numbers. The set comprises thick cards with pictures of animals and objects and an indentation for the corresponding wooden number. Usually retailing for over £25, it’s currently on offer from Great Gizmos for just £9.05, making it a brilliant […]

New Plan Toys bath toys

Plan Toys Activity Sailboat

As someone who tries to steer clear of plastic toys, I’ve always had a bit of a problem at bath time. Wooden boats go mouldy and eco toys are few and far between (thank goodness for Green Toys and bath crayons). Well, now, thankfully, the ever-fabulous Plan Toys have got in on the act with […]

The BG Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 1-2

Children of this age are constantly busy – I should know as I have one! Activity toys such as shape sorters, bead mazes and hammer benches will be popular, as will stackers and simple wooden puzzles. Pretend play also starts to kick in around this time, so dolls, vehicles and small world items are also […]

10 Best: ideas for a tree-themed room

Tree Eloise Renouf print

  The branches may be bare at the moment, but I can’t help but think of spring and greenery. Although far removed from trad teddies and bunnies, trees are a fantastic unisex theme for a nursery – great if you don’t know what flavour you’re expecting. Designers love them as well – there’s a veritable […]

Build-A-Robot by Plan Toys


We’re huge fans of eco friendly toy company Plan Toys whose toys made from rubberwood are synonymous with pretend and imaginative play and tiny world. This Build-A-Robot is a definite future buy as aside from being ridiculously cute, it features interchangeable heads that teach your child about emotions – happy, sad, angry, and surprised. The […]

VUP Baby – Up to 40% off Summer Sale


VUP Baby, the eco friendly online store packed full of toys, gifts, and essentials has started their summer sale with up to 40% off with the best bargains to be had on toys including this scrumptious Anne-Claire Petit multi striped crochet monkey reduced to £16.99 from £24.99 and the brilliant Green Toy dumper truck which […]

10 Best: percussion instruments for toddlers


As I mentioned a while back, we’re lucky enough to attend a Music for Aardvarks class every Friday. One of the toddlers’ highlights is when the teacher, Emily, brings out her rainbow parachute full of percussion instruments, plonks it on the floor and they can shake, bang and clash to their hearts’ content. I come […]

15% off at VUP Baby


    Non-toxic baby product destination VUP Baby are offering BG readers a cool 15% off until the 25th April on brands including Brio, Anne-Claire Petit, Boon, Beaba, Janod, Plan Toys, Moover, Skip Hop, Vilac, Svan, Merino Kids, Melissa & Doug, Franck Fischer and Green Toy. It’s a serious hotspot for cool feeding gear and […]

Fairtrade Fortnight: 5 cool ethical toys


We’re still in Fairtrade Fortnight, so what better excuse to hunt down a few toys with a conscience. First of all, I’ve featured them before, but I make no apologies for revisiting Bholu Bubalahs. These gorgeous wool-felt creatures are made by Gujarati women, from designs by local children (bholus), whose education part of the profits […]

Room Tour: Florence’s Playroom


Nearly two years ago in one of our very first room tours we shared Florence’s contemporary nursery with you. It was a big hit and recieved sighs of envy from the BG team. Florence’s Mama, Amanda one half of the team behind Nubie, has once again opened her doors to share her home with you. […]

VUP Baby Toy Sale – Up to 40% off


VUP Baby, the destination for non-toxic baby products has an up to 40% off sale in their toy section with buys by Janod (the dolls house shown is now £89.99 down from £119.99) as well as Anne-Claire Petit, Plan Toys, Selecta, and Lumilove night lights. Check out the rest of the sales

15% off at VUP Baby – Eco Friendly & BPA Free Gear


Another day, another cool discount and this time it’s at VUP Baby, a one stop destination for BPA and other toxin free products as well eco friendly must have stuff for babies and toddlers. They have a brilliant feeding and drinking section packed full of a great range of sippy cups, cutlery, and dining gear, […]