Wooden toys are very popular and have some great benefits over plastic. Melissa & Doug and Hape are two companies with a big selection of great toys constructed with wood.
Before I compare the two brands, I’d like to go over some of the advantages of wood toys over plastic.
Durability – We’ve all owned something made of plastic that cracked or snapped and was rendered useless. Wooden toys can hold up to many years of use and rarely break.
Safety – When plastic toys break, then can leave sharp edges. They’re often made with small parts which can be a choking hazard for young children.
Better for the Environment – Wood is naturally biodegradable, while plastic can take hundreds of years to decompose once discarded.
Classic Look and Feel – Wooden toys are solid and feel more substantial to play with. Toy versions of everyday objects look and feel more like the real thing.
Now, let’s figure out what brand is the better one to buy.
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