I will not be buying any plastics for my LO b/c of the toxins in it and I have made it clear to family aswell that my LO's will not have it b/c of this reason. I hardly has any plastic when I started to research living a Waldorf inspired life about 3 months ago, I found plastic toys ugly to look at and knew that they would break and look tatty so quickly too so I hardly bought any. I think we had 'Happy Land' (The same as Little People I think) and three My Little Ponies'. That has all gone. It was when I was researching 'natural creative play' on google that I fell upon Waldorf. I had never heard of it before and realised it was what I had been searching for for the past three years since my first LO was born. I am in the proccess of decluttering the entire house to live a clearer, simpler life, healthier life (e.g getting rid of plastic in the kitchen too) I had cancer when I was 21 so anything with toxins in it freaks me out a bit. We're trying to eat as much whole food aswell. So now all of her toys are wood or enamel. She has:
- wooden kitchen
-enamel pots and pans
-sturdy glass herb jars (we have a carpeted floor so they won't break if dropped)
-wooden fruit and veg
-three tone flute
-wooden tree blocks
-natural stacking house
-hay wagon set
-rainbow silk streamer
-inside sand pit with metal little spade and fork and rake
-two wooden people with cotton dress up clothes
-wooden teddy jigsaw
-wooden table with chair (she spends so much time 'working' at her table)
-feathers (Craft ones as I didn't feel safe using ones from outside b/c of bird flu and stuff
I would like to have a dolls cot and a natural cloth doll and a little wooden rocking chair for her. I wonder what santa will bring!
These are more than enough toys for her and keeps her occupied for hours.
She also has 6 books from the library which get rotated with new ones on a fortnightly basis. I have also collected her the whole set of 'My First Little House' books which are so lovely and they are kept in a woven basket. She adores them! All this is in our living area as she likes to play near me and are on a low open shelf so she can easily reach them.
Slowly over the next few years I am going to collect some of the Ostheimer figues for her. I know they are expensive but I feel like they are heirloom quality and can be passed onto any grandchildren!
So basically, no plastic b/c of the possible toxins and the fact that they can be ugly and break easily. Plus I want my LO to play with beautiful toys that feel nice to hold and touch. The exception might be a little tub of lego when she turns four. There are also about six tiny plastic animals which are in her sand pit b/c I can't afford Ostheimer ones yet ! LOL