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Wooden Pullback Cars!

11 Dec

Tiger Tribe Pull Back Cars

I remember when I was a kid I loved pullback cars even though I was pretty girly toys wise. Those were the best, weren’t they? Such a simple toy but I could play with it for hours!

But back then they definitely didn’t look as chic as these do! These Wooden Pullback Cars from Tiger Tribe in Australia so I think they are currently only available in Australia, at least I couldn’t find any in Europe.
But UrbanBaby, an online boutique from Australia ships to Europe

Kukkia Pullback Cars

Then there are these equally beautiful Pull Back Cars from a Japanese brand Kiko+ by Kukkia that has the most amazing wooden toys I’ve ever seen! Most of their range is available from Abacus Kids

Sarah & Bendrix Delights

9 Dec

Sarah and Bendrix Xylophone Dog

Have you seen our Christmas Gift Guides? I truly love every single item from all three but there are a few new brands among them that I really want to present in separate posts.

Sarah and Bendrix

Like Sarah & Bendrix, a small design studio from United Kingdom founded by Veronika. They have the most amazing range of different delights I’ve seen in a while. My favorite is of course kid’s range, I immediately fell in love with their wooden toys – I want to get the Xylophone Pull Dog for Talan’s first Birthday. It’s something he can keep forever and I’m even thinking about getting it engraved.

Sarah and Bendrix

But I have my eyes also set on a few of their prints and their delicious Jewellery range – I mean how gorgeous is their porcelain necklace, the earrings and those sweet Bridesmaid bracelets?

And their prices are quite affordable in my opinion. This Gift Box full of beautiful toys made from sustainable birch wood costs £50 (about €76), which really isn’t bad at all, don’t you agree? And there is also a more humble one for £25 (about €30). Wouldn’t they make a perfect Christmas gift? 😉

Christmas Gift Guide for Babies!

5 Dec

Christmas List Babies

And here it is – the last but certainly not the least of our Christmas Gift Guides. It’s Babies turn now:

1. Blanket, Hat and Baby Grow Gift Set from Panda and the Sparrow
2. Wooden Rattle from Hase Weiss
3. Nuts and Bolts from RasselFisch
4. Wooden Plates from Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks and Abacus Kids
5. Stacking Bear from Etsy boutique WoodlandToy
6. Wooden Pull Dog with Xylophone from Sarah & Bendrix

Christmas Gift Guide: Boys!

4 Dec

Christmas Gift Guide Boys

Boys are up today and here are some of our favorites.

1. Book Animals illustrated by Camilla de la Bedoyere from EenyMeenyKids
2. Airplane Building Kit from ShakShuka
3. Meadow Kids Bath Stickers from Amazon
4. Fanny & Alexander Wooden Camera from ShakShuka
5. Fun Lonji Tattoos from Londji
6. Big Boys Tool Belt from Hase Weiss

Cachette boutique

19 Sep

I found this absolutely amazing French online boutique called Cachette and I don’t know whether to be happy or extremely worried. A little bit of both probably. Their range for kids is amazing! It’s full of rare, mostly vintage and/or recycled toys, room accessories and other bits and bobs and I want just every single one. Tila does. Ok, we do.

I don’t even know where to start. My favorites must be this beautiful swing made from recycled wood (just what I’m looking for our living room), the super cute cross-stitch kits, this vintage coloring set that I kind of want to get for myself and these two 50% alpaca and 50% merino wool hats that are currently half off – now say no to that! But take a look at the rest of the range yourself. And the bravest ones check out also the range for the rest of the house. I dare you to leave the store empy-handed!

Their shipping charges for EU start at €6 only. I am doomed!

New! Balancing bench from IKEA

18 Jul

Balancing bench ikea 1

How great is this new balancing bench from Ikea? They must have had Tila in their minds while making it. There is nothing she loves more than balancing on fallen trees, big rocks, walls or just anything possible (or impossible) in fact. So this 140 cm bench made from birch plywood is more than perfect for her. Plus it can also serve as a bench that holds about 5 kids! Tila will love it!

Balancing bench ikea 2


25 Apr


Nobodinoz is a Spanish brand that started out as a shop and with a few of their own products like decorating cushions and backpacks. But they’ve outdone themselves in the last couple of years.


Today they have an absolutely gorgeous range of clothes, home accessories, beddings, toys and even furniture.


I love the sweet pastel colors and sweet prints, the perfect combination of quality and style at affordable prices but most of all I love that everything is manufactured in Europe, all materials carefully picked and that dyes and coatings are non-toxic

Hörbert Portable Player for Kids

2 Apr

Hörbert mp3 Player
Papa Bear spotted this wooden radio in an onboard sales magazine last week and was sure I’ll like it. He was right, I do – I love it! And after you read how it works I ensure you you will too!

Hörbert is a highly sustainable portable mp3 player for kids hand crafted in Germany. It’s made from natural and non-toxic materials like wood and water-based wax finish and sturdy enough to handle the play, shakes and even drops. Four different types of wood are used for the best performance, it is super light so the kids can easily carry it around and it runs on batteries in order to play anywhere and anytime. But don’t worry – it is also energy saving so the batteries should last for about 45 hours of uninterrupted play!

Hörbert mp3 Player

How it works:
You simply transfer music or audio books on a memory card with a help of a software (both come with the player) and distribute the songs through 9 different section buttons. Two additional buttons at the bottom also allow the playback and fast forward.

There is also an option to limit the maximum volume by moving a sliding switch that is inside the radio so only parents can access. What else? Oh, each player can also be custom engraved to make it more personal and unique. Is this one perfect present for a certain (soon-to-be) 5-year-old or what? Great job Papa Bear!

You can order the player online here

Ps. You can also see a short video here

Woodly: Nature Friendly Furniture

17 Mar

Woodly Montessori Floor Bed

I have never seen anything more beautiful than this. Not just the products but the whole concept. Listen to this:

Woodly is and Italian furniture brand based in a completely ecological and uncontaminated environment in the most gorgeous and purest of hills in Italy around Parma. Their aim is to run as ecological production as humanly possible so they only use renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic materials and finishing like wood, organic water glues and paints, beeswax and vegetable wax. But that’s not all! Their workshop also runs in an energy saving, zero impact environment. They are also trying to produce with as little waste possible. You can read more about it here.

Woodly Garden

They are surrounded with nothing but beautiful nature – just take a look at their garden! I’ve never seen anything like it. I wish I could spend my summer up there. I’d even be willing to help! Absolutely gorgeous.

Woodly products

They are making furniture, wooden toys, lamps and furnishing accessories but I have completely fallen in love with their Baby Furniture range, especially the Montessori floor bed – is this not the coolest bed you’ve seen? I want one for my baby boy! And Papa Bear has a little crush on this genius Bike Holder. This way I might even let him bring his bike inside!

Ps. You should also check out their Pinterest page – you will fall in love if you haven’t yet! I can’t stop looking at their photos! We need to plan a trip to visit them since they apparently have a bed & breakfast of my dreams!

Day 18: Primrose Doll House from Lille Huset

18 Dec

Primrose from Lille Huset

These doll houses from Lille Huset inspired by Norwegian type of houses made from birch wood and laminated recycled paperboard have a special spot in my heart. They truly are one of a kind by both their looks and the eco-friendly concept. They come with accessory sheets that let kids to determine their final look.

These sweet doll houses are made in Chicago and come packet flat and have to be put together (the most fun part!) and can also be easily taken apart again for easy storage and travel. Then there are also Little Peggies, little wooden people created by Goose Grease that fit perfectly into Lille Husets.

Primrose from Lille Huset

Alyson, the creative force behind the company decided to give this absolutely gorgeous paperboard Primrose House with 10 accessory sheets to one lucky little winner. In order to enter this giveaway leave a comment below.

Get extra entries by sharing the news on this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media but let me know you did it.

The contest closes tonight at midnight CET and is open Worldwide!

This contest is now closed and the winner is Elsa-et-le-moka! Congrats! You can expect an email soon!

Wooden Camera Toys

15 Aug


The toys kids use the most are the most simple ones – have you noticed that? These handcrafted cameras from Estonia made of wood are the perfect example. So simple yet fun and ah so so cute. I can see Tila playing with it for hours. I think she would just carry it around her neck from morning till night.

They come in four different colors and each costs €14 plus shipping (€3.50 within EU). You can place your order via email shop(AT)

S Swing from Rafa Kids

12 Jul

S Swing from Rafa Kids

How cool is this S swing from Rafa Kids? I don’t know what I like the most – its design, how fun it looks or the fact it can hold up to 120 kg – both Tila and me can swing at the same time!
The swing is made of finest birch wood, has a rubber band around it for safer bumps and is double layered with transparent lacquer so you can easily use it both inside as well as outside! They have even thought about a small but important detail like choosing the softest kind of rope and the color is on you to pick – either black or yellow.

Price of the swing is €39,50 and shipping is free! Worldwide! Yes, really!

New Baby Essentials List Part 2 (Toys)

16 May


1. I’ve never got a chance to try this aden + anais Sleep and Feeding System  but it sounds like a perfect newborn gadget – it helps keeping track od feedings, it plays soothing white noise sounds and lullabies and has a room temperature indicator! What more do you need? You can get one from Noeuf or aden + anais home page

2. Love these hand knitted soft rattles from Dandelion made of pesticide-free bamboo rayon and stuffed with natural corn fiber filling. Available from Alex and Alexa

3. How lovely are these teething toys from NiHaMa, Etsy boutique? Love the pastel colors.

4. I’ve been eyeing DINGaRINGs for a long, long time. They just look so fuzzy and fun!

5. Another great product from Hevea also made of natural rubber free of any kind of toxins. Available from The Thinking Baby

6. We had this Baby Gym from Ikea for a long time. When Tila was done with lying on her back she loved exploring it and especially play with the hanging ornaments which are also great for hand motor skills as they can be taken down and put back on through holes

7. The perfect play mat. The cover is made from organic cotton, removable and can be easily washed. Inks used are non toxic, it looks absolutely gorgeous and seems muj fun! See and read even more here

8. I must admit I’m not loving the looks of this Lamaze toy but it’s one of the best tummy-time helping tools ever! Especially with babies that hate their tummy time. It helped our rebellion more than expected. But I’d say it’s for babies from 3 or even 4 months and up not newborns

Genius Toys: Shusa Toys!

30 Apr

Shusha Toys

This is what I call perfect toys! Made of wood, painted with non-toxic paints and besides looking incredibly cute they also help develop skills like motor, logic, imaginations and taste (take a look at this video to see what I mean!). Made at home by a parent duo with backgrounds in graphic design and architecture. Perfect, I tell you!

If you’d like to know more on how to place an order just contact them


24 Apr


How madly adorable are these Olliblocks? And you actually make them yourself. All you have to do is purchase an individual set (or all three and save a bit), print out and stick the images on plane wooden blocks! Adorable as heck!


Each set costs $5 (ca. €4) and $12 (€9) if you get all three