Have you met Tiny Harlow?

Tiny Harlow Rattan dolls bassinet
Tiny Harlow
Tiny Harlow Rattan Dolls High Chair

Eek! We are totally thrilled to be introducing this beautiful new children’s brand, Tiny Harlow to our range!

Ebony is the creative force behind Tiny Harlow, a passionate young mother who is on a creative mission to produce beautiful yet sustainable heirloom toys to be passed down through the generations. At From The Woods With Love we are driven by our love for quality wooden heirloom toys.

The inspiration for the Tiny Harlow range came from the idea that toys of the past were created with patience and love. They were handcrafted, lovingly made from raw and natural materials. They were made of such high quality that they became family heirlooms. Tiny Harlow has a mission to bring back the quality and unique beauty of these heirloom toys to the modern world.

Our range at From The Woods With Love now features a beautiful Rattan Dolls Bassinet and Rattan Dolls High Chair by Tiny Harlow.

The rattan dolls furniture is made ethically with love and care in Indonesia, each piece is made by hand and patience to ensure that they will last generations of play.

Yay!! Another baby for Team at From The Woods With Love!

Rolling Wooden Rattle
Beechwood Bunny Teether
Shellamy Baby Hairbrush and Comb Set
Beechwood Key Teether
Baby & Toddler Swing | Pretty in Pink
Personalised Circular Name Plaque Floral Style 2
Wooden Teething Toy | Cloud

Another baby is on the way….. number 3! We couldn’t be more excited that we get to welcome another little babe in to the world and experience another pregnancy!

And with this news, meet our top 10 wooden baby gifts!! Babies on the brain…. and bladder you could say!!

1  |  Rolling Wooden Rattle

2  | Beechwood Bunny Teether

3  | Beechwood Shape Sorter

4  | 3 Piece Wooden Baby Hairbrush and Comb Set 

5  |  Beechwood Key Teether 

6  |  Baby and Toddler Swing  |  Pretty in Pink

7  | Personalised Circular Name Plaque

8  | Wooden Cloud Teether

9  |  Wooden Teething Toy  |  Dummy Clip

10  | My Little Wooden Wagon

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Memory Card Game - Woodland - free gift tags

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Planning, choosing and giving gifts can be one of life’s greatest pleasures,

A set of 8 gorgeous gift tags await!! Think No Peeking…. Happy BirthdayWelcome Little One…. and more!

Download our ridiculously cute free gift tags here! Simply enter your email address below and check your inbox! The perfect set of 8 gift tags, download, print out on to card and cut to shape….

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Mum life and my wooden adventure!

mum life From the Woods with Love.
mum life From the Woods with Love.
mum life White Teepee
Wooden Lacing Duck - mum life
Memory Card Game - Animal - mum life

I love being a mum! I am a mumma to two of the most amazing little humans. They are crazy, funny, adventurous, creative, affectionate and loud!! Mum life is heaven and I wouldn’t change a thing….. except all the plastic toys in our home.

When I was a child we played with beautiful, hand made toys. We didn’t have a playroom filled with them, but the toys we had were great quality. I am passionate about surrounding my children with toys that will aid their development, beautifully made, safe for our health and the health of our planet, long lasting (and I mean really tough!!) and aesthetically gorgeous. 

I want my children to have toys that last so well they can proudly give to their own children.

This hunt has led me to WOOD! Wooden toys encourage creativity and imagination. They have less chemicals than plastic and are recyclable! A quality wooden toy has longevity, can outlast a generation of tiny fingers and become a family heirloom.

I adore gift giving. Many people will groan at the thought. I love to select gifts that are beautiful, hand made, timeless and high quality. There is joy in selecting a gift that a child and mother will both love, and that will be different from all their other gifts. Pre Christmas and birthdays are my most favourite months of mum life, when I am busy selecting the gifts for my family and friends! THE BEST!!

This passion has led me to create From The Woods With Love. A carefully selected collection of beautiful and timeless wooden toys, and homewares for children. 

I invite your to join me on this journey to provide the best play and learning environment for our little ones.

Anna – From The Woods With Love xx

www.fromthewoodswithlove.com

 

Cute name, fabulously practical products – Bunny Tickles children’s furniture.

Wooden Children's Book Shelf and Paper Roll holder Wooden children's book shelf and paper roll holder
Bunny Tickles - Wooden Trolley Wooden Trolley on Wheels
Book Shelf and Paper Roll holder Book Shelf and Paper Roll Holder
Adjustable Wooden Children's Chair Wooden adjustable children's chair
Bunny Tickles Toy Box with Wheels Wooden Toy Box on Wheels

Cute name, fabulously practical products – Bunny Tickles offer a range of children’s furniture that scream quality, practical and affordable.

Vicky from Bunny Tickles believes that “having a child is a miracle and watching the child grow and play is one of a parents’ greatest joys”. Vicky is a passionate parent, who created Bunny Tickles to provide piece of mind to parents that their children’s furniture was of the highest quality.

Our favourite piece in the Bunny Tickles children’s furniture range is the  Adjustable Wooden Children’s Chair. The chair is adjustable and grows with your little ones while encouraging and promoting good postural habits. The chair height is easily adjusted to allow your child to sit ergonomically correct with knees bents at right angles and feel flat on the floor. Not to mention the fun cut outs in the chair back that include a rabbit, car and star shape. A piece that not only looks fabulous in your home, but will last well and grow as your child grows.

A close second fav is the 2 in 1 Book Shelf and Paper Roll holder. It can be used to store books or to hold a roll of paper ready for children’s play time.

Other pieces in this range include the Wooden Trolley on Wheels and the Toy Box on Wheels.

Visit https://www.fromthewoodswithlove.com/vendor/bunny-tickles/ to view the Bunny Tickles range.

 

Marching Bambino…. beating the drum for children’s eco friendly musical instruments

Marching Bambino are passionate creators of environmentally friendly wooden instruments.

Based in Brisbane, founder Alice is a strong believer in the power of music for children’s development, hence Marching Bambino was born.

Music is an important part of our family time in our home. Our children love to dance, make noise, play with instruments and sing. They have found joy in this from the time they could walk.

Music helps children refine their hand and eye coordination skills, as well as to build confidence.

Our favourites are the three piece drum kit, tambourine and maracas. The prefect size for small hands and subtly stylish with attractive timber frames.

View this gorgeous range here – https://www.fromthewoodswithlove.com/vendor/marching-bambino/

 

 

Aleta Kids | Designed in New York | Made in Spain

Wooden Lacing Duck - mum life
Wooden Lacing Duck
Wooden Lacing Duck
Anchovy Lacing Toy
Anchovy Lacing Toy

Have you met Aleta Kids?

Aleta Kids are creators of the most gorgeous wooden toys – designed in New York and made in Spain. They are passionate about producing toys that allow children to play and explore in many ways. They embrace the slow-life philosophy, practicing mindfulness and being in the moment.

We were blown away by their beautiful threading toys. Fine motor skills are constantly on the minds of parents, and a toy that is both visually appealing and fun while educational is a win on all fronts.

Ducks, clouds, fish, boats, nets, knots and other sea world elements are constant themes in the designs. The products are made from sanded European Beechwood.

Aleta Kids toys are made for curious minds that love to learn and dream.

– Play is essential –

Designed in New York, handmade in Spain

Shop the range here – https://www.fromthewoodswithlove.com/vendor/aleta-kids/

How to care for and clean wooden toys

clean wooden toys

As you can tell we love wooden toys! Wooden toys are safe, natural and durable. They stimulate creativity and children’s senses. But how is the best way to clean wooden toys?

  1. Keep it natural with mild dish soap, vinegar (white vinegar or apple cider works well) or other non-toxic multipurpose cleaner, diluted with water. Wood has a natural antibacterial quality so they will not be as effected by germs as plastic toys.
  2. Never soak or immerse wooden toys in water – just spray, wipe with a cloth and warm water, then air dry. Wood is porous so a soaking might cause them to swell and change shape.
  3. Drying in the sun is great as it speeds up the drying process and the sun is a natural way to kill more germs. However strong sunlight or prolonged exposure can lead to colour fade and cracking – so monitor it. You will have those little hands back with their favourite toys in no time!

Depending on the wooden item, occasional moisturising can be beneficial. Olive oil works well or another non-toxic option is beeswax polish. (Beeswax polish smells delicious!)

When considering cleaning your wooden toys remember to refer to the manufacturers care instructions for specific information on your items.

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are the Best for your Mini People!

Why wooden toys

Welcome to From The Woods With Love – and our very first blog post!! I thought we should start with the facts! Why wooden toys! Here are the 5 reasons why we started this adventure!

Wooden, natural toys are healthier for our children and environment, allowing our little people to think more creatively during playtime.

– ECO_FRIENDLY – Protecting our earth for future generations is so important. Introducing children to wooden toys is a subtle way to start teaching them about the planet and its importance. They are durable and long lasting, lasting much longer than plastic toys. Wooden toys are, of course recyclable.

– MAKE PLAYTIME SAFE – There are resources available these days discussing the chemicals and ugly substances in plastic…. If I can reduce chemicals in the toys I choose for my children to play with, and the gifts I give – I will. This is of heightened importance in baby toys which are chewed and sucked for teething and exploration.

– DURABILITY – Why wooden toys? I would love for my children to have toys that they can hand down to their children and grand children. Wooden toys are tough! They are sturdy and long lasting.

– CREATIVE PLAY – Wooden toys encourage open ended, creative play. Wooden toys are often dismissed as being basic. But a basic toy can stimulate children’s creativity, which is so important for development. Consider wooden blocks – these can become a tower, house, zoo or castle. For those with toddlers we know how incredible their imaginations are!

– GENDER NEUTRAL – Often wooden toys are a gender neutral, blank canvas.

Join us on our journey to source amazing wooden toys and children’s homewares in the one location – From The Woods With Love.