Once your baby starts scooting, crawling, and toddling he'll love having toys that roll right along with him, and maybe even help him get from here to there. Give him ample opportunities to get his hands on toys with wheels. Cars made to grip, a puppy that needs a walk, or a ball that plays peek-a-boo as it rolls -- these are just a few of our favorite green toys for crawlers and cruisers. Check out our top seven to find one that will help your little one gain confidence as he moves.
Kid O Go Car
From one of our favorite toy companies, Kid O, these smart Go Cars are made for little hands who need to hold onto something for extra stability. The built-in handle is easy for little ones to grip and lean on as they roll. The rubber-coated wheels ensure a smooth ride.
Plan Toys Sit ‘n Walk Puppy
Made for kids 18 months and up, Plan Toys’ Sit ‘n Walk Puppy can be played with in so many ways. First your little crawler will love chasing after it as you tug it along in front of her. Then she’ll test rolling back and forth in front of her. And once she’s sure on her feet, you can bet this wooden dog will go on many a walks with your kid over the years. We love Plan Toys, and like all of their toys, this puppy is made from recycled rubber wood that’s treated with non-toxic finishes.
HABA Animal Scooters
Entice your little one to keep on cruisin’ with HABA’s Animal Scooters. As the beech wood toys zip and zoom around the room, the bell makes a gentle ding-a-ring sound that’s sure to delight your baby. They’re also the perfect size for baby to clutch as she goes.
Green Toys Recycle Truck
Your crawler will find comfort in the Recycle Truck from Green Toys because it’s just the right height for him to lean on as he moves, and he may be able to use it to push himself up onto his wobbly legs, too. We also love that this recycle truck, like all Green Toys, is made from recycled plastic milk jugs.
Wonderworld Peek-a-Boo Ball
If your baby isn’t on the move quite yet, the Wonderworld Peek-a-Book Ball just might get her going. As the colorful ball rolls, little smiling faces pop in and out, sure to cause squeals of excitement. And once your baby does start crawling, she’ll never stop chasing this quirky ball, which is made from eco-friendly rubberwood and colored with non-toxic, water-based paints.
Mandy and Randy Stanley the Stegosaurus
For little boys and girls that love dinos, this rolling Stanley the Stegosaurus couldn’t be any more perfect. From Etsy designers Mandy and Randy, this prehistoric creature is handcrated from cherry wood and finished with 100% pure beeswax polish. The toy is designed to be gripped by a little toddler hand, and with dually treaded wheels you can be sure it’ll roll without trouble just as fast as your little one can go.
Wonderworld Ride-On Fire Engine
While your little one may not take a seat on the back of the Ride-On Fire Engine from Wonderworld right away, he can push and roll the truck and use it as a way to pull himself up. Then, when he’s ready, he can use his super foot power to scoot along. The fire engine is made from rubberwood and finished with water-based, non-toxic paints.