These Wheels are Made for Walking

Exciting isn't it when you see your little one suddenly walking? Lil' G' loves his new found mobility and is fascinated with pulling and pushing anything with wheels. Regardless of how confident of a walker your toddler is, this is the most ergonomic wagon you'll find. These wheels from Wooden Wagon meet my three main criteria for children's toys - safe, sturdy and beautifully hand-crafted.

This hand-made beechwood wagon from Germany is at an ideal height and is perfect for young toddlers.  Not only do I love the design of this beechwood beauty but I appreciate the thought invested in the safety and stability of the wagon. For instance, the handle is positioned a little closer to the center to ensure that it will not tip over when weight is applied to the handle. Also, the tension of the wheels can be adjusted,  to avoid any potential slippage. Isn't that genius?!

wooden wagon

This beautiful wagon is not only a fun and safe way to get your toddler practicing his/her steps but it's certainly a timeless keepsake to keep for years to come.

Get this wonderful wooden wagon at the Wooden Wagon for $130.00

Planes, Trains and Automobiles...for Babies

Baby hails his first cab in the city!

Lil' G is wearing Janie & Jack Sweater and Roots black sweat pants

Lil' G is wearing Janie & Jack Sweater and Roots black sweat pants

Lil' G got to hail his first New York City taxi cab this week and he loved it! This wooden taxi cab is from Manny + Simon, a collection of contemporary children's products and apparel inspired by classic animals and vehicles.

manny and simon taxi

I like so many things about these classic push toys and I'll tell you why...

  • No noise
  • Clean and simple shapes make toys good decor in nursery rooms
  • No annoying melodies
  • No need for batteries
  • Safe and non-toxic materials
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Not clunky - great for our small spaces (ahem - our tiny apartment)
  • Lil' G loves them!

Manny + Simon's wooden push toys are perfect for babies who are six months and older as they can easily grip the toys with their little fingers, developing their fine motor skills. The push toys all use 100% pre-consumer, domestically grown reclaimed wood residuals and non-toxic, water-based paint.

Thoughtful designs, classic colors, clean and simple lines  - that's what Manny + Simon stands for. Their products  help stimulate kids' vivid imaginations and the superb quality in their products make them memorable family keepsakes for many generations to come.


Not only do their toys rock, but they also do teethers, wooden banks, and funky onesies and teeshirts. I have my eye on Lil' G's next  animal rocker already; how adorable is this calming gray elephant rocker?

Manny + Simon is based in happy Southern California, where they commit to using organic and eco-friendly materials wherever possible. So, the cutest thing about their name is that the company is named after tthe owners' grandfathers. You know a company is full of integrity when they take such pride in their family history. Have fun checking their cool stuff out - I know you'll love them.

Happy Shopping!