HeidiKids is a family owned company based in Vancouver BC. Their wooden toys are designed in Canada and made in Germany to strict specifications. They are also the exclusive Canadian distributors for NIC & Walter toys and Tobi, a German manufacturer of a cool looking baby cot that can attach to Mom and Dad's bed! But more about HeidiKids:
Founded by parents who were searching for toys like they had known in their childhood, growing up in Germany, HeidiKids is all about these guiding principles: Safety, Sustainability, Highest Quality, Educational and Fun. That's certainly what we've experienced in the products we were sent.
We were very impressed with the attention to safety. Paints used are water-based, non-toxic and saliva-resistant. Attached parts can withstand the pull of 90 Newtons. The toys meet the requirements for Canadian toys and have been certified according to European norms as well (EN71). All other materials used such as strings, elastics and glues are also non-toxic and child-safe. Any metal parts such as clips and bells are nickel and lead-free.The wood used for the toys is taken from sustainable forests. The toys are crafted by traditional toy makers
There are some great toys in the HeidiKids collection! Pacifier holders, rattles, pram strings and car seat toys, clip-on toys and baby gyms and much more - all with bright colours, friendly creatures, and a variety of shapes to entertain your child in a safe and fun way!
We received 3 different items from the HeidiKids collection: a pacifier clip, a rattle and a clip-on toy.
This is the only pacifier clip I've seen that clips onto a pacifier without a ring. Annalies finally condescended to a pacifier, the same day she started sucking her thumb! And, of course, it's a pacifier without a ring! Since then, we've convinced her to use another pacifier as well, with a ring, and this clip still does the trick! The clip part is very strong, there is no way it would come unattached by itself (like the ones with velcro). Also, the beads and "toys" along the clip make an interesting plaything, for when baby isn't sucking the pacifier. The clips come in many fun designs - we received the very patriotic "Oh Canada" model, and although I love the flag motif, the disk with the flag on is very heavy, and weights the pacifier down somewhat. Of course, if baby is very determinedly sucking the pacifier, it isn't going to come out. The pacifier clips come in different models and colours.
This has got to be the most fun rattle ever! Shaped like the number eight, the connected pieces (each one is a different colour) of this rattle allow you to twist it into many different shapes, even to a small circle! The blue bell attached adds extra interest, and the "knobbly" bits are great for chewing on! I think this is one of Annalies' favourite toys right now!
Clip-On toy "Busy Bee"
This toy has the same clip as the pacifier, so it's great for clipping onto a chair, car seat, clothing, whatever! The different parts of the toy are great for baby to look at, pull at and, of course, chew! The colours are bright and cheerful, and the toy allows for some manipulation, as the pieces are joined together by string. There are a couple of different kinds of clip-on toys in the collection.
HeidiKids products are available through a few retailers, as well as their online shop.
HeidiKids is offering a Motorik Rattle to one lucky Glimpse winner! To enter, please check out the HeidiKids catalogue (on the products page) and let us know which other item caught your attention.
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