Most of us, generation Z and older, grew in the presence of one or more wooden toys. But nowadays, the most widely available toys are plastic. Which leaves mothers confused about which type of toys they better buy for their kids. Multiple factors could play part in that decision but one very important factor is PRICE. In this short post, we will try to explain to you the factors which influence the price of a wooden toys Vs plastic ones.
If you hold two toys that on the surface could do similar function, most likely the wooden one will be more expensive. But that is for a good reason, which we can discuss below.
Generally, Wood as a material a more expensive material than plastic. The cost of wood varies depending on the type of wood, but it is generally more expensive than plastic. This is because wood is a natural resource that requires more time and effort to harvest and process. The cheaper price of plastic comes at the expense of the pollution involved in its making along with other downsides which we will list later in this article.
Wooden toys are often made with more complex designs because there is a live human innovation involved in almost every single toy. Plastic toys can be mass-produced using simple molds, but wooden toys often require more complex designs that require more time and skill to create. This adds to the cost of wooden toys.
Wooden toys are often made by small, independent businesses. The toy industry worldwide is dominated by a few large corporations, but wooden toys are often made by small, independent businesses. These businesses, if responsible, they try to produce ethically and fairly, which adds to their costs.
Despite the higher price tag, wooden toys offer a number of advantages over plastic toys. They are often more durable, safer, and better for the environment. Wooden toys can also be passed down from generation to generation, which can save parents money in the long run.
Here are some of the advantages of wooden toys:
1 - Durability: Wooden toys are often more durable than plastic toys. They can withstand more wear and tear, and they are less likely to break. This makes them a better investment for parents, as they will not have to replace them as often. All of our toys come with a care brochure with few instructions. If you follow these instructions, your toy could last for multiple generations.
2 - Safety: Wooden toys are often safer than plastic toys. From day 1, we chose finishes and materials that are children and food safe. While minded by the overall cost, safety is always a priority for us. Also as part of opening new markets around the globe, we commit to the highest international standards for wooden toys.
3 - Environmental impact: Wooden toys are better for the environment than plastic toys. Wood is a renewable resource, and it can be recycled or composted when it is no longer needed. Plastic, on the other hand, is a non-renewable resource, and it can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills.
If you are looking for a safe, durable, and eco-friendly toy for your child, a wooden toy is a great option. While they may be more expensive upfront, they will save you money in the long run and offer a number of advantages over plastic toys.
If you have any questions about the materials and finishing products we use in our toys, don’t hesitate to reach out!