A plethora of subscription boxes reaches our door every month, much to my husband’s chagrin. One of the best parts of the subscription service is that it introduces you to brands or products you might have otherwise have never known about. Which, is also the downside, because you suddenly realize that you “need” coughmarketingatitsbestcough more of that otherwise unknown product. Sure, there are duds in the boxes and another subject for another post is how certain subscription services continually send Lana stuff that is geared toward itty bitty babies. We don’t need yet another stuffed rattler positioned as “Lana needs to learn how to look at herself in a rattle with a mirror at age 19 months because…” yeah, nice try. Anyway, like usual, I digress.
In a couple of the various boxes, predominantly Little P’nuts, there have been a couple of Janod toys. I knew nothing of Janod. But, after receiving a couple of puzzles or other toys, I looked them up on Amazon. You know, my favorite website of all time and the bane of my mailman’s existence. Ahem. Most of the toys are designed in France, are wooden and toxic free. Many feature magnets as well. The brand as a whole, doesn’t push gender-ification of the toys. Here are a couple of examples of the items that have made it into our home either by subscription or by moi purchasing it (like what I did there with the French ;P).
Janod Robot Magnets: (we have the Doll version too)
There are probably a couple other toys in our house that I am forgetting about, but this at least gives you a general overview of their products. It seems they have an extensive product line, but I really have only had to be exposed to age appropriate for a kid who puts pieces in her mouth still.
* p.s. nappies + milk does list products via Amazon to help pay for hosting and blog related costs