Best Years have been specialising in making toys for over 10 years and claim to be the first people to introduce knitted dinosaurs to the world! Having young children ourselves the appeal of knitted and crochet toys was instant as it offered a great alternative to the ubiquitous soft toys found all over the high street.
We are an ethical company and ethical sourcing is at the core of all our products so we found a great factory to make our first knitted toys for us, and now we have hundreds, still working with the same people we met all those years ago.
This interest in ethical sourcing also led to our 2009 partnership with the Pebble fairtrade cooperatives who handmake knitted and crochet toys in rural Bangladesh creating thousands of fairly paid and flexible jobs in the process.
This cotton octopus baby rattle is part of Pebble's black & white sensory baby rattle range. As newborn babies are unable to see colour, high contrast black and white toys are ideal and provide stimulation for eye development, making this rattle an ideal sensory baby toy and is perfect for a newborn baby gift.
This adorable, small pink and white stripe cotton octopus baby rattle is a welcome addition to our seaside range and makes a wonderful gift for a newborn baby. Our octopus toys have been some of our best sellers since their introduction and this pink pastel stripe octopus is sure to delight.
Best years fair trade crochet cotton friendly Avocado baby rattle is handmade by fair trade organisation Pebble toys. Avocados are very popular at the moment, so this smiley avocado would make a great baby gift.
We like to think that our knitted T Rex dinosaur toy was the inspiration for George's dinosaur on Peppa Pig. We have no proof of this except that our dinosaur toy is green and is often bought as a gift for two year olds so that's enough isn't it?
A perfect kids toy for dinosaur mad children.
If you are looking for kids gift ideas, look no further!
This cheerful knitted diplodocus dinosaur soft toy is a firm favourite with dinosaur mad kids. In real life the Diplodocus had one of the smallest brains of the dinosaur family, but it was still way ahead of the Stegosaurus which had the brain the size of a walnut! It didn't need to be the brightest as it had no natural enemies, perhaps because of its sheer size or maybe because it looks so friendly?
Ideal gift ideas for kids of all ages - particularly dinosaur mad ones!
In a striking red colour our Triceratops dinosaur toy makes a great soft toy for all ages.
Although its called a Triceratops it really should be a Diatops because this dinosaur actually only had 2 real horns - The little one on his snout was not actually made of horn. Whether its a Triceratops Dinosaur Toy or a Diatops Dinosaur Toy our knitted red dinosaur toy is a perfect gift idea for dinosaur mad kids.