It may be hard to imagine as you stare at the pile of presents your kids got for the holidays, but pretty soon they’ll get bored with all the new toys they just received. After playing with them a few times, they’ll wish they had something new and exciting to entertain them, but most moms and dads already feel like their kiddos don’t need any more stuff. And this explains why toy-sharing subscription services exist.
According to Pinterest, toy-sharing became trendy in 2018, and searches for “toy-sharing subscriptions” are up 313%. And it makes sense that they’re becoming more popular because there are a lot of benefits to using one. For one thing, it’s cheaper to rent the toys than buying new ones, plus it gives little ones a chance to try out a toy and if they get really hooked on it, you can always still buy it for them. It also comes in the mail and everyone loves getting mail!
These are a couple toy-sharing subscriptions that could help battle kids’ boredom:
- Green Piñata Toys - This one is geared for kids between six months and five years and for $25 a month, it allows you to choose up to four toys in a box. Your tot plays with the toys, you can buy any you can’t part with and then return the rest while you wait for the next box. And all their toys are made from sustainably sourced materials and are free of chemicals.
- Toy Library - Here you pick two toys per monthly shipment and basic plans start at $20. They have more than 500 toys to choose from, for infants to 10 year olds. Toy Library says their toys are cleaned with “ultrasonic baths” and wooden toys are cleaned with “non-toxic, environmentally friendly, anti-bacterial wipes.”