Are you searching for the best wooden train sets for toddlers? Then you have come to the right place! My nephew is 4 years old and for the last Christmas I wanted to buy him one. But when I searched through stores I got totally confused. There were so many of them. Different configurations, curved tracks, straight tracks, various colors, with or without accessories etc. I just didn't know what to buy.
Then I decided to research the market for a few days and buy the best one.
So, it really did take me a few days of researching. You might think why I was so serious about buying just a simple toy but, as you probably know from your own experience, we only want what's best for our kids (or nephews, nieces, grandchildren).
In that early age of their lives, we want to protect them from any possible harm. I am always worried about the paint toys are painted with. Especially when it comes to the lead in paint. It's normally that kids always put everything in their mouth and according to EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), when a child puts an object containing lead in his or her mouth, the child can suffer seriously from lead poisoning. To help protect against that risk, CPSC (The Consumer Product Safety Commission) has put protections in place that ban the use of lead in many children’s products. (Source: https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-toys-and-toy-jewelry)
That's why I always carefully read product declarations.
Apart from paint issue, I researched quality of wood the toy is made of, how easy it is to assemble, how many pieces the set has, reviews from verified buyers and, of course, the price.
So, below you will find my list of top 5 picks!
The reason I bought it was that it contains more than 100 wooden tracks and a lot of accessories. To just name a few:
- 6-piece freight train
- 3-piece passenger train
- a flatbed truck with cargo
- engine shed
- five-way switch
- suspension bridge
- trestle bridge
- A-frame and tower-frame crane assemblies
- railroad workers
- traffic signs
- trees and visual instructions for layout options
Product dimensions are 29.5 x 18.5 x 6 inches and all parts are high quality and really well crafted. What I also found very important was the fact that tracks are compatible with Thomas wooden sets, Chuggington and Circo so you won't have to worry if your kid gets any of those sets. They can all match together.
It has 100 pieces and what I liked the most is the triple loop layout. In the set you can find:
- 16 cars and trains
- 34 tracks
- city vehicles (police cruiser, ambulance, cars, buses)
- road signs
Package dimensions are 18 x 14 x 5 inches. It's good to know that set is also compatible with Thomas & Friends Wooden Train Set.
There are three levels of elevation and set includes:
- James engine and tender
- track risers with built-in extenders
- tunnel through the mountain
- open and close barriers
Product dimensions are 4 x 19.8 x 12.5 inches.
- 5 small cars
- crane rotates 360°
- road signs
- trees etc.
Product dimensions are 17.5 x 3 x 12.5 inches and set is also compatible with all major brands.
Set contains of 100 pieces and most of them are made of solid wood. Included are:
- red bridges
- road sigs
- gas station
- police and fire station, etc.
Package dimensions are 20.8 x 18.5 x 6.2 inches and it includes 32" x 45" roll-up mat.
Overall, if you buy any of these (or any other) wooden train sets for your toddlers, you won't make a mistake. You know what your kids prefer the most and you just carefully listen their guidelines. I am sure you'll pick the best one and your kid would be thrilled! I wish you many happy hours playing with your loved ones!