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We have an impressively massive amount of toys at our house. Besides both mine and my husband’s parents being separated and remarried, Ethan is also both sides first grandchild – meaning he is spoiled rotten. And somehow, the few toys that I’ve actually bought haven’t intrigued him enough to touch. Combine all of these with the attention span of a 1 year old and you get a recipe for a ton of unwanted, unplayed with toys (tackling this mess is my October goal!)
So I was intrigued with Pley, a toy rental service.
Pley is the leading toy rental company. With Pley, kids play with the best toys, while parents save money, reduce clutter and help the environment. It teaches children to share and conserve the planet by reducing the amount of toys that ends up in landfills.
Pley allows you to rent your child’s favorite toy for a period of time and return it when they are done playing with it. Love the toy? That’s fine too, as Pley also allows you to purchase the toy.
Pley offers thousands of toy options including Legos, blocks, dolls and cars. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of options available in my son’s age range (13 months) as most of their toys seem to be ages 5 and up, but I did find a cute wooden puzzle for him to try.
We put in our toy request for the Hello It’s Me Puzzle on September 6th, and 3 days later it arrived.
Ethan loved his little puzzle and immediately took to it. He placed the pieces in and carried them around all over the house.
I’m not sure if Pley does any toy cleaning or maintenance on their end, but I would recommend giving the toys a quick cleaning before letting your child play with them. As with most 1 year olds, these pieces were in his mouth pretty often.
Keeping track of the pieces has been annoying since Ethan likes to pick things up, walk, and then throw them somewhere else. This got easier once I realized I could store the puzzle in the mesh bag it came in. This would be an absolute must for anyone venturing into the realm of legos. And if you do find that your set is missing some pieces, Pley’s website let’s you easily report it.
Like all good toys, Ethan lost interest in it in a few days. Returning the toy was easy. We simply packaged it back up in the same box it came in, stuck the prepaid label on the box and sent it off with the mail. Easy!
Pley has a lot to offer families. Use it to try out a toy before buying it if you’re not sure you’re child will actually play with it. Use it to spice up your toy rotation. Instead of spending endless amounts on lego playsets that are put together once, rotate out the sets. Pley is also great for keeping unwanted toys and their packaging out of landfills.
Pley also has a great referral service as well. If you’re friends sign up for Pley, you get free toy credits. 12 friends = 12 months of free toys! How awesome is that?
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