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Four Reasons Why Renting Toys is Better than Buying Them

Ever think to yourself, "Why did we even buy this toy?!" You are not alone. What's amazing yet mind-blowing about toys is how helpful they are for learning, but the reality is for most toddlers and young kids, their shelf life is limited. When you want to introduce variety and engage your kids with toys, but don't want the clutter, consider renting toys for an easy way to rotate toys in and out of your home.

Why rent toys?

1) It's more affordable. Renting toys is a much more affordable option than buying them. You can rent a toy for a fraction of the cost of buying it, and you can return it when you're done with it. [play it forward]’s flexible rental options start at $30 per month for access to $200 or more in premium and educational toys.

2) It's more sustainable. Renting toys is a more sustainable option than buying them. When you rent a toy, you're not contributing to the significant global problem of overconsumption. You're also helping to reduce the amount of waste that is generated since the average toy is only used for 6 months and winds up in a landfill (a whopping 80% of them!)

3) It's more convenient. Renting toys is a more convenient option than buying them. [play it forward] has a 3-minute sign-up process to understand your preferences as a parent and your kiddo's current interests. We deliver toys handpicked for your kiddo right to your door. And you don't have to worry about storing the toy when you're done with it, you can just send it back. Goodbye playroom clutter and stepping on random loose pieces of toys in the middle of the night (the WORST!)

4) It gives you more options. Renting toys gives you more options than buying them. You can try out a variety of toys before you commit to buying them. And you can always return a toy if your child doesn't like it.

If you're looking for a more affordable, sustainable, convenient, and flexible way to provide toys for your child, renting toys from [play it forward] is a great option. We curate the world’s best toys and match them to your preferences and your child’s age, stage and budding personality, all without the clutter. Learn more about our subscription options here.

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