It is hard to say whether or not wooden toys are better for babies, but it certainly has many advantages such as being better for the environment than plastics!
Quality wooden toys made from sustainably sourced and certified wood are environmentally a better option than plastic toys. As an organic renewable substance, wooden toys can be recycled and are biodegradable. They are also a direct connection to the natural world for children & babies.
Wood being more durable can endure rough play, especially for babies as they will often bash them around. Having toys that can last longer and be handed down is not only special, it can save you lots of time and money!
Unfortunately, cheaply made plastic toys can break easily and potentially have sharp edges or small parts that can be quite harmful for a child. Particularly, when your child is at an age where they put everything in their mouths. Wood in comparison is more sturdy and strong which is less of a risk.