That’s because babies and toddlers love to taste things. Anything you hand them at any given time will eventually end up slobbered and munched on by their little gums. Sure, you’d never hand them anything that you knew was toxic, but have you ever thought about just how all of those colorful plastics they teethe on were made?
Buying eco friendly baby toys this holiday season not only keeps your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or godchild safe from mystery materials, doing so also helps you feel great about your purchase. The companies selling the items listed below are all dedicated to reducing, reusing, and recycling, and only choose the safest materials and methods when creating their toys.
Put a Smile on your Child’s Face This Year With These Great Options!
Oompa Sorting Bus – Babies and toddlers will love to learn their colors and shapes while playing with this little pull-toy bus. It’s an award-winning educational product, and produced from “clean, natural, chemical-free, kiln-dried rubberwood accented with non-toxic water-based dyes.” Wood is often overlooked as a great classic toy material. As long as it’s treated with an eco-safe process, it’s a more durable, long lasting, and renewable option than plastic.
Peek-A-Green Play Sets – Peek-a-Green offers many different eco friendly baby toys all made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE #2), otherwise known as the material used to make the milk jugs we all use! It’s considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around, and Peek-a-Green toys are lead-free, PVC-free, BPA-free and phthalate-free. Choose from a garden play set, a kitchen play set, rocket, racecar, or lots of other imagination-boosting toys.
Apple Park Owl Teething Toy – This Apple Park soft teething ring has been crafted into an adorable, soft, baby owl called ‘Who’. The fabric that Apple Park uses to make this and all of their wares (snuggly blankets and puppets too!) is 100% organic cotton. ‘Who’ has natural silk details, non-toxic plastic safety eyes, and is even stuffed with natural corn fiber filling.
Hopefully these options give you some great ideas for the kinds of toys you can give to the special child in your life this holiday season. There’s no reason that fun, practical, and long lasting toys have to be made from cheap, dangerous materials! Buying from one of the many eco friendly companies that are trying to change the way we make products supports the overall cause, and keeps your baby safe and healthy too. Have fun shopping for eco friendly baby toys this year, knowing that your purchase will contribute to making toys safer for everyone.