Everyone needs a little fun in the mix of life and that includes Baby. There’s plenty to choose from wherever you go – teethers, plush toys, and of course, tons of big, plastic things with annoying, repetitive music. It’s important to have variety, but trying not to over do it is key. Be selective and try to make each item have a purpose so we don’t continue to add excess to our landfills later.
With all the alerts about BPA, though, it’s also important to make sure your child’s toys are safe too. When choosing a new toy, be aware of the company that manufacturers it. Do they use safe materials and practices? Consider wooden toys with non-toxic finishes and when buying plastic items, do some research first. A few places you can start with are Z Recommends for teethers and bath toys.
Here are a few examples of toys I’ve been using and have been very please with so far. You can consider them for your own child or someone you know is expecting. Does your child have any favorite “green” toys?
Salto from Haba
Haba Bonita Clutching Toy
Under the Nile Organic Cotton Grapes
Baby’s First Blocks from Haba
Crocodile Creek PVC-free Rubber Ball
Ogunquit Wooden Rattle
miYim Organic Plush Baby Victoria Bunny
Please see my update to this post about a HABA product.