Babies up to a year or 1.5 stop many objects they have found or handed in their mouths. Durable toy is made of safe, ecological, non-toxic materials, which usually last. This article will help you in choosing healthy and environmentally friendly toys.
Stuffed animals, rag dolls and play plaids first wash
Tips for wooden toys
Caution with plastic toys and teethers
Sustainable alternatives: bamboo, natural rubber, recycled plastic
Used toys and games library
Why always toys as gifts?
HUGS, rag dolls AND PLAY THROWS FIRST WASH
Like new clothes bear stuffed animals, rag dolls and (play) blankets are often remnants of chemicals with it. Coming onto the fabric during the manufacturing end, and then through the plastic packaging in which they are transported. May contain harmful chemicals. Too cuddly plush and their stuff Stop textile toys at least once in the washing machine before you lays near the baby. Buy cloth dolls and stuffed animals of natural fibers. State of the Oeko-Tex 100 listed, you know that the substance is not harmful to health.
Children and especially babies have no mountains toys needed. Moreover, they often find second hand toys as fun as new. An alternative for toys is a fun book to read, a voucher for an activity or contribution to a child-friendly garden. Before
TIPS FOR WOODEN TOYS
Wooden toys tend to score better on environmental issues than plastic. It is a natural material that can be too. Demolished Yet it is one of wood, the other is not, and not everything is as sustainable or healthy for your child. Wooden toys with an FSC label guarantees that the timber comes from sustainably managed forests. Avoid toys consisting of plywood glued together wood components. Chemical adhesives can be toxic and arentthat good for the environment. Give preference to solid wood that is unpainted or edited with a natural wax. Is it painted or stained, it guarantees the DIN 53160-mark that the paint is saliva and sweat resistant. Some manufacturers of durable wooden toys and teethers are Lucotoys.com Smiling Tree, Grimm's and Plan Toys.
CAUTION WITH PLASTIC TOYS AND BITE RINGS
Dolls and toys made of soft plastic may contain harmful plasticizers (phthalates). These substances can have hormone-disrupting effects on the liver, kidneys and reproductive organs. Give your baby why not toys of plastic that according to the label is not suitable for children under the age of 3, the hormone disrupting substance bisphenol A (BPA) is banned in the EU, but for now only in baby bottles. So look for sure whether a BPA-free logo printed on plastic toys. May contain PVC or bpa. Too plastic elements on a play mat Smell the toy for purchase. Does it have a chemical, unpleasant odor, let it lie. The Family and the Dutch website A Safe Nest made to avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals in toys, such as bpa, parabens and flame retardants. A list There you can look up or substances in which products are and how to recognize and avoid them.
SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES: BAMBOO, NATURAL RUBBER, RECYCLED PLASTIC
Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. Like no other forests were killed, for growing it offers a good alternative to traditional wood. Luco toys is a famous brand of durable bamboo toys. You can buy it include at Bamboo Toys. Natural rubber derived from the rubber tree, is then a good alternative to plastic.
There is also an increasing market for bpa free plastics from waste materials such as milk containers or carpets.
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USED TOYS AND toy library
Children and especially babies don't haystacks of toys. Moreover, they often find second hand toys as fun as new. Do-they se eteh difference? Maybe you can swap toys with friends parents, or find it on the second grants from the Family. This page gives an overview of the used channels of classifieds sites to circle shops and flea markets. In toy libraries you can borrow toys for a certain period.