With all the horror stories you hear about the danger of chemicals in toys, it’s no wonder that more parents are looking for baby-safe toys for their little ones. And because of the rapid decline of the environment, it’s important to consider toys that are planet friendly, too. Luckily there are plenty of eco-conscious toy options out there, so here is a list of 10 adorable eco-friendly baby toys that you and your baby can feel good about.
Choosing eco-friendly toys will not only help the environment — many of them are made of natural materials, so they will be safe for your baby, too. Somehow, babies manage to shove everything they can grab into their mouths, which is why you may want chemical and dye-free toys for them. Others may prefer toys without batteries, toys made of wood, or toys that put profits back into the environment so you can feel extra good about your shopping.
Many of these eco-friendly toys are made of wood, natural rubbers, organic cottons, or recycled materials, and are free of pesticides and toxins. From huggable plushies to wooden walkers, these are some of the coolest and are bound to make any baby and parent happy.
1. Green Toys Baby Toy Starter Set
This US-made Green Toys Baby Toy Starter Set ($13, Amazon) is an eco-friendly toy set that comes with baby’s first keys, stacking cups, and elephant. All toys are made of 100 percent recycled materials that are baby safe and non-toxic, and contain no BPA, PVC, or Phthalates. They are also dishwasher safe, so they will be a breeze to clean.
2. EverEarth Activity Walker
This all-in-one EverEarth Activity Walker ($50, Walmart) is great for when your baby is learning to walk. This wooden walker features non-toxic painted designs and features, and comes with puzzles, mazes, shapes, colors, and a xylophone. The wheels and handlebar allow for great support for early walkers.
3. Baby Victoria Organic Plush Bunny
This adorable, 9-inch Baby Victoria Organic Plush Bunny ($21, Amazon) is sure to be a cuddle time favorite. And you can feel good about all those hugs, because this cute plushie is made with 100 percent certified organic cotton, has no chemical dyes or toxins, and was hand dyed with natural pigments. Great for babies with sensitive skin
4. Green Toys Shape Sorter
This Green Toys Shape Sorter ($20, Amazon) is the eco-friendly version of a classic toy. It comes with two stars, two circles, two squares, two triangles, and a two-part elliptical shape sorter. All pieces were made in the USA of 100 percent recycled materials that are BPA-free, PVC-free, and Phthalate-free coatings. It also meets FDA food contact standards, so it’s literally safe enough to eat on. You can even throw the pieces in the dishwasher for easy clean up.
5. Plan Toys Baby Car
Perfect for curious little hands, this Plan Toys Baby Car ($14, Baby Green Thumb) is made of latex-free, all-natural rubber wood which was cultivated in pure, fertilizer-free soil for three years before being cut. Painted with non-toxic water based paints, it’s a great little eco-friendly car for any baby.
6. Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle & Teether Grasping Activity Toy
This Manhattan Toy Skwish Classic Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy ($12, Amazon) is both a rattle and teether that stretches and squishes to return to its original shape. Made of sustainable wood, with non-toxic water based finishes, it is a great eco-friendly toy that will keep baby engaged.
7. The Original Toy Company Pop-Up School Bus
8. 100% Organic Cotton Baby Stuffed Animal Monkey Doll
This 100 percent organic cotton monkey doll ($16, Amazon) will make you feel comfortable about your baby’s cuddle time because it is made with 100 percent organic cotton and organic colors, and is free of bleaches, dyes, or chemicals. The cotton was grown in soil free of pesticides and chemicals to assure its safety for baby.
9. Chan Pie Gnon Natural Rubber Teether Toy
10. Crinkle Bear
Babies love toys with crinkly sounds, so this organic cotton Crinkle Bear ($10, Baby Green Thumb) is perfect for them. It is made with pesticide and chemical free organic cotton, features a corn fiber filling, and its crinkly sounds encourage engaging play. Perfect for cuddle time and teething, too.
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