Green Toys for Kids?
Eco Friendly Toys and Why They’re Important

Most parents want the best for their kids – and green toys are becoming a part of this. In addition to providing healthy food and a safe place to live, parents have the responsibility of watching out for day-to-day dangers their young ones may face.



Eco friendly toys solve one issue that has become more of a problem in our chemical laden society.

Babies have delicate skin and sensitive systems. Many baby products are popular and smell good, but contain toxic chemicals that can harm the infant. These products cause stress to both the baby and the environment. Since nearly all objects go into the mouth of a baby, green toys are much safer options for your child, and are safer for the environment as well,

Choosing eco friendly toys means your child will not be exposed to chemicals in toys that might affect their health and well being now – or later in their future. Our children are our future – and what they do in the present will impact that future.

As parents, it is our responsibility to protect our kids, and raise them in a safe and healthy way. They are precious gifts! The more aware you are of the danger of chemical contaminants on your children, the more motivated you will be to opt for green toys. No child should have to suffer because of harmful toxins in their playthings!

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Eco friendly toys solve one issue that has become more of a problem in our chemical laden society.




Babies have delicate skin and sensitive systems. Many baby products are popular and smell good, but contain toxic chemicals that can harm the infant. These products cause stress to both the baby and the environment. Since nearly all objects go into the mouth of a baby, green toys are much safer options for your child, and are safer for the environment as well,

Choosing eco friendly toys means your child will not be exposed to chemicals in toys that might affect their health and well being now – or later in their future. Our children are our future – and what they do in the present will impact that future.

As parents, it is our responsibility to protect our kids, and raise them in a safe and healthy way. They are precious gifts! The more aware you are of the danger of chemical contaminants on your children, the more motivated you will be to opt for green toys.

No child should have to suffer because of harmful toxins in their playthings!

What can you do to move towards more eco friendly toys for your kids?

Chemical Free Green Toys

Buy only toys that are natural and free of chemical toxins. Materials that are biodegradable are safe in this regard.

Opt for toys made the old fashioned way – from wood, cotton, and wool. Keep in mind that many wooden toys are painted, so be certain that lead free or non-toxic paint was used. Toxin free paint is healthier for both your child and the environment.

Toys containing toxins and lead can create serious health issues such as brain damage. Don’t take a chance - choose natural and toxin free toys.

Just Say No to PVC and Phthalates

Many plastic toys are made of PVC, which is a dangerous substance. It is not biodegradable, and will release toxic chemicals into the air. They can cause reactions when put into your child’s mouth. There are many toys still sold which are made of soft plastic.

These toys likely contain phthalates, which are used to make the toys flexible. Phthalates have been associated with cancer. Because of this, there are a number of countries that have stopped the sale of these types of toys. Remember that green toys will never contain phthalates.



Batteries Not Included (or needed)

With the escalation in technology, parents all over the world are purchasing increasing numbers of toys that require batteries. These batteries are hazardous to the environment.

Whenever possible, choose eco friendly toys that don’t require batteries. They will do more to exercise your child’s imagination! If you do opt for a toy that requires them, choose rechargeable batteries – they are easy to recharge and safer for the planet.



Arts and Crafts Supplies

Kids love to create. And creating is good for them! So let’s inspire the artist in them with non-toxic crayons and paints. It’s easy to use all kinds of recycled products to create a myriad of fun activities!

Green toys aren’t just a lot of fun for kids – they’re safe for their environment, too. By simply taking the time to choose eco friendly toys for your child, you are making a big and lasting difference in the quality of his or her life.

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