12 reasons to choose eco-friendly kids toys
Posted: Apr 30, 2015
When choosing toys for your kids you’re probably conscious to ensure your little one is away from choking hazards and sharp edges. But did you know that the common toy box is a virtual minefield of toxic waste?
From lead and cardium in paints to synthetic chemicals and heavy metals in finishes and plastics. Most toys on the market simply aren’t very good for your little ones.
So in order to keep your kids safe, here are the 5 ways to keep your kids away from the dangers of modern toys.
Simplify - Focus on buying fewer, higher quality, and safer toys for your kids, rather than mountains of cheap nasty ones
Go Natural - Choosewooden toys rather than their plastic or metal counterparts. This instantly takes you half way to eliminating the majority of the toy box toxins.
Look for toys that will last - Both in style as well as in build. Only too often we buy the latest toy for our first child, only to have it be completely outdated by the time number 2 comes about
Re-purpose - When I was growing up my parents used to re-purpose my toys into new things to play with every few years. Even everyday household items can, with a little bit of imagination, often be transformed and given a new lease on life.
Cheaper isn’t better - The only way that manufacturers can produce cheap toys these days is by sacrificing quality. This means that most plastic toys aren’t BPA Free, and instead contain dangerous chemicals.
Now that you know how to avoid toys that can be potentially dangerous for your children, here is my top 5 Eco-friendly toy brands.
Automoblox- These are by far the most hip and well designed toy cars on the market today. Featuring a hardwood body & retro styling, they are a fantastic toy for any kid to enjoy.
Brio- Brio toys are one of the oldest manufacturers of wooden toys in the world with over 130 years experience. Their toys are traditional and are something your children will remember for their whole life.
Blue Orange- Imaging all the fun of board games, but built with funky wooden pieces. Well that's what Blue Orange Games do. They’ve been inventing their own unique games since 2000
Beleduc- Beleduc have been taking puzzles to a whole new level with their layered wooden puzzles for the last 52 years.
So there you have it. 5 great ways to keep your kids safe while playing, as well as 5 of the top Eco-friendly kids toy brands on the market today. Now you really can relax while the kid are playing.
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