There is a wide variety of synthetic chemicals that could be in toys, which is a concern especially for babies and toddlers who explore by putting their hands and toys in their mouths.
Here are some suggestions I found at healthychild.org for making your toy box healthier for your child and the planet.
2. Look for items that will last. High quality toys may cost a bit more, but they will last much longer and can be handed down to younger children.
3. Read labels. What is this toy made of? Where does it come from? Choose Canadian, European and American products, as other countries may have lax toy regulations.
4. Look for local. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by buying local and eco-friendly. If you live near Orangeville, ON, we offer free pick up for orders at marigoldstoys.com