Safe toys for babies to chew on - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 01-14-2008, 03:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
lcstrite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi!
I have a three year old and we're having another baby due in august. With my son, we let him chew on whatever toys he got his hands on. Now I know that certain plastics leach chemicals out of them, and we've had a boatload of thomas toys recalled for lead paint. Does anyone have any recommendations of specific toys, or what materials they should be made of that would be safest for little ones to put in their mouths so we can do a better job with this the second time around?
Thanks!
Lisa
lcstrite is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 01-14-2008, 03:15 PM
 
delphiniumpansy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: north of the equator
Posts: 2,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
here is a good website

http://www.healthytoys.org/home.php

Also, Mothering had a good article last issue

http://www.mothering.com/articles/gr...toy_story.html

We let our current babe have wooden toys like those made by Kathe Kruse or we have a wooden fish made by a local artisan. We also found some safe toys on the above website made by fisher price. She also has a lot of cloth toys that are safe to chew on.
delphiniumpansy is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 01-14-2008, 03:25 PM
 
TeaLeaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Veggies made out of organic cotton by Under The Nile. I got the veggie crate for when DS teethes.

http://www.underthenile.com/underthe...etailBR142.htm

I see they are currently sold out, but you can find it at other vendors online; google it.

You could also try http://www.coopamerica.com
TeaLeaf is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 01-14-2008, 04:05 PM
acp
 
acp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,228
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
One specific toy DD loves is Sophie the Giraffe - rubber teething toy made in France: http://www.amazon.com/Vulli-sophie-t.../dp/B000IDSLOG

She also loves some of the wooden Haba teethers and soft toys by Kathe Kruse. Oompa.com has lots of great stuff.
acp is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 01-14-2008, 04:11 PM
 
binky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sophie la girafe was a favorite!! Now that DS (6 mos) has two bottom teeth, he prefers the harder things
binky is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 01-16-2008, 12:44 AM
 
AdInAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tempe, AZ
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the Sophie link acp! We have mostly wooden teethers but ds prefers his big sister's plastic bath toys. I'm happy to order him something a little safer for him to chew on.

Mom to :, , and :
AdInAZ is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 01-16-2008, 04:36 AM
 
miche28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 785
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was shocked to discover how many recalled toys we had in the house, too, esp. since we don't have that many really. I haven't done a total "made in china" ban, but I'm sticking to North America and European companies for anything for DS (just found a nice company out of Vermont that I like).

His current fave is the the Keptin Rabby Ring - it has soft for cuddling and a good solid teething ring on it. Though, the bath letters are popular...

Michelle, mama to Isabelle (03/04) and Tom (02/07)
miche28 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off