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?
Sophie la girafe was a favorite!! Now that DS (6 mos) has two bottom teeth, he prefers the harder things
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.
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...