Tips For Buying Nontoxic Toys

Publié par chermoh mohamed on dimanche 20 mai 2018

By Paul Jones


With so many playthings in the market, choosing the best can be overwhelming. Parents have a hard time distinguishing between safe and hazardous play tools. Ideally, you are looking for play kits that guarantee safety in homes. Researchers discourage the purchase of plastic toys due to the high concentration of chemicals. Here are some factors to consider when buying nontoxic toys in local and international stores.

Purchase play items made of organic materials such as wood. Although solid wood is the best option, it can be hazardous if it contains toxic finishes. Make sure wooden play items are not painted or dyed because paint contains lead which is harmful to humans. Avoid items made from processed wood like plywood. It contains glue finishes and adhesives that are toxic.

Vinyl commonly known as PVC contains phthalate which acts as a softener in many toys. This element affects the endocrine leading to health complications. It is best to avoid playthings manufactured from vinyl. Look for vinyl free plastic play tools to keep your kids safe from health problems. If possible avoid all types of plastics because they contain traces of vinyl.

Children are exposed to harmful chemicals because they usually place play items in the mouth. Items designed for play while bathing may contain traces of chlorine, other are flammable increasing accident risks. It is possible to prevent accidents if you are aware of the chemicals fitted in play products. Spend few minutes reading labels on toys to make sure you are buying nontoxic products. Any toy that lacks a product description label is not worth buying, it may contain traces of lead, chromium, bromine or barium.

Second-hand play kits are popular in the market because they are inexpensive options. Buying an old toy is one way of saving costs but can be costly in the long run due to health issues. Many parents opt for low-cost jewelry, cosmetics, and clay for kids to save huge sums of money. Low-cost toys are full of harmful chemicals.

Consider buying local to reduce carbon emission. Purchasing play kits from the global market is advisable if you know where to purchase. Japanese, Canadian and European toy manufacturers produce nontoxic play kits suitable for babies and toddlers. Although other countries produce a variety of play kits, their authenticity in meeting safety and health standards should be considered before placing an order.

Recycling is the most effective option for parents looking for a non-toxic toy. Consider recycling common items in your home to create quality play tools. Use stainless steel spoons, bowls or wooden items in your house. Whether you are on a tight budget or can afford different types of fun tools, consider purchasing few. This limits the emission of toxins in the environment.

Non-toxic play items cost more compared to plastic items. If you opt to purchase nontoxic, select quality items to ensure they last longer. Durable play kits are worthwhile because you can resale in future and get back your investment. Look for items that improve creativity and help in problem-solving. Buy items like colorful scarves, cardboard boxes, wooden blocks, clay and smooth stones.




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