By the years, I’ve carried out various evaluation into the most straightforward non-toxic toy firms for infants and toddlers. I’ve moreover had the prospect to construct up toys from most of the producers featured.
Quite a few parts that I exploit to gauge protected non-toxic toy producers embody, amongst totally different points, whether or not or not the toy agency is revered, has a confirmed safety monitor doc, makes use of non-toxic finishes and provides, or depends throughout the USA. (Observe that I did not disqualify a corporation solely on account of their toys could also be produced abroad.)
I’ve broken down my itemising into firms that focus entirely on picket toys versus totally different protected provides.
NON-TOXIC WOODEN TOY BRANDS:
- Plan Toys
- Camden Rose
- Maple Landmark
- Bannor Toys
- Grimm’s Spiel and Holz
- Uncle Goose
OTHER NON-TOXIC TOY BRANDS:
- Inexperienced Toys
- Beneath the Nile
- Apple Park
NON-TOXIC WOODEN TOYS
Plan Toys – That’s most certainly thought of one in every of my non-public favourite picket toy firms. (When weighing value vs top quality.) They’re based in Thailand and use the picket from unfertilized rubber bushes. Pure shade pigment and water-based dyes are used to colour the toys. Plan Toys has indeed thought of every step of the manufacturing course to ensure that the toys are made in a protected, non-toxic, and sustainable strategy.
They’re among the many many kids’ favourite toys to play with and have held up fantastically over time.
Camden Rose – An unimaginable Waldorf-inspired, toy agency based throughout the USA. They make merchandise that features silk, pure cotton and hardwoods. I’ve them listed as a picket toy agency on account of almost all of their toys are constituted of picket which could be each left unfinished or polished with beeswax. You possibly can discover different sorts of gadgets as accurately at Palümba, which is their on-line retail retailer for “impressed pure residing.”
Maple Landmark – This picket toy agency depends throughout the USA and creates a large variety of picket toys. They do use many sorts of finishes (some, arguably toxic, e.g., petroleum-based lacquer and urethane) nonetheless clearly state which finish is used for each toy. I might recommend their Schoolhouse Naturals line, which should have no finish.
Banner Toys – A popular Etsy retailer for picket toys made throughout the USA. (Usually, Etsy is an outstanding place to seek for lesser-known, non-toxic picket toys, which might all be listed on this info.) Bannor Toys are handmade in Iowa and each left unfinished or accomplished with beeswax and flaxseed oil.
HaPe – Hape is the world’s largest producer of picket toys. They seem to be a German-owned agency; nonetheless, their toys are manufactured in China. The manufacturing facility in China is owned and maintained by the company, and the toys are all third-party examined to US and European necessities. They provide the picket and provides used from Germany, Russia, and Belgium.
I have a few HaPe toys, and for basically probably the most half I feel they’re massive. (I genuinely like their dollhouses.) I take into consideration the usual to be a hair decrease than Plan Toys. My main criticism is that they use water-based paints which is an additional extra prone to chip or scratch off over time. (I usually want stains and dyes to colours.)
HABA – A German picket toy agency that sources their picket from Germany, Russia, and Finland. Many, if not most, of their picket toys, are made in Germany; nonetheless, they do private a producing facility in China as properly. They use each water-based stains or water-based, solvent-free lacquer to colour their toys.
Wonderworld – Wonderworld is positioned in Thailand and provide their picket in an environmentally-conscious strategy from rubber bushes that not produce latex. They use botanical-based stains, however as well as non-toxic paints, dyes, and lacquers. Nonetheless, “lacquer” is a tad obscure and by no means as specific as I might favour.
Grimm’s Spiel and Holz – A well-regarded, picket toy agency based in Germany. They make high-quality, handcrafted toys nonetheless are on the pricey aspect (and more durable to return by throughout the US). The toys are constituted of sustainable hardwoods after which accomplished with water-based stains and linseed oil.
Uncle Goose – My favourite picket alphabet (in 23 languages!) block agency. The blocks are handcrafted throughout the USA out of basswood and printed using non-toxic, mouth protected inks.
OTHER NON-TOXIC TOYS
Inexperienced Toys – Inexperienced Toys is hands-down, my favourite plastic toy agency. Their toys are made throughout the USA from recycled plastic milk jugs (HDPE #2 plastic which is broadly thought of a food-safe, non-toxic plastic). Their toys are well-made, sturdy, and suitable for even sand and water.
Surprisingly, that’s most certainly thought of one in every one of my favourite toys for its versatility. Not solely does Max love using it to pretend to serve us meals. Nonetheless, we have moreover been able to make use of it to help him his precise meals and snacks as correctly.
Spielstabil – A German agency with all toys made in Germany. Spielstabil merchandise is manufactured from food-grade ABS plastic (which is taken into consideration a protected plastic, free of phthalates, BPA, lead and PVC). The company makes use of a course of generally known as hygienic ultrasonic welding reasonably than glue to ensure that there should not any chemical glues or adhesives used. Furthermore, Spielstabil plastic devices are microwave, dishwasher and meals protected. (Nonetheless, I attempt not at all to heat any plastic.)
Beneath the Nile – A company that focuses on 100% fair-trade, GOTS licensed, pure Egyptian cotton toys and garments. Their toys are most certainly best geared within the route of infants and new baby as they’re straightforward, delicate, refined, and might be washed.
My sole concern is that it’s not indicated the place all of their toys are made. Some devices are undoubtedly made in Egypt nonetheless I’m undecided if that’s the case for all of their merchandise.
Apple Park – Very similar to Beneath the Nile in that they attribute 100% GOTS pure cotton toys and garments. They use hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial corn fibre to fill the toys. Their toys are moreover best for infants and infants. Apple Park owns and operates the first and solely certified-organic delicate toy manufacturing facility in China.
Hevea – They specialise in 100% pure rubber merchandise made in Malaysia. The coloured bathtub toys are hand-painted with plant pigments. The company is well-known for his or her pacifiers, however, as well as make teethers and bathtub toys.
Vulli – The creator of the (in)well-known Sophie la Girafe. Their toys are constituted of 100% pure rubber, sourced from Hevea bushes grown in Malaysia. The standard Sophie is made in France and painted by hand using food-based paint that will fade over time. Vulli has since expanded their line and, whereas most toys are nonetheless made in France, some are produced in China.