Give him a toy zero danger
Phthalates, BPA, heavy metal… not question that these dangerous substances are present in Pitchoun toys! For Christmas, make the right choice by following the adviceof our pro…
Facing the immense rays toys, not easy to choose the perfect gift for baby. Studies to support, harmful substances to the health of toddlers are regularly pointed the finger in the toys. Anne Barre, Director of WECF France (women in Europe for a common future) teaches you how to open the eye.
What is the first thing before buying a toy?
The feel, especially for toys made of plastic. If it gives off a strong smell of plastic orperfume, mistrust! This toy can contain some phalates or some formaldehydes, called endocrine disruptors.
Before the age of three scented toys are avoided. Not less than 90% of employees perfumes are volatile chemicals musks, sources of allergies for toddlers.
Another caution: check for hurtful contours or likely to tear out pieces.
What are the materials to focus on?
Basic materials. More toy is simple, more safety is assured. Choose Solid rubberwood, paint-free games. To stuffed animals and dolls, bet on models in organic tissucertifies, such as cotton. Toddlers tend to chew on their security blanket. More reason to avoid any risk of contamination with pesticides, dyes or other chemicals.
A wooden toy be safe?
No, some toys are made in strips of wood or wood chipboard. They may contain some formaldehydes according to andyeducation. If in the composition of the toy, you find the mention “MDF”, attention to the trap! Clearly, the wood used does not come from a massive plate. However, be aware that the mention of the composition is not mandatory.
Should it abandon the plastic toys?
Not necessarily, because there are several types of plastics. The less dangerous arePP (polypropylene) and ABS plastic.
These raw materials have the advantage of being stable and contain no BPA or phthalates.
In General, avoid soft plastics.