We all know kids are hard on their toys, they get thrown, they get chewed and they get stepped on on a regular basis. Finding toys that are durable enough to withstand childhood is a tough prospect, but today we are getting the option of toys that are not only durable, but eco-friendly as well.
Why choose eco-friendly toys? Well, who wants their child chewing on potentially toxic plastics? Kids will chew, drool on and manipulate their toys so knowing that no PVC’s or BPA is added to the plastic means that your child isn’t running the risk of getting poisoned through their toys. These things are regularly found in regular plastic and vinyl toys.
Another great benefit of eco-friendly toys is that you don’t have to sacrifice the ‘cool’ toys or the cool colours. Today, Green Toys has a great line of cars, trucks, fire trucks and even a recycling truck that are all made out of 100% recycled milk jugs. They also have dinner ware and cooking sets for your budding chef to create with made the same way… safely. All of their products are produced in bright vibrant colours and are strong enough to withstand childhood all while not containing any toxic chemicals or external coatings that can lead to a variety of health problems down the road.
We all want our children to be responsible eco-friendly adults one day, so another benefit of giving them eco-friendly toys now is that you are planting the seed and teaching your child how important it is to use sustainable products and products that don’t further damage the earth when they are older. Children are like sponges and simple ideas can be taught to even the youngest ones. They will see that their toys are fun to play with while you tell them how they’re responsible toys for them and for the environment.
Most eco-friendly toys also have limited packaging and/or use recycled packaging with no plastic ties, to further save on garbage production. This also helps your child learn about recycling and reducing waste which are great lessons to instill while they are young that will last for a lifetime.
Eco-friendly toys have many benefits over regular plastic toys and are great for kids of all ages to enjoy, they stand up to anything children can put them through and they are toxin free which makes parents feel good about giving them to their kids.