Did you know that baby toys can contain dangerous chemicals? These chemicals have the potential to cause cancer or autism. We all want to protect our kids as much as we can.

Toys are something we don’t often think about when it comes to protecting baby, but we should. Babies play with toys all day, and they more often than not put them in their mouth and chew on them. The solution? Buy non toxic baby toys.

Avoid Cheap Plastic Toys

The first step is avoid plastic toys. Plastic contains BPA and other chemicals that leach. Don’t think that BPA-free or BPS is any safer, there are no studies that prove safety.

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Ultimately the definition of is cheap is debatable. Toys from China likely don’t fit the definition of quality.

Long term having a few non-toxic high quality toys will last longer, and be safer. Compare this to a toy box full of cheaper toys which:

  • Fall apart or break quickly.
  • Provide only short term enjoyment due to overwhelm of too many toys.

Excess Toys May Cause Decision Fatigue in Childhood

The cheaper they toy, the more likely toxic chemicals are used in production.  It can hard to determine if toys contain toxins, the best way is to embrace the idea of shopping for safer toys.

Grandparents and relatives WILL buy your kids all kinds of toys.  However, its still your decision about which toys YOU will buy. If you end up having too many toys get rid of a few of the worse offenders.

What to look for in Non Toxic Baby Toys

  • Fair Trade Certification
  • Organic Fibers
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Natural Materials

It doesn’t have to be expensive to be non-toxic, Just look for wood, organic or non-toxic toys as opposed to really cheap plastic ones. Your wallet might thank you in the future for buying a few high quality items instead of a ton of low quality cheap items that break quickly (My older kids usually break those cheap toys within a week)

While shopping for baby – don’t forget about mom! She deserves lovely non-toxic gifts too!

Non Toxic Baby Toy Brands

Don’t have time to figure out which brands are the best? Which ones create safe, sustainable, non-toxic toys that match our values. I’ve come up with a list of the best brands and some suggestions for toys if you are in a hurry.

  • Plan Toys – Made in Thailand, sustainable play is their goal
  • Lovery – Staged-based play designed by experts.
  • Apple Park – organic at heart, an environmentally conscious company based in San Francisco, CA.
  • HABA – Based in Germany this company makes long lasting sustainable toys.
  • Bannor – made in the USA, sustainable, nontoxic toys
  • Melissa and Doug – quality toys that are fun. If i had to choose between a cheaper plastic toy and Melissa and Doug, I would choose the latter.
  • Crocodile Creek – kid safe toys
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Safer Non Toxic Baby Toys to Buy

Wood Toys

  • Wood is a great choice when looking non toxic baby toys.
  • Wooden toys will likely last you longer then cheap plastic, so you can pass them down to siblings.
  • You can find a good variety of different wood toys, plus they are easy to find.
Wood Baby Teether


Every baby needs a teether. This one is made in the USA from sustainably harvested maple trees.

PlanToys Wooden Sensory Blocks


Sustainably Made from Rubberwood and Non-Toxic Paints and Dyes.

Wodden Square Toddler Toy


Sustainably crafted from chemical free rubber wood trees, formaldehyde-free glues, organic pigments, water based dyes, and safety tested.

Wood Baby Roller Toy


Made from chemical free rubberwood in Thailand.

Baby Key Rattle


Great for Little Hands. Made from sustainable rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish, All colors are made from vegetable dye.

HABA Magica Wooden Baby Rattle


Great for Little Hands. Made from sustainable rubber wood and coated with a non-toxic finish, All colors are made from vegetable dye.

Toddler Wood Xylophone


Durable and child safe made with non-toxic water based paints. Award Winning toy.

Organic Cloth Toys

  • Better for the environment than plastic organic cloth is also a good choice for non toxic baby toys.
  • Cloth is more expensive than wood, but it is durable.
  • There are a variety of cute stuffed animals and other unique cloth toys.
green sprouts Chime Rattle


Crocheted from Organic cotton and made with safe dyes this rattle is cute, organic and affordable.

Plush fox toddler toy


100% Organic and Hypoallergenic This 14″ stuffed doll is the perfect size for babies to hold and cuddle.

Apple Park Organic Giraffe Teething Rattle


  • Produced with 100% certified organic cotton and sustainable corn fiber filling.
  • Farm Buddies are naturally hypoallergenic

Other Types of Toys

Looking for more non toxic baby toy ideas? A few options include natural rubber and beeswax.

Rubber Sensory Ball


Made of 100% Pure, Natural Rubber The ball is hand painted with food grade paint. It offers 6 different textures for tactile exploration.

Toddler Crayons made of beeswax


These 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons are made in New Zeland. Durable, Sustainable, and colorful, any toddler would love these.

Here is an interesting idea, especially for a gift.

Baby Play Kit Subscription Box from Lovery.

Check out Etsy for some more unique ideas.

Final Thoughts on Non Toxic Baby Toys

Did you found this gift guide useful? These are great ideas for your own babies, or for gifts for family and friends. It’s important to be educated about why we should choose the safe, non toxic baby toys when we have the option.

In addition to protecting our precious kids from future health issues, when we buy from companies with values we agree with we help spread the word that we want safe non-toxic toys to be sold, instead of cheap toys that harm both the environment and our future generations.

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9 Comments on 15 Non Toxic Baby Toys – Gift Guide

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  4. Excellent information. I will certainly be doing my research to pick good non toxic baby toys based on this article. Thank you!

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