Wooden educational toys are incredibly safe for children in a variety of ways. Because they're made from natural materials, they don't contain chemicals such as BPA and PVC, which are commonly found in plastics. Yes, they can be a little pricey, especially compared to their plastic counterparts. Trust me, I know it can be hard to spend twice as much on a wooden baby toy.
Overall, while plastic toys may have their benefits, wooden toys are often considered a better choice for children due to their durability, safety, developmental advantages and respect for the environment. According to the QCI report, up to 30% of plastic toys did not meet safety regulations on the admissible levels of phthalates, heavy metals, etc. I imagine that the rules on toys in India are similar to those in the United States. Even the biggest American toy manufacturers have been caught using unpleasant conditions and selling toy products with harsh chemicals, such as lead.
I love using PlanToys as an example. First, they are passionate about child safety. PlanToys manufactures some of the safest toys in the world. They are the winners of the “gold medal” in terms of environmentally friendly manufacturing of safe toys.
They pay close attention to the safety regulations of their production processes and manufacture in a way that is environmentally friendly. Among many awards, PlanToys has many prestigious awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. They exceed international safety standards and have the ISO 9001 & 14001 standard for environmental management. Next, I dive deeper into them in my Brand Spotlight.
Choosing between wooden or plastic toys shouldn't be an all-or-nothing approach. As with anything, it's always a good rule to act in moderation. There's room for some plastic; not all of these toys drown out your child's imagination. However, items that are made of quality wood or natural materials are healthier and allow children to think more creatively during play.
Wood, which is robust by comparison, offers less risk in this way. Not only are wooden toys safer, but they also benefit your child's health and well-being. Yes, wooden toys stimulate the imagination so that it flourishes and grows with your child. However, from time to time you should consider simple wooden toys with basic packaging rather than new and new ones.
Not all wooden toys are made the same way, so when choosing wooden toys for babies, remember to read the description, how they are made and what types of products the company uses. In a world where countless plastic toys accumulate in your home, making the conscious decision to switch to wooden toys is not only an investment in your toys but more importantly an investment in your child. They will stand the test of time and will last longer than cheaper plastic or wooden toys that break easily and put your baby at risk. Most wooden toys are free of many of the toxins that are sometimes found in plastic toys and if carefully manufactured they will be welcome to Earth at the end of their life rather than having their broken parts left in a landfill forever.
Above all allowing your baby to play with a toy made of natural materials gives him the opportunity to enlighten his senses. Yes, wooden toys are more hygienic than plastic toys because wood has antimicrobial properties that destroy viruses and bacteria. Blocks and other wooden toys can be turned into anything a child wants them to be and they can follow their development from simple symbolic play to complex imaginative play. On the other hand well-made wooden toys do not contain chemicals such as BPA PVC and phthalates and are generally much more resistant meaning that they are less likely to cause suffocation or injury.
And since wooden toys don't require batteries or have electrical systems that break down you'll save even more money and frustration.