Good Questions: Safe Toys?

Good Questions: Safe Toys?

Julia Cho
Oct 25, 2007

Madison wrote us this question:

I am trying to avoid buying toys made in China. This has ended up being an incredibly difficult task. I have two 7 month old twin boys. They seem to have a new interest in pushing buttons and playing with little 'gadgets'. I love the "Tiny Love Developlay" but sadly it is made in China. Any suggestions for an activity toy not made in China?

Many parents are finding themselves in a similar place these days. There is definitely a trend towards more classic, old-fashioned toys because of all the recent scares in toy manufacturing. So, what's a parent to do?

Well, we try to blog stores with quality toys so you can start by perusing our store guide for ideas. Here are just a few:

Nova Natural
Moolka Toys
Craftsbury Kids

Don't forget about Etsy for great handmade items as well.

Another great resource for you that we are happy to recommend is from the bloggers over at CoolMomPicks. They've recently put up a brand new "Safer Toy Guide for 2007," and it looks great! Be sure to check it out right here. Thanks for putting that together CoolMomPicks!

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