Yummy or Yucky? We Can Too's Edible Sidewalk Chalk

Yummy or Yucky? We Can Too's Edible Sidewalk Chalk

Beth Callaghan
Nov 25, 2011

Yes, it's true. Toddlers put lots of things in their mouths. It's just a part of normal development. But in the 21st century, with all kinds of hazardous chemicals in our environment (BPA, phthalates, lead..), how can we assure that our kids stay safe? We Can Too has come up with their own solution: "edible art supply."

We Can Too provides a range of products, but their newest is what they call "Edible Sidewalk Chalk." It contains no harmful chemicals and is safe for kids with food allergies, since it's wheat- and preservative-free.

But is edible art supply the answer? Using this kind of product frees parents from worrying about the potential dangers of ingesting something harmful. But could it create a false sense of security? Could it be used as a crutch, so that parents don't have to watch their kids so closely? Is it possible a better solution is to engage with kids and to teach them not to put things in their mouths?

We're curious what you think. Should we protect our kids at all costs with products like these, or is a little bit of "danger" part of parenting and growing up? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

Edible Sidewalk Chalk available for $12 at We Can Too.

(Via Inhabitots.)

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