Toys made of wood and good quality fabrics.
To prevent toys from collecting dust and bacteria, depending on the material: put them in the freezer for 24 hours, wash with hot water and a healthy laundry soap, place in a dishwasher or in the tumble dryer (on high heat) for 30 minutes.
Here are a few tutorial ideas for making your toys and teddies/ dolls.
Materials and ingredients to avoid
- BPA: endocrine disruptor
- Glues: may contain solvents that are toxic to humans (1,1,1-trichloroethane, benzene, petroleum distillates, toluene, xylene, etc.)
- Dyes: possible carcinogens, skin sensitizers, photosensitizers and mutagens
- Plastic: may contain hydrocarbons, phthalates and bisphenol A which are endocrine disrupters