Category: Toys

The Shocking Truth About Children’s Plastic Toys. Read This Before You Buy Another Toy!

The Shocking Truth About Children’s Plastic Toys. Read This Before You Buy Another Toy!

We have been investigating toy safety since our children were born, and we started sharing our findings on our blog 6 years ago when we started SAFbaby. The more we learned the more questions we had. We have done many articles on toys, and plastic and PVC. But we still had questions regarding toys and [...]

August 8, 2013 | 1 Comment More
The Truth About Sophie The Giraffe and The Recall Rumors

The Truth About Sophie The Giraffe and The Recall Rumors

The search term ‘Sophie the Giraffe recall’ on Google gets 129,000 results. Wow, that’s a lot! Sophie was my son’s favorite chewing toy (see photo below), and it’s probably one of the most popular teething toy around the world. Here is why Sophie The Giraffe was in the Headline News 2 years ago: The November [...]

July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Should We Stop Worrying About EVA Foam Puzzle Mats?

Should We Stop Worrying About EVA Foam Puzzle Mats?

We feel we needed to do an update on the Foam Mat post especially after we received the following charged comment from a reader’s point of view we do not agree with: “Wow what a bunch of pseudoscience crap is in this article. I’ll go with the tadpoles mats. Thanks. I found that this article [...]

June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
This Healthy HABA Pulling Toy Won The Prestigious MACT Award! Find out why…

This Healthy HABA Pulling Toy Won The Prestigious MACT Award! Find out why…

In a world where our children’s toys are being recalled daily due to toxic components, there are also companies who offer NATURAL alternatives! These companies are blessing our children’s nurseries with non-toxic toys and surrounding them with beauty and sensory experiences that are healthy and consciously stimulating. HABA’s “pure nature” products are one of these [...]

February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments More
MACT Award Winning Eco-conscious Arts And Crafts Projects For Kids

MACT Award Winning Eco-conscious Arts And Crafts Projects For Kids

We can honestly say we have never seen a kid activity subscription quite like this one before! Green Kid Crafts has stolen the show and taken the prize for offering a product that is not only fun and engaging for our kids, but socially responsible for our planet too! “What is a kid activity subscription?” [...]

November 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Why Formamide-Free Labeled EVA Foam Puzzle Mats Are Not Really Formamide-Free

Why Formamide-Free Labeled EVA Foam Puzzle Mats Are Not Really Formamide-Free

We have received numerous messages from our readers asking us about safe EVA foam mats. Sorry for not having the time responding to each of you personally, that’s why we are posting this update today. A few weeks ago, I came across a  ‘Formamide-Free’ labeled Foam Mat packaged in PVC by Tatamiz in a store [...]

July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2011

Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2011

With 365 posts in our database, SAFbaby is a powerful source of information.  We have something that every parent in the world can benefit from reading! Our topics cover everything from apple juice to vaccines and because we are mothers ourselves, we are always looking for the SAFEST ALTERNATIVES and the most natural and effective [...]

December 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

Do you know what labels to look for when you purchase a toy for Christmas?  This article will help you! Toy safety symbols are located on the packaging of our babies and children’s toys, and sometimes on the toy as well. Have you ever wondered what they mean? We have! So we have done some [...]

December 15, 2011 | 3 Comments More
Children and Fluoride FAQ – A Must Read For Every Parent!

Children and Fluoride FAQ – A Must Read For Every Parent!

There is plenty of conversation happening these days on fluoride and the potential dangers/benefits of supplementing this into our children’s daily/dentist-visit routine.  With all that is being said, we really wanted to repost this amazing article about children and fluoride for you today.  Please make sure you read all the comments from past readers and [...]

September 2, 2011 | 9 Comments More
Summer Savings Coupon Codes from our Approved Vendors

Summer Savings Coupon Codes from our Approved Vendors

Some people love winter, I love SUMMER!  It is such an amazing time of year to be outside, listening to the sounds of nature, hunting for ladybugs (or maybe worms if you have little boys), walking barefoot on the earth and gazing at the star filled sky around the bonfire at night.  What are some [...]

June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
An Organic Teething Toy That Moms Can Trust And Babies Love

An Organic Teething Toy That Moms Can Trust And Babies Love

Dress Me Up Organic Teething Bonbon is the first natural teething toy to win BOTH prestigious MACT Awards (Excellence and Green Awards) for being an eco-friendly and toxic free teething bonbon for babies! One of our testing mamas raved, “It’s a handmade, simple and cute, one of a kind teether.” Yep, kind-of a mouthful, but [...]

April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Is This Mom Crazy, Or Do You Totally Get It?

Is This Mom Crazy, Or Do You Totally Get It?

The letter below comes from a SAFbaby reader and mom.  Her words are full of a passion to make the right decisions for her children, and the turmoil of trying to find some sanity and balance.  We decided to make a post out of this because, well, we are incredibly interested in hearing feedback from [...]

April 11, 2011 | 7 Comments More
A Natural Way To Soothe A Fussy, Cranky, or Sleepy Baby

A Natural Way To Soothe A Fussy, Cranky, or Sleepy Baby

Now, thanks to HABA, parents have a safe and natural plush toy that soothes a fussy, cranky, or sleepy baby and child! The HABA Spelt Cushion Cotti is” a life-saver” one mama says. This little stuffed sheep is loved by moms and their kids alike because the amazingly soft fleece plush toy: helps with an [...]

March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More
HABA’s Pulling Toy Cotti Puts A Smile On These Kid’s Faces

HABA’s Pulling Toy Cotti Puts A Smile On These Kid’s Faces

Today, the Pulling Toy Cotti wins one of the most prestigious Awards available for children’s products today!  The MACT Excellence Award is not easily won, so we are happy to rave about this HABA toy today. The Pulling Toy Cotti comes from a brand new line of eco-friendly plush baby and toddler toys from HABA [...]

March 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Some Things You Many Not Have Known About Lead Prevention/Poisioning

Some Things You Many Not Have Known About Lead Prevention/Poisioning

Did you know that this week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week?  And because almost one million children in the USA suffer from some form of lead poisoning, we believe that it is important for parents and caregivers to have some knowledge of the teachings of National Lead Poisoning Week. In this post we will [...]

October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More
These Eco-Friendly Arts And Craft Projects Inspire Creativity And Imagination

These Eco-Friendly Arts And Craft Projects Inspire Creativity And Imagination

Arts and crafts is a gift to give to our children.  Sparking and encouraging that creativity in them is priceless.   Today we bring you a guide on some of the projects we have been loving creating with our children.  These arts and crafts are eco-friendly, green, a safe alternative to others readily available in big [...]

July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
10 Safe Alternative Baby Shower Essentials

10 Safe Alternative Baby Shower Essentials

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS, you are about to have a baby!  Now is the perfect time to browse through our topic categories on the left side bar (0-1 year) to learn as much as possible about helping to create a safe and non-toxic environment for your infant. It is impossible to avoid all toxins that [...]

May 28, 2010 More
Earth Day Resolutions: Healthy Child Healthy Planet

Earth Day Resolutions: Healthy Child Healthy Planet

It’s Earth Day today! It’s more important than ever that we as parents take action and are a great example for our kids. Everything we dp has an impact on our mother earth. The way we shop, the way we eat, the way we live.  It’s important that we do it all as consciously as [...]

April 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

Eco-friendly, green, nature inspired toys, gifts, books, clothing and more for baby, child and kid are what we are happily highlighting for you all today!  Many of these products are totally natural, and of course all of them are PVC-free, BPA-free, lead free and earth loving. Spring time!  A time when nature all around us [...]

April 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Why Are These Natural Building Blocks For Kids So Special?

Why Are These Natural Building Blocks For Kids So Special?

Put your noisy colorful toys away and bring out this creative unpretentious toy.  This natural wooden block set is a childhood classic and it keeps many kids engaged in creative play for hours.  If your looking for a sweet safe alternative toy (to those flashy noisy games that overstimulate our nervous systems)  maybe it’s time [...]

March 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More

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