Are Plastic Toys Safe for Babies

Many of the commonly available plastic toys can be hazardous for babies. Babies often tend to chew their toys and doing so they might unknowingly consume some amount of chemicals that are present in their plastic toys. Plastic toys contain chemicals like BPA (Bisphenol A) that can cause cancer, premature puberty, or dullness later in their life. However, there are companies that have come up with BPA free toys, but still I would not recommend those because plastic toys have other drawbacks too.

Every parent wants their children to have their favorite toys. As parents, more often we do not think much before buying a toy for our kids and babies. But, it is very important to look into the quality and composition of the toy that we will be fetching our beloved ones. It is commonly seen that parents buy toys made of plastic as they are easily available and affordable, but we have to check beforehand whether these plastic toys are safe for our babies.

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If babies are allowed to play with plastic toys made of assembled parts, there are chances that the baby might choke itself by swallowing any of the small assembled parts of the toy. If somehow the baby manages to swallow the plastic toy part, still you have to rush to a doctor as the plastic part will cause serious problems in the intestine of the baby. If the plastic toy does not come with assembled parts, still there are chances that the baby might break the toy while playing and eventually swallow a broken piece. Plastic toys are less durable compared to other toys. Plastic toys break easily and babies can hurt themselves with the broken parts. Plastic toys are also harmful to the environment if not disposed of with care.

Since plastic toys have a lot of disadvantages, you might be wondering what kind of toys will be good for babies. So, I would suggest using soft toys as an alternative. Soft toys are found in all sizes, shapes, and types. There are Barbie figurines, cartoon figurines, action figurines, dolls, teddy bears, funko pops, etc. available as soft toys. You can buy any of these for your baby.

Apart from your nearby supermarket, soft toys are also available online. Many websites sell soft toys online. Websites like Amazon, Toycart, Funcorp, Hamleys, etc. are some popular websites selling toys online. You can also go for a pop in a box option to get various types of figurines in a bunch at a time. Pop in a box is also an affordable option too. You can also see pop in a box reviews online. A lot of review websites provide genuine and trustworthy pop in a box reviews that can be helpful to you for buying funko pops for your baby.

I hope this post will be helpful for you to select the best toy for your baby. Always avoid plastic toys and go for soft toys. If you want to find out more about soft toys please let me know in the comment section below.

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