Safe baby toys

Ben and me, Berkeley, CA, by Boho Denise, Canon Rebel Xti

I know I’m not the only mom/auntie/grandma who is concerned about lead paint and phthalates (chemicals used to make certain plastics) in their kid’s toys. I’ve already had to throw away some of Ben’s things that were recalled and I am looking at everything else in the toy bin with a suspicious eye. Of course everything (even the bottom of my shoes and the stroller tires) is chewed and licked like a fine delicacy. It’s so hard to know what’s safe!

I was inspired by an article I read in Mothering magazine to compile a short list of safe, non-toxic options for bottles, teethers, toys, etc. Feel free to pass it along! (or buy the new issue of Mothering for the full scoop)

Toxin-free toys:
Oompa: Lots of wooden toys made in Europe.
A Bumble bee to ride into the sunset… and other toys at Maukilo.
Nova Natural: Love their rainbow blocks and stackers…
Another awesome wooden toy company called Brio that has been around forever. It seems to specialize in railway toys.
I love this cake decorating kit at Mahar Dry Goods
Natural pod: I like this stone cave.
Tiny Love

My favorite organic clothing shops:
Happy Green Bee
A Little Lark

Baby body care products: (My favorites)
California Baby
Little Twig

Botttles and sippy cups:
Born Free
Adiri Natural Nurser
Evenflo glass bottles
Klean Kanteen
Lasinoh safe storage bottles
Sigg bottles are safe and stylish

Bibs and teethers
Tiny Love
First Years

Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest

Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.


1 Comment

  1. oprolevorter

    But a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style. “The price one pays for pursuing a profession, or calling, is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.” by James Arthur Baldwin.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ready for your next creative adventure?

Download the Mondo Beyondo dream generator!

Latest from the blog

Courage is contagious.

Courage is contagious.

When my son Ben was about 4 years old, he took his very first swim lessons at the local YMCA. I didn’t realize until we arrived that I wouldn’t be inside the pool with him, so I watched from the window just outside. (Albeit a little nervous since he didn’t know how to...

read more
Pink skies + my new offering for you!

Pink skies + my new offering for you!

Happy holidays everyone! I woke up yesterday morning a bit tender... it always feels that way on Christmas morning without my boys. But especially this year with the pandemic (that made any other plans impossible) and the fact that I'm going through a breakup as well....

read more
Gratitude sale + Pickleball dreams come true

Gratitude sale + Pickleball dreams come true

Dear Wonder Seekers, If you'd like to complete this extraordinary year in a powerful way, honor what happened (what you created, how you were brave and also, what was disappointing, what was hard, what there is to grieve) I would love to invite you join me for a...

read more

self guided e-courses

Choosing Ease

30 days of ease, joy and cultivating wonder

I believe that when I’m creating from a place of ease and buoyancy I am actually in flow – in alignment with myself and the Universe.

Capture the Magic

Rock your camera-phone - and discover that beauty and joy are everywhere.

The very best camera is the one that’s with you! I’ll show you how to get on your own path of joy and delight while learning photography skills along the way.

mondo beyondo

What does your heart truly want in 2020? 

What if you could name your dreams and desires for 2020 and create a plan to make them reality?