Guide to Safe Christmas Toys for Children

This guide to safe Christmas toys will help you choose wisely when purchasing holiday gifts for your children, includes statistics on lead and toxic chemicals in toys and a list of eco-friendly toy websites.


| November/December 2003


This guide to safe Christmas toys provides help for purchasing eco-friendly gifts for your children.

Guide to Safe Christmas Toys for Children

A recent test of more than 1,200 American toys found that 35 percent contained lead. But there are plenty of super fun, healthy and eco-friendly gifts out there for all the tots on your list. Check out some of our favorites and get earth-friendly tips from The Center for a New American Dream, which educates about responsible consumerism.

•Tailor gifts to the child. Toys kids don’t need or want create clutter in the playroom and the landfill.

•Consider shelf life. Look for toys with lasting appeal and sturdy parts. Lincoln Logs or a chess set can last for decades.

•Buy secondhand. Used toys save money and can be as much fun as new ones, especially for children too young to know the difference.

•Shop for the planet. Wood toys with natural finishes are better than plastic. Poppywood Toys and Natural Play sell reclaimed-wood and naturally finished toys.





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