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The Green Life: Green Parenting Week -- Toys

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October 06, 2008

Green Parenting Week -- Toys

Baby_chewing_on_toy_istock_00000551Want your kids to grow up healthy and green? This week we'll offer tips for eco-parents.

Play it Safe Plastic toys that contain bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, suspected hormone disruptors, have already been banned in some places. Eco-parents should consider wooden or organic cotton toys, especially with teething babies, since these potentially toxic chemicals are more likely to leach out when babies chew or suck on the toys. So ditch that "rubber" ducky: Find greener birds here, here, and here.

Are you an eco-parent? Share your tips!

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