I’ve been in business selling wooden toys and educational toys for 8 years now. When I first started I knew I loved wooden toys. There weren’t really many around and they were difficult to find. Thankfully now there are loads around in shops everywhere , but processes vary so much and the word ECO FRIENDLY TOY is thrown around so much – I've been wondering what REALLY makes a toy 'eco friendly' . What do all these words mean – sustainable wood , FSC certified , non toxic etc. ?
You would be forgiven for believing that any type or brand of wooden toys is a safer option for your children to be playing with as opposed to plastic toys, as wood is a natural material, but… not all wooden toys are created equal and we parents need to be very aware of this.