My Favorite Safe, Nontoxic & Eco-Friendly Baby Toys

Noah is on the cusp of teething, and, of course, when I searched the house for all of Liam’s old baby teethers, they were nowhere to be found.

Even the ones you put in the fridge… Disappeared. Gone. I decided to browse Amazon for the safest, eco-friendly, quality teethers for my little guy (they have to be safe because they literally end up being gnawed at all day!)

I figured I’d share my favorites with you Mamas, too 🙂 If you have some favorite brands, don’t hesitate to include them in the comments!

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This shop comes first because for some reason my little man is OBSESSED with this crochet bunny. Who knew the texture would be so pleasing to his little gums?! I love wooden toys for little ones and really like the Mali Wear aesthetic. Liam loves to “pretend play” with the wooden camera. Everyone’s happy!

Did I mention that Mali Wear is a small family business/passion project, and that Alina, the founder, is also a mama of five kiddos? She just gets it.

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Who doesn’t like a 2-in-1 toy? I love that these teether clips can also double as actual pacifier clips. These are my favorite on the go because I can clip the teethers to Noah’s carseat and not worry about anything being thrown overboard. It is also great because instead of grabbing, say, my hair (ouch), Noah has something to wrap his fingers around while nursing. And how cute is the cookie teether?

Baby Elefun teethers are all nontoxic and chew-safe because they are made of 100% silicone beads (just like a soother nipple), and have no BPAs, PVCs, phthalates, lead cadmium or heavy metal and no detachable parts.

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Teething rings are the best because Noah seems to naturally grip his fingers around them with the least amount of trouble. These two rings easily made it to the top of Noah’s favorites list, and it’s easy to see why!

LittleFoot Nation was founded by a mother of three who left Corporate America to pursue her real passion: Children! Their company offers unique, practical, and responsibly sourced products from around the world. Bonus? They accept new product ideas and inspiration from their customers! If you have a toy idea, make sure to run it by them and, who knows, they might be able to bring your dream toy to life 🙂

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Johanna Riehm teaches in the department of Communication and Media at Manhattanville College and in the department of English at Mercy College. She teaches courses in the history of communication, public speaking, and social media, as well as creative and technical writing workshops. Johanna’s work has been featured in Graffiti Literary Magazine, The Write Place at the Write Time, The Bangalore Review, Cactus Heart Press, and the LaMothe Review. She is working on her first longer work, a creative nonfiction novel called We Carved Our Names in Tamarind Trees.

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