Estella organic baby gift set cotton stuffed animals are soft, lovable, and safe. They’re also a great way to introduce kids to natural materials and reduce environmental impact.
Some of the most important things to look for when choosing an organic stuffed animal are:
The fabric: This is the most obvious consideration. You’ll want to choose fabric that is super soft and squishy (think minky), but not too stretchy or stiff. It’s also important to choose a type of fabric that can hold up to machine washing and drying, so be sure to look for a flannel or polyester blend.
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Colorants: You’ll want to avoid synthetic or petroleum-based dyes, such as azo, which are toxic and release heavy metals into the air and water, as well as into your child’s skin with frequent contact. Plant-based and water-based dyes, on the other hand, are safer for your child and the environment.
One thing you’ll want to watch for is the stuffing used in a stuffed toy. Most stuffed toys are filled with polyester fibers that release toxins into your child’s body.
Other pitfalls to watch out for:
Many stuffed animals are made in China with lax quality control standards and may be contaminated with heavy metals or toxic flame retardant chemicals. In addition, synthetic fibers are linked to hormone dysregulation and cancer.