Cutest toys without BPA: safe options for your baby

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  December 30, 2020

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used to make various types of plastic, including polycarbonate (PC) and epoxy resin (coating).

It is found in many different products, such as electronics, food, receipts, medical devices, but unfortunately also in toys and other children's products.

Small children discover through their mouths and hands, which is why they are only too happy to put toys in their mouths. But as a parent you do not want your child to come into contact with harmful substances such as BPA.

Fortunately, nowadays you can find toys that are BPA-free.

Best toys without BPA

We did some research and found some nice toy products and a number of brands, which clearly state that they are BPA-free. In the table you will find our favorite products:

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Best teether without BPA: Infantino Cuddly Teether Crinkle clothBest Teether Without BPA: Infantino Cuddly Teether Crinkle Cloth (view more images)
Best BPA Free Play Mat: Relaxdays 90 x 90 cm puzzle matBest BPA free play mat: Relaxdays 90 x 90 cm puzzle mat (view more images)

Best BPA Free Playground: Russle Collapsible Ball PitBest BPA Free Ball Pit - Russle Collapsible Ball Pit
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Best BPA Free Baby Gym: Playgro Play mat ball activity nestBest BPA Free Baby Gym: Playgro Play Mat (view more images)

Best BPA Free Wooden Toys: Grimm's Element EarthBest BPA Free Wooden Toys- Grimms Element Earth
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Best BPA Free Beach Set: Dantoy Tiny Sand & Water setBest BPA free beach set - Dantoy BIO Tiny Sand and Water set for the beach
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Best BPA Free Pets Set: PlanToys Sea Life SetBest BPA Free Pets Set- Plan Toys Sea Life Set
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Best BPA Free Tea Set: Green Toys cup & saucer setBest BPA Free Tea Set - Green Toys Role Play Tea Set
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Best BPA Free Dollhouse: Green Toys House Playset
Best BPA Free Dollhouse - Green Toys - House Playset
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Best BPA Free Combo Toy: HEVEA drinking bottle with play ballBest BPA Free Combi Toy - HEVEA Drinking Bottle with Play Ball
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Cutest BPA free rubber duck: Oli & Carol BitingCutest BPA free rubber duck- Oli & Carol biting with dots
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Funniest BPA Free Game Color Learning: Tender Leaf Color Me HappyCutest BPA Free Game Color Learning- Tender Leaf Color Me Happy
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Safe toy brands without BPA

Sustainable and safe toys are a trend! And let us as parents be very happy with that.

There are plenty of non-toxic toys out there and some great brands on the toy market that are guaranteed to be BPA free and will make your little ones very happy.

If you choose these brands, you don't have to think about safety:

Best toys rated without BPA

Let's take a look at each brand. I have selected several fun and safe toys for you.

Best Teether Without BPA: Infantino Cuddly Teether Crinkle Cloth

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In the shape of a sweet fox, this Infantino Cuddly Teether Crinkle Cloth features unique textures and sounds that will spark your little one's curiosity.

Babies show an interest in beautiful, bright colors and prints and soft fabrics. The teether has three textured teethers, all BPA free.

The toy is suitable from birth and is made of high quality material.

Check prices and availability here

Or read here everything about Infantino's toys

Best BPA free play mat: Relaxdays 90 x 90 cm puzzle mat

Best BPA free play mat: Relaxdays 90 x 90 cm puzzle mat

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This beautiful play mat (view more here) is made for fun puzzles together! You can see the colorful play mat 90 x 90 cm from Relaxdays above with images of vehicles.

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The puzzle mat is made of harmless materials such as EVA foam and is BPA-free. It has nine puzzle pieces and you can choose from a puzzle with fruits, animals, or vehicles. You can also combine the different themes, which is even more fun!

Children learn the names and characteristics of all kinds of fruits, animals and vehicles while puzzling.

Besides being fun to play with the puzzle pieces, the playmat is also a comfortable mat to lie on or sit on. You can make the mat larger by combining several mats.

This way more kids can go on at the same time, because the more souls the more joy! With this play mat you bring cheerfulness and color to the nursery. Each puzzle piece has a size of (lxwxh) 32 x 32 x 1 cm.

The play mat is suitable for children from 0 years old and promotes creativity and motor skills.

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Best BPA Free Play Box: Russle Collapsible Ball Pit

Best BPA Free Ball Pit - Russle Collapsible Ball Pit

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A ball pit is a very interesting toy for babies from 6 months. In this ball pit Not only can babies play with balls, they can also learn to crawl in a soft environment.

By grabbing the balls, children train their grip reflexes.

The ball pit has a nice soft pink color and is foldable, so you can set it up or take it down again and store it in no time.

All you have to do is put the walls upright and put the balls in the box.

The ball pit has a size of (lxwxh) 100 x 100 x 28 cm.

With purchase you get 200 balls that are completely BPA free, enough to fill the bath! The ball pit itself is made of 100% polyester.

Check the most current prices and availability here

Best BPA free baby gym: Playgro Play Mat Ball Activity Nest

Best BPA Free Baby Gym: Playgro Play Mat

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This Playgro Play Mat is a safe place for children to play.

There are various play options: as a play mat with the sides down with or without play arch, and as a ball pit with the soft walls up with or without play arch.

In this video from Playgro you can see all 5 modes:

This way all children, very young and older, can enjoy this great play environment! With this play mat your little one will never roll off his place and he will be sweet for hours.

The detachable play arch is equipped with stimulating toys. At the ball pit (also nice for your baby) 32 colorful, BPA-free balls are included. This baby play mat has won a prestigious award, namely the Baby Innovation Award.

That says something of course!

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Best BPA Free Wooden Toys: Grimms Element Earth

Best BPA Free Wooden Toys- Grimms Element Earth

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This cozy and safe Grimms Element Earth wooden building toy is part of the Grimms series Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

An example of beautiful construction toys, suitable from baby to toddler. Children can create and fantasize with all 'Earth' blocks. It consists of 5 parts and is 16 cm wide and 6 cm deep.

Beautifully colored and hand-painted lime wood is what characterizes this collection.

Check the latest prices here

Best BPA Free Beach Set: Dantoy Tiny Sand & Water Set

Best BPA free beach set - Dantoy BIO Tiny Sand and Water set for toddler

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Going to the sea with the Dantoy beach set is fun for parent and child. The set is lightweight (300 grams) and made of BIO plastic made from sugar cane. Can even go in the dishwasher!

The soft natural tones are very beautiful and match the soft shapes. The set is 5-piece and consists of a bucket, rake, shovel, sieve and sand mould. Suitable for babies from 6 months.

With this brand you can be sure that there are no phthalates, no perfumes and no BPA or other types of harmful substances in the toys.

BIO plastic is 100% recyclable sugar cane, a 100% renewable raw material, sugar cane can be replanted immediately after harvesting.

On top of that, sugar cane helps to absorb CO2 emissions. How green can you have it?

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Best BPA Free Pets Set: PlanToys Sea Life Set

Best BPA Free Pets Set- Plan Toys Sea Life Set

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Another very sustainable children's toys brand: PlanToys.

With the PlanToys Sea Life Set you can be sure that you are purchasing a product that is made of at least 50% recycled materials (wood) and that valuable raw materials are therefore saved.

A whale, dolphin, killer whale and shark; the most large and famous animals from the sea are eager to play with your child.

Suitable for little ones from 1 year.

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Best BPA Free Tea Set: Green Toys Cup & Saucer Set

Best BPA Free Tea Set - Green Toys Role Play Tea Set

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Have fun playing with this durable tea set while not harming the earth: the cozy tea set is non-toxic; it contains no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings.

Drinking from the cups and eating from the saucers is safe, and the set is also dishwasher safe. Already suitable for children from 2 years.

This 17-piece set consists of a teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, 4 cups, 4 saucers and 4 spoons. Good Green Fun for everyone.

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Best BPA Free Dollhouse: Green Toys House Playset

Best BPA Free Dollhouse - Green Toys - House Playset

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The Green Toys doll house is more suitable for a toddler or toddler, but remains a beautiful green toy to put in the baby's room.

A mouse in the convertible, in the bathtub, in bed or at the table, your little one will play for hours with the mouse villa.

This play set is of responsible origin and of very solid quality, suitable from 2 years.

Green Toys produces toys from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The cardboard packaging, which is printed with organic soy ink, is also 100% recycled. 

Green Toys will always avoid using unnecessary, polluting elements when packing their toys.

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Best BPA Free Combo Toy: HEVEA drinking bottle with play ball

Best BPA Free Combi Toy - HEVEA Drinking Bottle with Play Ball

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I really think this HEVEA play ball with drinking bottle is the ultimate maternity gift. The ball is made of up-cycled rubber, but what does that actually mean?

Well, all the leftover bits of natural rubber are recycled to create a new, up-cycled HEVEA product. 

The drinking bottle is also special, because it is made of thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass with a rubber ball around it!

If your baby can hold the bottle itself early on, it is protected in the event of a fall.

You can easily remove the ball from the bottle and can also be used as a toy. A very original and useful green toy.

Everything in the HEVEA collection is made of natural rubber.

View all available variants here

Cutest BPA free rubber duck: Oli & Carol biting

Cutest BPA free rubber duck- Oli & Carol biting with dots

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This Oli & Carol Elvis the duck is a rubber duck of about 6 x 7,5 x 7,4 cm.

Does your baby want to chew on it? No problem, because this cheerfully spotted duckling and his colored brothers and sisters are absolutely safe.

Oli & Carol is a young Spanish company that specializes in designing übercool green (sustainable) toys.

The brand offers healthy and well thought-out rubber toys for babies from 0 years old, for teething, for in the bath, but also sell the most beautiful teats and bottles. 

Olimpia and Carolina developed this brand 5 years ago: two sisters who started when they were only 21 and 16 years old.

I would like to give you this tip for older kids: the DIY (Do It Yourself) series of this brand has fun cotton craft designs for children from 6 years.

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Funniest BPA Free Game Color Learning: Tender Leaf Color Me Happy

Cutest BPA Free Game Color Learning- Tender Leaf Color Me Happy

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'Colour me happy', this puzzle Tender Leaf Color Me Happy is original and educational. Your child searches for color and shape and can complete the colorful snake.

The game is good for the develop fine motor skills. The puzzle has 12 pieces and is suitable for your toddler aged 1-4 years. 

Wooden toys from Tender Leaf Toys is high-quality toys; made with respect for our earth.

For every tree used in toy production, Tender Leaf Toys plants a new tree.

Check the latest prices here

For more wonderful toys to learn colors, check out my post including complete practice guide

healthy toys

What kind of plastic toys do you have at home? Hopefully you are sustainable and generally have healthy toys at home!

Fortunately, many parents have started to follow their green heart, they only want healthy and creative toys without harmful substances for their children.

Unfortunately 90% of the toys in our world are made of plastic. Baby and children's toys made of PVC, which is then softened by chemical softeners called phthalates.

Phthalates have a hormone-disrupting effect and can therefore be bad for your health. Now there are various phthalates, but especially the bisphenol A (BPA) is a very unhealthy one.

Does BPA Have Harmful Health Effects?

There is still a lack of clarity about the effects of BPA on our health, and several studies contradict each other.

Possible consequences of (high exposure to) BPA can be:

Small and unborn children can be more sensitive to the effects of BPA because their bodies are still developing. Even little ones can get BPA through breast milk.

It is important to minimize the exposure to BPA for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, newborns and young children.

Baby bottles with BPA have been banned in the EU since 2011, but other baby products with BPA are still sold.

In any case, I advise you to pay attention to the packaging with all the toys you buy!

Also read, these are the nicest Dutch toy manufacturers

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.