Archives: Safety


Toxic Free Cleaning for a Healthy Home

I’ve always been a sickly child and my mum has always been a clean freak (sorry mum!). Instinctively I had some inkling that these 2 might somehow be related. Fast forward 35+ years later, I lea...

Are my children’s crayons TOXIC?

Have you ever wondered what your children’s crayons are really made of and whether they are in fact safe for your child to chew on? I’ve had the same questions and concerns myself because ...

Alexx Stuart – Low Tox Life Course

  Hi, I'm Alexx Stuart, owner of "Low Tox Life" and I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Melinda from Eco Toys for our upcoming "Go Low Tox" e course!   I have been researching passio...

Tips for using real tools with kids

Giving children the opportunity to use real tools is important during childhood because it allows them to learn about and experience real tasks, just like adults. Children are naturally curious...

Non-toxic Bath Time

Bath-time for children is an important family ritual, not only for cleansing and cleaning the body but also for learning and social development. Most children LOVE water! Add in some bubbles an...

The dangers of plastic toys in our modern world

As consumers it is easy to be lured into buying products we don’t really need.  Advertising fills our heads with unrealistic promises and our children, who are the most vulnerable are often exp...

Our Top 8 Baby Walkers and Ride ons reviewed

Baby Walkers are a fun toy for toddlers that are learning to walk. They provide an opportunity for your child to learn to walk while holding onto something stable. This enables them to build and stren...

Why choose Eco Toys this Christmas?

With the pressure of the Christmas season fast approaching, it can be difficult to choose the best present for a child. What can you buy that the child will love but that won’t harm the environmen...

New Pure Organic Charlie Bears

Meet Larlie the Bear, Poppa the Puppy, Marley the Mouse and Barley the Sleepy Little Lamb! Our new range of Charlie Bears.  We absolutely love with them and so will your child.  Have you ever...

The dangers of BPA in baby bottles

A segment aired on Sixty Minutes in early June called “The Toxic Truth” which highlighted the dangers of plastic and BPA (or Bisphenol-A) being used in production of plastics. This bought into the...

5 Easy Ways to go Green

In the “olden days” there wasn’t anything like energy efficient light bulbs, different bins for rubbish, recycling, green waste, energy efficient appliances or electric cars. Our kids are growin...

Born Pre-Polluted

‘What do I do for a living?’ you ask, ‘I work in research. Projects which slice and dice placentas and umbilical cords and examine the chemical compounds in them’. The response is often one ...