Plastic ducks – indeed most plastic toys – contain Bisphenol A or BPA, which helps to make plastic soft, clear and shatterproof. It is widely accepted now that BPA disrupts the body’s hormone system and can contribute to developing diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
BPA is banned from baby feeding bottles but not bath toys yet. You can take charge or your baby’s health by only using Natural Rubber Bathtoys and politely declining any cheap bath toys given to you as gifts.
Hevea Bath Toys are made from 100% natural rubber – there are no holes, no bugs, no plastics and no BPA. The only risk is to your clothes from all the splashing.
Most rubber/plastic bath toys have holes in the bottom so that when they’re squeezed they return to their original shape. This allows warm dirty water into the duck, which is the ideal breeding ground for mould and bacteria. You can see this yourself if you have existing toys like this, open up a bath toy and you’ll find dirty black gunk inside, yuk!
Exposure to germs is good for a baby’s immune system but the dirty bath water stored in hollow plastic ducks has fecal matter, e.coli, mould and mildew swilling about. These are a quick route to nausea and diarrhea.
So take good care when choosing bath toys for your baby. It’s another place where health really matters and you can be in full control of what is in your home.
Complies with Safety Standard AS/NZS ISO 8124-1:2002, AS/NZS ISO 8124-2:2009, AS/NZS ISO 8124-3:200