this post is all about my eco-friendly finds
for beach trips or just hanging out at the
neighborhood pool to keep the babes happy--
from toys for building sand castles
to boats made for floating,
these are the best toxin-free
and eco-friendly pool and beach toys.
Green Toys sand castle set has been a
favorite beach side staple for several years running.
As with all toys from the Green Toys family,
they are made from recycled milk jugs
and do not contain BPA or phthalates.
This particular set comes with a bucket,
rake, shovel, and sand castle mold.
We’ve lugged ours to the beach and to the sandbox
and back for three years and all of the
pieces are still in great, sturdy shape.
With a focus on “kid-powered” toys that encourage
children to stay active, Sprig Toys has come up with some
perfect kiddie pool additions that are
guaranteed to keep your kids creative juices flowing.
Even if they're hundreds of mile from the
nearest ocean, kids can imagine and explore life on
and under the water with either of Sprig's maritime-themed
play sets, all of which are made from Sprigwood,
a composite of reclaimed plastic and recycled wood.
The Dolphin Explorer Set includes an
explorer boat and a rescue boat,
as well as a figurine guide and two dolphins.
The Scuba Set features an adventure guide figurine,
a sport boat, and a little air tank.
Boon’s brightly colored bath toys,
all of which are BPA-, Phthalate-, and PVC-free,
can easily transition to become pool and beachside entertainment.
We even spied the company's floating bath toy set,
which includes three bugs and a mesh net,
in a fountain as part an interactive children’s garden,
which just goes to show that kids will
love any excuse for some water playtime.
Older swimmers will be entertained in the
pool with Boon’s floating ring toss,
which comes with a floating post and three rings.
And Boon's set of rubber duckies
(which don't hold water or, therefore, mold)
are just the right size for baby to toss and splash with.
In addition to keeping your kids happy,
Boon donates 10% of its profits keep
children in need happy as well through
charities including Helping Orphans Worldwide.
to the next level with their biodegradable beach toys.
The five piece set comes with two cups,
a shovel, a bucket, and a sifter that also acts as a lid.
The groovy turquoise and lime beach
toys are made from a corn-based bioplastic
that is free from BPAs, Phthalates, and PVC.
While it would be a shame to lose this set,
at least you wouldn't have to worry about
its environmental impact: the toys will
biodegrade in soil, fresh or salt water,
or compost in two to three years!
Something about sweet and simple sailboats
catches the essence of summer: Tweet Toys' sailboats with
organic cotton sails fit the bill
with their classic construction.
Designer Willow Baus prints her own
designs onto organic sateen;
currently, there are three designs,
including a funky floral print,
but keep a look-out for more options.
The sailboats are constructed form American Pine
and finished with a non-toxic, tung oil finish.