Linseed oil and tung oil Tung and linseed oil are the most durable oils for protecting wooden toys. The penetrating “drying” oils polymerize, leaving a durable but matte finish. Hardwoods are the safest choice for wooden toys for babies because they are the least likely to splinter. When gently sanded and finished with non-toxic oil, a baby toy made of hardwood can be the perfect educational teething toy.
In short, wooden toys are safe for your baby, offer endless options for unlimited play and will last for years playing. Wooden toys are BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free, making them a great choice for parents looking to avoid chemicals. The first two are sometimes used in toys, but since there is some controversy (probably exaggerated) surrounding those finishes as baby toys, I hesitate to give a solid recommendation (nor do I rule them out). If you've ever made a wooden toy just to scratch your head wondering what type of finish you should use, you know that it can be a difficult path to travel.
So, maybe you've decided that you want wooden toys for your baby, but now you're not sure what to choose. Making wooden toys with trees that don't produce is a great way to use materials that would otherwise be discarded. Now, the growing popularity of natural, eco-friendly and organic toys is bringing wooden toys back to stores. Made of beech wood and buckwheat grains, this wooden toy for babies produces a soft and harmonious rattle and is perfect for inflamed gums during teething.
If you're a parent, you're probably wondering why wooden toys have continued to gain popularity over the past decade. Made of beech wood, this wooden toy for babies has three rings that make a nice natural sound when shaken.