Are wooden toys safe?

When you're used to plastic toys, you might question if wooden toys are safe for your child.

The short answer is yes, they are! Keep reading to find out why, and to learn about the other benefits of going with wood.

Safer than Plastic

Compared to plastic, wooden toys can actually be safer for your baby. Containing chemicals like BPA (bisphenol A) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride), plastics can be toxic and hazardous for fetuses and children.

In contrast, wooden toys are free of those harmful chemicals, and thus safer for your little one. In fact, most of our wooden toys are made from sugar maple — a very dense wood that is anti-microbial!

More Environmentally Friendly

Compared to plastics, wooden toys can be more environmentally friendly! They don't use the harsh chemicals that plastic toys do, but they're also biodegradable.

Our Tiny Tree wooden toys in particular are made from sustainably harvest lumber grown right here in Ontario. We're also committed to planting one tree for each wooden baby rattle sold!

Longer Lasting and Educational

Compared to to plastic and plush toys, wooden toys are incredibly durable. While plastic toys may easily break, wooden toys not only stand up to years of play, but are often held onto long after your child stops playing with them so they can be passed down to the next generation someday.

Wooden toys also tend to be perfect for open-ended play, meaning that they'll continue to be fun as your child grows. While your child might quickly grow tired of toys designed for singular purposes, wooden toys provide endless opportunities for them to explore their minds and creativity.

With benefits like these, who needs a plastic toy with flashing lights and loud noises?


Looking for the perfect wooden toy or keepsake for the little one in your life? Explore our online Tiny Tree shop or email us at