This growing interest is being felt in the toy industry. Companies that have safer, nontoxic toys are likely to share that information. After all, the customers dictate what is bought.
Some other simple keywords to look for are “nontoxic” and “organic.” Also keep an eye out for things saying their toys do not contain any BPA, phthalates, PVC, latex, or toxic materials.
Depending on what the toy is made of, there are a few other things to look for as well.
With wooden toys, you want to look for plant- or water- based paint. This could also show up as natural or vegetable oils for the finish. You also want to look for either organic or non-toxic wood.
For fabric toys, you will again want to stay with “organic” materials. Both the fabric and any dyes they may use should be organic.
As far as plastic toys goes, a good rule of thumb is to just avoid them altogether. Admittedly, that can be very difficult. If you need to get plastic toys, ABS plastic is one of the least-toxic plastics out there.