2.09.2009

hello, friends...

meet lucy's current fascination: devil duckie. he arrived at our home a few weeks back, along with other random toxic junk from my old office desk. have you seen a 9 month old get visibly, over-the-top excited recently? if not, you should swing by and have a look--it's certainly a sight--squeals of joy, flapping arms, kicking feet, wide eyes. so, sooooooo cute. anyway, i'm sure devil duckie is full of phthalates (a chemical softening agent linked to hormone disruption, and part of the CPSIA legislation you may have read about here). bummer, cause my girl REALLY likes him. especially in the bathtub, where he bobs all around and is fun to try and catch. what's a sympathetic, yet totally informed mommy to do?
let grandma handle it, that's what! as an early valentine's day gift for sweet little lucy, grandma went ahead and bought a set of phthalate-free bath squirters from giggle, very much like the set pictured below. lucy's now got herself a dolphin, an octopus, a puffer fish, a clownfish and a sea turtle. the devil duckie won't be making any more appearances in the warm bathwater, and will likely soon disappear altogether. sad, but terribly true. i'm not taking any chances when it comes to my girl! looking for even more phthalate-free bath toys? check out this great list from the soft landing--it's full of great ideas. 

2 comments:

Meghan said...

love it! i was just shopping for new bath toys for thomas!

Alicia [The Soft Landing] said...

Great article! Thank so much for mentioning our Safe Bath Toy Guide :)