I got an email this morning from a member of our GG community and she asked me how you can tell if there's BPA in children's toys. Excellent question! Unfortunately, I can't give a definitive answer. However, this was my response:
Unfortunately, most plastic toys made before 2008 contain BPA. It's hard to know for sure. The best option is to buy non-plastic toys. As the info about BPA has gotten to the public, more and more manufacturers are phasing it out of their toys, but unless the packaging is marked BPA-free, you just can't tell. Of course, you can ask store managers if they have any brands that are BPA-free or can call the manufacturers.
It's also important to avoid PVC and phthalate in toys as well.
Remember how simple life used to be?!