WHY WOODEN TOYS ARE THE BETTER CHOICE
If you walk into a toys shop, you are bombarded with many different options – toys that are educational and ones that are just for fun. Bright coloured options and games of all shapes and sizes. Plastic figurines and wooden toys. With so many choices, where do you begin?
Children’s toys need to be bright and colourful and interesting to attract the attention of children. But for the parent’s, they need to be safe for kids to play with and completely free of any harmful substances.
According to the John Lewis & Partner’s annual nursery trends report in 2019, sustainability was a key trend, with sales of its wooden toy range increasing by 15% from the previous year.
There is such a focus on plastic waste and the impact it has on our environment, so it is no surprise that retailers are seeing an increase in wooden toys over plastic toys.
There are so many benefits to making the change and giving your kids wooden toys to play with, and at Osmo UK, our wood finishes range extends the benefits even further. The combination of wood and a high-quality finish ensures these toys are environmentally sound, durable, educational, colourful and available in all shapes and sizes, for children of all ages.
Like all Osmo UK products, Wood Wax Finish and County Colour are based on natural oils and waxes.
They are also both compliant with the EN71.3 certification, which is part of the CE directive that ensures toys sold in the EU meet a minimum safety standard. Both finishes provide a saliva-resistant and sweatproof finish – something that is important for children’s toys, especially with younger kids who are in the phase of putting everything in their mouths.
These two finishes are also available in a wide range of colours – anything from red, yellow, green and blue, to 86 RAL Classic and 1950 NCS colours.
So, whether you are buying wooden toys in a shop or doing a DIY project yourself for your children, look for the options that feature Osmo UK finishes to ensure you are providing your child with fun, safe and enjoyable toys to play with.