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Are Keys Safe For Babies?

Metal Baby Keys

The attraction that babies have toward keys is, as of yet, unexplained. The phenomenon, though, is well-known. Ask any parent. If it gets too quiet at home, the toddler likely isn't doing algebra, they're in some corner suckling every germ off of their parents' car keys. 

By the time the baby is articulate enough to explain its desires, the want for keys has mostly dissipated. So, we can only speculate. Is it the pleasant jangly noise that keys make? Perhaps the cool metal upon a teething mouth? A reflection of the importance that parents give keys, constantly handling them to open locked doors? Or maybe its the rebel inside each baby which knows that this is something thy shouldn't play with...

Be that as it may, keys are probably something that parents should not allow into their toddler's hands and, especially, mouths. A huge reason for this is the lead content found within many keys. One doesn't need to be a Noble Prize winner to know that lead consumption is extremely dangerous. 

Besides for the lead concern, keys are full of germs! In fact, they're one of the most germ-filled household items. Think about it, your keys have been everywhere and when is the last time you've cleaned them? How does one clean the electric car key fob anyway? And yes, there'll always be the people that say "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and "when I was a kid, yadda yadda yadda" but those should be said about allowing your kid to eat Cheerios off the floor, not about licking the grime off your key ring like an ice cream cone.

Lastly, many keys have jagged edges, which poses an additional concern for your baby's pillow-soft cheeks and smooth lips.

So... thats where we at Faux Toys and DontPlayWithThat.com come in. Our mission is providing babies and toddlers with the every-day items they're constantly reaching for and playing with but in a safer and more baby-centric way. Creating the set of Metal Baby Keys - "The Keys to the Joint" - as our first product, was a no-brainer.

The keys are laboratory-tested for lead content and have smooth edges. Plus, they're food-grade stainless-steel so you can even throw them into the dishwasher.

Yes, there are plenty of plastic keys on the bay toy market, but we're betting your baby is too clever to be fooled. Purchase a set of "The Keys to the Joint" today! 

You can find the link for our keys here.


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