The first "non-toxic" toys I bought for Nate were wooden HABA toys. I was looking for BPA, PVC and phthalate-free toys, since those seem to be the big baddies of the toxic toy world. As those toxins are primarily found in plastics, I looked to wooden toys. Here is Nate playing with his HABA Triangle (one of his favorites) at six months old:
I've recently discovered Good Guide, which ranks a huge database of products based on a number of factors, including health. I've been checking Good Guide for toxin information for toys that I want to get Nate as well as toys that we already own. Many times, I'm relieved to find that plastic toys I thought might give Nate a third arm are actually non-toxic. But other times, I find that toys that I thought were safe actually have toxins in them.