Here’s a fact (well, I don’t have scientific proof, but most moms will agree with me): babies LOVE to play with keys. And they don’t want those fake plastic ones Ã¢â‚¬â€ they want the real thing. They can smell a fake from a mile away and will only be happy when gnawing on your dirty, lord-knows-where-they’ve-been-and-how-many-germs-they’re-covered-in keys. But I found something that I think might just pass the test: Kleynimals.
Kleynimals, pronounced “Clean-Ih-Mals” are non-toxic food-grade stainless steel Ã¢â‚¬Å“keys.Ã¢â‚¬Â You can let your little one play with them without worrying about lead contamination, sharp edges, or the grime and germs that your keys are covered in. They’re safe for babies 6 months and older. The keys do NOT contain lead, phthalates, BPA, or cadmium. They are also dishwasher safe.
You might be wondering why they are made of stainless steel . . . and I love why they are. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and the average stainless steel product contains over 50% recycled material. Stainless steel also has longevity.
Kleynimals does what it can to be a to be a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Green Company,Ã¢â‚¬Â and specifically chose stainless steel because of its lower environmental impact. All of their packaging is printed on recycled paper. And all products are made in the USA.
So here’s the thing . . . these keys aren’t cheap. They cost $24 if purchased through the Kleynimals website. That seems pretty steep to me. However, I would pay for them. I think this is the kind of toy that would’ve gotten a lot of use by my kids and that I could then give to my siblings kids or friends kids. They are the kind of thing you can have forever that would never need to be thrown away. To me, that makes it a good value!
Do you think you would buy Kleynimals for your baby or as a gift?