WOOD?? is that safe?

Cherry21 Cherry21
ok, so I was wondering how the wood toys are safe enough to use. Seems like wood would be the worst idea for a toy, since its so porous and rots (as wood does!!). So, is it coated with something, or is there a special kind of wood used? or are these toys made to be replaced pretty soon after purchase?
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Antipova Antipova
There are lots of threads on this already, just do a forum search of "wood safe"---and I've got details in both of my NobEssence reviews up (Romp and P Spot Flogger).

Basically, they've got a completely waterproof coating. So because no water/oxygen can ever get in, the wood will neither rot, nor expand/contract (which is what would cause splinters). So they really are good forever, with no splinters.

Just don't chip the coating (I've found mine to be pretty durable) or you'll have to retire it to sculpture-only status.
12/06/2011
Blooddragon Blooddragon
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Originally posted by Cherry21
ok, so I was wondering how the wood toys are safe enough to use. Seems like wood would be the worst idea for a toy, since its so porous and rots (as wood does!!). So, is it coated with something, or is there a special kind of wood used? or are these ... More
We use wood regularly and have had no problems with it!
12/07/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
There are lots of threads on this already, just do a forum search of "wood safe"---and I've got details in both of my NobEssence reviews up (Romp and P Spot Flogger).

Basically, they've got a completely waterproof coating. ... More
thanks so much!! I saw them and was kind of puzzled for a bit!
12/07/2011
Funtastic Funtastic
Very safe.
02/05/2012
mlgrant mlgrant
Great question!!
02/15/2012
switzerland switzerland
i've wondered the same thing!
02/15/2012
darkkitty darkkitty
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherry21
ok, so I was wondering how the wood toys are safe enough to use. Seems like wood would be the worst idea for a toy, since its so porous and rots (as wood does!!). So, is it coated with something, or is there a special kind of wood used? or are these ... More
Wood is nice, but there is already info out there on this!
02/15/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
I just don't see the pull for wooden toys. I duno, might just be me, but something about sticking a piece of wood up there gives me the heebie jeebies lol
02/16/2012
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
I just don't see the pull for wooden toys. I duno, might just be me, but something about sticking a piece of wood up there gives me the heebie jeebies lol
me too! I just can't seem to think that would be fun!
05/01/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
Thanks for the post I have been wondering about that as well.
05/27/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
If the person used the appropriate finish, it would be safe. The key would be making sure that the finish was properly applied.
05/27/2012
Reiyth Reiyth
I have always felt drawn to beautiful wood pieces. I even remember as a child loving one of my grandmothers bowls because it was made of hand carved wood. For me, wood feels alive. It's grains and patterns make each piece unique. It has a richness and a personality beyond anything that was coldly and impersonally stamped out in a machine somewhere. I love wood's ultra smooth satiny finish, so silky and warm, never cold and impersonal. Until very recently I didn't know wooden toys existed, but now that I know, I'm very excited to get a unique piece for myself.
06/11/2012
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