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Asthma friendly toys, help kids breath easier

Current statistics indicate approximately 500,000 Queenslanders and 2.2 million Australians have been diagnosed with asthma.

Avoiding the triggers that may worsen a child's asthma is an important part of asthma management and fortunately.

Toys with the asthma friendly® certification are an ideal choice for those concerned with allergies and asthma. Asthma friendly® certified toys do not contain any fabric or fillings known to aggravate asthma.

When you see the asthma friendly® certification mark and logo you know that the product has been scientifically tested and proven to be more suitable for people with asthma and related allergic sensitivities.

Click here to see the Asthma friendly toys range.

Kids Preferred, Inc. (KPI) one of the largest plush toy manufacturers in the world makes a wide range of cute and cuddly asthma friendly toys. Including the Floppy Puppy Dog Assortment and the Developmental Giraffe.

Kids Preferred toy's quality and workmanship allow for the effective allergen reduction procedure to freeze, wash and dry. Choosing asthma friendly® toys is one of an overall allergen reduction plan for your home.

Click here to see the Kids Preferred range of plush toys.

The asthma friendly® guidelines for the toys on our website require the instructions below be followed before and throughout use.


1. Freeze.
Place toy inside a freezer bag, then place in 10° F or colder freezer for 24 hours.

Wash separately and dry

2. Wash Separately/Dry.
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle/tumble dry low. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Recommend use of fabric bag for wash/dry cycle and allow toy to cool before giving toy to child. Some shrinkage may occur.


3. Cuddle with confidence.™


4. Repeat this process every 4 weeks.


The information contained in this webpage is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

Further information about Asthma

Natural and Environmental Responsible Materials

Why organic cotton?

Cotton is made of the fibers of the cotton plant. This plant, which is cultivated in (sub)tropical regions, needs a lot of water and is sensitive to insect-pests. Organic cotton is cultivated without the use of chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Only biological controls and natural fertilizers are allowed for the production of organic cotton. In addition, organic farmers make use of the advantages of bio-diversity in order to keep the soil fertile.

For reasons of health

We don't want to expose children to toxic chemicals and pesticides, that's why we choose to use organic cotton. In addition, organic cotton cultivation protects the health of the farmers involved and protects the environment.

To protect the environment

If no pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are used, no harm will be done to the environment and surface waters. This is a major improvement for the mainly poor countries where cotton is cultivated.

For reasons of fair-trade

Traditionally produced cotton is cheaper than organic cotton. This statement is only true if we disregard the hidden costs of traditional cotton cultivation. Hidden costs are the price the local community pays to fight for example the pollution of the environment or waters.

Why pure sheep's wool

Pure sheep's wool has two important qualities. It absorbs body smell and adjusts to the body-temperature quickly; perfect attributes for soft toys for babies and children.

For every baby, toddler, or preschooler

Because of the sheep's wool our soft toys are warm and seem to be alive. The wool stuffing of the toy absorbs the child's smell, that's why our toys become trusted cuddly friends.

For premature babies

Keptin Jr's soft toys are a comfort to premature babies and will help them relax. How? The parents of a premature baby should wear the toy on their skin for a day. When the toy is left in the incubator with the baby, the baby smells the familiar scent of his parents.

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