Yummikeys and Yummirings are the only metal baby toy keys on the UK market. They are designed to more closely resemble real keys in feel. Made out of stainless steel they give babies a different sensory experience. Unlike wood and plastic, from which many baby toys are made, stainless steel is shiny and cool and makes great noises too!
Car and house keys have not been made with babies in mind. They can have sharp edges, carry a soft palette impaction risk, may be dirty and can contain lead and other toxic chemicals. Lead, even in small quantities has been proven to be harmful for babies.
Yes – stainless steel is the very same material from which our cutlery is made. There are many benefits to using stainless steel:
Yes the toys themselves are 100% recyclable. They are made of 100% stainless steel, much of which will have also been produced from recycled stainless steel. The silicone beads can also be recycled. Our toys are also reusable and will not rust or degrade.
Yes! Babies explore their world by putting objects in their mouth, and our toys have absolutely been designed with this in mind. They are safe, non-toxic and tested for CE and EN-71 in an independent laboratory. They also undergo additional "biting tests" to ensure that the silicone beads cannot become detached from the toys, even under prolonged usage.
Yes! Our toys have been designed to be smooth and cool with interesting textures - perfect to cool down hot aching gums.
When we started Yummikeys, one of our fundamental beliefs was that all of our products should be made in Britain. After a huge amount of work we achieved this for our first order of Yummikeys. However, as most people will be aware, the steel industry in the UK has gone through a period of massive decline. The 4th generation factory which we've been using to cut Yummikeys has recently changed their cutting method and can no longer produce our keys. For Yummirings and Yummikeys we've had to make the difficult decision to have them produced in China by a luxury jewellery manufacturer as we are unable to find a manufacturer in the UK who can both cut and polish them under one roof and to the high quality we require. This change will have no impact on the quality of our products and we ensure we only use manufacturers who adhere to high standards for both their products and their workers.
Yummikeys are suitable for babies who can sit up unaided. This is often between 6 months and 10 months. Yummikeys should only be given to babies in an upright position, as should most toys.
Yummirings and the Yumminecklace are suitable for babies from birth. Babies should always be supervised when playing with Yummikeys and Yummirings, as with any other toy.
Yummikeys, as with all food grade standard steel (316 grade) which does not contain any nickel.
Our toys should be treated in the just same way as your stainless steel cutlery. They can be washed in the dishwasher and we recommend that they are washed before their first use. If you don't have a dishwasher, warm or even boiling water and soap will also work perfectly.
Please don't use bleach or salt our toys as this could lead to rusting.
Our toys may develop some slight marking or rust spots on the stainless steel and light scratching. Although stainless steel is impact and rust resistant, it is not 100% so. Some marks will naturally occur through use and if keys are dropped on a hard surface. These spots are not harmful for babies. If you have a concern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our toy keys have been safety tested “as is” for babies who are able to sit up independently. We want to ensure they remain safe by not adding anything additional to the key ring. If customers add additional items to the keyring we cannot guarantee that their baby will be safe.