Ll Ducky

Ll Ducky
by Oriental Trading

Mary had a little ducky
because she is a little lucky.
You can count your ducks to sleep
when the ducks are little sheep.

Jj Ducky

Jj Ducky
by Oriental Trading

Jj ducky has a song and dance,
and entertains with games of chance.
Jester’s job is jokes and jeers
to bring the king and queen to tears.

Ii Ducky

Ii Ducky
by Oriental Trading

Ii is for ice cream
with a cherry on top.
Do you think when a duck dreams
she dreams of chocolate sauce?

Ducky Key Chain

Ducky Key Chain
by Fun Express

Just received from a friend of the blog! This keychain ducky is our first new gift ducky received since we started The Daily Ducky. Duckies make great gifts and we love it! Thank you friends!

This keychain ducky makes a great backpack accessory and you can take it everywhere you go. No need to lock up your valises, we’re going to give this ducky the key to our new nest in Minnesota.

This little dangly ducky has a painted blush and big eyes. Ducky Key Chain is a perfect housewarming gift!

Plush Stuffed Duck

Plush Stuffed Duck

by A. Mart Corp

This stuffed duck was plucked from a claw machine in 2005. He is fuzzy and loveable. This soft, cuddly duck has bright yellow and orange colors that are shiny in the sun. He is a nice duck who will make you happy.

Book Duck

Book Duck
by Lanco Toys

Lanco rubber ducks have been around since 1952 and are made of real rubber from Hevea trees. Artist Alfredo Benet was mesmerized by the softness and stretchiness of rubber, and loved that it is a natural alternative to plastic. Lanco rubber ducks are biodegradable, which is great for future children. But not for dogs. If you bury it, you might end up with dirt.

Lanco Ducks are handmade and hand painted by real artists, which means that each ducky is special.

Book Duck has a squeak hole and holds a book. He will sit quietly in the corner with his book or wake you up with his squeak hole.

Mini Digi Rubber Ducky

Mini Digi Rubber Ducky
by Oriental Trading

Mini Digi Rubber Ducky is a block duck who doesn’t mind feeling cornered. This tech-inspired ducky may be square but he’s not a nerd. The 3D Duckbot makes everything cool. Digi Ducky doesn’t float upright but he likes bath time.

The Good Duck

The Good Duck
by Celebriducks, 2015

SURPRISE! THE SAFEST RUBBER DUCK FOR A BABY IS NOT MADE OUT OF LATEX

Savvy parents know they should avoid baby teething toys with toxic chemicals. They think they have found a safe alternative in natural latex rubber. This is surprisingly not the case as latex allergies can occur with repeated exposure to latex. Cleveland Clinic states that “children are not born with latex allergies. A latex allergy develops as one is exposed to latex numerous times in items like diapers, bottles, nipples, and pacifiers. Children allergic to one substance are more likely to develop allergies to other things as well.

The Mayo Clinic Latex says that allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe (from mild redness and rash to throat swelling and difficulty breathing). They also caution that “a reaction can become worse with each additional latex exposure,” and that one should “prevent an allergic reaction to latex by avoiding rubber toys.

Boston Children’s Hospital recommends that “careful avoidance of latex products may decrease the chances of your child developing a latex allergy. A child who develops a latex allergy can go on to develop an allergy to food items which have similar compounds to latex such as avocado, banana, chestnut, kiwi, and other fruits.
Some companies claim to wash out the allergen proteins in latex, but the FDA states that no latex product can claim to be 100% allergen free.

Aside from allergies, there are other problems with natural latex rubber. Rubber will easily degrade and discolor over time with water use due to the fact that rubber is a very porous material which means that mold can more easily penetrate the surface of the rubber. Also, a number of rubber ducks have a hole in the bottom of the duck which makes it very hard, if not impossible, to get water out of the inside causing black mold to grow inside.

Many rubber ducks do not float upright at all and are very rough to the touch, especially for a baby. Even other PVC free rubber ducks that are not made out of latex have issues as they are often made from questionable materials which small like chemicals, have peeling paint, do not float upright, and are as hard as a rock.

So why did we try and build a better duck? We became convinced that there were no rubber ducks on the market which were safe enough for very young children to put in their mouths. Our Good Ducks are considered by many the world’s safest rubber ducks, and the only ones, that a baby should ever teeth on. All of our manufacturing, design, and 100% of the materials are made in the USA. It is PVC Free, Phthalate Free, and BPA Free using the highest quality third party tested food and medical grade materials available. Each duck also comes in a cute gift box which is also 100% made in America.

Most people are unaware that the rubber duck was actually an original American invention before the whole industry moved overseas. We are proud to be the only company making them here in the USA once again. With a rubber duck made by an American company, parents can more easily have confidence in US manufacturing without the constant safety issues with products that are manufactured elsewhere.

The Good Duck won the BEST GREEN TOY AWARD from Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Dr. Toy, one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s toys who approved the first grant for The Children’s Television Workshop, “Sesame Street,” when she worked in Education for the federal government.

GOOD DUCK BENEFITS

Duck and gift box 100% made in America
Latex free to prevent latex allergies in young children
PVC Free – Phthalate Free – BPA Free
Made from the safest USA tested food and medical grade materials
Perfect size for babies to hold and teeth on
Completely sealed to keep out water so never any mold issues
Soft and smooth to the touch which babes love
Float beautifully upright
Odor free so no latex rubber glove smell
Paint Free to prevent paint chipping off and being ingested
Dishwasher Safe
Recyclable
Available in vibrant pastel colors: Pink, Blue, and Yellow

Rubber duck by Safety 1st, 1996

Rubber duck
by Safety 1st, 1996

Straight from the nineties, this vintage Safety 1st rubber duck was designed with baby in mind!

Carefully crafted from quality vinyl, baby’s ducky is as precious as your old record collection. You and baby will both enjoy the painted details and debossed eyebrows that make the Safety 1st rubber duck as special as you think you are. The paint is probably nontoxic, which will give you the comfort you need while baby is teething.

Additional text from The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY:

While rubber squeak toys have been around since the 1800s, no one has identified exactly who hatched the idea of the rubber duck. Examples of yellow, molded-rubber duck toys appeared around the 1940s. Over the years, their design has evolved, settling on a standard form of a swimming duck with a bright orange bill. In more recent years, rubber ducks are not even rubber–they’re mostly made of vinyl. Rubber ducks are most often identified as a bath-time plaything for babies and toddlers. Their image as the quintessential tub toy was sealed in 1970 when Ernie, the cheerful orange Muppet on “Sesame Street” sang “Rubber Duckie.” The catchy song went on to become a childhood hit, in the same way that the ducks themselves had become a standard part of childhood. Simple, durable, and inexpensive, they outlasted more complex toys. The cheerful yellow quackers have become such an artifact of pleasant childhood memories and nostalgia, some manufacturers offer them in forms suited more to adult collectors than to little tykes in the tub.

Details

Title: Rubber duck
Creator: Safety 1st
Date Created: 1996
Location: China
Subject Keywords: duck, bathing
Type: Baby and Toddler Toys
Medium: vinyl, paint

See more at The Strong National Museum of Play.