Bathtime just isn't complete without our classic, latex rubber duck. Made out of all-natural latex rubber, which can be cleaned by gently by wiping with a sponge or cloth using warm water and a small amount of mild soap. An environment-friendly alternative to soap is to use a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water, which also prevents soap or detergent residues on the toys. If you dislike the smell of vinegar you can substitute strained lemon juice. Keep your Rubber Duck out of direct sunlight to avoid having it dry out and become brittle over time. Many bath toys are made with Phthalates, a class of chemicals that are used to plasticize toys. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, hormone disruption, kidney and liver damage and asthma. Bisphenol-A (BPA), another hormone-disrupting chemical is also found in plastic toys. Because they remain freely mobile in plastic, phthalates are ingestible and leachable when children squeeze and gnaw on them. This has led some experts to recommend using no vinyl at all in the bath. Rubber Ducks are a great alternative to plastic bath toys. Rubber Duck is designed for kids ages 3+ years old. The classic natural rubber duck is the perfect playtime toy for young children and adults alike! However, due to small parts that could pose a choking hazard, it is NOT recommended for children under the age of 3.