As you may know, my son became a big brother in December, and when I See Me! offered us a personalized copy of The Super, Incredible Big Brother I was so excited to give it to him. We decided to wait until his 3rd Birthday since otherwise I’d hear choruses of “no fair!” from his 7-year old sister.
Fisher-Price Giggle Gang toys are soft, plush characters that giggle when your baby squeezes or shakes them.
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We LOVE Melissa & Doug toys!! My son & daughter both love the Cutting Food Set, and my daughter loves dressing up her lacing bears. She has a magnetic dress up set too, but I can’t remember which one!
I love their classic, brain building toys like the classic wooden blocks, the ABC/123 blocks and the jumbo cardboard blocks. My son has the pound a peg and the geometric stacker as well. That is fun even for the grownups. It’s pretty challenging at first, LOL! I think all of the things I’ve mentioned so far were given to us as gifts, and we love them all. Many we’ve been using since my daughter (almost 7) was a baby and they are so durable that we’re still using them!
I also love their decorate your own craft kits! We bought my daughter the decorate your own princess mirror kit and a decorate your own door hanger kit last year. She loved getting to design them herself!
The kids are getting a few Melissa & Doug things for Christmas this year, and I’ve already ordered gifts for the kiddos in our family. So surprise! If any of the family is reading this, your kids are getting Melissa & Doug toys for Christmas! 😀
Clearly I’ve been living in the dark ages, because I had never heard of Zoobies until about a month ago! If you’ve been living under the same rock I had been, Zoobies are plush “friends” that become a pillow, and have a fleece blanket inside.
The original blanket pets retail for $35, and are available in 24 adorable animals. Their sizes vary based on which animal you choose, but they are quite large, and the blanket measures 34″ x 44.” 9 adorable Storytime Pals feature your favorite characters, and retail for $38. Three slumber pets have sleeping bags inside instead and retail for $50. All are recommended for ages 3+, but safety tested for all ages.
I knew I couldn’t get one for one child and not the other, so instead I let them work together to choose one for the new baby. They both loved the Olivia Storytime pal, but we decided on the Baby Tama the Tortoise Blankie Baby.
The 6 cute blankie babies are smaller versions of the blanket pets, that are recommended for ages 0-2 and retail for $25.
They still serve as a friend, pillow and have a blanket measuring approximately 30″ x 24″ inside.
They also have a silky soft square on the blanket corner, and a detachable teething ring.
Velcro underneath allows it to turn from a cuddly stuffed animal to a pillow.
The blanket zips off for laundering, and it was not difficult to stuff it back in!
They’re not overwhelmingly large for the under two crowd, have squishy soft heads, and Zoobies polyester fill is made of recycled plastic (PET) bottles!
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Although this is the only Green Toys product we have, I think they’re pretty awesome. Their products are made entirely in the U.S. and are made mostly of recycled milk containers! The toys are packaged with minimal (recycled and recyclable), corrugated cardboard. All toys are tested by independent, third-party (USA) labs, to show there are no traceable amounts of BPA or Phthlates. No toys have paint or exterior coatings and pass a crazy number of tests including Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification ASTM F963, California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium, FDA regulations for food contact, Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A) and International standards EN71 and ISO 8124. Yeah, wow.
The package was easy to open. I just…opened it. There were no scissors, chainsaws, sweating or cursing involved!
The set includes a bucket, shovel, rake and sand castle mold. It retails for $21.99 and I know that sounds expensive if you’re
cheap frugal like I am. However, I don’t even have the words to describe the quality. We’ve bought the $5 sets before, and you’re lucky if they last a few days. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Green Toys set lasted years and years. The pieces are thick and sturdy, and I bet you could dig in the garden without breaking them! Other toys split or crack if you try to dig at packed sand or step on them. Not these!
There is simply no comparison, even to the other spendy brand of sand toys I bought!
We took the toys to the state park, where there’s a man made lake and beach. My son just went to town and totally had a blast.
At one point a kid (total stranger) ran up, grabbed the bucket and said “can we borrow this?” I was honestly caught by surprise. I just said “uhh, no, this is a brand new toy and we don’t want to lose it.” In my head I was thinking “yeah kid, I know it’s awesome but get your own!” I felt really bad but my husband said he would have said no too!
Green Toys has been nominated for a Red Tricycle award in the Au Natural Toy category! The businesses with the most nominations become finalists, so if you think the Green Toys company is as great as I do, nominate them! It’s really easy, enter their name, URL, your email and city, and submit!