It’s Earth Month!
Even though my baby is far from infancy, I still get so excited when I hear about a new line of eco-friendly baby products. And a new line of eco-friendly baby products that’s available at a Target near you… is super exciting. Though you guys know I’m a huge fan of local independent toy stores (SHOP LOCAL!), knowing that the big box boys are offering safe, green toys to customers shows how much traction the eco-friendly toy movement is gaining in the marketplace. And how accessible and affordable these toys are becoming.
So. Friends? Meet Babybuds. I just received these two in the mail: The Hoot the Owl Blanket Buddy and Frump the Elephant Rattle (he doesn’t look so frumpy to me!). First of all, green or no, any Babies Gotta Have It pick has to be super cute. Check! I love the gender-neutral earth tones and animals. We all know how hot owls are these days in nursery decorating. The faces are sweet and the fabrics are soft. So let’s discuss those fabrics! According to the Babybuds website:
BabyBuds™ are made with love, using naturally sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics, including certified organic cottons and natural silks. And each BabyBuds™ toy is filled with virgin biodegradable corn fiber. We use only low impact dyes, and minimal packaging.
Every BabyBuds™ product is made with the safety of your little human BabyBud as our first concern. Every BabyBuds™ product is free from harmful chemicals, and complies with the strictest global safety standards.
And that, my friends, makes me stand up and cheer!
So where will our two little critters go to live? We are lucky enough to have a new baby next door. We don’t know his parents very well (after all this is New York, folks), but the new baby has been a great ice-breaker for us with them. Cate was so excited to meet him a few weeks ago, and we decided then that it would be a really nice thing to take him a gift. I feel comfortable and confident giving these toys to our neighbors, knowing that they are safe. For baby and for the planet.
Baby toys that fussy New Yorkers can feel really good giving to the people living next door to them that that hardly know? That’s something savvy Mamas definitely gotta have!
If you want to go from “Say-hello-in-the-elevator-acquaintances” to actual friends with your new-parent neighbors check out the store finder on the Babybuds website to find the closest store to you!
And thanks to the wonderful folks at Babybuds, one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader will win a pair of adorable Babybuds toys of their very own! Just use the easy Rafflecopter entry below to qualify!
Thanks to Babybuds for sending us the two items pictured above to review and then give to our neighbors. As always, all opinions are strictly my own and you better believe were in no way influenced by anyone.