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Lion Around with Wild Friends – A Stuffed Lion Giveaway!

On our recent trip to the beach, we decided to take a morning and go to the nearby zoo (the Cape May County Zoo).  The boys loved it, and MD fell in love with the giraffes and the lion.  CW was a little more hesitant about the lion…the large, muscular creature that was roaming around chuffing and roaring.  But my 2 year old was fearless.  He loved imitating the lion, and actually became quite adept at the sounds.

A week later, International Playthings LLC sent us an adorable plush lion to review.  MD was so excited.  The Lion has become a permanent fixture in his new big boy bed!  The lion is super soft and has a great tail for carrying.  He is part of their new line by the German company Nici called “Wild Friends” which includes mugs, banks, pillows, wallets, and stuffed animals.  There are giraffes, leopards, tigers, birds, and lions.  And they are some of the cutest, softest, cuddliest creatures out there!

If you need the perfect present for a little one, at under $20, these Wild Friends make a great gift!    Make Wild Friends a part of your zoo experience, or find a great book to go along with them like “Tawny Scrawny Lion” which my boys love.

You can find all of the Wild Friends on the International Playthings website.  In fact, if you buy one today and use the code LION20 at check out, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your purchase.  In addition, thanks to the wonderful folks at International Playthings, one lucky Babies Gotta Have It will win a Wild Friends stuffed lion of their very own!  Want to enter?  Just use the handy rafflecopter form below!  ROAR!

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photo10 150x150 Flying Fun with Disney’s Planes: Storybook DeluxeKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

Babies Gotta Have It received the Nici Wild Friends Plush Lion free for purposes of review.  As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and weren’t influenced by anyone.

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A Disney Princess App Even a Tomboy Can Love

Ok, here’s the thing.  I was the biggest tomboy you can imagine.  Not just literally (although I did stand about a foot taller than the tallest boy in  my preschool class…) but the holes in your toughskins, non-matching garanimals, Star Wars card collecting in a tree kind of tomboy.

And yet.  I had one of those Barbie heads where you can style the hair.  And I loooooooved it.

Cut to the girliest of the girly girls.  My daughter, Bean.  I do not quite know what to do with the swirling collection of girlyness that is her.

This is how she posed for the first day of school today:

And no, I didn’t tell her to stand like that.  I can’t even convincingly stand like that.

So, give this little bedazzling creature an app that lets you pick a Disney Princess, choose a fancy event she is attending, style her hair (yes the app kind of miraculously lets your kid style a cartoon character’s hair as if she is touching it), pick her clothes, the color and fabric of her gown, choose accessories, and then save the photo in an album–and she is in heaven.  The new Disney Princess Royal Salon App (I know, the name makes me want to barf too) does just that.

Bean loves it.

And honestly, I think it’s pretty fun too.

What is most fun, is the seemingly inexhaustible combination of options for creating your character’s look.  You choose if you want to dress Cinderella, Rapunzel, Belle or Ariel.  The characters look pretty much like they did in the movies too–not all grown up and ultra-busty.  Then you can choose from a number of events.  And then the options for fabrics and dresses and hair and accessories just go on and on. And if you’re wondering how you can possibly style an animated character’s hair, I just have to say, trust me.  It’s like the Barbie head times a thousand.  Except that pretty much every choice you make actually looks good. More often than not my poor Barbie head looked like a zombie drag queen.

Look, I am the first person to try to de-princessify my daughter’s life.  I want to keep her young.  I want her to get muddy (and not track it in my apartment…).  I want her building and climbing and racing and singing.  But I know that styling hair has its joys.  And that curiosity about how changing one’s look changes one’s sense of self, is part of growing up.  And fashion design is actually an amazing thing.  And some enchanted storytelling can be wonderful.

So I am happy to see how much Bean enjoys the Disney Princess Royal Salon.  And I am super glad we got to review it.  It sure takes up less space in the apartment than the Barbie Head would.

Thanks to Disney for sending us the Disney Princess Royal Salon to review. As always, all opinions are mine and the Bean’s and you better believe were not influenced by anyone.

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Flying Fun with Disney’s Planes: Storybook Deluxe

We have reviewed a number of the Disney Storybook Deluxe apps, and Planes is our favorite by far!  It is flying high above the rest!  Children can choose from 3 activities: Read and Fly, Race and Fly, and Scan and Fly.  In Read and Fly mode, children can read the story of the film and activate animation and real film clips as they read.  The child can read it himself or have it narrated! Or, you can record your own narration…what a great way to encourage early readers!  They love listening to themselves read.

 

In Race and Fly mode, the “tilt-and-play” technology allows children to race along with Dusty and the other planes!  In this mode, children can choose a plane and then guide it through the race by tilting your device.  CW loves this mode.  He enjoys the interaction of the tilt-and-play technology, especially adding altitude.  And I love that it gives him enough chances to make it through each “level” without leading him to be frustrated.  He also loves selecting different scenes (the train tunnel is his favorite).  Kids can earn the ability to be other pilots (they start as Dusty) and they can earn new scenes as well.  They can also choose to be a Trainee, Pilot, or Captain (sort of like Easy, Medium, and Hard).

 

In Scan and Fly mode, children can collect “planes cards” for a planes album containing their favorite characters!  You simply scan any Disney Planes logo.  Each logo unlocks a new plane!

The animation and interaction are the best we’ve seen from the Storybook Deluxe apps, and CW found the racing game particularly engaging!  Race into the fun with the Planes Storybook Deluxe App, available on iTunes!

 

photo10 150x150 Get Patched in to A World of Wonder: Mirari Baby & Toddler ToysKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

Babies Gotta Have It received the Disney Planes Storybook Deluxe App free for purposes of review.  As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and weren’t influenced by anyone.

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Drive Away with Toystate’s Caterpillar Construction Motorized Iron Diesel Train

Here at Babies Gotta Have It we love trains! Kristin and her boys reviewed the new Toystate Caterpillar Train and here’s what they had to say! Thanks so much to Toystate for sending it along for them to check out!

 

In case it has not been completely apparent, my boys love trains.  They love Thomas the Tank Engine and GeoTrax trains.  They love real trains, steam engines, monorails, and subway trains.  So to say that they were excited when Toystate’s Caterpillar Construction Motorized Iron Diesel Train arrived would be an understatement.  They were thrilled.  Amazed.  Ecstatic.  Overjoyed.  To top it off, the train is a Construction train!  A Caterpillar Construction train!  Some of you may not see the significance in this, but it is like handing keys to a brand new car to a sixteen year old.  They went wild!

 

And since we recently moved to a new house in a new neighborhood that is still under construction, the boys love it even more.  We wake up to Caterpillar cranes, excavators, backhoe loaders, and bulldozers.  They watch them out the window all day long. Now, we can play with them all day long too!

 

The train includes a 7’ track, which can be configured in a few ways (although an oval seems to be the simplest) and five unique train cars.  The motorized engine pulls a trailer carrying two Caterpillar construction vehicles, a shipping container crane, a side-dumping trailer, and a caboose.  It is scaled to play with CAT mini-machines (which we already have) and the Mine Builder Playsets (for which now the boys are asking).  Both boys enjoy the train, although MD is a little too young to get it lined up on the track quite right.  CW, at age 5, has it figured out and loves to load the shipping crane and take the other CAT vehicles on and off.  The only negative is that the coupling of the trains is a little too loose, so the train cars come uncoupled too easily.  If they were able to snap together or if they were magnetized that might be better.  BUT, for $15.62 on Amazon.com, you really can’t go wrong!

 

What a great gift!  We will be digging up fun with this train for months to come!

 

photo10 150x150 Monsters University Storybook Deluxe: An Education in ScaryKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

Babies Gotta Have It received this app for purposes of review.  As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and weren’t influenced by anyone. Babies Gotta Have It is an Amazon affiliate.

 

 

 

 

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Mike the Knight is on a Mission and a Giveaway

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Come one, come all to the special appearance of Mike the Knight at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY on June 23rd for a brand-new live performance!  He will appear in two FREE live interactive musical performances of Mike the Knight and the Mission for Hidden Treasure at noon and 2:30 pm!

Mike will be joined by his dragon, Squirt, and according to the official press release, they will be available for “meet and greets, photo opportunities, giveaways, and a preview of the first Mike the Knight toys from Fisher-Price!”  Young knights will have a chance to tell Mike what “knightly deeds” they have been doing and participate in a special knighting ceremony!  Guests are also encouraged to dress in knight and princess attire!!

We love the Mike the Knight books in our house, and cannot get enough of Squirt the dragon.  If you want to read more about our thoughts, click here.  If you live in the NYC area, I highly encourage you to take your knights and princesses to this amazing musical experience.  For more on the Broadway Mall, please visit here.  And if you can’t make it to Hicksville, don’t despair!  Mike the Knight will be making appearances in several locations around the US as part of his Mission for Hidden Treasure tour!  Just click here for more info!

 And that’s not all!!!  Babies Gotta Have It is hosting a giveaway of the brand new Mike the Knight DVD “Knight in Training” and The Mike the Knight Sword and Shield Dress Up Set pictured above!  Want to enter?  Just fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below!

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photo10 150x150 Mike the Knight   A Great Book HeroKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

Babies Gotta Have It received these books for purposes of review.  As always, all opinions are Kristin and her boys and weren’t influenced by anyone.  Babies Gotta Have It is an Amazon affiliate.

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Get Outside AND Plug In with Ranger Rick Apps – Giveaway!

Spring has sprung here in the Northeast.  Are your kids as eager to get outside as my little Bean is? There are some pretty ingenious folks out there inventing super cool interactive kids’ apps to integrate technology with the great outdoors, and I think it’s a fantastic idea.  I firmly believe that the ultimate goal is to have our little ones outside getting their feet wet and their hands dirty.  But if we can supplement that outdoor play with educational technology then I’m absolutely all for it.  And on those rainy days, your kids can still get their outdoor fix by exploring nature digitally!

We were given a few apps to try out by the lovely folks at the National Wildlife Federation and we’re definitely  fans!  The Ranger Rick’s Treehouse app is a neat new digital magazine your kids will love to explore.  Though it is designed for kids ages 7-12, my little 5 3/4 year old has been having a fantastic time reading it and she loves earning the badges!  This iPad magazine (available on Newsstand) has articles organized by rooms in a tree house!  Each room is packed with real-life animal videos, comic adventures, multi-level games, goofy jokes, nature crafts, wildlife mysteries, and opportunities for kids to earn badges.  We read one issue together and she had a ball answering the questions about each article to earn her badges.  Additional badges are earned by spending time in the great outdoors and recording your activities in the journal in “Rick’s backyard.”  She opened the second issue on her own in the car and was able to read the section on grizzly bears, answer the question, and earn a badge all on her own!  The games are fun and age appropriate. And Bean loves all of the jokes!

We also received the Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures app which is designed for preschoolers and kids ages 4 – 7.  It isn’t compatible with my old school first generation iPad–so we downloaded it to Daddy’s newer device and haven’t had a chance to explore it fully.  But if it’s anything like the Backyard magazine I know we’ll love it.  This new iPad story app lets young kids use cutting-edge technology to explore, create, and play their way through incredible animal adventures. Every Appventure includes an interactive photo story, engaging games, and creative play activities—all centered around a specific animal. The first one in the series opens with a ROAR as mascot Ricky Raccoon and his friend Lars the Lion take children on a trip to the African grasslands. There they discover how lions spend their days, raise their young, and much more!

Digital nature apps for kids that encourage them to get out and explore the world! That’s something kiddos definitely gotta have.

These apps are available on iTunes and will actually be on sale for $1.99 a piece from April 22 – 29 in celebration of Earth Day.  Also, thanks to the awesome folks at the National Wildlife Federation we’re giving five readers the Ranger Rick Jr. Appventure for iPad 2 or higher, absolutely free!  Want to enter!  Just use the handy rafflecopter entry below!  Enjoy!

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I received the Ranger Rick’s Treehouse and Ranger Rick Jr. Appventure apps free for purposes of review. As always, my opinions are entirely my own and you better believe weren’t influenced by anyone.

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Eco-Friendly Toys for Baby’s First Easter Basket

Even though my boys are nearly five and two years old, I often still find myself browsing for eco-friendly baby toys to buy for friends and family!  And, what better way to ring in Spring than with a quick list of fun baby toys that would be perfect for Baby’s First Easter basket or an upcoming baby shower!

 

Rhino Toys Oball Rattle – What I love about Oball Rattles is that they roll, rattle, and shake; and, they fit perfectly in baby’s fingers!  Plus they are phthalate, PVS, latex, and BPA free!  And who doesn’t love a dishwasher-safe baby toy?

 

Green Toys Stacking Cups  – We love Green Toys in our family, and these Stacking Cups are wonderful!  They are made in the USA from recycled milk containers.  If that’s not reason enough, they teach your baby basic math and counting skills (numbered on the bottom, and “volumetrically” accurate, according to Green Toys)!  They are great for in the bathtub or out!

 

Green Toys My First Blocks – Also made from recycled milk containers, the My First Blocks set has 18 chunky blocks for babies to learn to stack, build, and create.

 

Dandelion Organic Frog Rattle – This organic rattle is made from organic cottons and filled with corn fibers.  Safe for teething, and it is machine washable!

 

Wonderworld Wheely Giraffe Toy – The brightly colored giraffe toy promotes hand-eye coordination and develops hand muscles!  It is made in Thailand from rubber wood, non-toxic paints, dyes, lacquers, and glues.

 

B. Snug Bugs – if you’ve read my reviews before, then you know that my boys love B. Toys!  We cannot get enough of them (we have them all over our basement floor, in the tub, and on the patio)! Snug Bugs are chewable, squishable, and loveable!  And B. Toys always come in a 100% recycled box (which can be recycled again).

 Ecco Eggs – specifically for Easter, if you are looking for some eco-friendly eggs to hide…check out Ecco Eggs!  They are 100% compostable made from corn!

 

Maxim EverEarth Pull Along Duck and Egg – For the older baby, this eco-friendly, pull-along duck is so adorable.  The duck pulls a cart with a puzzle egg in it.  I know MD would love this, as he loves pulling anything along behind him (including sticks and sleds).

 Baby Toy Crab Teether – finally, this crab teething toy is made from a single block of eco-friendly American cherry or maple wood. The only additive is an FDA approved food safe mineral oil and natural wax conditioner to help preserve and protect the wood.  This is adorable and practical!

 

Happy Spring!  Have a wonderful Easter!

 

photo10 150x150 Wreck It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero’s Duty Take Apps to a New LevelKristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Rolls into NYC with a Giveaway!

Anyone like Thomas the Tank Engine out there?  Thomas fans?  Anyone?

Here at Babies Gotta Have It we are big Thomas the Tank Engine fans.  Kristen and her boys have been to Thomas events, played with Thomas Apps,  and rode on the Risky Rails with a Thomas train set.

So if, say, there was a fabulous event in the huge mega Toys R’ Us in Times Square…where say you and your kids could meet Sir Topham Hatt, play with the newly launched Thomas Wooden Railway, and receive a fun giveaway…well you could count on all of us at Babies Gotta Have It to tell you, right?

Well, on Friday February 8th, at the huge mega Toys R’ Us in Times Square at 1 pm EST, there will indeed be such an event featuring all that and more!  The first 250 fans at the event will indeed win some super cool giveaways!  And your little train fanatic will even get to attend a story time with Sir Topham Hatt himself!

And how about a sneak peek at the newest Thomas Wooden Trains?  The new Thomas Wooden Railway line from Fisher-Price will debut at this event with tons of engines, destinations, and track sets in a line that will just keep growing in the future.  For more than 65 years, children have enjoyed the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the Island of Sodor through stories and Thomas toys powered by children’s own imagination.  The Thomas story began when the Rev. W. Awdry created a fable about a cheeky blue engine named ‘Thomas’ on the fictional Island of Sodor and whittled a wooden train to entertain his young son.  The introduction of Thomas Wooden Railway is also a journey that takes Fisher-Price back to its roots—which started 83 years ago with wood toys.  In 1931, in East Aurora, New York, children’s book writer and illustrator Margaret Evans Price, wife of founder Irving Price, designed the first wooden Fisher-Price toys.

Great stories.  Wooden toys.  A magical event in one of the toy capitals of the world?  Yeah, that’s something babies definitely gotta have.

And, just for you Babies Gotta Have It readers, we have a special Thomas the Tank Engine wooden train set Giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive the Thomas 5-in-1 Up and Around Set by Fisher Price:  create up to 5 different layouts with this 20-piece playset which includes Thomas, 17 pieces of track, a bridge and a tunnel.   For kids ages three years and up.  Want to enter?  Use our super easy Rafflecopter entry form below!

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Disclosure: We received the Thomas the Tank Engine set above for purposes of review. As always, all opinions are entirely my own and were in no way influenced by anyone. Babies Gotta Have It is an Amazon affiliate.

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Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero’s Duty Take Apps to a New Level

At Babies Gotta Have It we think that a little screen time is a-ok in moderation.  Here, Kristin gives her review of the new Disney Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero’s Duty Interactive Comic apps!  Enjoy!

It may seem from my reviews here on Babies Gotta Have It that my son is on the iPad every five seconds!  But before you go questioning my parenting choices, you need to know that CW has an allotted amount of time on the iPad per day.  It is not a ton of time.  Usually it is the amount of time it takes me to put MD down for a nap.  I make sure that the educational apps are peppered in there, but I do not have to guide him too much.  He loves to do the interactive books, especially the Disney Storybook Deluxe versions of Cars, Toy Story, and Finding Nemo.

 

If you are new to the Storybook Deluxe versions, you are in luck!  There is a new version!  In preparation for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest 3-D animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph, Disney released two new apps — Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero’s Duty Interactive Comic.  Now, CW was a little scared of the Wreck-It Ralph story…we just skipped some of it and went to the games.  Later, I went back through and read along with the story – it includes cy-bugs that attack, which is what scared my four year old.  I would say you just have to know your child.  The app is rated for ages four and up by iTunes. My nephew was watching Star Wars and Transformers at this same age with no problems.  He would love this app.

 The app takes you through the story of Wreck-It Ralph, which may be a helpful tool prior to seeing the movie!  It is interactive, and your child can click on the page in various places.  But, CW’s favorite part occurs during the story when his face shows up in the screen (your camera captures him) in the video game with Ralph.  At this point in the story, Ralph is encountering the cy-bugs as part of a video game called “Hero’s Duty.”

If you have an older child, it would be best to start with the Hero’s Duty Interactive Comic (rated for ages 9 and up).  It is mentioned in the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe story, and is helpful to understand the whole story.  I chose not to allow CW to look at the comic, as there are weapons (used to kill the cy-bugs) and I do not want him to be exposed to that yet.  The comic (a prequel to the Wreck-It Ralph story) includes interactive comic pages with original artwork, and two reading modes.  At $1.99, it is great to have for older kids who want a little higher-level reading, or who really enjoy comics.

 

Although the Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe story did not capture CW’s rapt attention (mainly because he was a bit scared), the interactive game certainly did.  In the games, CW can customize his own candy go-kart and race the kart in “Sugar Rush!” As you can imagine, CW loves the designing and racing aspects of this game.  I particularly loved that multiple reading levels can read the story or children can choose word-by-word narration (with the original character voices from the movie).  Plus, the fact that the child will see himself appear on the screen at key points of the story throughout the app is completely enjoyable for kids!

At $6.99, I highly recommend that you try the app before seeing the movie.  Your kids will love Sugar Rush (the interactive game within the app), and meet all of the characters of Wreck-It Ralph so they won’t have to ask you a billion questions when you actually see the movie!

photo10 150x150 Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Apptivity Case: Protection from Our Hurricane Kristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.

Kristin and her boys received Wreck-It Ralph and Hero’s Duty Apps free for purposes of review.  As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and were not influenced by anyone.

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Baby & Toddler Holiday Gift Guide – Let’s Have a Green Christmas Giveaway!

Following on the heels of Kristin’s great Holiday Gift Guide chock full of green and eco-friendly toys for boys, allow me to offer some of my favorite earth-friendly toys for babies and toddlers this year.  And there are so many wonderful, affordable options!  Let’s face it, these earth-friendly toys just are cooler than lots of traditional playthings.  And cool toys make a cool nursery.  Or living room.  Or any room in the house where they take up residence.  Order one or two of these picks online or consider a trip to your local independent toy shop and have fun shopping!

Discoveroo Wooden Windmill Stackeroo Stacking Toy – Discoveroo was established by a mother and father team in Sydney Australia with the objective of making high quality wooden toys more accessible to families and children all over the world.  Made from 100% Plantation Woods, Discoveroo products are rigorously tested and certified compliant with every country where they are sold.  I saw this stacker at Toy Fair this past year and just loved it!  For babies ages 18 months and up it’s a really unique and beautiful stacking toy.

Wishbone Flip 3-in-1 Rock and Roll Toy – I saw a lot of cool riding toys at Toy Fair this year, but the Flip by Wishbone really caught my eye.  This unique toy for kids ages 1 – 5 transforms from a rocker to a roller or walker in seconds with its innovative flipping mechanism.  Wishbone walks the walk when it comes to social, ethical and environmental sustainability. Their toys have won green awards and they are a certified carboNZero organization.  And this toy, quite literally, rocks.  Very cool.

Manny & Simon Giraffe Push Toy – I love giraffes.  I love giraffe toys.  This adorable push toy for babies ages 6 months and up is made of recycled wood in a factory in Southern California.  Check out the entire line of adorable Manny & Simon toys, as well as their super-cute and funky hand-screened printed onesies and bibs.

Buddy Blocks by BeginAgainBeginAgain is a Colorado-based toy company committed to making toys that “inspire kids to draw, build, explore, tell stories, play games, and ultimately save the day.”  Part of their mission statement is “Don’t make a mess”, and to that end they work to remove the oil from play and use plant-based materials.  I love this puzzle block set for toddlers.  It’s 1 1/4″ size blocks are perfect for little hands and the graphics are charming.

Sophie Giraffe Teething Toy – Did I mention I’m fond of giraffes?  Sophie Giraffe by Vulli is now so famous she has her own website.  And rightly so.  Created in 1961 by a French company (of course) Sophie is still made in the exact same manner from 100% natural rubber derived by tree sap.  Look into those big brown eyes and try to resist.  I dare you.  Ages 0 – 12 months.

Organic Sensory Ribbon Lovey by Sweetbug Studio – You know I can’t have a baby gift guide without including something handmade from Etsy.  I absolutely love the organic lovies and organic baby blankets from SweetBug Studio Etsy’s shop.  There are lots of lovies on Etsy so browse around, but you won’t find anyone with cuter fabrics than Kristin of SweetBug Studio.  Affordable, adorable, and available with matching burp cloths.

Whether they are organic and handmade or wooden and social conscious, consider eco-friendly baby and toddler Christmas gifts this year…yeah that’s something that babies definitely gotta have.

Because it’s cold and rainy and snowy in New York today and I’m listening to my holiday Pandora station…I’m going to host a giveaway!  We Mamas want more green and eco-friendly baby products.  And Disney Baby is listening!  They have partnered with MiYim and My Natural to make a line of natural cotton super-soft, absolutely adorable plush toys…and I’m giving away three!  Included in this sweet gift box are a Pooh teether and rattle (My Natural), a little plush Piglet with a soft stroller or crib attachment(My Natural), and an Eeyore lovey (MiYim).  All three are velvety soft and all-natural and ready to be wrapped up and placed under your tree!

To Enter the Disney Baby Giveaway:

  • MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Leave a comment on this post sharing your very favorite holiday gift as a child.  What thrilled you the most when you unwrapped it on that special day. Entering is that easy!

***Want bonus chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did!  Maximum of  5 entries per person.

  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. If you already follow me just tweet.  I’ve made it easy just cut and paste:  Browse @BabiesGottaHavT’s eco-friendly baby & holiday gift guide and win 3 natural plush Pooh Toys from @disneybaby http://snurl.com/25dowg4
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Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S.  addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins Tuesday November 27th and ends on Tuesday December 11th at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Very soon after,  Random.org will select the winner and  I’ll email them immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. This giveaway has absolutely no affiliation with Facebook in any way.  Random.org is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering!

Update!  We have a winner!  Random.org says “ 214″ – Congratulations Brynn!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

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