1. FairyTale Knit Collection Organic Plus
Available from Essere Organics, this adorable collection of organic plush is truly natural. Made from certified organic cotton and an eco-friendly natural dye process, these are toys you will not worry about harming your child, besides they are truly delightful. Made by miYim, I really like the organic FairyTale knit collection.
Fairytale Knit Collection characters are soft and naturally colored with embroidered details and natural unprocessed/unbleached cotton filling. Three distinctive characters create the Fariytale knit collection. Pick up your favorite: Baby Victoria Bunny, Baby George Monkey, and Baby Abigail Bear. It’s all in the ingredients! The miYim process is the secret to creating our charming colors. When woven, the cotton is allowed to retain its natural form untreated, unbleached, and unprocessed. It is dyed using only all-natural ingredients derived from nature’s plants and minerals. miYim is water-washed, clean and pure combined to form the world’s first all-natural children’s toy.
Would I buy this product? Yes. Normally, I would shun a product like this due to its cost (on sale right now for $18.39 at Essere) in relation to its size (nine inches); however, I am a sucker for cute plush toys, and this one is truly natural and organic. It’s hard to find a plush toy that is completely natural through and through, from the stuffing to the dyes.
2. Little Chickadee Organic Bath Hooded Towel
How often do you bath your little one? Every day? Every other day? Glo Baby makes organic, fair trade hooded towels that are thick and luxurious.
Did you know that babies can lose a lot of heat through the tops of their heads, especially when they’re wet that is why a hodded [sic] towel is so important. This delightful animal chickadee wrap is not just adorable but is also made from soft absorbent organic terry that is both certified organic and certified fair trade.
Would I buy this product? Yes. I have previously stated that $32 was too much for a towel, but this one is thicker than many, and you really only need one towel to last your child through toddlerhood. Plus, it is not only certified organic, it is also certified Fair Trade.
3. Organic Denim Dress Jumper
Here’s an organic version of a classic outfit for children. Made by Krawlers, this sturdy jumper is made from low impact dyes. According to Essere Organics:
- Cotton accounts for 25% of pesticide use in the world
- it takes approximately 1 pound of chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) to grow enough cotton for one t-shirt
- skin is our largest human organóand [sic] it is constant contact with these cotton garments
- our babies’ skin is extremely sensitive to this contact
Would I buy this product? No. I think that dresses like this make learning to crawl hard. My daughter’s knees would get stuck inside the skirts of her dresses, which would frustrate her efforts to be mobile. I also think price is a bit steep (on sale for $23.99).
Oh, how it bothers me when my five-year-old son wipes his nose on his sleeves. Whether it is laziness or convenience, he usually doesn’t go for a tissue when the nasal drips start running. Sniffle Buddies was invented by two moms to solve this very problem. Worn around the wrist, these naturally antibacterial wrist bands are like having a “handkerchief for the wrist”.
Bamboo is said to possess a property called “Bamboo Kun” which means that it is naturally anti-microbial. Even through processing into fabric and after fifty washes, bamboo fabrics retain their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial nature, according to research by Japan Textile Inspection Association…
Our research directed us to bamboo. The bamboo velour is really soft & absorbent and the source is a renewable crop. It’s especially appealing due to the natural antibacterial & anti-fungal properties. It doesn’t need a chemical to create those qualities…it’s natural.Today’s version of Sniffle Buddies® is 70% Organic bamboo, 28% Organic Cotton, and 2% poly for stretch.
Would I buy this product? No. I don’t want my son to keep using his wrist for wiping his nose, whether he is wearing a Sniffle Buddy or not. His father called this product “disgusting”. I want my son to move towards using a handkerchief rather than a band on his sleeve. Also, I find the idea and image of a woman doing yoga with one of these on really bizarre.
5. Whoops Bunny 100% Tree Free Wall Poster – 2010 Planner
Families have busy lives, and sometimes it is hard to keep track of everyone’s schedules. Planners are useful, and Whoops Bunny makes a poster that allows you to visualize the whole year in a vertical fashion. Not only is this yearly planner helpful for family organization, it is very eco-friendly. It is 100% tree free and “made entirely from inorganic mineral powders derived from stone”. It is also “produced with zero consumption”.
An environmental whoops is something we take very seriously at Whoops Bunny. In our own small way, we try to minimize the whoops to the environment.
Here at Whoops Bunny HQ, we recycle all our plastic, paper and glass, even driving miles to the glass recycling plant. We try to minimize our use of paper and if we can, we’ll reuse scraps of paper for our scribbles. We only print using 100% recycled paper or using paper that is FSC certified.
We also use low energy lighting. Did you know that a single low-energy bulb can save a heap in energy costs over its lifetime and also avoid hundreds of kilograms of CO2 emissions?
We will always attempt to package your products using packaging that is either re-usable, biodegradable or is made from a sustainable source.
Would I buy this product? Maybe. My first reaction was the price was too expensive. $25 is a lot for poster, but then again, I spent $20 on our custom photo calendar which is not nearly so eco-friendly.
Disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.