5 Green Gifts: Anamalz, NurturMe, Flying Cauldron, Munchkin, & Krimson Klover

1. Anamalz – Zoo Characters – Crocodile and Triceratops

Anamalz have to be my favorite wooden toys!  Each animal has its own personality, and the design aesthetics are superb!  We were sent two toys from the zoo and prehistoric characters collection:

Award winning

designed in australia, anamalz are the award winning animal range made from sustainable wood and textile products that have the unique function to bend in different poses.

environmental toys

anamalz are made from a wood known as schima superba or “needlewood” a fast growing tree harvested in a forest plantation. Millions of anamalz are carefully hand painted using child friendly paint. Anamalz use formaldehyde free glue and minimal packaging. Even the waste wood is used on a farm to grow mushrooms. Anamalz horns are made with fda approved tpr combined with pine wood powder. This product was developed by anamalz and is an eco alternative to plastic.

on a mission

our development focus is on designing products using safe eco material and creating professional entertainment properties through the web, animation, publishing, music and performance. In becoming a stronger brand, anamalz is able to give to various children and animal charities.

Although they are made in China, Anamalz considers the environment and sustainability in every aspect of toy production.  Even the waste wood is used to grow mushrooms, and each animal is handmade. They are formaldehyde free.  Furthermore, each purchase of these cute, posable toys supports wildlife and children’s organizations throughout the world.   There is also a place for children to play online.

Would I buy this product?  Absolutely YES!

2. NurturMe Organic Baby Food Pouches

Once baby moves on to solids the best baby food is homemade, but there are time when convenience is a necessity. NurturMe All-Natural Baby Food is the first dried baby food I have ever come across, and it is organic.

Naturally grown and quick dried, NurturMe baby food pouches maintain more of their nutritional value than pre-cooked foods and come in light weight, palm-sized pouches – perfect for on the go feeding. Prepare the same way you would rice cereal by adding water, breast milk or formula and stir to reach desired consistency. One pouch yields approximately 2.5 oz of prepared food. Mix + match pouches for variety, mix into yogurt, combine with grains, the options are endless! You can also sneak NurturMe fruits and veggies into toddler foods as a clever way to boost the nutritional value of older kids’ meals. Weighing less than a jar and packed in recyclable materials, each NurturMe pouch leaves a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. Nutritious. Convenient. . NurturMe is Good for me, Good for we.

NurturMe comes in many flavors.  We were sent NurturMe Organic Baby Food Pouches, Crunchy Carrot and Sweet Bananas.  The bananas have no added sweetener and contain rice flour.  The carrots contain organic maltodextrin, which does concern me as it is a highly processed starch often found in junk food.

Would I buy this product?  Probably not the varieties that contain the maltodextrin.  I can see the convenience of dried baby food and the benefits; however, fresh is always best.

3. FLYING CAULDRON BUTTERSCOTCH BEER

Harry Potter has kindled childhood imagination into the world of wizards and witches.  Now, thanks to the makers of Reed’s Ginger Brew, one of my favorite refreshments, little enchanters can drink all natural, non-alcoholic, butterscotch beer just like in the books and movies!

FLYING CAULDRON BUTTERSCOTCH BEER:

SINCE 1374, THE FLYING CAULDRON HAS BEEN MAKING THIS MAGICAL BREW FOR UNDER AGED WIZARDS AND WIZARDS WHO ARE YOUNG AT HEART AT THEIR BREW PUB IN HOGSBREATH ENGLAND.

The recipe has changed little over the centuries. It has the perfect combination of spells and quality natural ingredients. It continues to be prized for its creamy vanilla and butterscotch flavors.

Some wizards claim that this brew places a ward of protection on those who drink it and that consuming this product has been known to accelerate wizarding abilities in borderline wizard cases.

This soda does taste a lot like butterscotch. It reminds me of a cream soda, which it is.  It would be so much fun to serve at a child’s party. It is sweetened with stevia and sugar. It is gluten-free.

Would I buy this product? Probably for a treat but not on a regular basis. This magical brew is not organic, and I am on the fence about stevia. Butterscotch beer sure is a fun novelty item that is essential for any Harry Potter fan.

4. 3-in-1 Potty Seat

Toilet learning can be an anxious time for toddlers and parents, as there is nothing better than being free of diapers, whether cloth or landfill/disposable.  As unique as my children are in personality, so were their toilet learning experiences.  For my daughter, the Baby Bjorn potty chair was her special place.  For my son, he wanted nothing to do with a small plastic potty and went straight to the grown up potty.

Arm & Hammer has partnered with Munchkin to create a 3-in-1 potty chair, training seat, and step stool. This 3-in-1 Potty Seat is not only versatile, but has lots of bells and whistles (not literally):

Munchkin’s Arm & Hammer™ 3-in-1 Potty, the most sophisticated toilet training product available today, is a fresh take on the classic potty. With a sit-down potty, removable seat to use on a standard toilet and step-stool, this 3-in-1 potty also features a disposable Arm & Hammer™ deodorizing disk and built-in flushable wipes. The patent-pending potty combines the odor-eliminating power of ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda with clever innovations by Munchkin, to address parents’ concerns for sanitation and odor control.

Would I buy this product?  No.  There isn’t anything eco-friendly about it other than the use of natural baking soda.  It’s a lot of plastic!  Sure, versatility and multi-functionality are good for the Earth; however, the time a child really needs a plastic potty, if at all, is very brief.   Greener versions are available, such as this wooden potty chair or bamboo trainer seat.

5. Mrs. Rose sweater

We are super excited about Krimson Klover!  Not only are these “knits with a twist” fashionable, the company takes their “commitment to environmental and social responsibility very seriously by using yarns from sources that respect their animals, employees and Mother Earth”.

We were sent a luxurious Mrs. Rose sweater to try.  This washable merino wool is super soft and comfortable. There is no itch at all giving you the freedom to wear whatever (or nothing at all) underneath it.  The knitting is of high quality, and I love how the buttons do not go all the way to the bottom of the sweater giving it a more fashionable design.  The bold design works beautifully giving the sweater an overall chic, graphic aesthetic.  The Mrs. Rose would make a perfect gift for Mom!

Good news!  We have a beautiful Krimson Klover Poppy Hat and Scarf to giveaway to one lucky winner!  The Pippy Hat and Scarf are made with the same incredible “luxurious washable” merino wool as the Mrs. Rose sweater, plus the hat is lined with fleece for extra warmth.

Krimson Klover Pippy Hat and Scarf Set GIVEAWAY!

RULES

  • This contest is open to US residence only.  No P.O.Boxes.
  • You have until 8:00 A.M. EST December 21st, 2011 to enter.

GIVEAWAY

  • One winner will receive one Pippy Hat and Scarf set of their choice (inventory availability dependent)
  • Value $28.00 and $65

Mandatory Entry

  1. Visit Krimson Klover’s catalog
  2. Leave a comment on Krimson Klovers’s Facebook page mentioning what your favorite product is and why, as well as an @tag back to Eco Child’s Play’s Facebook page about the giveaway.

EXTRA ENTRIES

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.

This giveaway is running in conjunction with Really Natural. Only one winner will be selected from both blogs.

Comments

  1. Great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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