It can be challenging going from play dates to visiting relatives to home with a baby. When my kids were little, I would stuff a backpack with toys and a blanket, as you never knew what you would need when you are a busy mom with a little one on the go. A clean blanket is essential, as you want to protect your child from dirty floors or pet hair or a lawn outside. Toys, of course, are necessary for play so mom can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while visiting.
2 Red Hens Studio Toy Nanny is a unique item that doubles as both a play mat and a fashionable toy tote:
- The most ingenious thing to hit the baby market since disposable diapers!
- This floor blanket quickly cinches up into a toy tote
- 8 mesh pockets to keep small pieces in place
- Soft velour interior and water resistant back
- Hauling toys from Grandmas, to play dates, to the back yard has never been easier
Well, I don’t find disposable diapers ingenious, and I actually take offense at that part of the product description. I also wish the fabrics were more eco-friendly.
The outer fabric of the Toy Nanny is made from PEVA cotton, a safer alternative to PVC with the same sort of shiny, easy to wipe up, water resistant qualities. This fabric is used in safer shower curtains. The Daily Green explains:
Enter PEVA (polyethylene vinyl acetate). This is a chlorine-free vinyl that’s starting to be used in lots of products like toys and baby bibs as a replacement for PVC, along with EVA, PVA and PVB. Its lack of chlorine doesn’t make it (or the others) perfect — they are still petrochemical products full of untested chemicals — but it’s a step in the right direction in the attempt to find green polymers and PVC alternatives.
The interior is 100% polyester.
I like how the straps cinch up to become the toy tote, but I could not figure out how to easily just fold it and use the loop in button the way the product came. I was reminded of folding a map
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