Recently, I had the opportunity to review some ‘Pretend Play’ toys from Dandelion For Baby. I was really excited about this because I strive to only let Monkey play with non-toxic toys…this means we have lots of fabric, knit, and wood toys in our house. I do have some plastic, but I’m proud to say that it’s all second-hand plastic items. Anyway, Dandelion For Baby specializes in earth-friendly goods, so their company was right up my ally.
Dandelion For Baby makes a variety of earth-friendly toys, but I had the chance to try out the crocheted Pretend Play rattles. These toys are handmade with bamboo fibers and stuffed with corn-based fluff. And…they are machine washable, which is pretty much a must when it comes to soft baby toys in our home. I was sent the Police/Fireman set. I first got these toys when Monkey was 10 months old. He loved the bright colors, and especially loved carrying them around (very easy for him to hold.) These dolls rattle, which is great for a small baby…Monkey did enjoy shaking them, but probably would have liked them even more when he was a bit younger. Oh! They also make great teething toys…Monkey has loved chewing on them!
The best part about these toys is that they grow with your child. When your baby is over the rattle, put it away until he/she is a bit older. Then, pull them out again once your child starts to play pretend with his dolls, figurines, etc. Monkey hasn’t quite gotten to this stage yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting to see how he plays with these toys. Right now, he’s kind-of in the in-between stage…the toys just don’t hold his attention that long. Like I mentioned, when he was smaller they definitely would have, and when he’s a bit older, I know he’ll love them again. Just not quite exciting enough for a one year old!
How’s the quality? Impressive! These toys have been through the washing machine a couple of times and have been carried around by Monkey on and off for weeks now. They still look brand new! Overall, I really do like these toys and highly recommend purchasing products from Dandelion For Baby.
Would you like the chance to try out some products from this company? Well, Dandelion For Baby is offering one lucky winner a set of the pirate/mermaid Pretend Play rattles! (A $26 dollar value.) To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway ends Thursday, October 25th at 11:59PM. Don’t want to wait? Head on over to the Dandelion For Baby website and check out the other great products they have to offer. From teethers to developmental toys to things like totes and tableware! ALL earth friendly! Be sure to check out their Halloween collection.
Disclaimer: I was sent the police and fireman pretend play rattles at no cost for the purpose of this review, but received no other compensation. The free product in no way affected my opinion.
October 11, 2012
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