Saturday, September 24, 2011

(Closed) Mama-To-Be Gift Guide: Dandelion Earth Friendly Goods Review & Giveaway Ends 10/7


Dandelion, Earth-Friendly Goods is a family-owned company that offers eco-conscious parents a beautiful line of fun toys, natural tableware, organic layette, and developmental activities for babies and young children. Made from organic and natural materials, these eco-friendly essentials will let your little ones explore and provide a safe alternative to the many unsafe toys on the market today.

Dandelion not only cares about your baby and the environment, they are also quite philanthropic and involved with various organizations. They make contributions to a number of organizations like 1% For The Planet, and Feeding America. They are also proud members of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. It is so important to get the word out and keep the organic industry thriving! I just went from loving Dandelion to LOVING Dandelion times a million!

On to the review! Dandelion generously sent me 3 of their products to check out. Among them are the Bear Hand Puppet, Teether Keys, and the Classic Stacker. Totally cute, right?

The Bear Hand Puppet is absolutely adorable! This 9-inch tall puppet fits your hand nicely and you can easily move the arms of the bear with your fingers. It's super soft and cuddly, and great for interacting with your babies and young children. The material is a silky smooth 85% viscose from Bamboo, and 15% polyester. The bear's head is filled with natural corn fiber.

The Teether Keys are certainly a must-have. Babies LOVE to play with real keys, but I don't even want to begin to think of all the bacteria and germs that are covering them. And then they put them in their mouth! The hard plastic-y feeling keys are actually made from cornstarch bioplastic. This material has no BPA, no phthalates, no PVCs, and no lead! Since it's a safe, renewable, sustainable resource, it only seems natural for a company like Dandelion to use it. The keys are bright, attractive colors for young babies, and have a lot of texture to occupy your baby and their mouth (because we all know that's where they'll end up!). They also make a nice sound when you shake them.
The Classic Stacker is an excellent choice for every parent. Motor and sensory skills are put into practice with all the textures and sounds this toy offers. The four rings have crinkle, squeak & rattle sounds. The material is all organic cotton, and are so luxuriously soft like the hand puppet. The inside is stuffed with soft corn fiber. What I like about this version of the classic plastic ring stacker is that it's all soft. Even the base is completely collapsible and won't potentially injure your baby should they choose to put any part in their mouth. And they will. Buddy did this (and still probably would) with the plastic base we had. I was always so worried that he would fall and jam it far into his mouth. Oh gosh, I can't imagine how horrible it could have been! Needless to say, we had to get rid of it. If I had known about this soft, organic option 2 years ago, I would have snatched one up in a heartbeat!

Dandelion is a wonderful company. I love their entire cute and cuddly collection, and I really appreciate their concern for our children. It really shows in the quality and craftsmanship of their products, and their choice of materials.

The pregnant Mama-To-Be's perspective (my sister-in law!):

I was so thrilled to have the opportunity from Dandelion to choose a few items for my soon to be daughter. I am very aware of what she will be putting in and on her body and this company boasts natural ingredients in several of their products. This can be seen in the teether keys made of cornstarch bioplastic which has no BPA, no phthalates and no PVC!  I cant wait for my little one to try these out!

Next was a sweet green little bear puppet that fits and feels great. Puppets are a brilliant way to establish eye contact, bonding, language development and interaction with children and being a mom concerned with proper development I cant wait to use it! Another great product they have for the developing child is their classic stacker, this comes equipped with several different sizes and textures all great for babies.

This company's products are high quality and developmentally appropriate for infants.

Price: Bear Hand Puppet - $19.99, Teether Keys - $7.99, Classic Stacker - $34.99

The Verdict: Dandelion is a fantastic choice if you are concerned about the toys your baby is playing with.
I feel so at ease when Buddy is playing with a toy I know is safe. As a new parent you have enough to worry about so I'm excited that my new niece will be able to play without my sister-in-law worrying about what she's grabbing and gnawing on!

Buy It!
Check out DandelionForBaby.com or use their store locator for a retailer near you!


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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

55 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the organic Gyro!

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Diddlepoyner said...

i like all of the bambo zoo!!

Domestic Diva said...

I like the peace love organic tote.

lisa said...

BELIEVE Large
Polar Bear

Kimberly said...

I like the plush lion
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17sirens said...

I really love the monkey cuddlie I got a change to review. It's so soft and it's Squishy's new favorite toy :)

Janet W. said...

I like the Duck Squeaker!
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Cass said...

I like the crinkle duck.

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Melissa said...

I love the Lion bamboo plush!

Amanda said...

I love the organic totes!
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Felicia R said...

I love the pink organic doll!
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Kris said...

I like the teether keys

graceInk said...

I like the Classic Stacker

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Brittney said...

I like the Pink baby DOll!

shana said...

the classic pulsh duck or turtle

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Jan said...

I love the Mommy and Baby Polar Bear plush toys.

Amy V said...

i love the elephant plush toys

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Leanne said...

I like the little house shape sorter.

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Jessica said...

I like the pink & organic first doll
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Carrie Phelps said...

I love the blond toddler doll.
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lewalk said...

Lovin the toddler doll and baby doll. So cute.

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Michelle said...

i love the lion from the bamboo line

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RealtorSD said...

i love the 2pk divided plates
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Mommy34567 said...

I love the natural teethers the key one. I know my son would love it.

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Erin Slattery said...

I love the Love Earth There's only one! tote.
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Charis's Mum said...

I like the bear teething blanket.
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JLJMommy said...

I LOVE the Mommy and baby Elephant set!

mommyisshopping said...

Loving the bulls eye squeaker!
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latanya said...

Believe Organic Plush mommy and baby elephant is my fave

steffie said...

i would love to have the Bear Teething Blanket!

jakeremom said...

I love the Love Earth Organic tote

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jakell said...

I love the activity ball and organic sorter.

LindaHnub said...

love the bear teething blanket :)

Emillie Rose said...

I like the divided plates
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April G said...

I love the Pink doll!

Kate said...

I love the organic sorter!

tiffany taylor said...

my fav is the knots rattle. glamgirlajj@hotmail.com

Breanne said...

I like the teether keys

Amy V said...

i love the lion cuddlie

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Sherry said...

I really like the Brunette Baby Doll

Dana B. said...

I really like their Gyro toy.
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Jess said...

I like the organic attacher.

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Ps Mamae said...

I like the HandCrafted Busy Bee!

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Retro ReDesign said...

My favorite is the Organic Plush Turtle - It's so cute!
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Tandy and Jeff said...

i also love their Little House
Sorter! Adorable!

S said...

Love that bear teething blanket. -Sharon M

Gina said...

Love the Bunny Teething Blanket

Julie G. said...

I love the natural tableware

Bonnye said...

The Halloween Pumpkin Book is Adorable!

HomemadeBaby said...

Love the divided plates!
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~Kristen Fritsche~ said...

I love their plush toys like the lion and the elephant. :)

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LB said...

LOVE the turtle plush!

stacey said...

I Like the Blanket Monkey Cuddlie
So Cute
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