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!
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