Organic Farm Buddies: Your Baby’s New Best Friend!

tf013-bBabies always need something to chew, hold, slobber on, and kiss! While perusing a super cute baby boutique in Traverse City, Michigan, I came across one of my all time favorite organic toy and teether lines…ORGANIC FARM BUDDIES! This line was created by Apple Park, a United States based company committed to creating eco-friendly and adorable products for our kids. tf045_ps_new

I purchased Penny The Pig-Blankie. She is part stuffed animal, part rattle, and part blankie! My daughter loves her! Organic Farm Buddies also come as rattles, stuffed animals, and as gift sets. The best thing about each of these creatures is their personality! For example, Pork Chop is a little pig dressed for Karate.

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all_mushroomrattleApple Park has a series of Picnic Buddies as well as super adorable teething toys. The wild mushroom rattles are one of my favorites, and who can pass up an apple seed rattle! Pair the apple seed rattle with a little book on Johnny Apple Seed, and you’ve got one super cute baby gift!  Put the wild mushroom rattles with a fairy onsie…cuteness! tf020-btm007

tf007-b_new_2Each series of toys gives you the opportunity to talk with your child about animals, nature, and healthy food. Apple Park has made things just a little more awesome by creating free stories and activities for your child’s little buddy. They also have a book about their Picnic Buddies. You can check it out on their website. All of these images come directly from their website. You can also find these cuties on Amazon. tf069-item

From The Mom in Me, MD

Rub a Dub Dub Ayla’s Playtime in the Tub: bath time must haves and safety tips

Ayla LOVES bath time. Who wouldn’t with a bath full of fun toys? Time to share our favorite bath time picks from toys, to soap, and towels! Let’s get splishin’ and splashin’! What to Sit In? When looking at baby … Continue reading

“Green” Toys Come in Pink Too!

IMG_2355Inspired by the desire to shop locally, buy green, and find some darn cute toys, I stumbled upon Green Toys! Don’t be fooled by the rather unimaginative name…the toys are super cute and creative. This company manufactures all of its toys, which are made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs and other environmentally friendly materials, in the United States. They are all BPA, PVC, and Phthalate free. So, no worries when these toys end up in your little one’s mouth!IMG_2360

I first met Green Toys when a dump truck introduced himself to me in the toy aisle at Homegoods. Yes, toys have a tendency to speak to me! My rule of thumb…if a toy is rude enough to ignore me, it can stay on the shelf!  This little red and yellow dump truck wanted a home. And, although I’m okay with Ayla having “boy” toys, when I saw that the same dump truck came in pink and purple… it was love at first sight (sorry, little red and yellow). Soon after I purchased the girly dump truck I hopped on Green Toys’ website in search of more treasures. This time I zoomed away with an adorable pink race car.IMG_2362

Next on my list to buy is the vintage cooktop! It comes in either pink or a pale aqua. So cute for a playroom, and it won’t take up much space. I know that I highlighted the girly toys, but Green Toys has tractors, train sets, ferry boats and more. Check it out and see what you think.

From The Mom in Me, MD